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How To Save Water When Maintaining Your Hot Tubs

How To Save Water When Maintaining Your Hot Tubs

Maintaining hot tubs and swimming pools is one of the many tasks of a homeowner that requires a lot of water. If you are a homeowner who is living an environment-friendly lifestyle, this can be a huge dilemma for you. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to continue with your maintenance routine without using a lot of water. Always maintain clean filters – The filters of your hot tub helps in maintaining clean water. And the longer you maintain clean water in your tub, the less frequently you need to replace the water. These filters work similarly to swimming pool filters. They trap dirt and debris and keep them away from your tub water. You need to regularly check them to ensure they are clean and unclogged. Otherwise, they will not be able to effectively do their job and your tub water will get dirty and cloudy quickly. Elko Spas Billiards & Pools highly recommends investing in two sets of reusable filters. This will allow you to have clean filters to use while cleaning and drying the dirty ones. You can also opt to use disposable filters if you do not have the time to wash and clean reusable filters. Know when to change your tub water – Changing your tub water is one of the many aspects of regular maintenance that uses a lot of water. This is why it is important that you know when it is the right time to change your tub water. It is not recommended that you change your tub water every month, especially if not a lot of people are... read more
Guidelines For Swimming Pool Inspection

Guidelines For Swimming Pool Inspection

With a huge variety of swimming pool layouts and the many different equipment, the safety considerations could be quite confusing. From various swimming pool liners to purchasing an array of toys, you have a whole lot to choose from. You could always ask for assistance from the swimming pool experts at Elko Spas Billiards & Pools if you wish to know more. You will need a lot of things for your swimming pool, which also requires constant upkeep. The very first point to do when inspecting your swimming pool is to determine the average depth. Knowing this will assist you in determining the capacity of your swimming pool. You can identify the average depth through the addition of the shallow end and the deep end, and then divide the result by two. The average depth informs you a great deal about your swimming pool, including the capacity and design. As soon as you know your average depth, you would be able to get the swimming pool devices that you need without any troubles. The Myrtle Beach swimming pool design can also help you in finding the right kind of pool cover. There are a few covers to choose from, a lot of which differ from season to season. You could make use of different pool covers for the summer season, springtime, as well as the winter season. Each variation gives you something different with regards to security. Elko Spas Billiards & Pools has a wide selection of covers to pick from. Provided that you know your swimming pool design, choosing the right cover will be easy. Once you know... read more
Maintaining Water Balance With Proper Use Of Pool Chemicals

Maintaining Water Balance With Proper Use Of Pool Chemicals

  Most experts agree that the key to maintaining the right water balance is the proper use and handling of pool chemicals. On the other hand, water balance can be confusing and complicated for many homeowners. This is why they often tend to hire professionals to help maintain their swimming pools. There are other homeowners, however, who prefer not to work with service providers and contractors. These homeowners opt to maintain their swimming pools on their own. And most often, they have limited knowledge in swimming pool maintenance and water chemistry. If you are among these pool owners, this article will provide you with the basic knowledge that you need in order to effectively maintain your swimming pool. Why is maintaining water balance important? The first thing you need to learn about is the importance of maintaining the right water balance and chemistry. According to swimming pool professionals and Myrtle Beach pool chemicals experts, maintaining pool water balance helps ensure safety and comfort of anyone who uses the swimming pool as well as prevent corrosion of the parts of the swimming pool and your pool equipment. The right water balance is necessary to ensure your swimming pool is highly protected from the development of bacteria and algae. If you know how to maintain the right balance, you will not have to worry about frequently disinfecting your pool, especially before and after you use it. Moreover, you do not have to regularly check for algae development. You do not want these in your swimming pool because they may cause harm and trigger diseases to anyone who will use your pool.... read more
Helpful Shopping Tips When Checking Out Hot Tubs For Sale

