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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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How to Balance pH and Total Alkalinity in a Swimming Pool

How to Balance pH and Total Alkalinity in a Swimming Pool

Balancing pH and Total Alkalinity (TA) might seem difficult if you're doing it for the first time. However, this is something you can fix within a few hours if you have the right chemicals and follow necessary procedures.

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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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