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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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There are so many heater choices. How do I know which one is right for me?

There are so many heater choices. How do I know which one is right for me? Gas heaters, electric heat pumps, and solar heating systems each have their own set of pros and cons. Gas heaters typically raise the water temperature between 1 and 2 degrees per hour. They raise the water temperature the fastest […]

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Why does my pool water have a very strong chlorine smell?

Why does my pool water have a very strong chlorine smell? What you smell are chloramines. Chloramines form when there is an insufficient amount of free chlorine in the pool water to sanitize the pool. A chlorine shock treatment is needed to dissipate the chloramines and establish a free available chlorine level in the pool […]

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Swimmers in my pool complain that their eyes are burning. Am I adding too much chlorine?

Swimmers in my pool complain that their eyes are burning. Am I adding too much chlorine? If swimmers are complaining that their eyes are burning your pool water chemistry is not in balance. It may be from too high levels of chlorine, but it may also be from pH or alkalinity being too high or […]

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How do I know which filter is right for my pool?

How do I know which filter is right for my pool? There are 3 types of filters: Cartridge, Sand, and Diatomaceous Earth (DE). These filters pass water through their media so that dirt and algae particles are collected there and clean water is passed back into your pool. Cartridge filters have a fiber cartridge that […]

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My in-ground vinyl lined pool is a swamp! Can I empty it, scrub the liner, and refill it?

My in-ground vinyl lined pool is a swamp! Can I empty it, scrub the liner, and refill it? This could be a very expensive error. You do not want to empty an in-ground vinyl liner pool for several reasons. If you empty the pool the liner will contract and shrink. When you re-fill the pool […]

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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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