Today’s question came to us from a frustrated (and annoyed) mother who recently learned that her kids took the liberty of adding chlorine to the pool… in an effort to help get rid of the dirt in the bottom! Granular Chlorine at InTheSwim.Com “Hello and let me tell you that i’m pretty mad right now [...]
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Today’s inquiry came to us from ‘Mandy’ who asked, “Our pool test kit show no chlorine at all even though the feeder box stays full of tablets all the time and we never let it get empty. The pool stinks badly like chlorine, too, so what is wrong? Do we need a new test kit? [...]
Since our friends over at Water Testing Blog keep ‘borrowing’ articles from us, we figured that today would be a GREAT day to ‘borrow’ one from them. = = = = Recently we saw that a company had a link on its web site entitled Online Pool Water Testing… and quite honestly it seemed a [...]
The results of a recent study revealed that 1 in 5 Americans admitted to peeing in the pool. Keep in mind that more people probably pee in the pool and just didn’t want to admit it. Gross! If you’re taking a refreshing dip in a pool with four other people, odds are one of you [...]
The main reasons people get sick from pool water: Too little sanitizer, improperly balanced water, poorly filtered pool water, and poorly circulated pool water. While the CDC (Center for Disease Control) cannot do a whole lot about the latter reasons, it does want to help pool owners learn how to properly test for free chlorine [...]
When opening a swimming pool too many people forget to TEST THE WATER before adding chemicals… Whether you choose to test the water yourself w/ test kits like the eXact Micro 7+ Pool Testing Meter or Pool Check Test Strips, or visit your local pool supply store and have them test your water at the [...]
Not everyone has the opportunity or ability to open their swimming pools right when Summer starts to peek around the corner. Travel plans, work, attending school graduation functions, weddings and a host of other events can quickly fill up a family’s free time… and make opening the pool a waste of time — until it [...]
A common mistake made by new and veteran pool owners alike: Assuming their tap or well water contains no dissolved metals. This mistake often results in the formation of ugly, hard to remove metal stains on pool water surfaces once chlorine shock gets added to the water. Find Out What Caused the Stain With Jack’s [...]
While the majority of pool owners use some form chlorine to keep their pool water clean and sanitized, a good number of people use bromine tablets or bromine powder in place of chlorine. As a general rule bromine offers more disinfecting power than chlorine because even its combined/used form (bromamine) still has the power to [...]
We recently got asked for information about the best ‘brand’ of 3-inch chlorine tablets for use in floating chlorinators and chlorine feeder systems and quite honestly we do NOT have an opinion — except that we suggest avoiding using chlorine tablets purchased from large retail chains such as T#rg#t, W#lm#rt, To#s’#’us, K#a#t, etc. if possible. [...]
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