Chlorine

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This is still one of the most commonly used disinfectants in a swimming pool. Several types of Chlorine Compounds are available. 1. Unstabilized Chlorine A. Calcium Hypochlorite – granular and will not dissolve completely in water. Will tend to leave a lot of residue in the bottom of your pool. B. this Chemical will need […]

Causes Of pH Changes In Your Swimming Pool Or Spa

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Many factors influence the pH of pool and spa water therefore many different causes of pH change exist. The ideal range for pH is 7.2-7.6. Some possible causes for change are;1. Rain Water2. Use of chlorine tablets (trichlor)3. Bromine tablets will lower pH4. Gas chlorine dramatically lowers pH5. Sodium Hypochlorite (liquid bleach) – raises pH6. […]

What Is Total Alkalinity And How Does It Affect A Pool Or Spa

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Total Alkalinity is the measure of all of the alkaline substances that can be found in your pool or spa. Your main focus when dealing with Total Alkalinity is to measure your calcium carbonate, keeping your calcium carbonate in a safe range will help with the up keep of your pool and much more. Your […]

Why Does My Swimming Pool Get Cloudy

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Many factors go into answering this question. Some possible reasons are;1. Dirty filter or baskets (skimmer & strainer)2. not running the filter & pump long enough each day3. Chemical problemLets discuss each.If you have a sand filter, the sand may need to be replaced or just try getting the proper pool chemical and clean the […]