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 …

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 …

Should I Switch to Salt Water?

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One of the hottest products in the pool industry in the past few years has been Salt Water Chlorine Generators (SWCG). Although these seem like new products, SWCG have actually been around for several decades, but due to bad manufacturing and outdated technology, they never caught on. But in recent years, new advances in chlorine generation technology and improvements in …

Water Analysis: What We Test and Why We Test for It

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One of the most crucial steps to keeping your pool clean and clear this summer is balancing the water chemistry. It is no surprise that this task is dreaded by pool owners, having to determine the current levels for several different chemicals, then compare that to the recommended ranges for each chemical, then determining how much of each product to …

Product Review: DuoGuard Tablets

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Our new chemical line, GLB Chemicals, carries a chlorine tablet specially designed to provide extra strength algae prevention. This product, called GLB DuoGuard Tablets, is a 3-inch stabilized tablets containing a copper sulfate to fight algae, which is not found in standard 3-inch chlorine tablets. This provides extra protection against algae blooms, which helps keep your pool crystal clear. These …