How to Secure Your Swimming Pool Against a Storm
You know how to protect yourself from a storm, but what about your swimming pool? These are some of the ways you can minimize the damage to your swimming pool that might be caused by a tropical storm or hurricane.Read more
Looking to save money on energy costs related to your swimming pool? Variable speed pumps may be the answer. (Part 2)
If you live in Port Orange, Florida and your filter pump motor dies you will face one of 3 options. Because of new laws that went into effect in last July (2011) you must install either a 2-speed or variable speed motor on your main circulation pump. To help you choose what to do if you are facing this decision I will talk a little about your options.Read more
Chloramines are the result of insufficient free chlorine and usually result in a strong chlorine odor in and around the swimming pool. Chloramines are formed as a product of nitrogen and active chlorine (hypochlorous acid – HOCl). The nitrogen is most commonly introduced into the pool water as ammonia in the form of sweat and (unfortunately) urine.
Chloramines (combined chlorine) are poor sanitizers and have a gaseous tendency. The presence of chloramines (and dichloramines/ trichloramines in particular) cause the following physical symptoms:Read more
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Why do you need pH in your Swimming Pool?
pH is one of the most important elements relating to swimming pool water balance. To ensure compliance and safety, it should be tested and subsequently corrected at the minimum of once a week. It is important to get into the habit of checking your pool’s chemicals to ensure safety to your family.
Naturally, the pH of the human body is 7.2 hence the same applies for a swimming pool. If this measurement slips below 7.0 the swimming pool water will become acidic. OnRead more