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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...