Taylor K-1004 Troubleshooter Test Kit One of the most important thing you can do at the start of any pool season: TEST the WATER before you add chemicals! Why? Because one of several things could happen if you don’t: 1. You may waste chemicals by adding them to water not properly balanced and the chemicals [...]
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 [...]
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 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 recent years the popularity of ‘salt water pools’ has increased dramatically. Consumers love the convenience offered by chlorine generators that use ordinary table salt to continuously generate chlorine in their swimming pools. Chlorine generators break down NaCl (salt) molecules using a process called electrolysis which eventually produces hypochlorous acid(HOCl) and sodium hypochlorite (NaClO), the [...]
Last year we published a blog entry called Peeing in the Swimming Pool… Americans Admit Doing It and many of you thought we made the whole thing up… but we didn’t. Take a look at the following article, published 5/20/2010, and you will understand why we urged, and continue to urge, people to take 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 [...]
Some people have not yet made the connection that bad tap or ground water stays bad whether you drink it or fill your swimming pool with it. For most people opening their swimming pool means raising the water level off with fresh, untreated water from a garden hose or in some cases, a delivery truck. [...]
For a lot of people the phrase Water Chemistry brings back memories of nightmarish chemistry exams in school. In this case, though, checking the chemistry means keeping track of certain parameters in the water and making sure they stay in the proper ranges. Monitoring the water chemistry in a pool will not cause you 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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