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  1. Eco-Friendly Pool Draining

    There was a time when draining a pool was a fairly straightforward exercise. There might be issues involved, depending on the location of the pool and the means of discharge, but beyond that, there was little to worry about. But it’s a new age. Almost every act that involves the physical environment is being scrutinized for its effect on the...
  2. Liquid solar blankets: Helping homeowners make the most of their pool

    By Jamie Novak As the pandemic continues and people remain quarantined at home this winter, many of those who are lucky enough to own a pool are looking to continue using it or open it earlier regardless of the outside temperature—especially those homeowners who just had their pool installed and are experiencing ‘new pool syndrome.’ These homeowners really want to...
  3. Sand Filters: Tips for Top Performance

    It's the simplest of the pool filter media, a material with which anyone who's ever walked on a beach is familiar. And generally speaking, the granular medium just lies there filtering out gunk, but there are still a few sand pitfalls to watch out for and a trick or two you can use to boost filter performance. With that in...
  4. Stretching customers’ chlorine dollar: Routine maintenance is key to getting most value

    All pool professionals are aware balanced pool water is the best way to ensure chlorine can keep the water sanitized. Pool construction is experiencing exponential growth, and owners are using their pools more than ever. The demand to purchase chlorine and the need for its affect in pool water are both at an all-time high. Therefore, it is imperative chlorine...
  5. What pool pros need to know about weighted energy factor pump regulations

    The upcoming U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) regulations for pool pumps will change the industry more than any other issue in recent memory. All manufacturers—domestic and foreign—must comply with the regulations that go into effect on July 19, 2021. Products made before this date can be sold throughout the channel, and existing inventory does not need to be returned.  However...
  6. Dealing With Vinyl Liner Stains

    Vinyl pool liners, which are protected by special additives and coatings, can withstand the extremes of sunshine, heat, cold and constant exposure to chemically treated water. However, even the highest quality liner is still subject to staining, discolouration and other unsightly symptoms if proper water balance is not maintained, debris is allowed to remain in the pool and if water...
  7. An intermediate look at pool and hot tub water chemistry and testing

    Dealing with pool and hot tub water chemistry issues is sometimes confusing and occasionally frustrating because of the many critical components involved. A basic understanding of this topic is often not enough. Sometimes it requires ‘diving in’ a little deeper and gaining a better understanding of what it takes to maintain healthy, balanced water. The first key players in attaining...
  8. Weighted Energy Factor (WEF) for Pool Pumps: What You Need To Know

    The upcoming Department of Energy (DOE) regulations for pool pumps will change the U.S. pool market more so than any other issue in recent memory. All manufacturers, domestic and foreign, must comply with the regulations that go into effect on July 19, 2021. Products made before this date can be sold throughout the channel, and existing inventory does not need...
  9. The chemistry of chlorine in pools: Keeping water safe, clear, and safe

    Water has long been considered one of the most vital molecules on earth. As a strong polar solvent, water can dissolve almost anything from sugar to solid rock. Likewise, chlorine has a long history of effectively killing a wide range of dangerous germs. In fact, it has been used for well over 100 years to make the water in many...
  10. The importance of testing and removing phosphates

    People purchase hot tubs for many different reasons, including health benefits, therapeutic massage, and overall relaxation. Regardless of the motivation to purchase, hot tub users want their ownership experience to be as easy and trouble-free as possible. However, due to the hot water and aeration that are key elements to hot tubs, their maintenance can be challenging. Therefore, establishing an...

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