Swimming Pool Safety 101

Swimming Pool Safety 101

The pool is open! Make safety your #1 priority this year. May is National Water Safety Month and the perfect time to make sure your pool and patio is up to par. Follow these recommendations to keep your family and friends safe and give yourself peace of mind so you can sit back, relax and just enjoy […]

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Quick-Clean Your Pool After Opening

Quick-Clean Your Pool After Opening

We’d love to tell you there is a magic solution that will have your pool swim-ready in a day or two, but what you will truly need is some elbow grease and a bit of patience. Realistically, expect to have a clean and clear pool in about a week’s time. Once you’ve set a date […]

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Pool Opening Guide

Pool Opening Guide

The moment we’ve all been waiting for is nearly here. The temperature is rising and it’s almost time to dust off that patio furniture and get your pool in tip top shape for summer! Keep your family active and entertained by opening your pool earlier this season. You’ll be glad you did if summer weather […]

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Tracy’s Tips: How Often Should a Pool Filter Run?

Tracy’s Tips: How Often Should a Pool Filter Run?

The long and short of it is this, you theoretically could run your pool/filter pump 24/7, the entire time your pool is open. However, doing so would not only be costly and use a great deal of energy, it would also be completely unnecessary. We recommend that you run your pool filter for at least […]

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Total Alkalinity vs. pH, and Their Roles in Water Chemistry by Orenda Technologies

Total Alkalinity vs. pH, and Their Roles in Water Chemistry by Orenda Technologies

“Have you ever asked “what’s the difference between pH and alkalinity? Many of us in aquatics confuse total alkalinity and pH. It’s understandable, given how blurred the line is between words like “alkaline” and “alkalinity.” Indeed, alkalinity and pH in water chemistry are closely related, but they are not the same. This article will distinguish […]

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Salt Water Chlorine Generators: How do they work?

Salt Water Chlorine Generators: How do they work?

You might be surprised to hear that salt water swimming pools are using chlorine to keep the water clear. Salt water pools use a salt water chlorine generator (SWCG) to turn salt into chlorine. The chlorine eventually breaks down, leaving behind the salt to be used again. SWCGs are not a new concept, but they […]

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Are you ready for your pool opening?

Are you ready for your pool opening?

This checklist will help you properly prepare for your Opening. Keeping this checklist in mind will help us to open your pool quickly and efficiently and avoid costly return visits to get your pool running! ☐ Water is at operating level which should be one-half (1/2) way up the skimmer.   If you have an Above […]

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Tracy’s Tips: Pool Cover Storage

Tracy’s Tips: Pool Cover Storage

When the time comes to open your pool and put the cover away for the season, here are a few tips to help maintain the integrity of your cover while in storage. Make sure your pool cover is completely dry before storing. Most safety covers are mesh, and can be folded and put in the mesh […]

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When to Replace Your Pool Liner

When to Replace Your Pool Liner

Vinyl pool liners typically last about 12 years if maintained properly. As your pool liner ages, activity, chemicals, weather and UV rays will eventually cause your liner to start deteriorating. When that happens, it’s time to consider whether repairing or replacing is the right choice for you. Replacing your pool liner may be in order […]

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Free & Total Chlorine: What You Need to Know

Free & Total Chlorine: What You Need to Know

It is vital to keep measurements of your pool’s chlorine levels. Chlorine is essential to sanitizing your pool keeping you and your family safe. Chlorine can often be a source of confusion as there are three distinct kinds: free chlorine, combined chlorine and total chlorine. For the purpose of this article, we will be focusing on free […]

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