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TIPS FROM BLOG

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

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Water Chemistry is a Process of Balance

Question: Why are my pool chemicals always out of balance? Answer: General industry standards for Balanced Water: • Chlorine residual: 1.0 – 3.0 ppm (parts per million) • Total alkalinity: 80 – 150 ppm • pH: 7.4 – 7.6 • Hardness: 200 – 400 ppm • Total dissolved solids: Less than 2,000 ppm • Cyanuric […]

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Green Algae and Your Arizona Pool

Question: Why is my pool green? Answer: The green in your pool is a single-celled plant called Algae. It is a form of seaweed. Algae can be carried to the pool by the wind, which drops spores into the water where they grow quickly, especially in Arizona where the water temperature in pools can exceed […]

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Cleaning Filters is Less Costly than Replacing Filters in the Long Run

September 8, 2015 Clean 3 times per year!, Filters, Monsoons  1

Filters can be cleaned numerous times before they must be replaced. How often you run your pool filter and how many times the filter can be cleaned before replacement materials and hardware are necessary depends on several factors: the product(s) you begin with, how clean and balanced you or your pool service keeps your pool, […]

Understanding TDS and Your Pool

September 1, 2015 Summer Pool Cleaning Service, TDS  0

Of course you are not meant to drink pool water, but if you swim and splash around you can’t help but get some in your mouth. Just for comparison, according to the EPA drinking water is allowed a maximum TDS of 500 ppm while pool water is safe at 2,000 ppm. TDS stands for “total […]