Water Quality

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    Eye on the Media

    Diatomaceous earth and cartridges each do an excellent job of keeping pools free of particulates.

     
  • Making It Clear

    Turbidity is one of the most predominant water quality issues in the pool industry.

     
  • Chemical Concerns

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

     
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    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

     
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    Proper Performance

    Just because salt chlorination is largely an automated process doesn’t mean it is maintenance-free.

     
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    Working Together

    As helpful as new technologies might be, a foolproof, all-in-one pool sanitation solution still hasn’t been invented yet.

     
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    Avoid Overcalibration

    A frequently made mistake in the use of automatic controllers takes place on the commercial side.

     
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    In Control

    A handful of leading manufacturers have introduced products that connect automation systems to smart devices so consumers and industry professionals can monitor and control settings using a Web-enabled app.

     
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    Spot the Mark

    It’s an all-too-familiar story: The pool’s surface looked pristine when filling began — but a few weeks or months later, patches of small white spots have appeared along the walls or floor

     
  • Clear as Glass

    A growing trend in swimming pool filtration uses recycled glass in lieu of quartz silica sand in conventional pool sand filters.

     
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    State of the Market

    As long as there are pools and spas, there will be chemicals to help treat them.

     
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    Keeping Tabs on Chemical Pricing

    When suppliers announced they were raising the price of muriatic acid last fall, many retailers reluctantly followed suit.

     
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    Stain Detection

    The sudden appearance of a stain or other surface discoloration often brings a barrage of questions, both from the homeowner and the service professional: What caused it? Can it be removed? Can it be prevented from returning? And of course, the ever-popul

     
  • Preventing Saltwater Problems

    Scale, stains and cloudy water are the most common challenges with saltwater pools — but only if they are not maintained correctly.

     
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    Lethal Light

    Between the rising costs of electricity and growing consumer demand for “green” water treatment solutions, ultraviolet (UV) radiation is becoming an increasingly popular tool for disinfecting pools and spas.

     
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    The Ozone Option

    One additional application of ultraviolet radiation (UV) — and a potential complement to a UV system — is ozone

     
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    Media Matters

    Water clarity is a crucial aspect of pool maintenance, whether a job site involves a small family pool or a huge commercial vessel

     
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    Future Filtration

    The quest to create a filtration system that handles high flow rates and bather loads, filters the finest particles possible and stays unclogged with minimal maintenance has led to the development of some promising new technologies.

     
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    In the Zone

    Ozone can provide an effective supplementary disinfection system for swimming pools.

     
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    UV Uses

    Ultraviolet (UV)-generated ozone is an affordable option that’s becoming more popular for residential applications.

     
 
 
 

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