• December 01, 2012

    Making It Clear

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

     
     
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    July 29, 2011

    Sizing Salt Chlorinators

    While electrolytic chlorine generators (ECGs) for residential pools have traditionally been sized by pool volume, ECGs for commercial pools take bather load into account.Read More

     
     
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    December 01, 2010

    Sanitation with Brominating Products

    Brominated pools tend to exhibit different characteristics than those of pools using traditional chlorine sanitation.Read More

     
     
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    November 26, 2010

    Chlorine Demand

    Chlorine demand can be defined as the inability to maintain a chlorine residual in a pool or spa.Read More

     
     
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    October 15, 2010

    Borate Chemistry

    Borates are found throughout nature, and are refined for a variety of diverse applications.Read More

     
     
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    August 01, 2010

    Using Mineral Sanitizers

    Silver is used as a powerful bactericide in many products, and copper is used as a common algaecide.Read More

     
     
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    June 01, 2010

    Figuring Out Fiber

    Cellulose fiber is gaining popularity as a filtration media for use in septum-type (D.E.) filters, and as a filter aid in cartridge and sand filters.Read More

     
     
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    May 01, 2010

    A Salty Start

    The initial steps in opening a saltwater pool are very similar to traditional pools, but a few key stages are critical to ensure the right start for the summer.Read More

     
     
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    April 01, 2010

    Diagnosing Discoloration

    Most pool owners assess the well being of their swimming pool by what they can see: the clarity of the water and the appearance of its surfaces.Read More

     
     
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    March 01, 2010

    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.Read More

     
     
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    February 01, 2010

    The Difference in Testing

    Electronic testing devices for water analysis seem to be everywhere these days.Read More

     
     
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    January 01, 2010

    Maintaining Vinyl

    Vinyl pool liners are protected by special additives and coatings that can withstand extremes of sun, temperature and constant exposure to chemically treated water.Read More

     
     
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    December 01, 2009

    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 muRead More

     
     
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    November 01, 2009

    Filtering for Maximum Efficiency

    A topic of much conversation in the industry lately has been energy efficiency in swimming pool systems.Read More

     
     
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    October 01, 2009

    Trapping the Enemy

    Properly maintained sand filters do a fine job of keeping swimming pool water free of much of the undesirable bits and pieces that become suspended in it during normal use.Read More

     
     
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    September 01, 2009

    Winterizing Salt

    Closing a traditionally sanitized pool is a routine event that many of us have done over and over again. But the spectacular growth of saltwater pools brings new considerations to this old routineRead More

     
     
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    September 01, 2009

    Salt Pool Primer

    The following links will provide you with greater details on the unique characteristics of saltwater, especially in regards to conductivity and temperatureRead More

     
     
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    August 14, 2009

    Solving Stains

    Salt chlorine pools have become popular over the past few years.Read More

     
     
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    June 12, 2009

    A Force to Reckon With

    As pool industry professionals, we are being directed by the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act to install anti-entrapment drain covers and safety vacuum release systems (SVRS) on many public pools.Read More

     
     
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    May 15, 2009

    Breaking Point

    The practice of overapplying chlorine is a serious problem that’s resulted in negative media coverage for commercial pools. Many techs assume so-called breakpoint chlorination eliminates chloramines, but actually it can exacerbate the problem.Read More

     
     
 
 
 

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