Residential Pool Service

Hot Tub Chemistry 101

From Swim University

If you are a hot tub owner, you have realized by now that a hot tub is a much different animal than a typical swimming pool.  The super heated water along with the smaller gallonage makes for a cauldron of bacteria, and makes it difficult to keep chemistry in balance.  Where else would you turn to for a basic lesson in Hot Tub Chemistry other than Swim University?  This post from Matt Giovanisci provides a blog post called Hot Tub Chemistry 101, which is indeed a great primer on hot tubs and chemistry for the DIY'er.

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How To Fix Pool Plumbing Leaks

From Swimming Pool Steve

Pool Leaks, especially plumbing leaks, can be a surreptitious waster of money.  Usually, losing water slowly is a difficult thing to identify, and can be an even more difficult thing to repair.  Over time, losing small amounts of water can add up to real money.  This post from Swimming Pool Steve presents a thorough treatise on how to identify leaks, and how to go about fixing the leaks oneself.  The repairs covered in this post include threaded pipe repairs, pump leaks, filter leaks, heater leaks and skimmer and plumbing line leaks. 

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Swimming Pool Ozone Generator Reviews

From Swimming Pool Steve

Most of us have heard about the Ozone layer of the earth, and how it is depleting.  This has been a warning sign from environmentalists that warn against damage to Earth's natural resources as a result of the hand of man, and how this is causing global climate change.  What most people don't think of when they think of Ozone is swimming pool disinfection, and according to Swimming Pool Steve, they should.  Ozone, or O3, is a highly effective oxidizer of organic material in swimming pools, which keeps the pool cleaner, safer, and with lower levels of chlorine.

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Clean Spa Filters Can Save you Money

From  Swim University

Hot Tubs have myriad benefits to the owner, but as most soon find out, they are far from maintenance free.  One not only has to be an amateur chemist to ensure a clear, healthy tub, but the moving parts and components can break down easily if not properly cared for.  Like one's car, the parts and pieces of the hot tub system need to be maintained to ensure safety and longevity.  In this post from Swim University, Matt Giovanisci presents the simplest way to ensure a clean, safe hot tub, involving the leading cause of breakdowns.

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The Difference Between Free and Total Chlorine

From Swim University

Most people when they are swimming in an inground pool are congnizant of one aspect of water chemistry: Chlorine Level.  What people don't realize is that this seemingly simple measure is actually quite complicated.  It takes an amateur chemist to understand water balance, and all of the various factors that can affect it in swimming pools.  This post by Matt Giovanisci of Swim University, however, attempts to explain the components of chlorine within that complicated mixture.  

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How to Fix Cloudy Pool Water

From Swim University

A cloudy pool can be a very frustrating situation for both homeowner and guest alike.  Further, a severly cloudy pool can present a very unsafe situation whereby a swimming in distress may not be readily visible to a potential lifesaver.  This unfortunate potential moves a cloudy pool from the realm of nuisance to the realm of hazard.  This post from Matt Giovanisci of Swim University discusses the causes of a cloudy pool, and presents some easy to follow remedies to rectify the situation and make the pool safe and clear.

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Items Every Pool Needs

from Swimming Pool Steve

Swimming pools aren't only expensive to build, as any swimming pool owner already knows, they are expensive to maintain.  Pool Owner's are always looking for ways to cut costs, sometimes even sacrificing enjoyment or safety in the process.  This post from Swimming Pool Steve precludes the necessity to take such drastic measures by offering some no nonsense items that will definitely present cost savings for the swimming pool owner, as well as make the pool ownership experience easier and the pool safer.

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The Complete Guide to Automatic Pool Cleaners

From Swim University

Anyone who has owned a swimming pool is familiar with them.  Some pool owners even give them names, and consider them part of their family.  The automatic pool cleaner represents different things to different people, but most people can agree that they are a helpful and useful if not obtrusive part of swimming pool ownership.  This post from Matt Giovanisci of Swim University helps the astute pool owner decide which model and type of cleaner is best suited to their needs.

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Teach Your Kids How to Take Care of the Swimming Pool

From Swim University

Summer time is often the time when parents teach their kids responsiblity.  Those kids that are old enough to drive are taught that they need to get summer jobs in order to pay for their gas and insurance.  Slightly younger kids are often given jobs to start teaching responsibility.  Those fortunate indivduals with swimming pools have the perfect vehicle for teaching their kids these important values, as swimming pool maintenance requires vigilance.  This post from Matt Giovanisci from Swim University gives a handy guide to using a swimming pool to convey these important lessons for adulthood while keeping the swimming pool clean and sanitary.

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Can Hot Tubs Make Your Skin Feel Like New?

From Swim University

We are all aware of the obvious benefits from soaking in a hot tub.  Theraputic, super heated water can relax, rejuvenate, heal sore muscles, and can speed up metabolism.  This post from Matt Giovanisci of Swim University presents some additional benefits that may be realized from soaking in a hot tub involving the epidermis.

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