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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...
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...
Kids And Pool Maintenance: Yes, They Can!

Kids And Pool Maintenance: Yes, They Can!

Pool maintenance should not be the sole responsibility of the adults. Kids can also help take care of your swimming pool. In fact, experts highly recommend teaching your kids the basics of pool care and maintenance so they learn how to be responsible pool owners at an early age. After all, no one loves and uses swimming pools more than kids. Here are some helpful things that you can teach your kids about proper pool maintenance and care. Simple and easy cleaning techniques These may include skimming the surface of the water using a pool net. Show them how to use the net to remove leaves and other debris on the surface of the pool water. Make sure, however, that they are big enough to hold the pool net without dropping it on the pool or hurting themselves. Running the vacuum along the sides of the swimming pool is also an easy cleaning task that you can assign to your kids. And for younger ones, you can have them removing any dirt that they can see and reach in the swimming pool. For those that they cannot reach, they should inform you or any adult in the area and have them remove the dirt instead. Being responsible in cleaning the swimming pool When you fist teach a kid how to clean the swimming pool, you need to be by their side as they do the task. On the other hand, once they get the hang of it, you should move on to teaching them how to be responsible when it comes to cleaning the swimming pool. For this, you...
Essential Accessories for Your Swimming Pool

Essential Accessories for Your Swimming Pool

In the great realm of swimming pools, purchasing supplies and accessories can be quite overwhelming. Selecting the kind of pool as well as the types of accessories can be a bit nerve wracking, as you would expect. You will be making lots of decisions and this can be rather cumbersome. Even though you will find numereous accessories in the market for you swimming pool – you will save considerable time and cash if you understand all the things you need.   One particular accessory that you should have for your swimming pool is a cover. A pool cover works well when it comes to preventing debris and people from getting into your pool, and shielding your water from the elements. During winter, a pool cover will protect your water and pool from the ice, wind, and cold. Based on the type of pool cover you select, you will most likely have to utilize either straps or quite a few hefty items to make sure the pool cover remains in its original position.   A skimmer is another essential swimming pool accessory that you should have. A skimmer can help you collect insects, leaves, branches, and other kinds of debris from the pool’s surface. The skimmer looks like a big badminton racket, and it can effortlessly cut your expenses in terms of pool maintenance. In case you utilize a skimmer on a daily basis to clean out the water surface, your pool will remain clean and tidy a throughout the season.   In case you have a concrete underground pool, you need to make sure that the surface is treated....