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TIPS FROM BLOG

Helpful information, tips and tricks to keep your pool sparkling all year 'round!

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Canine Companions Cavort in the Pool

Does your dog love to swim? Having a dog in your pool is like having 4 people in your pool! If your pets love to swim you should clean your filters more often to compensate for the added bather load. Just as you watch your children around water, always watch your dogs and other pets! […]

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Know Your D.E. Pool Filter

August 18, 2015 D.E. Filters, Filters  0

D.E. stands for “diatom elements”. Diatoms appear under a microscope as tiny sponges. They are the fossilized remains of phytoplankton (otherwise known as algae!) and as such, they are the only kind of algae you want in your pool because they clean the water. D.E. pool filters are made of a nylon-type fabric set in […]

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Pool Feeling the Pressure? – A rise in 5 PSI of pressure means you need to have your pool filter cleaned.

Is your pool feeling the pressure this summer? Most swimming pools have a gauge located on top of the filter that measures the force of the water flowing through the filter in pounds per square inch (PSI). Numbers on a PSI pool gauge usually read from 0 to 60, divided by tick marks in 5s […]

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Cartridge Filters – Environmentally Friendly

Cartridge filters are the choice of many pool owners. Cartridge filters are environmentally friendly because they do not require Diatomacheous Earth (D.E.) and the accompanying disposal of materials. Unlike sand, cartridge filters are relatively easy to open and maintain by cleaning two to three times per year. Cartridge filter tanks have a 7 to 10-year […]

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Save A Child’s Life – Pool Fence Law Resources

August 6, 2015 Child Safety, Pets in your Pool  0

If you have a child, your pool must be fenced. It is smart and it is the law. According to the Centers for Disease Control, every day about ten people die from unintentional drowning. Of these, two are children aged 14 or younger. Drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury death in […]

Sand Filters: Low maintenance but less effective with time

August 4, 2015 Filters, Sand Filters  3

Sand filters are popular because they are low maintenance. #20 silica pool filter sand is graded to trap particles in the 20 to 100 micron range, which leaves the water cleaner than most other filters. The best thing about sand filters is that the sand gets even more efficient as it traps dirt. When your […]