How to Tackle Common Pool Stains

If the water is clear, but has a greenish cast then it is a sure sign of copper in the water. If algae are the reason for the water turning green, the pool will also appear cloudy and the walls and floor will be slimy to the touch.

When dealing with pool stains, it is important for service professionals to keep in mind they are not always cut from the same cloth. Therefore, it is critical to diagnose the problem first before providing a broad-spectrum treatment. Take the time to review the origins of common pool stains and determine what the likely cause is for each specific case … Read More

Understanding the Effects Natural Disasters Can Have On Pools

Water is an amazing, mysterious, and powerful element. To understand the capabilities of water and its effect on pools it is vital to understand how it travels throughout the world. The water cycle is a continuous loop of the various ways it transforms and renews itself. Water can exist in three forms: vapor, solid, or liquid. For example, fog is a … Read More

Understanding the Differences Between Pool and Hot Tub Water Quality

Despite some long-held beliefs, a hot tub is not simply a small pool. There are major differences between the chemistry of these aquatic environments that are unique enough to warrant a separate discussion. For service technicians, understanding these differences and knowing how to alter a testing and treatment regimen geared for pools to one suited for hot tubs is critical … Read More

Enzyme-Based Water Conditioners Enhance the Hot Tub Experience

Enzyme-based water conditioners meet the needs of hot tub owners who prefer natural products in all aspects of their lives.

The hot water industry is constantly evolving, making it necessary to research new trends and products in the hot tub market. For instance, there is growing interest in the use of natural products for water conditioning, balancing, and making water maintenance easier. This is all driven by consumer knowledge of, and their need for, an improved bathing experience. This article … Read More

Water Sanitation: Knowing the Differences for Proper Care and Maintenance

Water becomes corrosive when pH is too low, and scaling when the pH is too high—especially for areas with hard water.

The difference between owning a pool with a salt system and one that uses traditional means of sanitation may seem expansive. For many, the perception of salt pools is that they are maintenance-free and often times chlorine-free systems. Dispelling the myths about salt pools can be difficult, but as pool professionals, there is a necessity to at least massage pool … Read More

Embracing Education in the Operation of Water Care Systems

Providing a healthy and safe swimming environment should be the primary goal for professionals working in the public and residential swimming pool markets.

Providing a healthy and safe swimming environment should be the primary goal for professionals working in the public and residential swimming pool markets. Having thorough understanding and training in proper disinfection is critical to protecting swimmers. The following is an overview on the most current methods of primary and secondary disinfection, and monitoring devices. Automatic chemical controllers Although the majority … Read More

Restoring Pool and Hot Tub Water to Its Original State

Restoring Pool and Hot Tub Water to Its Original State

Water has been under a lot of stress in modern times. Each year, the world generates roughly 36 trillion kilograms (400 billion tons) of waste, which, unfortunately, for many years ended up in the world’s rivers, streams, lakes, and oceans. According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), 50 percent of groundwater supplies in North America are contaminated with pesticides. Water … Read More

Off-Season Water Care: Managing Pool Water Balance and Controlling Organics

In some parts of the U.S., pools are typically treated only once as the cover prevents outside debris and waste materials from entering the water.

Whether one calls it winterizing, closing, off-season, or end-of-season pool care—how pool professionals handle water care once there is not much pool activity, all boils down to what part of the country the pool is located. In all cases, the two variables that need to be addressed are (a) managing water balance, and (b) controlling organics. This article will focus … Read More

Hot Tub Water Care Made Easy

People do not want to check their hot tub water regularly; they want to enjoy it in a manner that provides predictable and satisfying results.

As a pool industry professional, you have probably heard a plethora of customer complaints regarding hot tub water care. Some say their water is cloudy all the time and they cannot figure out why. Others are frustrated from having to battle the up and down pH ladder with levels climbing or dropping off the charts. On top of that, they … Read More