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    How To Find Replacement Parts and Diagrams For Your Sandfilter or Pool Pump.

    By Debbie
    Whether you have an above ground or inground swimming pool, many pool owners have a sand filter and all pool owners will have a swimming pool pump. Over time you may need to replace parts on your sand filter or your swimming pool pump. Royal Swimming Pools has the replacement parts and diagrams available online for the Super Clear, Blue Wave Sandman, and Astral Millennium sand filters. We also have the parts available for the Super Clear and Astral 1800 series pool pump.
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    What Type of Information is Needed to Receive a Safety Cover Quote?

    By Debbie
    There is a variety of things that are needed to be able to give a safety cover quote. For instance here are a few questions we will ask:
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    Maintenance and Care For Safety Covers!

    By Debbie
    Safety Covers  must always stretch tightly across the swimming pool. After the initial installation, some stretching may occur. The springs on the safety cover should be compressed 50%, you may need to readjust  the  straps. The water level in your pool can not go below 18” from the top, as a safety cover is designed to set down on the water with the weight of snow and ice. Without having the proper water level, the  safety cover will stretch too far, placing undue strain on the cover and voiding the warranty.
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    Replacement Parts for Safety Covers

    By Debbie
    It is the time of year people are closing their pools. When you have a safety cover you should always inspect your hardware and replace any damaged or missing parts. Royal Swimming Pools is glad to be able to offer replacement parts for your safety cover.
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    Summerizing Your Pool

    By Greg
    After a long winter, its nearly that time of year again! It's time to open the pool. If you followed the proper procedure for winterizing & you have kept up with winter maintenance, you should have a smooth opening. Before you get started there are a couple of preliminary steps that need to be taken. The first thing you'll want to do  is to drop a hose under the cover in order to bring the water level up high.Once the hose is under the cover you can begin to remove any debris that's on top of the cover. I've found that the easiest way is to use your pool pole and an old nylon brush. Pull the debris toward you to the edge all the way down the length of the pool. Do NOT drag sharp objects!
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    Ozone Water Treatment

    By Greg
    Ozone is a form of oxygen produced when a spark or UV light is passed through air or oxygen.  Naturally occurring ozone is commonly found after a thunderstorm or in the upper atmosphere and has an odd smell to it that is similar to that of weak chlorine.  An ozonator is a device used to produce ozone. 
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    The Importance of Ph in Your Pool

    By Greg
    pH is one of the most important factors in pool water balance. It should be tested and corrected  at least once every week. pH is the measure of how acid/ alkaline the swimming pool water is. The pH of the human body is 7.2.  This may conclude why this number is also  perfect  for the pool. When pH drops below 7.0 the water becomes acidic.  Anything above 7.0 is alkaline.  There are many problems that can occur from having low/high ph.
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    What are Some of the Things That Can Cause Cloudy Pool or Spa Water?

    By Debbie
    There are several things that can be causing your swimming pool or spa water to appear cloudy. Rain, pollen and leaves are one, however the more people you have swimming  in your pool or relaxing in your spa increases your chances of cloudy water. Suntan oils or lotions, deodorants, makeup, small children urinating in the water, and oily or even dry skin can contaminate your pool or spa water.
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    The truth about Chlorine

    By Greg
    Chlorine is a chemical that we use in our everyday lives a lot more than you may think. Not only does it keep our pools clean & healthy, we use it to clean our clothes, sanitize our dishes, & it's even in our drinking water. Just like with most things these days, there are some common misconceptions about the chemical. The smell of chlorine means there is to much in the water. FALSE: The smell of chlorine actually is when chlorine bonds with nitrogenous products in your water to form chlorimines or combined chlorine. This is also the culprit for red & irritated eye's. The fact is that  properly adjusted water chemistry has no smell, and does not bother the eye's. What red eyes and that overpowering smell actually means is that you need to super chlorinate your pool with granular chlorine because your chemistry is off. If you have a salt system, turn it up to 100%. That lagoon needs a deep clean. 
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    Caring for your Winter Mesh Cover

    By Greg
      Typically during the winter months, homeowners do not have to worry about their pools quite as much. With the cold temperatures and lack of sunlight, algae tends not to grow. With this in mind, a lot of pool-people tend to wait until late into the spring to open their pool. This may save you a few bucks, but it also gives those pesky spores time to grow. With a solid safety cover its usually fine to wait, but if you have a mesh cover or poly cover, there are a few minor steps you can take to ensure your pool is nice & pristine upon opening. Every few weeks pull up a corner of your cover. Depending on your pool's size, put in a few pounds of shock. Next, take your brush & brush the chlorine out toward the center of the pool. Doing so will circulate the water and spread the chlorine throughout the pool. Every time you do this, do it on the opposite corner.
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