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How to Shock Pool or Spa and Important things to Know Handy

How to Shock Pool or Spa and Important things to Know Handy

Shocking or sanitizing a pool or spa is a regular process of adding chlorine to pool or spa water, to raise free chlorine (FC) to recommended levels of 3ppm for a swimming pool and 3-6ppm for a hot tub to kill harmful germs and bacteria, and to remove chloramine and other organic and inorganic materials from pool and spa water.

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Fixing Free Chlorine Level (FCL) Problems in Saltwater Swimming Pools

Fixing Free Chlorine Level (FCL) Problems in Saltwater Swimming Pools

Always to avoid FCL issues in your pool, make it a routine to measure free chlorine level in your water at least after a couple of days to weekly and adjust the percentage setting in SWCG to increase or reduce FC level depending on the reading you find.

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How to Clear and Prevent Metal stains in a Swimming Pool

How to Clear and Prevent Metal stains in a Swimming Pool

Heavy metals when oxidized by chlorine, produce metal stains in a swimming pool. If your pool water has been changing color to green, brown, or black especially after adding chlorine or when pH is high, that is metal stain and it's caused by presence of heavy metals in pool water commonly Copper, Iron, and Silver. 

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Things to Consider Before Buying a Pool Pump

Things to Consider Before Buying a Pool Pump

The brand, size, speed, voltage and horsepower of a pool pump will determine your choice when it comes to selecting the best pump for your swimming pool. Of cause, price is another important factor but if you need the best pool pump that will work best for your pool, has a low maintenance cost and saves you energy, price should come last. Having said that, lets jump into the most important things you need to consider before finally settling with the best pool pump whether for inground or above ground pool, saltwater or non-saltwater pool.  1. Speed    Speed of...

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What Causes White Flakes in Saltwater Pools?

Calcium Scales: Causes, Clearing and Preventing White Flakes in a Saltwater Pool Developing white flakes or calcium buildup in non-saltwater pool is not common, unless you are using a pool heater or you have not been monitoring and balancing Calcium Hardness (CH), pH, TA and other minerals levels, and these levels have gone extremely high forming calcium scales in your pool. By nature, Calcium white flakes are common in saltwater swimming pools because of the high temperature and pH in electrolytic chlorine generators and the use of calcium in the production of chlorine that is introduced in the pool. White...

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