Chemicals

Pool chlorine stabilizer

How to Add Stabilizer to a Pool? The Easy Guide to CYA

A pool conditioner or stabilizer is a chemical used to protect your pool’s chlorine from the UV rays of the sun which makes chlorine evaporate. If you add the right amount at the right time, you’ll save a lot of time and effort purchasing more chlorine. You will need to test your pool’s water chemistry…

How to lower chlorine levels in a pool

8 Tips on How to Lower Chlorine Levels in a Pool

When the temperature starts to rise, many of us are desperate to open up our backyards once again to pool parties, family barbecues, and plenty of laughs. But what if your chlorine levels are too high to allow swimming to take place? This article will give you 8 tips on how to lower chlorine levels in…

CYA in pools

Cyanuric Acid for Pools: What Does It Do and How to Manage It

Cyanuric acid (also known as CYA) is a chemical that is used as a pool stabilizer to control free chlorine levels. It helps to keep chlorine from dissipating quickly, which helps to maintain its constant level in the pool. Cyanuric acid protects free chlorine against the effects of UV rays from the sun. To manage…

pool flocculant

How To Floc A Pool: Easy Guide To Using Pool Flocculant

There is nothing better than having friends and family over for a pool party. That is until you see how dirty the pool water is! No need to panic! We’ve got you covered to soon get your pool clear. Read on to find out how to get that cloudy water clean again with our guide…

Easy Guide To Pool Startup Chemicals

Easy Guide To Pool Startup Chemicals

Pool maintenance can be intimidating for new pool owners as well as pool veterans. But trust us, it doesn’t need to be complex. We’re here with an easy guide to pool startup chemicals to help you get started with a new pool or restart a pool after a season. Season after season, pool starting chemicals…

How Much Chlorine to Add to a Pool

How Much Chlorine to Add to a Pool

With spring coming around, swimming season will soon be upon us. Although beaches are a common getaway, many of us love swimming in pools. But, when the pool is murky, smelly, or dirty, well, the healthy swimming environment we were looking forward to definitely goes down the drain.  Before you resort to avoiding the swimming…

How to Lower the Alkalinity in Your Pool

How to Lower the Alkalinity in Your Pool

High pool alkalinity is a very common problem in swimming pools. Most inground pools should have an alkalinity level of 80-120 ppm and a total alkalinity level between 200 and 400 ppm. An ideal range is lower than 100 ppm for effective sanitization. Therefore knowing how to lower alkalinity in pool water is important for…

chemicals in pool start up

Free Chlorine vs Total Chlorine vs Combined Chlorine Explained

Pool maintainers refer to three types of chlorine to look out for – total chlorine, free chlorine and combined chlorine. I will go into the differences between free chlorine vs total chlorine vs combined chlorine below. Free chlorine refers to the amount of chlorine that is available to actively sanitize the water in a pool…

What does baking soda do to a pool

What Does Baking Soda Do For A Pool? Baking Soda in Pool

Baking soda has many uses around the house, and many people are surprised that it can also be used in pool care. But what does baking soda do to a pool? Baking soda is actually sodium bicarbonate, which is alkaline, so adding it to a pool that is too acidic will raise the pH and…

My Pool Is Green but Chlorine Is High

My Pool Is Green but Chlorine Is High. Why and How to Fix?

So you have a pool and you keep it nice and sparkling by adding some chlorine tablets each week. Then one day your pool suddenly turns green so you add more chlorine but it stays green. You test the chlorine level and it is high so why is it still green? A pool can be…