Helpful Shopping Tips When Checking Out Hot Tubs For Sale

Considering the wide range of hot tubs for sale in Myrtle Beach, finding the best and most suitable hot tub for your needs may take a long while. This is why most homeowners start to shop for hot tubs long before they actually are ready to buy. This gives them sufficient time to find the best and most cost effective hot tub, maximizing the use of their hard earned money. To help you easily sort out the long lists of hot tubs for sale in Myrtle Beach, here are some shopping tips to consider. Test the hot tub Many hot tub manufacturers dedicate an area in their store to allow buyers to test their products. This is often part of their show room where buyers can actually soak in the tub and experience the models of hot tub they are considering buying. This helps you to determine whether or not the tub is perfect for your needs. When trying out the tub, what you should specifically pay attention to are: the depth of the tub the comfort of the seats how the jets function flooring space for you to comfortably move around the tub along with a couple of other people added features of the particular model you are testing out. Keep in mind that each model has a certain feature that the manufacturers are trying to sell you. If they keep on talking about it, you might as well spend time to test it out and prove its efficiency and benefits for yourself. It would also help you decide if you try out all the options that the... read more
Easy-To-Follow Pool Maintenance Schedule For Every Homeowner

Easy-To-Follow Pool Maintenance Schedule For Every Homeowner

The key to successful pool maintenance is commitment and consistency. The actual maintenance tasks are fairly easy provided you have the right tools and equipment. They are pretty easy to learn and do with professional assistance. Despite this, however, it is still helps if you are in contact with a pool expert like Elko Spas Billiards & Pools to ensure that you have professional assistance when accidents happen or if you think you did something wrong. Why should you commit to regular pool maintenance? Maintaining your swimming pool on a regular basis will help you prevent pool problems that can become repetitive and costly in the long run. Plus, it will also help extend the lifespan of your swimming pool, its features and the other parts of its system such as the pumps and vacuum cleaner. More importantly, you and the rest of the family can enjoy summer with crystal clear water. If you are having difficulties committing to a maintenance schedule for your swimming pool, here is an easy-to-follow schedule that you can check out. Do the following twice in one week: Check pH levels using test strips that are available in many local swimming pool supplies store. The pH level of your swimming pool should be between 7.4 and 7.6. If the results returned a different reading, adjust the chemistry of your pool water using appropriate chemicals. If you do not know how to do this, seek professional assistance from experts. Add chlorine to the pool water to maintain the concentration of useable chlorine in the swimming pool at approximately three parts per million. Professionals highly recommend... read more
Closing Your Swimming Pool With The Right Pool Chemicals

Closing Your Swimming Pool With The Right Pool Chemicals

One of the many methods in closing your swimming pool in preparation for the winter season is balancing its water chemistry using the right swimming pool chemicals. It is important to properly close your swimming pool at the start of the winter season. This helps protect your swimming pool from freeze damage as well as makes it easier for you to open it in the spring. If you do not have the time and necessary tools and supplies to properly close your swimming pool, you should have professionals do this for you. There are lots of experienced pool experts in Myrtle Beach such as Elko Spas Billiards & Pools that you can hire to help you properly close your swimming pool before the temperature decreases. If you decide to close your swimming pool on your own, you will need a home water test kit for testing the water chemistry of your pool. You also need swimming pool chemicals – such as chlorine, sodium bisulfate, sodium carbonate, algaecide, and calcium chloride – for adjusting to the right water chemistry level. Here are the steps that you should take to properly close your swimming pool. Test and adjust the current water chemistry of your swimming pool Use your home test kit to determine the current chemical levels of your swimming pool in Myrtle Beach. The primary chemicals that you need to check are the pH level, alkalinity level and calcium hardness. pH level should be between 7.2 to 7.6. The alkalinity of your swimming pool should be 80 to 120 parts per million while the calcium hardness should be 180 to... read more
How to Maintain Your Hot Tub or Spa

How to Maintain Your Hot Tub or Spa

Many hot tub owners are under the false impression that doing proper maintenance on it is difficult or time consuming. This is not the case, however! Just a few consistent steps will keep things easy and trouble free. Here are some great tips to get you started on your hot tub or spa maintenance and keep it working at peak performance! Tips for Hot Tub and Spa Maintenance The first thing to remember is to do things on a regular basis to avoid bigger problems that could be costly. Most hot tubs or spas are made from acrylic, which is fairly easy to clean often, due to its non-porous and smooth surface. Germs cannot hide out and get stuck in the pores on acrylic finishes the way they can on concrete that is used on most swimming pools. All you really need to do to clean your spa is to wipe it down with a damp cloth and cleanser that’s not abrasive. Elko Spas Billiards and Pools can help you choose the right product if you have questions about it. If you have a cover for your Jacuzzi that is exposed to the elements, then you should get a special vinyl protector solution and apply that to protect from sun, wind or rain & snow. If you can, don’t let that cleanser get into the water, even though it’s mild. The same way you add chemicals to a swimming pool, there are some chemicals required for spas and hot tubs as well. These chemicals keep the proper pH balance level right, clean the water from bacteria that could be... read more
Billiards: A Guide For Beginners

