More stories about Chemicals

  • BioLab Rolls Out MAP Program

    Chemical manufacturer BioLab has begun a minimum advertised price program for dealers selling its BioGuard and SpaGuard lines of products.

  • New Research for Service Techs Working with Salt

    The Independent Pool & Spa Service Association has commissioned new research geared specifically toward service technicians and salt chlorine generators.

  • Automation Advantages

    It wasn’t so long ago that the word “automated” referred mainly to cleaners and chemical monitors.

  • Cyanuric Confusion

    Bill Peck has been adding cyanuric acid to pools for decades; but in the past few years he’s noticed a change.

  • Electronic Analysis

    Electronic oxidation reduction potential (ORP) and pH meters can provide precise numeric measurements. Still, these devices are subject to their own types of errors.

  • Plaster Analyzed in Chemical Start-Up Tests

    Calcium dust in plaster pools may be preventable, according to a recent study.

  • Embracing e-Commerce

    About three years ago, Joseph Musnicki realized his customers couldn’t always drop into the store to stock up on spa chemicals

  • Experts Say Salt Chlorinators Often Sized Incorrectly

    Many pool and spa professionals are incorrectly sizing salt chlorine generators, according to a growing school of thought

  • Testing the Waters

    The testing procedures adopted internationally for free and combined chlorine residuals are versions of the DPD procedure developed and refined in the 1940s and ’50s by Dr. Tom Palin in the United Kingdom.

  • Heads Up

    In-floor cleaning systems are designed to ease the ownership of pools by sweeping the interior surfaces, steps and benches of a pool while evenly distributing filtered water, heat and chemicals. In-floor systems are relatively simple; they consist of a mu