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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Looking for a quick and easy, yet accurate way to test for Free Chlorine, pH and Total Alkalinity in your swimming pool this summer? Well look no further! The Pool Check 3 Way Test Strip costs less than most other similar products, gets manufactured in the United States, and works as fast, as well, and [...]
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? [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
We get this question countless times… because some pool companies either don’t do a good job explaining to customers what they will need to do when swimming season rolls around again OR because people have purchased homes that have a pool — and the former owners didn’t leave instructions. In either case, we get this [...]
In an earlier posting we promised to give you some real-world advice regarding how to clean up algae problems in pool water. We have personally, and successfully, used the following instructions more times than we care to remember and feel safe saying that they will work for pretty much anyone as long as their pool [...]
Seems like a really stupid question, but trust us when we tell you that thousands of people ask that question each swimming season. Either that or they ask a similar question: “I put algaecide in my pool but I still have a green pool. Why?” For the most part the term ‘algaecide’ masks the true [...]
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