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 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 …

Cleaning Your Pool Filter

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Keeping a clean pool filter is essential to maintaining clear water. Before breaking down the steps to cleaning your filter, it is important you know what type of filter you have. There are three types of filters: sand, cartridge, and diatemacous earth (D.E.).