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    How To Troubleshoot Problems with Your Salt Cell

    By Laci
    The most common concern we get for salt system owners is that the the salt cell is not producing chlorine. However, very often this concern is only triggered because the pool turned green or the water test shows zero free chlorine. More often, if the salt system is fairly new (only a few years old) we find that there's nothing actually wrong with the system. The pump just isn't being ran long enough or the chlorine output is to low, or the pool is not being shocked as needed, Oh yeah, salt pools still need shocked.  However, if your salt system has a light on or flashing we have additional resources for you. While the examples to follow specifically showcase Hayward Salt Systems, the resources are applicable to other brands. 
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    How to heat a pool (without a heater)!

    By Spencer
    Ahhhh, a heated pool. There’s nothing quite as glorious as taking confidence in knowing that when you plunge into your pool you’re not transforming into a polar bear. What? You mean that jumping into an unexpectedly cold pool wasn’t the experience you were going for? How about spending oh-too-long easing your way into liquid frost on a hot summer day. Wouldn’t it be nice to not only be able to enter your pool immediately, without the shock of the instant temperature change to your body, but also extend the swim season year after year? Sure would! While a pool heater is the most efficient method for scoring a warm watered pool, there are other routes you can take to help heat up your pool and keep it open for a longer season.
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    Chlorine vs. Saltwater vs. Mineral System Pool Sanitizers: Pros and Cons

    By Kathy
    When it comes to pool sanitation systems, there are quite a few options available. The most popular are traditional chlorine and saltwater systems, and mineral systems. But what are the differences between chlorine, saltwater and mineral swimming pools? Does one keep the water cleaner than another? What's better for your pool? What's better for your skin and hair? Which is the most cost-effective?
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    Why is my swimming pool liner floating?

    By Kathy
    A swimming pool is a perfect way to cool off under the hot summer sun and bring family and friends together.  Along with the summer sun also comes those pesky rainy days. Without proper care, liners are subject to “float” during the spring and early summer due to excessive rain. But the good news is, there are ways you can prevent this from happening!
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    Programming Videos for Hayward Aqua Plus and Pro Logic

    By Greg
    The Hayward Aqua Plus and Pro Logic control systems are very complex and can seem difficult to program at times but we are here to help with a variety of videos that overview the process of programming various features on your system. To watch each video, please click the link. To purchase a replacement salt cell, flow switch, remote, or any accessories for the Aqua Plus or Pro Logic Controller please contact us here or by calling 866-532-8194. 
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    Mid Winter Swimming Pool Check Up

    By Greg
    Just a few weeks ago you were winterizing your pool and closing it for the season. While you may have thought that you were done for the winter when you closed your pool, it is actually important to check your pool in the middle of the cold season. You'll want to make sure that there are no problems with your equipment, as this can lead to big problems and a big expense if left unchecked. With excess snow & rain for many parts of the country this year, how you left your pool in the beginning of winter may not be a true representation of how it is now. Go over this helpful & quick checklist to ensure that your pool remains in good shape.
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    Swimming Pool Corrosion

    By Debbie
    There are several different factors that can cause corrosion of above ground and in ground swimming pools. Some of these factors are keeping improper ph levels, total alkalinity, or even keeping improper salt or chlorine levels. It is very important to keep your swimming pool water chemistry at the proper levels, and also repair any swimming pool leaks.
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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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    Winterizing Your Pool

    By Greg
    Winterizing your pool properly can prolong the life of your pool, extend your investment, and save yourself hours of hard work come springtime. Here’s your complete checklist for proper pool winterization.
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