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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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Above-Ground Cover Installation Instructions

 

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What is the Best Mesh Safety Cover for My Pool?

Pool safety covers can come in a variety of different "mesh" styles, each of which are of different quality and cost. We carry three types of mesh safety covers; standard Mesh, commercial mesh, and super mesh.

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How Many Gallons of Water Does My Swimming Pool Hold?

By Debbie

How Many Gallons is My Pool?

There are several reasons you might need to know how many gallons of water your swimming pool holds. And those reasons differ based on if you are installing a new pool or are working out the maintenance plan of your...

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Will a Salt System Void My Pool Warranty?

By Scott

If you add a salt system to an above ground or inground pool it should not void the warranty however some pool manufacturers may elect to not cover damage caused by misuse of a salt system by excluding its use in their written warranty.

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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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Termites and Vinyl Swimming Pool Liner Damage

By Debbie

Can termites cause damage to a vinyl liner in a swimming pool?

It doesn't happen very often, but yes termites can eat through a swimming pool liner.

We assume that they gravitate toward the dampness in the ground. Termites can create small pin-like...

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What Do I Do Now That My Pool is Closed

By Scott

Now that your pool is closed for the winter here is a list of do's and don’ts that will help make spring opening quick and easy.

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Swimming Pool and Hot Tub Spa Replacement Cartridges Filter Element Tips

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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