Tag Archives: pH
If you’re lucky enough to keep your pool open year-round – you still have some work to do. Sorry but it’s true.
We’re often asked – if I’m not swimming in my pool, even though it’s open year-round, why do I have to maintain it, other than an occasional cleaning?
The short answer: To protect your investment.
We asked you if a salt chlorinated pool is maintenance free – sorry but…if you were told you that you will not have to do “anything” to maintain your pool, it’s simply not true. Salt chlorinated pools “will” reduce the time you spend managing your pool. But, there are some things you need to look [...]
We may sound like a broken record, but…it is very important to inspect your salt cell regularly and keep it free and clear of scale.
Scale is one of the most common and serious challenges in salt chlorinated pool maintenance, partly because it typically forms first on the salt cell plates where it can remain undetected [...]
Unfortunately, we can’t all swim forever. L It is extremely important that your pool is closed properly to protect the life of your pool and its equipment. It’s always recommended to call in your local pool pro to ensure your pool is closed properly. Find a pool pro in your area.
Frost belt or cold weather [...]
Getting clean, balanced water isn’t just about water. It’s also about the way your pool system operates.
Water circulation is key! Bacteria and algae find it much more difficult to thrive in moving water. Moving water also maximizes your sanitizer’s effectiveness. Hayward recommends circulating your water during daylight hours, for at least 10 hours.
Clean filters make [...]
Poop in the pool, is a rather unpleasant subject, but one that everyone who swims in pools should know about.
Cryptosporidium is one of the most frequent causes of waterborne diseases (drinking water and pool water) among humans in the United States. Crypto, is a germ that causes diarrhea. This germ is found in the [...]
Urban myth 1, when you swim in a pool, your eyes will turn red. Myth 2 is that it is caused by Chlorine. We understand the origin of these myths…..and so will you.
There are a couple forms of Chlorine – Free Chlorine and Combined Chlorine. Free Chlorine, the “good” Chlorine, is what kills bacteria and [...]
For pool owners with chemistry issues, understanding what’s happening can be confusing and solutions may make you feel like you need to go back to school for a degree in chemistry. You don’t! You just need the facts and you need to stay on top of your water chemistry.
Perfect water balance is determined by pH, [...]