Prepare for the Perfect Pool Party

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What better way to celebrate outside living than a top notch summer pool party! As the summer is finally upon us and those cold winter months are in the rearview mirror, it is time to celebrate and enjoy being back outside. What steps should you take to ensure that everyone has a time to remember at your summer party? You …

Filtration: A Motion for Motion

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This blog post is part of a new series of posts from the popular swimming pool newspaper/magazine “Backyard Times.” There are three components of proper pool water maintenance – circulation, filtration, and sanitization. Circulation, the most important item on the agenda, is defined as the ‘physical movement of the water through a swimming pool or hot tub system’. Without proper …

What is Cyanuric Acid?

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In order to maintain a sanitary and hygienic pool, chlorine is used to remove bacteria or any living organism within the water. Two of the most common types of chlorine, tri-chlor (Tri-chloro-s-triazine-trione) and di-chlor (Sodium dichloro-s-triazinetrione), are used in modern pool commerce through tablet and granular form. Tablets are compressed for the intention of placing in a chlorinator or skimmer …

How to Balance Your Pool for Closing

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Thinking about closing your pool this winter? Before you throw the cover over it, you should take a few minutes and make sure you understand how to properly prepare your pool for closing. The first step to preparing your pool for closing is to get the water chemistry balanced. We recommend bringing in a water sample to our retail location …

How to Beat the Summer Heat

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Summer is here, and so are the high temperatures. After an unusually cool Spring, the heat is finally in Memphis, and that means it’s time to cool your pool. The easiest and quickest way to cool down your pool is to run a fountain overnight, allowing the pool water to be cooled down by the lower temperatures at night. If …

What are phosphates?

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Phosphates & Nitrogen are 2 naturally occurring elements in nature. Phosphorous is a mineral & nitrogen is a gas. In nature, they don’t cause or contribute to pool problems. However when they are “added” to the pool water, problems can arise — especially in a poorly maintained situation. The two most significant problems are moderate to severe algae blooms and …