Category: Chemicals

  • Borax in Pool Maintenance: Pros, Cons, and How to Use It Safely

    Borax in Pool Maintenance: Pros, Cons, and How to Use It Safely

    As a pool owner, you know how important it is to maintain the proper pH balance, alkalinity, and sanitizer levels in your pool. One product that can help with this is borax, also known as sodium tetraborate or disodium tetraborate. Borax is a chemical compound that can be used as a pH buffer and pH…

  • BBB Pool Method: The Ultimate Guide to Clear and Sparkling Pool Water

    BBB Pool Method: The Ultimate Guide to Clear and Sparkling Pool Water

    Are you tired of using expensive and complicated pool chemicals to keep your pool clean and clear? Have you ever heard of the BBB pool method? BBB stands for Bleach, Baking Soda, and Borax, and it is a simple and cost-effective way to maintain your swimming pool. The BBB method is based on accurately testing…

  • How to Lower pH in a Pool: Expert Tips for Perfect Balance

    How to Lower pH in a Pool: Expert Tips for Perfect Balance

    Maintaining the appropriate pH level in a swimming pool is crucial to ensure the health and safety of swimmers, and to prevent damage to pool equipment and the pool structure itself. When the pH level in a pool becomes too high, it can lead to problems such as skin irritation, cloudy pool water, and decreased…

  • A Guide to Using Muriatic Acid for Pool Maintenance

    A Guide to Using Muriatic Acid for Pool Maintenance

    Muriatic acid, also known as hydrochloric acid, is a commonly used chemical in the maintenance and cleaning of swimming pools. It is normally used to lower the pH and total alkalinity levels in pool water to ensure that it is safe for swimming and to prevent the buildup of harmful bacteria. However muriatic acid can…

  • How to Use Liquid Chlorine in Above Ground Pool

    How to Use Liquid Chlorine in Above Ground Pool

    If you own an above-ground pool, maintaining proper water chemistry is essential to ensure a safe and enjoyable swimming experience. One of the most effective ways to keep your pool water clean and clear is by using liquid chlorine. Whether you are a seasoned pool owner or new to pool maintenance, this guide will provide…

  • How to Raise Alkalinity without Raising pH in a Pool

    How to Raise Alkalinity without Raising pH in a Pool

    Maintaining the right balance of chemicals in your pool is essential for keeping the water clear and safe for swimming. One important factor to consider is alkalinity, which helps to stabilize the pH levels in your pool. However, some pool treatments can raise pool alkalinity levels while also raising the pH, creating an imbalance in…

  • Can You Use Bleach to Shock a Pool?

    Can You Use Bleach to Shock a Pool?

    Pool algae can be a persistent problem for many pool owners, and many people turn to household cleaners such as bleach in an attempt to eradicate it. But does bleach actually work to kill algae? If you have algae in your pool the way to kill it is by using chlorine shock. Bleach is basically…

  • How to Add Pool Stabilizer. The Easy Guide to CYA

    How to Add Pool Stabilizer. 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…

  • 8 Tips on 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…

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

    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…