Billiards: A Guide For Beginners

Learning how to play billiards is not that hard. With constant practice, you can easily win your first match in just a few hours. You need to know that there are different kinds of billiards games; but, you’ll find easy ways of getting to know each one so you can also play while at the billiards hall. If you wish to play like a pro, of course, you will require advanced training. Once you master all the needed skills, it will be easy for you to dominate a billiards championship. One of the simplest method to learn the game is by reading a how-to book. There are different types of books related to billiards Myrtle Beach and you can find them at bookstores near you. However, just like all the other books, there are some authors who wrote the steps in a manner that is hard for newbies to understand. If you wish to study a billiards help book without getting confused, be sure to select the best one. To help you locate the appropriate book, you need to do your research before heading to the bookstore and one good way to help you do this is to ask for recommendations from billiard players. Another great place where you can get good referrals is a billiards forum. Simply get yourself a username and begin a topic that asks everybody about the top billiards beginner’s self-help books. Once you have posted your message, you need to get lots of responses; once you have read their recommendations, check out the book titles online and pick one that you like. You also... read more
Tips For Maintaining Above Ground Pools

Tips For Maintaining Above Ground Pools

Having an above ground pool at your home in Myrtle Beach can be fun and exciting. However, when it is time to maintain and clean your swimming pool, you need to make sure that you follow a few basic yet important tips. By following the appropriate procedures when maintaining your pool, the task will be less difficult and much safer and enjoyable for you and your family. Guidelines For Your Above Ground Pool Maintenance: Assess the level of chlorine. We could say that the disinfection of an above ground pool Myrtle Beach means sterilizing the pool, So keep in mind that if you use improper methods of disinfecting your swimming pool, it could lead to problems like becoming a breeding ground for bacteria and algae. Both of these could be removed by using chlorine, which is available in tablet, granular, and liquid form. Regardless of what form you choose, they all work the same way. Another option when it comes to disinfecting a pool is bromine. Be sure to keep the level of “free” chlorine between 1.0 to 3.0 ppm. You also need to chlorinate or add 3 to 4 times the amount of chlorine every day since chlorine level does not stay constant. It is also recommended to do this at night when the above ground pool is not used. Check if pH is above 8.0. At 8.5 chlorine is just 10% active ingredient. For 7.0 it’s around 73% active ingredient. If you keep the pH at around 7.5, chlorine is approximately 50% to 60% active. Be sure to check the pH so that you can take full... read more
7 Tips to Prepare Your Swimming Pool For Hurricane Season

7 Tips to Prepare Your Swimming Pool For Hurricane Season

We are in prime hurricane season. If you have a swimming pool you may be wondering what you need to do to prepare. Here are some tips to help you be ready for any storm. Do Not Empty Your Myrtle Beach Swimming Pool Often the first response is to drain the swimming pool – don’t. Water in the swimming pool provides weight to keep the swimming pool anchored in the ground. When you leave your swimming pool empty it can come out of the ground or simply float up due to pressure build up from ground water caused by the storm. Shut off Power The breaker at the main electrical panel ought to be switched off. Pump motors, chlorinators, lighting, and heating units need to not operate in the storm. Protect Electric Swimming Pool Equipment Wrap the pump motor, light transformers, time clock, and electrical heating units with waterproof plastic. Make sure to tie firmly in place to avoid sand and water from getting in. If flooding is anticipated, disconnect these devices and store them in a dry location. Remove any loose items around the pool Chairs, tables, toys, pool tools or other loose items can become harmful projectiles in high winds. It’s best to keep them inside away from storm. Try to avoid tossing furniture into swimming pool, unless it is a last option. If so, carefully place items in swimming pool Myrtle Beach to prevent damage and staining. Add Extra Chlorine to the Pool To avoid contamination from debris and extreme storm water, add a granular shock, ideally Power Powder Plus or Chlor Brite. Stop by our... read more

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