Chemicals

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 […]

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What Does Pool Shock Do?

What Does Pool Shock Do? Pool Shock Facts

Every pool owner loves to see their family enjoying the water throughout the summer and just having fun. However, every pool owner quickly starts to dread the signs of algae, bacterial, and other growths in their pool, so turn to a shock treatment for help. But exactly what does pool shock do? Pool shock increases […]

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How Do You Know When to Shock a Pool

How Do You Know When to Shock a Pool?

When to shock a pool falls into two separate sections – under what circumstances should you shock a pool and, if it needs to be shocked, the best time of day to shock a pool. You should shock the pool after being unused for several months, when the weather has been extremely hot, or when […]

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How to Raise the pH in a Pool

Most people that have a pool in their backyard probably know that the pH levels in swimming pools need to be maintained for safety reasons. But if the pH drops how do you raise it? To raise the pH level in a pool, you can use either baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) or soda ash (sodium […]

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What Happens If pH Is Too High in Pools

What Happens If pH Is Too High in Pool?

There is no remedy for sweltering hot summer days quite like a refreshing dip in the pool. However, most of the time, you probably dive right into the chemically-infused water without inspecting the pH levels. If you are swimming in a pool with a high pH balance, you could be posing a potential threat to […]

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What Happens if You Swim in a Pool with Too Much Chlorine

What Happens If You Swim in a Pool with Too Much Chlorine?

Indoors or out, public or privately owned, chances are that the pool you’re swimming in is cleaned and disinfected with chlorine. Maintaining proper chlorine levels requires careful measuring and testing. But what happens if you accidentally add too much chlorine? Is it still safe to swim? It can be unsafe to swim in a pool […]

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What Happens if You Put Too Much Algaecide in a Pool

What Happens if You Put Too Much Algaecide in a Pool?

It is a common mistake to put too much algaecide in a pool. When pool owners see that green, yellow, or brown slime infesting their pristine pool water, they often panic. This results in over-application of algaecide. Sometimes the amount needed is miscalculated and added. Either way, the result is the same. Too much algaecide […]

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What Happens if pH Is Too Low in Your Pool

What Happens if pH Is Too Low in Your Pool?

Balancing pH in a pool is an integral part of maintenance and pool ownership. A variety of factors can lead to the pool’s pH becoming too low, causing various consequences to the pool, equipment, and swimmers. When a pool’s pH is too low, it can: Corrode pool equipment Damage nearby materials Irritate the eyes and […]

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How Often Should You Shock Your Pool?

How Often Should You Shock Your Pool?

If you have a chlorinated pool, shocking it with chemicals is one of the most important pool maintenance steps that keeps the pool sparkling clear and clean. Without it, algae and other contaminants will quickly build up in the water. But how often should you shock your pool? During the swimming season pools should be shocked […]

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How long after shocking a pool can you swim

How Long After You Shock a Pool Can You Swim? Safety First!

Shocking a pool is part of the regular pool maintenance that needs to be carried out to keep the water quality in good condition. It is important to know how long after you shock a pool can you swim and be safe. In general, after shocking a pool, no-one should swim in the pool for […]

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