How to Close a Pool for Winter

How to Close a Pool for Winter

What You’ll Need Hamilton Index™ Index chart for balancing No Mor Problems Preventative Algicide Pool Stain Treat Stain Prevention Shock Net Skimmer net Brush Regular nylon pool brush Vacuum Vacuum head Lubricant Lubricant for Fittings At a Glance steps hour...
How to Clean a Pool Filter

How to Clean a Pool Filter

There are 3 different types of pool filters. Diatomaceous Earth (D.E. for short), Cartridge and Sand Filters. Each has its own unique method of cleaning. Example of a Sand Pool Filter Setup Example of a Cartridge Pool Filter partially broken down Example of a D.E....
What is Alkalinity in Swimming Pools?

What is Alkalinity in Swimming Pools?

What is Alkalinity in a Pool? When we get a support question, we usually start with “where’s your pool’s Alkalinity level?” That’s because this often misunderstood pool parameter is the most important factor in your water chemistry. What does pool Alkalinity measure?...
The Pool Chemistry of Cyanuric Acid

The Pool Chemistry of Cyanuric Acid

What is Cyanuric Acid? Cyanuric Acid (CYA) is a very weak organic acid with the following chemical structure: [C(O)NH]3 It is a “triazine”, consisting of a ring of 3 Cyanic Acid [CONH] molecules. The hydrogen atoms shift positions, causing the molecule to exist in 2...
Ultimate Guide to Swimming Pool Stains

Ultimate Guide to Swimming Pool Stains

Ultimate Guide to Swimming Pool Stains Table of Contents Types of Swimming Pool Stains Organic Inorganic/Metal Diagnosing Stains Removing Stains Removing Organic Stains Removing Metal Stains Metal Flashing Scale  Iron Silver Manganese Copper Cobalt in Fiberglass...