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PostHeaderIcon The Don’ts of Summer Pool Maintenance

Summer is a difficult time for pool maintenance because you’re using the pool more, but it’s also easy to let key maintenance issues go and become relaxed with your routine. Pool owners have got to keep certain things in mind or else they risk running the pool out of order! Here’s more summer pool maintenance rules to live by.

Don’t let pets in the pool. Pets spend a lot of time rolling around in the dirt, sweating, and sniffing things that wouldn’t smell very good to us. Why would you want to bring all that dirt and those contaminants into your pool? Keep the pets out! One way to do this is by using a pool alarm. Pool alarms will alert you if a body, both animal and human, enters the pool without your permission. This is both a safety and a health hazard! In places like Florida, even boa constrictors have been found in pools. You can take things one step further and buy an alarm for your door, gate, or window, if you’re having problems with uninvited pool guests breaking through those barriers. Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon The Keys to Keeping Pool Water Looking Great

Summer is fast approaching, and having a beautiful backyard for entertaining and summer fun is on the minds on pool owners everywhere. Having beautiful, inviting pool water is key to having a successful pool party, so here are some tips to keeping your pool water looking beautiful.

Keep debris from accumulating around your pool. You can stop debris from even getting into your pool in the first place by keeping your patio and other areas around the pool clean. Also, clean off pool supplies, like nets, before you put them into the pool if they’re looking dusty. Have swimmers shower before getting into the pool so that they won’t be bringing as many contaminants into the water. After a storm, clear off your patio of the extra foliage so that it doesn’t get into your pool. Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Tips for Summer Pool Maintenance

It’s that time of year-summer! Every pool owner is gearing up for the busy swimming season. Here’s what every pool owner should know about summer maintenance:

Your chemical maintenance routine should be different. The summer is different for a lot of reasons. First, you simply have more swimmers, and more swimmers more often. That means more dirt, and the temperature means definitely more sweat being brought into the pool. The body’s natural oils, along with oils from hair or skin products, can mix with the pool’s chemicals and produce a pesky foam. You should be checking your chemical balance more often and adding your chemicals more often, as temperature change can upset the balance of the pool. Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Water Discoloration: Spotting It Early and Treating It

The key to treating swimming pool algae is prevention, but sometimes flare ups just happen. Spotting problems early can help get rid of algae sooner. Here are some things to look out for:

Green Particles

Green particles are easy to diagnose because if you’ve got green in your swimming pool, it is most likely an algae problem. These particles could be found floating freely in your pool water or stuck on the swimming pool walls. Algae of any kind, especially green algae, grow in “dead areas” of the swimming pool that might not be getting adequate circulation. Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon How To Backwash Your Sand Filter

Swimming pool sand filters are designed to remove small suspended particles from the water. Good filtration along with the correct chemical treatment should give you a sparkling, clean and safe pool in which to swim.

Vacuuming your pool is important part of the cleaning program, but you must not overlook the subsequent need for backwashing and rinsing the filter. As the name implies, sand filters trap dust and dirt in a bed of sand. The small particles that are removed from the water gradually block up the tiny spaces between the grains of sand, resulting in loss of efficiency of the filter and an increase in internal pressure. Backwashing a filter involves reversing the flow of water, sending it backwards through the filter, flushing out the previously trapped dirt and debris. After backwashing, you will notice a decrease in return pressure to the pool, and if you have a pressure gauge, you should notice a decrease of at least 0.5 bar. Backwashing a sand filter is required when the pressure is 8-10 psi above the standard operating pressure, or at least once every 10 days. See you filter details for standard operating pressures. Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon What’s Wrong With My Pool Water?

The unforgiving summer heat can drive homeowners to seek shelter indoors; however, some are fortunate enough to be able to continue outdoor recreation in their very own swimming pool. Unfortunately, some common problems can cause pool water to become discolored and unappealing. If you’ve noticed any of the following there are a few steps you can take to solve the issue.

Foamy water

More common in spas and hot tubs which tend to a host a larger number of bathers per volume of water, foaming can also occur in swimming pools, when conditions are right. If you’ve noticed excessive foaming in your swimming pool, it could be caused by algaecides, soft water or dissolved shampoos and skin cream. To remedy the problem, first try balancing the water. If this doesn’t work, you can purchase a de-foaming pool product at your local pool store. Read the rest of this entry »

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