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Category Archives: Pool Advices

The Chemical Balance of Your Pool: Alkalinity and Hardness

plunge into balanced water

Alkalinity and hardness are two fundamental parameters involved in the balance of your water and therefore, the quality of your swimming. They guarantee stable water for the pool and the swimmers. In general, we are mainly talking about pH and chlorine levels. However, other parameters also come into play in the proper management of your […]

Pool Stabilizer and The Benefits of Using Stabilized Chlorine

pool stabilizer

We all know that chemicals are added to pool water in order to keep them clean and maintained. Chlorine is the most known and obvious chemical used in pools. But, what many people don’t know is that if chlorine is not used with a pool stabilizer, you could be wasting money, time, and also risking […]

Chlorine Pool Shock: Why, When, and How?

recovering a green pool with shock chlorine

Shock chlorine, also known as rapid chlorine, restores optimal disinfection of your pool in a minimal amount of time. It will also be very useful at the opening of the season or when the pool turns green. Why Is It Called “Shock” Chlorine? In granular form, it has high chlorine content and high water solubility. […]

Pool Chemicals – Not All Are The Same

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Most people think all pool chemicals are the same and it does not matter where you buy them. This is one hundred percent NOT TRUE! Not all chemicals are the same. There is good quality and there is bad quality. A pool is an investment, it only makes sense to care for it properly. The […]

Is Your Pool Guy Worth the Cost?

Is Your Pool Guy Worth the Cost?

Many people feel if they own a swimming pool, they need to hire a pool guy or a pool service company to help maintain it. Most of the time hiring a service is really not necessary. The most common reasons people hire someone is convenience, busy schedules, and simply no pool maintenance experience. But is […]

Multifunctional Tabs – A Bad Idea For Your Swimming Pool

Multifunctional Tabs

Ease and safety do not always go hand in hand. Have you ever heard of Multifunctional Tabs? 3-in-1, 5-in-1, or even 7-in-1 Chlorine Tabs for pool water maintenance? They have become very popular because of their ease of use but can be harmful or even dangerous to the environment and your health. We will explain. […]

Why You Should Be Using Chlorine Tablets In Your Pool

Why you should use chlorine tablets

Owning a pool doesn’t have to be a huge time investment. Once you understand your pool and know what it needs, everything will fall into place and you will have beautiful, clear water. The most important factor in keeping a pool clean is by adding chlorine to it. Chlorine can be added in many ways, […]

6 reasons not to use bleach in your pool !

L'eau de javel est un mauvais réflexe

6 reasons why you should avoid disinfecting your pool with bleach Bleach is very low in active chlorine concentration (between 2.5 and 5% active chlorine at most!). It will therefore require astronomical quantities of bleach to obtain the same disinfection results as with suitable chlorinated products (chlorine tabs, fast chlorine, etc…). Bleach has a very high pH (pH=12), which […]