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What You Need To Know About Your Myrtle Beach Pool Water

What You Need To Know About Your Myrtle Beach Pool Water

When it comes to swimming in your Myrtle Beach pool water, it is imperative to understand that your tap water does not equal your pool water! There’s much that has to be done to treat your swimming pool water in order to make it safe and healthy for you and your family. Some of the tests needed will be to check for alkalinity levels, as well as the calcium hardness. It is necessary to sequester the various minerals and metals in the water and something known as a stabilizer will need to be added to the water to ensure that the chlorine stays in and does its job. Finally, the pH balance in the water has to be checked frequently to determine how much chlorine is needed. Treating New Water In Your Myrtle Beach Pool One thing that is often forgotten is that you must treat any new pool water that gets added. This means if the pool overflows, gets a lot of rainwater or if the water level gets low and more new water is added. All new water has to be treated! Failing to do this will result in the plaster being damaged or stained, equipment being damaged and also it can cause algae to grow and the water to be unsafe. Any time you have 10-12 inches of water added or replaced, new treatment should be done. Pets In Pools A few things about dogs in pools. First of all, yes it is ok to let your pet swim in the pool. You should understand, however, that you’ll need to pay more attention to cleaning out the...
Top Ten Questions About Myrtle Beach Pool Care

Top Ten Questions About Myrtle Beach Pool Care

We hear from people all the time about a wide range of questions concerning your Myrtle Beach pool. Here are some of the most common questions and issues, and the information you need to answer them. The Top Ten Questions About Your Myrtle Beach Pool Care 1.   Why Is The Water Green? Usually, the answer is found in the chlorine. Not enough chlorine will cause green or black patches in corners, near steps, etc. Your pool needs the right amount of chlorine and it also needs proper water circulation in order to run correctly. The filter should be running at least 8 hours each day during high use season, and no less than 6 hours during colder months. Low chlorine levels can be caused by not checking and adding each evening as needed, not enough time with the pump running, black algae, or the chlorinator not working. If you have a saltwater pool, low salt can also cause insufficient chlorine levels. The answer is to shock the pool water and bring the chlorine levels back to normal. 2.   Why is my pool water cloudy? This takes us back to the first question because cloudy pool water is usually what you see when the water is getting ready to turn green. So, it would be crucial to check the chemical levels each evening and make sure you are adding the right amount. Calcium deposits from chlorine in a granular form could also contribute to cloudiness. Call us here at Elko Pools for advice on how to handle cloudy water! 3.   I think my pool might be leaking, what could be...

Moving a Pool/Billiard Table

How To Move a Billiard Table Whether you are moving across town or across the country, moving is never an easy task.  When you have a billiard table it becomes even more complex.  Many people will pack their items themselves and then hire a couple of guys with a truck to move their belongings.  This can be a very costly experience if you are moving a billiard table.  Replacing the slate top or ending up with a table that can’t be balanced is a real nightmare. Elko Spas, Billiards and Pools can handle this delicate process for you.  They can take down the billiard table and prepare it for a move across the country or they can reassemble the table at your new home locally. What is involved in moving a billiard table? If the pockets of your table have staples they need to be removed and each pocket must be marked as to its position.  This is a delicate process to ensure that the covering is not damaged.  If you attempt this yourself you will want to wear safety glasses and gloves and use a drill to remove the staples. Remove the screws from all side rails and mark the rails to ensure proper placement when reassembled. It is often necessary to remove the felt from the slate.  This will ensure a safer move of the slate itself.  This process will require that the felt be replaced when the table is reassembled which is a service that Elko can provide.  If the slate is covered with wax, as in the case with some billiard tables, the wax will...