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3 03, 2019

Why Shock My Pool?

By |2019-11-26T04:59:24-05:00March 3rd, 2019|Chemical Treatments|

Most of the time your pool needs to be shocked due to CHLORAMINES which is Combined Chlorine <CAC> - it is hypochlorous acid combined with nitrogen compounds such as ammonia in a very strong bond. Chloramines are formed many ways but the most unwanted is when chlorine in your pool tries to destroy "PHOSPHATES" that are in your pool water, the more of one bad thing you have the more the other you get. With [...]

3 03, 2019

Salt systems are so much better than Chlorine right?

By |2019-11-26T05:17:34-05:00March 3rd, 2019|Chemical Treatments|

Chlorine in its various forms is the most commonly used pool disinfectant. In addition to killing bacteria, chlorine helps to kill algae and destroy waste material not removed by the filter system. In its natural or elemental state, chlorine is a gas. But chlorine gas is very toxic and hard to handle safely. This is why chlorine is combined with other compounds to form several liquids and solids which are effective to sanitize and safer [...]

29 09, 2018

What is PH

By |2019-11-29T02:57:42-05:00September 29th, 2018|Chemical Treatments|

PH is a very significant factor and exerts the most influence on the scale formation or corrosives of your sanitizer (chlorine/bromine). The Ph of your pool water will determine the efficiency of the sanitizer. We define Ph not as the measurement of the total amount of acid or base in a pool, but as a measurement of the "activity" of the acid or alkali present. Acids are chemicals that form Hydrogen Ions( H+) when dissolved [...]

9 07, 2018

What is Chlorine

By |2019-11-29T03:17:43-05:00July 9th, 2018|Chemical Treatments|

Chlorine in its various forms is the most commonly used pool disinfectant. In addition to killing bacteria, chlorine helps to kill algae and destroy waste material not removed by the filter system. In its natural or elemental state, chlorine is a gas. But chlorine gas is very toxic and hard to handle safely. This is why chlorine is combined with other compounds to form several liquids and solids which are effective sanitizers and safer to [...]

15 06, 2018

What is Pool Water Hardness / Calcium Harness

By |2019-11-29T09:28:02-05:00June 15th, 2018|Chemical Treatments|

CALCIUM HARDNESS refers to the amount of calcium and magnesium carbonate <plus other minerals> in the water. In pool water, we are mostly concerned with the calcium carbonate level or calcium hardness (CH). It should be tested for and adjusted to balance with the total alkalinity of the pool water. Although "soft" water (low CH) is considered better for regular household use, soft water is not desirable in swimming pools as it is corrosive and [...]

22 05, 2018

What is Total Alkalinity

By |2019-11-29T03:00:10-05:00May 22nd, 2018|Chemical Treatments|

TOTAL ALKALINITY (TA) refers to the amount of alkaline materials in the pool water. These alkaline materials act as buffering agents and help control Ph. If the TA is too high, changing the Ph is difficult because the water resists Ph changes. High TA can also cause cloudy water, mineral stains, eye irritation, chlorine inefficiency, and calcium scaling. Water with low TA is sensitive to Ph changes, and will bounce" from high to low Ph [...]

14 02, 2018

The Factors that Give you Sparkling Water

By |2019-11-29T08:53:55-05:00February 14th, 2018|Chemical Treatments|

It is desirable and possible to maintain sparkling clear sanitary conditions in your pools water. To attain and maintain this optimum water condition, you must consider the three factors that make it possible; Chemical, Biological and Mechanical. Pure water is a tasteless, odorless, colorless compound. If natural water were pure and contained no suspended or dissolved matter, and could be maintained in this condition, there would be no need to test, analyze and treat swimming [...]

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