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Pool Water Chemistry

Automatic Pool Chlorinators: The Complete Guide

Automatic Pool Chlorinators: The Complete Guide

A chlorinator will take some of the work out of your maintenance schedule, and ensure your pool water is constantly and consistently sanitized.

The Definitive Guide to Using Cyanuric Acid

The Definitive Guide to Using Cyanuric Acid

Also called pool conditioner or chlorine stabilizer, cyanuric acid is vital to your pool's chemistry. Learn how and why to include it in your water care.

How to Clear a Green Pool in 5 Days or Less

How to Clear a Green Pool in 5 Days or Less

You remove the pool cover and yikes! It's a green pool! You have an algae problem. Just a few steps and a few chemicals will clear the water in no time.

How To Raise Your Pool’s Alkalinity with Baking Soda

How To Raise Your Pool’s Alkalinity with Baking Soda

Some brands of alkalinity increaser are just sodium bicarbonate which is baking soda. Learn when and how much baking soda to add to your pool.

Liquid Chlorine or Chlorine Granules: What’s the Difference?

Liquid Chlorine or Chlorine Granules: What’s the Difference?

Which one's the better sanitizer? Liquid chlorine or chlorine granules? The answer won't shock you: It depends.

How to Balance the Calcium Hardness Level in Your Pool

How to Balance the Calcium Hardness Level in Your Pool

Learning how to manage and control the calcium hardness in your pool is a big step toward keeping it clean, clear, and swimmable all season long.

The Truth About Phosphates in Pool Water

The Truth About Phosphates in Pool Water

You've probably heard phosphate remover is essential to pool care. We did some research and the truth is, it's not. Learn why you should save your money.

Pool Jets and the Importance of Pool Circulation

Pool Jets and the Importance of Pool Circulation

Is your pool moving? You'd better catch it! Actually, you'd better just make sure the pool jets keep things moving, or you'll have a mess on your hands.

Pool Clarifier vs. Pool Flocculant: What’s the Difference?

Pool Clarifier vs. Pool Flocculant: What’s the Difference?

Pool clarifier or pool flocculant. Which one do you need? The real questions are, how much time do you have, and how much work do you want to do?

The Difference Between Total and Free Chlorine

The Difference Between Total and Free Chlorine

Is there enough free chlorine in your pool? If not, the pool's not as clean as you think it is. The key is understanding both total and free chlorine.

Why Blond Hair Turns Green in the Pool and How to Fix It

Why Blond Hair Turns Green in the Pool and How to Fix It

Has your hair turned green from the pool? Don't worry, it's easy to fix, and even easier to take steps to keep it from happening again.

The Complete Guide to Pool Mineral Systems

The Complete Guide to Pool Mineral Systems

Tired of dry skin, brittle hair, and stinky "chlorine" smell? Want to spend less time balancing the water? Might be time to try a pool mineral system.

Baquacil Pool Chemistry 101: The Complete Guide

Baquacil Pool Chemistry 101: The Complete Guide

Tired of dry skin after every swim? Give Baquacil a try. It'll require added expense and extra work, but that may be worth the benefits of biguanide.

How to Use Muriatic Acid to Lower Your Pool’s Alkalinity

How to Use Muriatic Acid to Lower Your Pool’s Alkalinity

Muriatic acid is an inexpensive way to lower your pool's alkalinity, but watch out. Handling the acid incorrectly could have explosive results. Literally.

Basic Pool Chemistry 101

Basic Pool Chemistry 101

If you know which pool chemicals to use and when, and how to balance your pool chemistry, you're well on your way to being an expert pool owner.

How to Use Pool Shock

How to Use Pool Shock

Been a while since you shocked your pool? You're laying out a doormat for algae and other contaminants. Put up a keep out sign with a dose of pool shock.

The Complete Guide to Pool Water Testing

The Complete Guide to Pool Water Testing

Are you leaving some important substances out of your pool water testing? Learn what you might be missing, how it can affect your pool, and how to fix it.

What Is Pool Stabilizer?

What Is Pool Stabilizer?

Does adding a pool chemical once a year sound too good to be true? Welcome to pool stabilizer! Learn how important it is to your pool's cleanliness.

Calcium Hypochlorite: The Best Shock For Your Pool

Calcium Hypochlorite: The Best Shock For Your Pool

Does the type of pool shock you use make a difference? If you're not using calcium hypochlorite to shock your pool, you may want to reconsider your choice.

Stabilized and Unstabilized Chlorine: What’s the Difference?

Stabilized and Unstabilized Chlorine: What’s the Difference?

Learn the difference between stabilized and unstabilized chlorine so you can choose the one that will work best in your pool.

What is The Perfect Pool Temperature?

What is The Perfect Pool Temperature?

Have you found the perfect pool temperature yet? Everyone has an opinion, but we did the research. Learn how to set it, maintain it, and save money.

How to Add Chlorine Tablets to Your Pool

How to Add Chlorine Tablets to Your Pool

Should you switch from granules to chlorine tablets? Yes, if you're looking for an easier, more effective way to sanitize your pool. Find out why.

Why Peeing in a Pool Can Be Dangerous

Why Peeing in a Pool Can Be Dangerous

Do we really need to explain why no one should pee in a pool? If you need reasons, we've got them for you, one of them being that it's dangerous.

Pool Calculator: How Much Water Is In Your Pool?

Pool Calculator: How Much Water Is In Your Pool?

Before you can add chemicals to your pool, you have to know how much water it holds. A pool calculator, or a few simple equations, will give you the answer.

The Type of Pool Salt You Should Use and Why

The Type of Pool Salt You Should Use and Why

You could pour kitchen salt into your pool. Or you can make it easier on yourself. The right kind of pool salt will work better and save you money.

How to Refill Your Pool Water On The Cheap

How to Refill Your Pool Water On The Cheap

When you have to keep a pool full, you start to realize just how expensive water is. Choose a pool water delivery system that works for you and your budget.

The Truth About Using Algaecide In Your Pool

The Truth About Using Algaecide In Your Pool

Before you buy algecide, ask yourself: Is it the best way to get rid of algae in your pool? Despite the name, the answer is may not be what you think.

How to Get and Maintain a Chlorine Free Pool

How to Get and Maintain a Chlorine Free Pool

These alternatives to chlorine can help you convert the chemicals into your pool into something that is less irritating for your swimmers.