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CLOSING SEASON

CLOSING SEASON

CLOSING SEASON Some winter chemicals and accessories that may be useful:Metal Out Plus- used to remove metallic stains and prevent hard water from scaling. Controls iron and other metals during the winter months.Winter Pill- Makes spring openings faster and easier. It...

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PHOSPHATES

PHOSPHATES

PHOSPHATES What Causes Phosphates to Increase? -Phosphates are a major cause of algae in swimming pools. -Removal of phosphates in pool water is important to help maintain healthy water quality. -Phosphates and nutrients are required by all living organisms, including...

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COMMON AUTO CLEANER PROBLEMS

COMMON AUTO CLEANER PROBLEMS

COMMON AUTO CLEANER PROBLEMS Auto Cleaner Flips or does Wheelies The water level in the pool is the most common cause of this. When the water level is too high, the water line is close to the coping, so when the cleaner starts to climb the wall, it hits the coping and...

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SUMMER TIPS AND FAQ

SUMMER TIPS AND FAQ

SUMMER TIPS AND FAQ Here are some popular questions we have been hearing from our customers:   My Pool is cloudy and I can't seem to clear it?  First, as always, test the water. Adjust ph to 7.6ppm, alk to 120ppm, cya/stabilizer to 50 for a chlorine pool and...

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RAIN SEASON

RAIN SEASON

RAIN SEASON WATER LEVEL Maintain low water levels outside the pool. Direct flow of water away from the pool. With this amount of rain, your pool water level will rise accordingly. Keep your pool full of water, do not lower below mid-skimmer. This helps to prevent...

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STEAMY HOT SUMMER DAYS!

STEAMY HOT SUMMER DAYS!

STEAMY HOT SUMMER DAYS! Great for swimming, not so great for pool chemistry. What to do to keep up with these hot steamy days:SHOCK- It's a good idea to shock your pool with granular chlorine weekly, this will help your chlorinator keep up with all the bacteria...

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JULY 4TH REMINDERS

JULY 4TH REMINDERS

JULY 4TH REMINDERS 1.SUN/RAIN Heat and rain can cause a cloudy pool. Make sure you test and adjust your pool during this hot and rainy weather. Adjust pH to 7.6ppm, alk to 120ppm, cya/stabilizer to 50 for a chlorine pool and 50-80 for salt water pools depending on...

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STORMY WEATHER AHEAD

STORMY WEATHER AHEAD

STORMY WEATHER AHEAD Thunderstorms are on their way. As thunderstorms roll in, follow this checklist to make sure your pool is ready to weather the storm: Keep all loose items away from the pool so they don't go for a swim. Cover your pool to stop rainwater and debris...

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MEMORIAL DAY REMINDERS

MEMORIAL DAY REMINDERS

MEMORIAL DAY REMINDERS Mouse Busters - Helps keep mice out of heater. Reapply every 6 weeks. Stain N Scale - Helps prevent staining and scale build up. Add maintenance dose (with concrete pools). Shock pool weekly. Add maintenance dose of algaecide each week. Test and...

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GUNITE VS. VINYL

GUNITE VS. VINYL

GUNITE VS. VINYL First, Let’s Start Off By Describing The 2 Different Types Of Construction.Gunite is a form of concrete. It’s applied with what looks like a firehouse. Like you see here. This only represents a small part of the vessel, though. In the same picture you...

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OPEN YOUR POOL SOONER, RATHER THAN LATER!

OPEN YOUR POOL SOONER, RATHER THAN LATER!

OPEN YOUR POOL SOONER, RATHER THAN LATER! Rising temperatures are here, and that means that Summer weather will soon be upon us. Normally around this time of year, homeowners typical ask us: Is it too soon to open my pool, should I wait? These are two great questions,...

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BRRRR…. WARM…. BRRR…. MAYBE SPRING IS HERE?

BRRRR…. WARM…. BRRR…. MAYBE SPRING IS HERE?

BRRRR.... WARM.... BRRR.... MAYBE SPRING IS HERE? Here are some tips on what to do during this confusing weather: Summerized Pools Keep the pools and spas running (this includes jets, laminars, water fountains and negative edges). Keep the water level below or above...

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POOL SNOW SAFETY

POOL SNOW SAFETY

POOL SNOW SAFETY Snow after snow increases the overall load on your cover. This excess snow load needs to be removed in order to maintain the integrity of the cover. First: Safely remove the snow between storms. Second: Check to be sure all straps, anchors, and cables...

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