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Leak Detection

Is My Pool Leaking? Is there actually a leak or is it just evaporation? Water loss in your swimming pool typically comes from: 1. Evaporation 2. Splashed out water 3. Plumbing lines/Equipment 4. Vinyl Pools: Liner holes/tears 5. Gunite pools: cracks in the surface SYMPTOMS OF A LEAK: Water loss of more than ½” in […]

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OXYSHOCK and SALT WATER POOLS

Salt Choline Generator’s (SCGs) are not effective oxidizers. Oxidizing Shock should be used once a week for all salt water pools. Oxyshock benefits: 1. Eliminates and removes contaminants that cause odor and irritation to bathers: URINE PERSPIRATION POLLEN DUST SUNSCREEN 2. Helps Create sparkling clear water and reduces SCG Maintenance & extends cell life 3. […]

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SALT WATER POOLS FAQS

What is a Salt Water Pool? A salt water pool is a pool that uses salt in the water to generate chlorine. It is simply a pool that uses a chlorine generator, which through the process of water passing through an electronic cell, produces sodium hypochorite or liquid chlorine. So, a salt-water pool is NOT […]

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OXYSHOCK and SALT WATER POOLS

Salt Choline Generator’s (SCGs) are not effective at oxidation Oxidizing Shock should be used once a week for all salt water pools Oxyshock benefits: 1. Eliminates and removes contaminants that cause odor and irritation to bathers: URINE PERSPIRATION POLLEN DUST SUNSCREEN 2. Helps Create sparkling clear water and reduces SCG Maintenance & extends cell life […]

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How to Backwash a Sand Filter

Backwashing a sand filter is very similar to backwashing a Hayward Pro-Grid D.E. filter except there is no replacement of D.E. or sand afterward. The sand should be replaced about once every 5 years. After 5 years, the sand loses its filtration efficiency and the filter cycle must run even longer to get the same […]

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How Many Gallons Are In My Pool

About Ground Pools Size Shape Avg. Depth Gallons Avg. Depth Gallons 8′ Round 4′ 1700 5′ 2000 12′ Round 4′ 3398 5′ 3800 15′ Round 4′ 5310 5′ 5700 18′ Round 4′ 7646 5′ 8200 20′ Round 4′ 9400 5′ 10000 24′ Round 4′ 13593 5′ 14600 28′ Round 4′ 18500 5′ 20000 33′ Round […]

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BASIC POOL MAINTENANCE

Water Care Routine water care as described in the water care section of this guide is an important part of your basic pool maintenance. Please read that section carefully. Debris removal and water line cleaning Empty out skimmer baskets daily. Clean scum line from inside skimmer, walls of skimmer and weir, and water line around […]

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Nitrates and Phosphates FAQs

What are Nitrates and Phosphates? Phosphorous is a mineral and Nitrogen is a gas. Nitrogen enters the water & combines with oxygen to form Nitrates. How do Nitrates and Phosphates get into the pool water? Phosphates come into the pool water from lawn & tree fertilizers (blown or rained in from you or your neighbors […]

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Can I use Household Laundry Bleach instead of Liquid Pool Shock?

FAQS about using Household BLEACH and BAKING SODA in Swimming Pools Can I use Household Laundry Bleach instead of Liquid Pool Shock? Liquid Pool shock is 12.5% sodium hypochlorite as compared to household bleach which is 3% sodium hypochlorite. Pool shock is 4 times stronger than regular household bleach. A 10,000 gallon pool will require […]

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