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Swimming Pool Maintenance, Part 2: What Not to Do

This blog is Part Two of our two-part series discussing the importance of maintaining a swimming pool and how best to care for your pool. Read Part One here. Now that you’ve read and understood the basics of maintaining a swimming pool, it’s just as important that you know what not to do when it… Read more »

Swimming Pool Maintenance, Part 1: Understanding the Basics

This blog is Part One of our two-part series discussing swimming pool maintenance and upkeep. For those who’ve just had a swimming pool installed or bought a home with a pool, understanding basic swimming pool maintenance is important to keep the pool clean and safe for swimmers. Learning about pool care as a new pool… Read more »

A Guide to Choosing the Right Swimming Pool Paint

While there are many ways to protect a swimming pool and make it look aesthetically pleasing, painting offers an affordable and easy way to do so. In fact, painting a pool can even make a good DIY project for more energetic pool owners. Yet before emptying your pool and taking a trip to a paint… Read more »

How to Remove Calcium Scale from Pool Tile Quickly and Easily

Swimming as a recreational activity is the fourth most popular overall, and the first most popular for those aged 7-17, in the United States. According to the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals, 309K public and 10.4M residential pools exist throughout the country. Because of the popularity of swimming, and the large number of swimming… Read more »

Where to Store Chlorine Tablets for Safety and Increased Shelf-Life

When properly stored, pool chemicals generally have shelf lives of 3-5 years. Pool chlorine is no different, though certain forms of it are more stable and last longer than others. Keeping chlorine in environments that are consistently cool, dry and dark will extend the time they remain usable. Knowing how and where to store chlorine… Read more »

When and How to Add Stabilizer to a Pool

Whether managing a commercial or public swimming pool, or one in a backyard, knowing when to add stabilizer to a pool is vital in keeping the water clean and the pool healthy and free of pathogens. What is a pool stabilizer? It is often referred to by several names—chlorine stabilizer, pool conditioner, chlorine pool stabilizer,… Read more »

What Chemicals are Needed to Open a Pool?

The time to think about maintaining a pool or hot tub is during the winter, including consideration about what chemicals are needed to open a pool once the warm weather returns. Whether you’re responsible for a private or public swimming pool, understanding how these chemicals interact with pool water will help ensure that the water… Read more »

Choosing Between Bromine vs Chlorine

Both bromine and chlorine are chemical compounds that serve a similar purpose: they decontaminate pool and spa water by killing off bacteria. However, these chemicals differ in the way they clean, react to temperature and interact with skin. If you’re considering bromine vs chlorine for use in a pool or spa, our guide will help… Read more »