Each summer, the “pollen count” or “pollen load” in each neighbourhood is different. If you have a lot of trees near your pool and an active spring, pollen can be produced so intensely that it can create a huge mess in your swimming pool. It is easy to identify and resolve a problem with pollen in your swimming pool, once you know what to look for. With a little research and work, you can make your swimming pool crystal clear again. Continue reading How to Remove Pollen from your Swimming Pool
If you’re looking to invest in a pool cleaner, you may also be wondering what kind of pool cleaner is worth your money. Purchasing a pool cleaner is a hefty investment, and you want to ensure that you get the most out of your money by purchasing a cleaner that will save you time on maintenance and let you get the most out of your pool. This article will hopefully make the selection process a little bit less daunting by providing the benefits and drawbacks of the different types of pool cleaners, so that you can figure out which purchase is best for your pool. Continue reading Different Types of Pool Cleaners
Virtually every pool, outdoor or indoor, is susceptible to growing algae, mold or fungus. Spores of these organisms are floating in the air around us and whenever they come in contact with a hospitable environment like the water in your swimming pool, they bloom.
If the water in your pool is starting to look green or murky while walls and bottom of your pool are becoming slippery this means that algae is beginning to grow in your pool and you will soon be seeing green patches of it on the walls, at which point it becomes much more difficult to get rid of it.
On-site chlorine generation is growing in popularity in North America. Most new residential pools have generators installed when the pool is built. These systems are popular in other parts of the world as well, for example, the majority of pools in Australia have chlorine generators. By creating free chlorine in the water, chemical storage, transportation, chemical feeders, and handling is reduced. It is important that a qualified technician or contractor install the chlorine generator. The operation manual should be carefully reviewed. A spectrum of chlorine generators is available for smaller pools up to 40,000 gallons (151,500 liters). Units that can treat larger pools are also available.
In order to keep the water in your pool crystal clear, mechanical filtration is needed alongside chemical treatment. Mechanical filtration is the oldest and simplest method of removing any solid particles from water, such as sand or dirt, and it remains the most effective way of doing that. As such, water filters are a requirement for any swimming pool.
The principle of filtration may be old and simple, but modern technologies allow for manufacture of more sophisticated filters that are able to remove not only large particles from the water, but also the ones invisible to the naked eye. There are two types of filters commonly used in residential swimming pools – Sand and Cartridge filters. Continue reading Pool Filter Selection Guide
It is extremely important to maintain the chemical balance of the water in your pool. Unbalanced water can lead to various health problems such as skin rashes, respiratory allergies, etc. Chemical imbalances can also cause equipment failures, such as heat exchanger damage in your heater. For those who have a vinyl liner in their pool, unbalanced water can reduce the life of the liner.
The most annoying thing about having a pool is the maintenance hassles such as cleaning, chlorinating and filtering. Without the proper equipment, owning a pool becomes a nightmare every time you want to go in for a dip. Time and energy wasted on cleaning might even deter you from wanting to swim at all. This is where having the proper equipment for pool maintenance is a must, and is also why we love Robotic Pool Cleaners so much.
The growing trend in salt-water pools means that more pool owners are looking to convert their pools to salt water pools instead of chlorine dependent ones. This, of course, holds numerous benefits which all boil down to the fact that chlorine is not a pleasant chemical and you like most people simply want to avoid itchy skin, red eyes and pool smell.
Choosing a Company to Repair and Service the Pool?
After the initial startup of the pool equipment, your pool requires a mandatory maintenance (preventative maintenance). If any mechanism starts to wear out, this service would also be mandatory to prevent and diagnose any potential issues in the future. Proper care to these areas ensures significant longevity and functionality of your pool for the future.