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With heavy rainfall, the chemicals in your pool can become unbalanced; your pH levels altered and your chlorine, salt and mineral content diluted. In addition, leaves, dirt and algae spores get delivered into your pool water and can decompose, causing phosphates to be deposited into your water. Pools situated close to farm fields are particularly…

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Green Pool Water

A. I removed my cover and my pool is dirty green. We suggest the following procedure: 1. You should be able to see the bottom. Remove debris from the pool floor with a large leaf net . Make sure you can see the pool bottom before vacuuming to waste to avoid clogging the lines. 2.…

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Let’s take the mystery out of spa care products, shall we? Fragrances. We suggest that you don’t add excess liquid perfumes and fragrances to the water because it contaminates the water with an oily slick. It could promote foaming and tub rings. While the filter should cope with it, it adds an unnecessary burden on…

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enzymes in spas

The quick answer is that enzymes are an important additive to spa water to help keep it clean, clear, and fresh and safer by allowing sanitizers to work easier and faster. Enzymes are biological catalyzers, capable of causing (or accelerating) a chemical reaction without altering the change itself.  They are proteins that, when paired with…

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Copper Safe For Pools

In the age of pandemics, it is enlightening to remember that our ancient ancestors were already clued into the medicinal properties of copper. See Washington Post article. The ancient Egyptians used copper to sterilize their drinking water, cure headaches, and help with skin conditions. Even the ancient Aztec civilization used copper for medical purposes, including gargling…

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copper in pools

The concept of storing water in a copper medium such as a spa, pool, water bottle or other copper vessel arose centuries ago and has its origins in Ayurvedic principles. Studies have substantiated that drinking water stored in a copper vessel is a safe and beneficial health practice. In one recent study, which was published in the Journal of Health,…

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Money Saving Guide Pools

1)    Proper design insulation helps reduce heat loss: Rigid panel insulation under and around the structure of a pool saves heat energy from escaping. Think of a thermal water vessel such as a thermos. Putting some insulation outside the thermal mass of the water-retaining structure is a great first step in reducing the costs associated with…

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Rain & Storm Pool

Heavy rain, cyclones and flooding can have many negative effects on your swimming pool. That’s why when storms hit, your pool needs extra care to ensure it’s safe and healthy. Follow this guide to help you prepare your pool for rain, and bring it back to health when the rain disappears.  How rain affects your…

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green pool clean up

CYA is a stabilizer additive to Triclor chlorine pucks and is released into the water as the puck dissolves. CYA is short for cyanuric acid. In water content concentration of up to 70 parts per million, it helps chlorine effectiveness, but over 70 ppm, the opposite is true. The amount of time to kill bacteria…

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Lowering pH

If the pH is low and alkalinity is OK all you need to do is aerate, or cause bubbling turbulence and the pH will go up without affecting the alkalinity. Here is how this works. CO2 ( carbon dioxide) in the water is in equilibrium with CO2 in the air. When the water is aerated…

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