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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, with the purpose of getting rid of either algae or ammonia in a swimming pool or spa... so you know SLAM is not a pool chemical.  There is 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...

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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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When do I Backwash DE or Sand Pool Filter?

When do I Backwash DE or Sand Pool Filter?

Every pool filter has a backwash setting among other multiport valve settings, which is important in cleaning your filter at least once a week for sand filter and after 3 - 4 weeks for DE filter, in order to free the filter of dirt and debris it has collected while filtering your pool water.

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