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Brushing Up Your Knowledge On Pool Chemicals

Brushing Up Your Knowledge On Pool Chemicals

Although you know about the basic pool chemicals that you need to maintain and take care of your swimming pool, you might have difficulties choosing the specific chemicals to buy may be difficult and overwhelming especially considering the wide variety of chemicals available in the market today. Add to this the right amounts that you need to purchase. You should know the exact amount of chemicals to buy to avoid having the need to store the excess at home, which can be dangerous and risky for your kids and your pets. To help you choose the right pool chemicals to buy, below is a list of some helpful tips. Consider buying a preventive maintenance program. When you visit a pool supplies store or when you consult a pool professional such as Elko Spas Billiards and Pools, they will recommend that you buy maintenance programs. These programs have the complete set of chemicals that you need in order to take care and maintain your swimming pool. Basically, these preventive maintenance programs often include a sanitizer such as chlorine, a shock, algaecide, balancing chemicals to help you adjust water chemistry and test strips so you can ensure you have achieved a balanced chemistry for your pool water. Buy complete chemical programs from legit retailers and pool suppliers. To be sure that you are buying the right types and amounts of pool chemicals, buy only from legit retailers and providers. They can offer professional suggestions about the types of chemicals that you should use depending on the type and size of your swimming pool. If you like, they can also come up...
Winter Pool Chemicals In Myrtle Beach

Winter Pool Chemicals In Myrtle Beach

Taking care of a pool at spring, summer and fall is a pretty basic job, but many pool owners do not know how to properly take care of a swimming pool in the winter. While it is not rocket science to make sure your pool gets properly maintained when the weather starts getting colder, you have to know what to do to ensure the best results. To help you out, we have gathered together a couple of special things that you need to remember for winter pool chemicals and maintenance: The basics The basic premise for winter pool maintenance is to keep the pool covered at all times and to make sure that none of the mechanical parts and pipes will get frozen. These two tricks form the baseline for your winter pool maintenance, but sadly, it is not as easy as that. To ensure that the pool stays in the best condition possible, all of the experts in the pool industry recommend that you use chemicals to enhance the results. Algaecides Algaecides are chemicals which are meant to prevent algae from growing in your pool. Without algaecides, the pool would get incredibly dirty during the winter, and most likely there would be a nasty surprise and a big cleaning operation waiting for you when the warmer weather conditions come back. It is essential to add some algaecide to the pool’s water a day before you stop using it for the winter. When you do this, the water will have enough time to circulate throughout the pool and the algaecide will do its trick and be evenly spread. Then,...
3 Pool Chemicals You Need

3 Pool Chemicals You Need

Every pool owner has to deal with chemicals at some point in time.  When dealing with pool chemicals, there are a few things that you should know. No matter how many chemicals you have, you should never attempt to mix them together. You should never try to add water to dry chemicals of any form. Last but not least, you should never under any circumstances attempt to handle chemicals with your bare hands. Throughout your time of owning a pool, there are 3 pool chemicals that you simply must have for your pool.  These chemicals are very important, as you’ll be using them quite frequently so be sure and stop by Elko Spas, Billiards and Pools and pick up your pool supplies. Chlorine tablets Chlorine tablets come in dimensions of either 1 inch or 3 inch.  Chlorine tablets go in your skimmer, normally 3 – 4 tablets at a time.  During the summer, when you run your pool on a daily basis, you’ll need to change out your tablets every week or so.  If you are planning to use 2 skimmers, you’ll need around 8 tablets each week.  You can buy chlorine tablets by the bucket, containing 30 – 50 tablets.  They can tend to get expensive, around $80.00 a bucket, so you’ll need to have plenty of money to invest in your pool during the summer. Alkaline powder Even though chlorine in your water will help to kill off germs, it can also raise the level of acid in your pool.  If you aren’t using enough alkaline, parts that contain metal will begin to corrode, turning your water...
Choosing The Right Pool Chemicals For Your Swimming Pool

Choosing The Right Pool 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...
How To Prevent Injuries Related To Handling Pool Chemicals

How To Prevent Injuries Related To Handling Pool Chemicals

Pool chemicals are essential in maintaining swimming pools, particularly in keeping them clean and sanitized. Specific chemicals are used to prevent the pool water from becoming a breeding ground of bacteria and algae. Additionally, chemicals are also used to protect swimming pool equipment from corroding and scaling. Indeed, there are lots of benefits in using chemicals as part of regular swimming pool maintenance. Despite this, however, it is important to keep in mind that these are still chemicals. Improper handling and storage can result to injuring the pool owners and members of the household as well as causing harm to the environment. This is why it is also important for pool owners who opt to handle chemicals on their own to learn about effective use of the chemicals. Below is a list of tips for pool owners on how to effectively handle pool chemicals to prevent injuries. 1. Build a suitable storage area for your chemicals The best way to keep children and pets from playing with chemicals is to store them in a suitable storage area. Elko Spas, Billiards & Pools recommends a storage area that has spill containment features. These features will help keep spills and leaks from your chemicals in a single place, preventing them from mixing with other chemicals in the storage area including those that you use for a different purpose. It also helps if you have suitable fire suppression equipment in your storage area, preferably near where you place your chemicals. Make sure the equipment is accessible so you can easily reach them in times of an emergency. In addition to this, experts...