Super chlorinating or “Shocking” means drastically raising the chlorine level of the swimming pool for a short time, to a high enough level that the combined chlorine is oxidized and burnt off. During the summer a pool should be shocked at least once each week.... View Article
Conditioner, also know as Stabilizer or cyanuric acid, slows the depletion of chlorine caused by sunlight. Adding conditioner to your pool water will help you maintain the correct level of chlorine.
Cloudy water can be caused by a number of factors including improper pH, a dirty filter, or an elevated calcium level. Once the water has become cloudy it may require chemical treatments, filter cleanings, or the pool/spa may need to be completely drained and refilled.... View Article
This is due to high levels of dissolved copper in the water. The source of copper could be the supply water or treatment chemicals being used, usually copper-based algaecides. It may also be caused by low pH levels caused by too much acid in the... View Article
Evaporation rates depend on a number of factors including the surface area of the pool, ambient temperature, exposure to direct sunlight and relative humidity. Evaporation rates of between 2% to 5% per week are considered average. An easy way to test if a pool is... View Article
Check your filter. If your filter is dirty, most likely your cleaner is not getting the necessary suction to function. Also check the cleaner hoses; if there are any cracked or punctured hoses, replace them. Another area to check would be the skimmer or wall... View Article
Most pools during the Spring and Summer seasons should run 8-12 hours per day, depending on the gallons of water. During the colder seasons like late Fall and Winter, systems should run 4 – 6 hours per day.
All filter manufacturers have different recommendations. Please refer to your owner’s manual for specific instructions regarding your pool system. As a rule of thumb, most manufacturers recommend cleaning a filter when the pressure reaches 8 – 10 psi over its clean pressure reading.