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In certain situations pool water can be so dirty that the water is not worth filtering or simply cannot be filtered clean. These situations are often related to a pool being left open during the winter, the construction process, a flooding event, or an extreme algae infestation. Read More...
It is not uncommon for the drain to waste valve to develop a small leak and drip onto the equipment pad. They need occasional lubricant applied (magic lube silicone grease) the same as any O ring or seal on your pad does. Read More...
It is not uncommon to experience air in your pump at some point. Obviously there is going to be air in the pump when you open your pump to service your system or when you first open the pool and are purging the lines from winterization. Excluding air from those events air entering your pump is related to some sort of air leak or a low water level. Here are some things you can check to eliminate an air leak. Read More...
How is the pool installer going to support you after the pool is complete? Will the equipment and systems be user friendly and will you be able to be comfortable with them? What is the process of testing your water and how do you know you are doing it correctly? Read More...
Why do people purchase salt chlorinators?
I honestly think that most are sold because of hype. Misinformation by both pool "guys" and pool owners alike flood the internet and make these systems out to be the "magic bullet" to pool maintenance. There are people that have been told and or read that a salt pool takes care of itself and they don't have to test it!!! That simply is not the case. These systems are handy and convenient in that you don't have to purchase chlorine. Most of our customers are buying a 50 pound bucket of chlorine every 2 years so it's not like that is a huge chore anyway. Spending $1800 on a system to not spend $150 per year is not a wise economic decision. That's a 12 year return on investment IF your cell lasts that long which it won't. Read More...
Via Phone call: 'How long will an auto cover last?' Asked a customer this week. 'I have read that they can fail in a few years. Is that true?' Read More...
Via Email 12/19/13: You have probably heard we have a VERY wet forecast the next few days. I wanted to reach out and refresh your memory about ground water.
Under most conditions ground water around the pool is not a factor. HOWEVER the conditions are just 'wrong' so to speak to put your pool at risk. The ground is VERY saturated and the forecast is for up to 3" of rain. 'Flooding is possible' were the bad words I heard on the news this morning. What is a sump tube and what does it do? Read More...
Taking care of a salt pool is no different than any other type of pool. Your Alkalinity, PH, and available chlorine all need monitored. Understanding the way the system works and that this is s means of MAKING chlorine rather than purchasing will help you understand how to take care of it. Read More...
The easy and short answer is...'Sometimes' and or 'It depends' particularly when a safety cover is the proposed barrier. The complication stems from the multitude of building departments, zoning departments, and different guidelines at each. For some homeowners a lack of any governing department at all may actually work in this case to their benefit. Read More...
When testing your pool water for "available" or "free" chlorine (CL) you are measuring the amount of chlorine that is in the pool and is ready to attack a waste. If your test indicates 0.0 CL there may be chlorine in the pool working to sanitize the pool BUT there is no extra, "Free", or "Available" chlorine to attack new or additional waste. In this state it is possible to have a perfectly clear and clean pool as well as SMELL chlorine (really chloramines) but not have any CL register on a test. Read More...
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