Residential Pool Service

TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE FOR POOL CARE

From SwimmingPool.com

Even the most intrepid and handy DIY'er gets cold sweats from having to solve common swimming pool problems.  Cloudy Pool, Algae (in its many forms), Mold, Pool Circulation, Scale, Etching, Chlorine Demand, Etc. will all test the knowledge and capabilities of even the most seasoned swimming pool professionals, let alone a weekend warrior trying to save money on swimming pool service.  This post from Swimmingpool.com provides a guide to the most common swimming pool issues that one can encounter, and gives some handy tips on the remedies.  If you are willing and able to tackle the swimming pool care, this post is definitely for you.

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Questions Every Pool Owner Should Ask the Pros

From Pool FYI

Having a pool professional take care of one's pool can give one a tremendous sense of calmness.  Owning a swimming pool is a complicated endeavor, and there are many things that a professional can handle that one has neither the time nor the inclination to worry about.  However, being an informed consumer is always the best option to protect one and one's significant investment, and that's where this post from Pool FYI comes into play.  

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How Much Does it Cost to Heat a Pool?

From Pool Pricer

The ongoing costs of owning a swimming pool are sometimes a shock to new pool owners.  Most people when caught up in the euphoria of building their very own backyard paradise lose sight of the fact that the cash outlay doesn't end when the pool is complete.  Coupled with the costs of maintenance, the utility costs can be overwhelming.  This post from Pool Pricer talks about what to expect when you own a pool in terms of ongoing utility costs, and what you can do to mitigate the damage.

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How to Get Rid of Hot Tub Foam

From Swim University

Anyone who has had or has been in a public hot tub is familiar with the scourge of Hot Tub Foam.  If one took the time to really think about what comprises that foam, one might never set foot into a Hot Tub ever again.  As Matt Giovanisci from Swim University points out in this informative post, hot tub foam consists of hair care products, body lotions, deodorant, makeup, laundry detergent, chemicals, body fluids, solids, etc. etc.  Luckily, the post also tells the reader how to remove and mitigate this disgusting by product of hot tub use.

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10 DIY Swimming Pool Maintenance Hacks

From Swim University

It seems that everyone is looking for a clever way to take care of mundane tasks that plague us in modern society.  In common parlance, this is known as a hack.  Owning a swimming pool or hot tub places one in the perfect position to utilize hacks to make their lives easier.  This post from Matt Giovanisci presents 10 swimming pool maintenance hacks that are designed to do just that.  DIY enthusiasts, or any pool/hot tub owner can utilize these tips and tricks to save time, and money.

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Swimming Pools: Alternatives to Chlorine

Chlorine keeps swimming pools safe and clean, but there are alternatives to chlorine if you're willing to pay the price.

From Naperville Patch

Despite being the most cost effective and efficient sanitizer for swimming pools over the last 50 years or so, Chlorine has gotten a bad reputation.  Misconceptions and other unreasonable tactics have caused Chlorine to be maligned by the public in regards to treating swimming pool water.  The search for a viable alternative has been a long one, and has actually produced some alternatives.  This post from the Naperville Patch discusses some of the most popular chlorine alternatives for swimming pools.  Keep in mind, these alternatives aren't necessarily better than Chlorine in many ways, and usually carry a significant trade-off.  However, for those that simply have a complete aversion to Chlorine, this post is for you.

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The Truth About Phosphates in Pool Water

From Swim University

Many people encounter phosphates for the first time when they are told by their swimming pool professional that they have them in the water.  They are usually told that phosphates are a food source for algae, and that they need to get rid of them using chemicals.  Unfortunately, people don't understand why they have the phosphates in the first place, and the reasons behind the need to control them.  This post from Matt Giovanisci from Swim University helps to clear the air (and water) about phosphates, their origins, and why it is so important to control them.

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Scale Problems In Saltwater Pools

From Aqua

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld, while describing the lure of a friend's offer of a "lift",  inadvertendtly used the perfect simile to describe the lure of saltwater pools: "Like the lure of the siren's song. Never what it seems to be, yet who among us can resist?".  The lure of a maintenance free pool, which is how the salt water chlorine generator has been disingenuiously presented to the general public, has caused innumerable issues for both the swimming pool owners and for the equipment manufacturers.  So what is the truth about salt water pools?  This post from Aqua magazine addresses one major component of these types of systems that causes ongoing and potentially harmful results.  Luckily, this issue can properly be dealt with, but that would require attention, which seems to be something that certain salt water pool owners aren't necessarily willing to give.

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