Copper/Silver Ionizer Back in the old days people used only one of two things to keep their pool water safe, clean and clear: Chlorine or Bromine. Nowadays people can choose from chlorine, bromine, ionizer, mineralizer, biguanide, peroxide, and salt systems — and each method requires special attention to specific water quality parameters. Not knowing what [...]
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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 [...]
Color Q Copper 5 Pool/Spa Meter In an earlier post we discussed manual methods for testing copper levels in pool water: Traditional ‘Liquid’ Test Kits and Test Strips. While those methods work well most of the time, when the time comes to make a major decision regarding which way to direct a pool’s chemical balance, [...]
The presence of dissolved copper in tap, well and drinking water can cause problems, including health problems, and it can also cause problems in pool water. Most pools use some form of strong oxidizer (i.e. chlorine, bromine, etc.) and with the right pH those oxidizers can cause the dissolved copper to drop out of solution [...]
Yesterday we provided you with a way to possibly get rid of unpleasant looking stains on pool steps using Jack’s Magic Step Stuff and today we will tell you a few of the reasons WHY you may have had stains in the first place… and what you can do to prevent them in the future. [...]
We have mentioned the eXact Micro 7+ Pool & Spa Testing Meter numerous times on this site but we have not, as of yet that we can recall, simply listed the pool water parameters it tests along with the detection limits. In addition to the eleven pool & spa related water parameters listed above, the [...]
Sam from Georgia wrote in and asked, I badgered my husband into taking the cover off the pool last weekend at our new house. The cover ripped part way off the pool and dumped a lot of ‘stuff’ into the water. Should we wait to test until all the junk gets removed? And what should [...]
We recently spoke with the folks over at Pool Center, an online merchant of pool and spa supplies since 1995, and they filled us in on what Aquachek Test Strips and Meters they plan to carry for the 2010 Pool Season. Perhaps the most advertised name in the pool test strip industry, Aquachek offers a [...]
For the longest time pool and spa owners had to rely on the chemical testing skills and expertise of their local pool and spa professionals but those days have passed. Now homeowners can test their own pool and spa water for metals — without having to take a year’s worth of chemistry courses! * The [...]
In unbalanced water, copper may ‘drop out of solution’ and cause staining of a pool’s submerged fixtures and pretty much all of its non-metal surfaces (i.e. vinyl liner, fiberglass bottom, concrete/gunite bottom, etc.). Typically a severe drop in alkalinity and/or pH can result in copper staining with the right amount of free dissolved copper present. [...]
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