Halogen Supply Company Blog & News

11 Ways to Determine What Size Pool Heater You Need

As a pool supply company, we know a lot about pools. Because of our expansive knowledge of swimming pools, we get many questions about them, and the many accessories and other supplies pool owners require. There’s rarely a question we haven’t heard before, and there’s yet to be a pool-related question we can’t answer. But… Read more »

Pocket Guide: Why is My Pool Green?

If you’re a pool owner, you’ve likely thought the unfortunate but common question: “Why is my pool green?” Regardless of the cause, it’s best to not swim in pool water that has gone green or while it’s undergoing a process to treat the cause of the water’s greenness. To sanitize and balance pool water most… Read more »

Get Rain in Your Pool Water? Here’s What You Should Know

Rain forms from evaporated water, and before it falls as raindrops, it’s some of the purest water on the planet. As raindrops fall, they gather dust, pollen, spores, and other contaminants. Heavy rains will often raise water levels in swimming pools, filling them with these pollutants and causing skimmers to cease functioning as debris gather… Read more »

How to Open Your Pool This Spring: A Complete Checklist

As the days grow incrementally longer and warmer, the calendar marches towards summer and the start of the swimming season across the northern hemisphere. Spring is a time for rejoicing as winter loosens its grip on the land, with new leaves forming on trees and flowers beginning to blossom. For pool owners, it’s also a… Read more »

8 Signs It’s Time to Open Your Pool for the Season

“When should I open my pool?” Swimming pool owners and operators often ask themselves this as the days grow ever warmer in the springtime. With this warm weather, trees grow back their leaves and flowers start to bloom. These events often mark the beginning of the swimming season. Weighing the advantages and disadvantages of opening… Read more »

A Guide to Selecting the Best Pool Filter

Filters are used for many things. Cars have filters for air, oil, and transmission fluid. Filters in clothes dryers catch lint. Vacuum cleaners capture dust in their filters. Coffee machines use filters to keep the grounds out of coffee. Even animals have filters. Kidneys in vertebrates filter waste and toxins from the body. Filters help… Read more »

Hot Tub Maintenance 101: Easy Tips & Tricks

There’s nothing more relaxing than sinking into your own hot tub. A hot tub maintenance schedule will keep your spa clean and pleasant to use. From body oils and sweat to lotions and make-up, contaminants build up and prevent the hot tub from running properly. Read on to learn how to maintain a hot tub.

Pool Winterizing 101: Everything You Should Know

Once summer fades and autumn begins to paint the leaves, it’s time to prep the pool for the colder winter months. Pool winterizing is especially important in climates that feature significant amounts of ice, snow, and subfreezing winter weather. It’s a good time to close a pool once high temperatures dip to below about 65?F…. Read more »

Choosing a Pool Cover for Inground and Above Ground Pool

Most swimming pool owners and operators in temperate climates are beginning to think about winterizing their pools. Whether a pool is inground or above ground, winter pool covers are necessary to protect swimming pools from damage caused by cold weather during the winter months. While climate helps determine the best winter pool cover, above ground… Read more »