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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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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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3 Types of Swimming Pool Algae and How to Get Rid of Them

3 Types of Swimming Pool Algae and How to Get Rid of Them

Swimming pool algae come in three different colors that are green, black, and yellow. Green algae is the most common but not quit a task to get rid of like black or mustard(yellow) algae.

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How to Choose a Pool Heater: Gas Heater, Heat Pump or Solar Heater?

How to Choose a Pool Heater: Gas Heater, Heat Pump or Solar Heater?

  During cold seasons like winters, swimming pools are always ice cold and most of them go under winterization, which means they are closed for the whole periods of the winter and fall. However, Winterization is not always an option for most of us who like swimming and warm baths. You can enjoy your winters and any cold weather days in a spa without worrying about ice cold water, thanks to pool heaters.  There are 3 main types of spa heaters; gas heaters, heat pumps, and solar heaters. Before you make your decision to buy one, you have to know...

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