News tagged “Pool Maintenance”

4 causes of algae

The Top 4 Causes of Algae Outbreaks

By Keisha Rigby August 29, 2017 , ,

Summer algae outbreaks are every pool owner’s nightmare. Without proper care and maintenance, swimming pools and spas (especially ones in high demand over the summer), are prone to some form of algae. When it comes to mitigating algae growth, understanding what it thrives on is the first step in taking control over your pool’s health. […]

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Faulty Pool Heater Causes Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

By Julia Southerland April 17, 2017 , , , ,

Early this month a teenage boy died and 14 others were hospitalized for carbon monoxide poisoning due to a malfunctioning indoor pool heater. While this tragedy is shocking, it is unfortunately not the first time this has happened. Carbon monoxide is produced when fuel is burned, and when too much of it is present in […]

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The 5 W’s of Enzymes

By Keisha Rigby January 3, 2017 , ,

Much like the rest of our world, the swimming pool and spa industry has evolved quite a bit since its inception years ago. Why then, should we not consider proactive pool and spa care as an alternative to our traditional “put out the fire” approach? Using an enzyme will enhance water clarity and reduce overall […]

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eyewash test

How to Properly Test, Maintain, and Use your Eyewash Station

Any knowledgeable pool manager understands the importance of having a working eyewash station on-site. Eyewash stations are both an OSHA and ANSI requirement for work areas that contain corrosive substances. At your facility corrosive substances include chlorine, muriatic acid, algaecide, and any other chemical used to keep your pool both clean and clear throughout the […]

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Protect Your Pool From Falling Leaves

By Scott Small October 9, 2015 , , ,

Beautiful oranges, vibrant reds, and brilliant yellows… it’s the reason why autumn is the best season of the year. Not quite cold enough for heavy jackets, but far enough removed from the sweltering heat of summer — fall draws many families out of their homes for some last minute outdoor fun before winter locks us […]

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