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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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How to SLAM (Shock Level and Maintain) a Pool to Get Rid of Ammonia or Algae

To SLAM a swimming pool or spa is the process of adding chlorine in your pool or spa to reach and maintain high free chlorine (FC) shock levels, to get rid of either algae or ammonia in a swimming pool or spa... so you know SLAM is not a pool chemical.  There are no shortcuts to getting rid of algae or ammonia, SLAM process needs patience and you cannot achieve results in a single day. You will need to add non-stabilized chlorine (Sodium Hypochlorite) in your pool at least twice a day for a couple of days or even longer to kill all algae in your...

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How to Select the Right Filter Type and Size for Inground and Above Ground Pool

There are three types of swimming pool filters and to know which is best for you, you have to know a few things including how they work, how to maintain each, how efficient they are and their prices.

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