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 inquiry came to us from a concerned woman that heard some potentially disturbing news regarding poisoned swimming pool antifreeze, a false rumor as far as we have heard. This Swimming Pool AntifreezeContains NO Ethylene Glycol “While in [insert name of large retail chain store here] looking for a small bucket of chlorine pucks to [...]
For much of the United States the passing of Labor Day Weekend means the last Summer Blowout Bash before Fall has come and gone… and for many pool owners it also signals the time to examine last year’s Winter Cover and pick up Winterizing Supplies in preparation for the annual closing of the swimming pool. [...]
Each time when you go to the pool store to get chemicals — or floaties for the kids’ arms — one of the men or women at the counter probably suggests that you add some sort of pool water clarifier (sometimes called a pool water polisher) to give it that perfectly clear appearance… but do [...]
Pool Check 5-in-1 Test Strips We often get asked for advice on how to save money on pool chemicals — especially since gas prices won’t go down and more people have to keep a closer watch on their finances. Thus far we have found two main ways that pool owners can save money on pool [...]
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 question we have heard many during our tenure working in pool stores over the years: “How does a pool clarifier work exactly?” Pool Perfect RemovesOils, Lotions & Organic Scum Despite our knowing a bit more than the average person about chemistry and wanting to share that knowledge, we usually refrained from going into [...]
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. [...]
Given how BUSY most people get during the rest of the year, why would Summer offer them a break in their hectic routine? Therefore it definitely didn’t shock us one bit when ‘Mary12Adam’ wrote in and asked, “My husnband and I both work 2 jobs and take turns shuffling the kids around to all their [...]
When the ‘dog days have Summer’ have issued the last late night howl, the time to close up the pool draws near… and that means you’ll need chemicals to close your pool. So unless you want to open your pool next Spring and deal with a big, greenish-black, slimy, smelly mess, we suggest using either [...]
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