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 …

Grand Opening Luau Sale

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There have been a lot of big changes this past winter to Hawaiian Pools, especially in regards to our Retail department. We are happy to announce that our new location at 1280 N. Collierville-Arlington Rd. is having its Grand Opening Luau Sale next week! Starting April 25 through April 27, Hawaiian Pools will have a “Luau” sale in celebration of …

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 …