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How to Replace Pool Filter Media

By Greg

Filter manufacturers recommend changing your filter sand or synthetic media every five years. While it will still do its job much longer than that, it will not be as efficient. When filter sand is new it is extremely rough. Over time the sand is...

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Salt Swimming Pool Systems

By Debbie

Thinking of adding a salt system to your swimming pool? It's a fairly simple upgrade, and comes with quite a few benefits versus a traditional chlorine system.

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How to setup and operate DE filters

Precoating

Add the correct amount DE powder thought the skimmer as per your instructions on the filter or in the filter’s manual.

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How to Backwash a Swimming Pool Filter

 One of the main requirements when maintaining a swimming pool sand filter is to regularly backwash the filter. This helps remove the sediment and other items filtered by the sand, so your filter can work at its optimal efficiency.

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Can you Use Anti-Freeze in your Swimming Pool Plumbing Lines?

By Debbie

There is a special non-toxic anti-freeze made specifically for swimming pools. It is made especially for the protection of your plumbing lines for your swimming pool and helps protect the lines from freezing. Usually swimming pool owners in the...

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What is Biofilm?

By Debbie

Biofilm is a bacteria film that can grow in aspa, skimmer basket, or even a filter. This bacteria likes areas that are warm and damp.

Biofilms can become resistant to chlorine and bromine. Your spa water quality will decline, you may notice your...

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What do the settings on my Sand Filter do?

By Debbie

A sand filter uses a multi-port valve to operate the filter which removes dirt, algae and visible contaminants that enter a swimming pool. You must operate the filter system at least eight to twelve hours per day in order to remove wastes...

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Pool and Spa Tips for Replacing FILTER Cartridges

One of the most important parts of maintaining your cartridge filter to ensure a long lifespan and proper cleaning of your pool or spa water is to be sure to clean it properly and regularly. But, even with regular cleaning, you will have to...

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