Pool Tip of the Day – Chlorine tablets in the skimmer basket

Good morning Gateway neighbors and surrounding areas! Today, I’d like to talk about chlorine tablets and how to use them. Lately, I’ve seen many examples of pool owners putting their chlorine tablets into their skimmer baskets in an effort to boost the pool’s chlorine levels. Doing this is a bad idea and will have a

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Good morning Gateway neighbors and surrounding areas!

Today, I’d like to talk about chlorine tablets and how to use them. Lately, I’ve seen many examples of pool owners putting their chlorine tablets into their skimmer baskets in an effort to boost the pool’s chlorine levels. Doing this is a bad idea and will have a very negative side effect. Chlorine tablets in

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Pool Tip of the Day – Salt Cell System. When was the last time you cleaned yours?

Good morning Gateway and surrounding communities! Today I’d like to talk about Salt Pools and the proper cleaning techniques. If you have ever experienced flow issues with your chlorinator system or an alarm message with flashing lights, it might be time to acid wash the salt cell on your pool. Typically, a salt cell should

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Pool Tip of the Day – Public Pools in Your Community

Try not to think about this the next time you go swimming in a public pool. According to one Canadian study, there’s an average of eight gallons of urine in a typical 110,000-gallon public pool. Considering the general size of the human bladder, which averages about .3 liters per pee, that must mean the urine

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Pool Tip of the Day – Salt System? What is your TDS?

Today I’d like to talk about Salt Pools, Salinity levels, and the Pros and Cons. Join the conversation! Tell me about your experiences! I love reading comments about your pools and answering questions! To begin, a Salt Pool is another system to introduce disinfectants into your pool water. It uses a process known as “electrolysis”

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Pool Tip of the Day – Pool Algae from Lawn Fertilizer?

Today I’d like to talk about how lawn fertilizer can play a role in algae growth in your pool. As we approach the summer months and the rainy season, pools will start using more chemicals. The three major factors that contribute to increased chemical usage are rain washout, the sun’s UV rays burning off chlorine,

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Pool Tip of the Day – Proper Flow Through Your Pool Filter

I’d like to talk about sufficient flow through your pool filter and how it can affect your water quality. In order for your pool to maintain a healthy water quality, you must have one turnover every 6 hours, which is considered standard in most state jurisdictions. For a spa, the turnover rate is every 30

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