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Why is pH Level Rising in My Saltwater Pool?

Why is pH Level Rising in My Saltwater Pool?

Saltwater swimming pools use chlorine generators to produce chlorine that is released automatically in to the pool to maintain the recommended (free chlorine) FC levels. A chlorine generator uses salt (Sodium Chloride) and water during the process known as electrolysis, where the two main byproducts are Chlorine and Sodium Hydroxide. The byproduct Sodium Hydroxide has a very high pH level and will increase the pH level in your water. It becomes much worse when your free chlorine production level is too high because for every chlorine produced, there is an equal measure of Sodium Hydroxide.  As such, the first sign...

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How to Select the Best Robotic Pool Cleaner for Inground and Above Ground Pools

How to Select the Best Robotic Pool Cleaner for Inground and Above Ground Pools

  Pool Vacuum cleaners come in two types; manual and automatic pool cleaners. Manual pool cleaners attach to the pool skimmer or garden hose and are handheld since they must be moved manually around the pool to collect debris. This article is about automatic pool cleaners that include both electric automatic pool cleaners and cordless automatic pool cleaners. Types of Automatic Pool Cleaners  1. Robotic Pool Cleaners  A robotic pool cleaner uses power source for it to move around a pool and you don't have to be there for the pool robot cleaner to clean the pool, you can drop...

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How to Select Winter and Safety Covers for Inground and Above Ground Pools

How to Select Winter and Safety Covers for Inground and Above Ground Pools

Winterization or closing a swimming pool during the winter is a very important pool maintenance activity and should be done correctly to avoid the hustle of cleaning debris, algae, and ammonia when opening the pool during the summer. Pool covers come in two types; winter covers and safety covers. A winter cover plays very vital roles in ensuring that debris, snow, and leaves do not enter into the pool when not in use, and prevents the chlorine lose due to UV light. On the other hand, safety covers are used both as winter covers during the winter season to prevent...

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Fiberglass Swimming Pool Staining Problem and Solutions

Fiberglass Swimming Pool Staining Problem and Solutions

When general cleanliness of a fiberglass pool including heavy metal levels and chemical levels especially Chlorine, pH, and Calcium Hardness are not maintained properly, it is easy to find organic and inorganic stains in a fiberglass pool.

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Hot Tub or Spa Maintenance Tips

Hot Tub or Spa Maintenance Tips

  Hot Tub or Spa has a water heating system and comes in handy during winter and fall when the temperature is cool and snow falling, making swimming pools without pool heaters a no-go zone due to freezing cool water and ice. While Hot Tub chemicals are the same chemicals used to maintain swimming pools, its maintenance routine and how hot tub works is different from that of a pool; for example hot tub maintenance and cleaning, monitoring and maintaining chemical levels, and water circulation.  A. Hot Tub/Spa Maintenance and Cleaning There are a few hot tub maintenance measures you need to take on...

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