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
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
Today, all of us are looking for better, more efficient & more effective ways to care for our swimming pools. How to get better circulation, help eliminate dead spots to better penetrate with your pool care chemicals and more efficiently heat your pool. The Circulator is the answer to all of these needs.
Like it or not, this is how the water in most pools is circulated. We’ll call this the “Old Way.” Typically, only the top or upper layer of the pool water receives adequate circulation. The filteredRead more
There are three types of coping options that are more common around an in ground pool. You can use a cantilevered concrete edge, aluminum coping piece, or a natural stone, brick, paver option. I have seen all three done on both fiberglass and vinyl liner pools. Lets review the three common options. Aluminum coping is the most commonly used of the three listed above and usually has a white powder coated finish. This coping is mostly seen on vinyl liner pools as it is an inexpensive and simple way toRead more
The skimmer plays an important role in your pools circulation. Water is sucked through your skimmer into your pool pump where it is then fed through your filter, heater and back into your pool with your return jets. Having a leak free plumbing system means your pump will be quieter and last longer. Your skimmer and jets should last 20 years or longer with proper water chemistry, while most pool liners last up to 20 years. When a new liner is installed, that is the best time to haveRead more
Your pool will naturally lose some water to evaporation, some to splash-out and some to backwash wastewater. You may also gain water from rainfall. A rule of thumb is that if you’re routinely adding more than two inches of water to your pool per week, you may have a leak. It is worth spending some time and money to repair.Read more