Tag Archives: Water chemistry
Investing in a salt chlorination system is a great idea for those who are tired of traditional chlorine systems that use harsh factory-produced chlorine. If you’re new to salt chlorination, there are a couple things you should know to get the most life out of your system.
The salt control unit and salt cell are the [...]
How often you should test your water.
Balancing your pool’s water shouldn’t be too difficult – if you stay on top of it that is. Your water is constantly changing, year round. Everything from weather, swimmers, pets, pesticides, to you name it can and will affect your water.
How often you test your water depends on how [...]
Opening your pool signals the start of warm weather and chillin PoolSide. Whether you’re emerging from a long snowy winter or a quick brush with cooler temps, opening your pool can be a simple process.
The first step toward getting your pool back in great shape is spring inspection. Hayward recommends calling on a local [...]
Algae is a bigger issue than ever, especially with today’s more sophisticated chlorination systems. Salt chlorination systems are a wonder. No more faded clothes, itchy skin, buying harsh chemicals, pH problems, sanitization trouble, and no more red eyes. BUT, like any body of water, a pool can harbor those little green [...]
If you’re having water trouble and can’t figure it out, here are a few extraordinary things you might check:
1. Don’t assume tap water is good water for a pool. The typical hardness in Phoenix tap water is as high as 1000ppm — 700ppm above the high end of the maximum concentration.
2. The [...]
Getting clean, balanced water isn’t just about water. It’s also about the way your pool system operates.
1. Water circulation is key. Bacteria and algae find it more difficult to thrive in moving water. Moving water also maximizes the sanitizer’s effectiveness. We recommend circulating the water for at least 10 hours.
2. Clean [...]
Balancing your pool’s water shouldn’t be too difficult – that is, if you stay on top of it. Your water is constantly changing, year round. Everything from weather, swimmers, pets, pesticides to you name it can and will affect your water.
How often you test your water depends on how heavily it is [...]
For people with water issues, understanding what’s happening to your pool is difficult and solutions can seem like some kind of weird scientific mumbo jumbo.
Perfect water balance is determined by pH, alkalinity, calcium hardness and Total Dissolved Solids (TDS). For pool water to be “balanced,” all these factors must stay in their proper range. That range may [...]