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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
We recently got asked, “Will leaving bugs, leaves, grass clippings and other types of yard debris harm my pool?” Answer… Yes, but when harm will occur depends on water conditions and the exact nature of the pool water contaminants. Starting with bugs… As a general rule most bugs have a pretty good resistance to water [...]
Some people have all the luck and remove their pool cover each and every year without ever finding so much as a single leaf in the pool… while other, less fortunate folks find what looks like entire forests under their pool cover — along with a plethora of stains. Getting all the leaves out? Back [...]
Now that you have removed the cover, dredged out the leaves, unclogged the skimmers and drains, and gotten the filter up and running… you really need to think about getting some chemicals in that water, and STAT! Get all the powerful, effective pool opening chemicals you should need at one time, and in one convenient [...]
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. [...]
Amelia from Connecticut asked an interesting question: “We have owned a pool for more than 15 years now and each year come Spring my hubby and I go through the same routine: Get the cover off, clean debris out of the pool with the leaf rake ‘cuz a family of chipmunks chewed a whole through [...]
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 [...]
With temperatures soaring to record and near record highs all across the United States, it comes as no surprise to us that we have received numerous questions pertaining to the proper treatment of green swimming pool water, smelly swimming pool water… and some water that would make the average sewer worker vomit. Therefore we have [...]
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