More stories about Chemicals

  • Is CYA Out on the Inside?

    Everyone agrees that adding cyanuric acid to a pool extends the life of the chlorine by protecting it from damage by the sun’s UV rays.

  • N.J. Manufacturer Survives Sandy’s Wrath

    Pool chemical manufacturer Alden Leeds sustained heavy damage to its facility during Hurricane Sandy, but unlike many businesses nearby, it managed to survive.

  • ‘Chemical Cloud’ Brings Rare Lesson

    A San Francisco Bay-area builder learned that sometimes it’s not enough to not do anything wrong.

  • Nancy Dozier: Winning Over Skeptics

    “Sometimes I feel I must double-prove myself,” says Nancy Dozier, co-owner/operator, ASP of Lake Oconee, Ga. Local homeowners have been known to react to the female pool service tech with “Are you kidding me?” So Dozier is determin

  • In Memoriam: Ben Solakian

    Industry pioneer Ben Solakian died July 14. He was 80.

  • Invasive Whitefly ‘Sucking Chlorine’ from Florida Pools

    South Florida’s inviting climate has made it home to invasive species such as parakeets, pythons and walking catfish.

  • Carecraft Hires George Williams

    George Williams, a 40-year industry veteran who’s held prominent positions with several major manufacturers, has joined the executive staff of Carecraft.

  • Alleged Product Defect Causes Conflict

    A manufacturer of salt chlorine generators and a Northeast distributor are embroiled in an ongoing lawsuit.

  • Chemical Concerns

    Electrical issues aside, many of the most common spa troubles stem from failures to properly maintain the water’s chemistry.

  • The State of Salt

    Get a group of pool servicepeople together in a room, and the subject of salt chlorination will come up sooner or later