Tips on Operating, Care, Installation & Maintenance
It’s essential that you winterize your pool effectively in order to keep it safe and extend its life. Pools aren’t a cheap investment and you really need to keep them in the best condition possible so that you don’t wind up spending money on maintenance that could be avoided. There are a lot of steps to winterizing your pool properly, and the chemicals that you need to put in the pool are going to be critical to your success. Chemical treatments will help keep the pool clean and healthy all winter long so that it’s ready to go next spring when the weather warms up and you’re ready to swim again.
The world of online shopping is making life easier and more accessible for everyone. There is so much that you stand to gain from shopping online for the things that you need, including your winterizing and pool closing supplies. We have a full line of products that you might not find at your local pool store, which you can check out for yourself to get more for your money. Of course, when you’re shopping with us or for anything else online, you do have to make sure that you know what you’re getting. The internet can be a great resource if you know how to use it well.
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Make sure that you maintain the ideal chemical levels for your pool. Swimming in a clean, balanced pool will ensure that you have the most enjoyable time. Follow the chart below to make sure that you have the right pH, alkalinity, calcium hardness, and stabilizer levels or the right pool chemicals to get them there!
|CHEMICAL||IDEAL LEVEL||TO RAISE||TO LOWER|
|2.0||Shock the pool||Turn chlorinator down|
|Add soda ash||*Add muriatic acid (diluted)|
|80-100 ppm||Add baking soda
|**Add muriatic acid|
|250-500 ppm||Add calcium chloride||Drain pool and refill|
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Salt water chlorinated pools offer many benefits over traditional chemicals. You will notice less irritation to hair, skin, eyes, and lungs with the gentle water of salt chlorine systems. BYCP currently offer two models. The guide below will help you determine which salt chlorine generator is right for you!
- Aqua Rite Generator – The Aqua Rite system is fully automatic. It will work on plastic, vinyl, or fiberglass pools up to 40,000 gallons. It offers dual voltage. The LCD screen will track your chlorine output at the push of a button. You can increase or decrease your chlorine levels easily and there is even a button to automatically “shock” your pool with no added effort. The unit is easily… Continue reading
Pool season is close! Most pool owners know how to chlorinate their pool or treat for algae if needed at opening. Balancing the other key elements in your pool chemistry, such as pH, stabilizer, calcium hardness, and total alkalinity levels, can be more confusing. Here are the instructions that you need to make sure that your pool water is sparkling clear. Testing and correcting your pool water at home has never been easier.