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The importance of clean water in your pool

Properly caring for your pool is essential and neglecting your water will not only make your pool look bad, but also carries potential health risks! Dirty or "unbalanced" water can lead to skin rashes, respiratory allergies, redness and itching of the eyes, and many more problems. "Bad" water can also damage the pool equipment by creating limestone deposits in piping and filters, bleach your liner or corrode the tiles. All of this could potentially become very painful for your wallet.

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Vacuum for your pool

If you have a pool, you probably know that while keeping your water clear is essential to keeping your pool looking good, but it's not the only thing that needs to be done. The walls and the bottom of the pool also need to be cleaned and doing that is no easy task without proper equipment.

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Choosing the coping for your pool

When you think of building your own pool, you must consider and decide on a number of details before beginning construction. One of these important decisions is choosing the type of coping.

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Swimming is fun and healthy. Let’s keep it that way. Guard tips.

Backyard Pool and spas are a wonderful way for families and friends to have fun and socialize together. What could be nicer than a hot summer day than a sparkling pool full of children splashing and frolicking about? The sad reality is that each year there are tragic stories of children who drowned on a pool because an adult turned their back or eyes for a minute to answer the phone, talk to someone, flip the burgers on the barbeque, get a towel or any number of things.

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Does your pool have a leak?

Generally, it is considered common for a pool to lose 6mm of water over 24 hours due to evaporation. If more water is lost, a leak is very likely. If you suspect that there is in fact a leak in your pool, it's in your best interest to analyze whether or not you're losing more than 6 mm of water. If a significant amount is being lost, the state of your pool can be affected negatively. You may be forced to spend money on restoring the chemical balance and in severe cases; you may even be required to repair/replace your pool equipment to restore your pool to a functional state.

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Chlorine generators

On-site chlorine generation is growing in popularity in North America. Most new residential pools have generators installed when the pool is built. These systems are popular in other parts of the world as well, for example, the majority of pools in Australia have chlorine generators. By creating free chlorine in the water, chemical storage, transportation, chemical feeders, and handling is reduced.

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Choosing a heater for your pool

Swimming pools and spas gain heat in three ways. The first is natural sunlight, absorbed directly by the water. About 90% of the sunlight that reaches the surface of a pool is absorbed. Time of year, shade availability, pool location, and layout affect the amount of sunlight that can be absorbed. Secondly, an indirect energy source in sunlight that has been absorbed by the pool deck and transferred by conduction to the water through the pool wall structure. The third source of heat gain is by fossil fuel, electric, heat pump, heat exchangers or solar heating systems.

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Choosing a company to repair and service the pool

After the initial startup of the pool equipment, your pool requires a mandatory maintenance (preventative maintenance). If any mechanism starts to wear out, this service would also be mandatory to prevent and diagnose any potential issues in the future. Proper care to these areas ensures significant longevity and functionality of your pool for the future.

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Make your pool safe for kids!

Securing your pool becomes an extremely important factor when there are children in the family. What are the basic rules that must be followed to ensure a child's safety around the pool area?

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Pool Care: Chemical Maintenance

It is extremely important to maintain the chemical balance of the water in your pool. Unbalanced water can lead to various health problems such as skin rashes, respiratory allergies, etc. Chemical imbalances can also cause equipment failures, such as a heat exchanger error in your heater. For those who have a vinyl liner in their pool, unbalanced water can reduce the life of the liner. As you can see, chemically unbalanced water can adversely affect both your health and your pocket!

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