Choosing The Right Chemicals For Your Swimming Pool

Choosing The Right Chemicals For Your Swimming Pool

One of the keys to effectively maintain proper water chemistry is choosing the right pool chemicals. It is important for every pool owner to learn how to properly keep their pool’s chemical balance as this helps to ensure the safety and cleanliness of their swimming pool. As a result, they no longer need to pay for pool repairs. Despite this, not every pool owner knows how to effectively choose the right chemicals for their swimming pool. This article details helpful tips and information to help pool owners choose the right chemicals, primarily chlorine and cyanuric acid. Chlorine to sanitize your swimming pool Chlorine is the most popular among pool chemicals. It is required regardless of the type and size of your swimming pool because chlorine kills bacteria and algae as well as other types of microorganisms that can grow and develop in your swimming pool. Chlorine is available in different forms including 3-inch and 1-inch tablets, granular forms and in sticks. These forms also differ in their active ingredients. Chlorine sticks and tablets contain Trichlor while granular chlorine contains Dichlor. These also differ in price. The most affordable is the 3-inch tablet. It is also the most common and can be used in different types of swimming pool because it dissolves quickly and requires less maintenance. One inch tablet dissolve more quickly as it is smaller. This is why it is more commonly used in smaller sized swimming pools and spas. Chlorine sticks have the longest dissolving time because it is the largest among all chlorine forms. When buying chlorine in stick or tablet form, pool owners should beware...
Getting Started With Billiard Games

Getting Started With Billiard Games

If you’re looking for a fun game you can play with the whole family, then look no farther than the wonderful world of billiard games. It has a history that dates back to 15th century France and the different styles of the game area as diverse as the regions they come from. There are even several variations of the British, American, Australian, and French styles of billiards. Basically, there are several different types of billiard games and one of the more common ones is the game called Eight Ball. The divisions most often seen in the game of billiards would be Carom billiards, which has no pockets, the game of pool, which has six pockets, and Snooker, which is pretty different than both of the afore mentioned games. All sorts of art and literature through the ages have mentioned the game of billiards. If you know your Shakespeare, then you know that it was a game for royalty. Many great philosophers and kings enjoyed the game as well. Clearly it was thought of as a very intelligent game. The Basics Of Billiard Games All billiard games utilize a pool table for play. However, there are many kinds of pool tables and different billiard games will require different pool tables. A standard pool table is twice the length of its width and are a rectangular shape. Pool tables can be 7, 8, or 9 feet long, and in rare cases, a ten-foot table can be found, although these are most likely antique. If you come across one in great condition or one that has been restored to its former glory,...
Helpful Tips When Placing Hot Tubs In Small Spaces

Helpful Tips When Placing Hot Tubs In Small Spaces

Hot tubs come in different designs, styles and sizes. They are made to fit any size of room or backyard. Thus, if you have a small backyard or patio, that should not stop you from investing in your own outdoor spa. Do not worry about the limited space available. There are things that you can do to maximize the space and make the space highly comfortable and ultimately relaxing. Here are some helpful tips that you can consider when placing your outdoor spa in small spaces. Natural landscapes effectively complement hot tubs The nice view in your yard is a great compliment to your outdoor spa. All you need is a properly leveled patio or deck. It is also important to ensure that it will have a strong and proper foundation to avoid any accidents and damages to the tub. You can also consider creating a terraced garden and placing your outdoor spa in the center. This is perfect for those homes with yards that are inclined. All you need is to find a flat area where you will have professionals build a level deck to serve as foundation for the tub.  You do not need any other additional features because the natural environment will already provide you with the relaxation and comfort that you need. Replace tall fences with trees and potted plants Tall fences can make your yard look tighter and create an uncomfortable atmosphere. Although it provides you with the privacy that you need, it does not work well with small spaces and yards. It only makes the space look more limited and closed in. What...
Hot Tub Covers

Hot Tub Covers

Having a cover for your hot tub is as essential as the hot tub itself.  Here are some facts about hot tub covers and why you want to make sure you have one installed. Why you need a hot tub cover The keep impurities from getting into your Jacuzzi Leaves, insects and trash can blow into your hot tubs causing problems with the filter and polluting the water.  A cover will keep these problems at a minimum.  Even if your tub is not outdoors but inside a porch or sun room, you will still get impurities in the tub if it is not covered. Protection for pets and children.  You have heard the horror stories of children drowning in a hot tub.  Children and pets are curious and will climb up anything to see what is inside.  Most hot tub covers are very heavy and will prevent a pet or child from accidentally falling into the hot tub.  The heaviness of the cover also prevents children from lifting up the cover and trying to crawl into the hot tubs. A cover will protect your Jacuzzi from sunlight.  Exposure to the direct sun can cause problems. Also, when the weather is warmer the sun can cause bacteria to build up and increased algae in your hot tub.  Having a cover will protect the tub from excessive sunlight. A cover will help to retain heat.  It can be expensive to maintain a hot water temperature in your hot tub.  Having a cover will help to retain the heat in the tub and lower your electric bill.  Most covers are insulated with...
Helpful Guide In Buying A Hot Tub

Helpful Guide In Buying A Hot Tub

A hot tub is such a fine addition to your bathroom, sunroom, or backyard. There are various reasons why people choose to get them. These reasons include: adding beauty to the bathroom, soothing muscles and joints, and helping to relax the body and mind. Many reports have been published identifying the health effects of using hot tubs. They have been proven numerous times to help improve circulation and sleeping habits. They also serve as a great form of entertainment for household members. All these reasons make the purchase of hot tubs a truly benefiting investment. On the other hand, the process of buying is not an easy one as there are many sizes, shapes, and styles to choose from, not to mention the wide range of features available in a single tub. To help you easily buy a hot tub, here is a helpful guide: Determine where you want to place the tub. You can place it outside on your patio or deck, like what most American homeowners prefer. Alternatively, you can also opt to put inside the house, particularly in the master bedroom. You may also choose to put it in an enclosed sun room or the basement. Be sure you choose an area where a tub will comfortably fit. There should also be sufficient room for the people who will be using the tub to move about freely. If you want to install steps to help with getting in and out, you’ll also have to ensure sufficient space for this.If you choose to place the tub inside your home, make sure the room where you’ll put the...