Tips on Operating, Care, Installation & Maintenance
We love our kids and pets, but they often find the most curious ways to make more work for the adults in their lives. Take the backyard swimming pool, for example. We spend countless hours every month ensuring that the pool stays clean and safe for our family and friends. We clean the filters, we test the chemical balance in the water and adjust the pool chemicals as needed, we scrub the sides and bottom of the pool regularly to remove dirt and debris, and more. So, when one of our beloved children (furry or otherwise) decides to use the pool as the drop zone for their poop, we understandably freak… Continue reading
Which pool chemicals are which and what pool chemicals are what????
It is that time again, every year opening your swimming pool can sometimes leave you confused and frustrated. Understanding all these chemicals is quite an undertaking. We are providing a list of major chemicals and their meanings, hopefully to make your pool opening easier this year. Let us know if this helps……..
ALGAECIDE A natural or synthetic chemical designed to kill, destroy or control algae.
ALKALINITY Also called total alkalinity. A measure of the pH-buffering capacity of water or water’s resistance to change in pH. Composed of the hydroxides, carbonates and bicarbonates in the water. One of the basic water tests necessary to… Continue reading
As the economy worries us more and more each day, consumers of certain products can actually benefit from lower prices in some cases. Companies are having to become more competitive to stay in business and that means lower prices and in some cases bottom dollar prices!
Pool chemicals are just one example of lower prices and this is exactly what pool owners need when its time to open their pools for the summer. Algaecides, chlorine, pool shock and pool water balancing chemicals are used each year as the warmer months approach.
Check out prices before buying your pool chemicals and you may be surprised at what you find.