Maintaining Your Summer Escape Pool Filter

Having a Summer Escape pool can enhance the joys of summer but it also requires proper maintenance so as to ensure a safe and enjoyable pool experience. The water in the pool should be checked daily for the proper chlorine and pH levels as the pump and filter are not enough to ensure that algae do not start growing in the pool. The seams in the pool should be checked periodically so as to prevent any leaks. Checking the pool filter for leaks and its output are also tasks that should be carried out on a regular basis. This last item—maintaining your Summer Escape pool filter—is something … [Read more...]

Maintaining Your Bestway Pool Filter

Having an above-ground pool can be an excellent addition to any home and provide a great deal of fun outdoors during the summer months. However, it is important that regular maintenance be performed so that the water in the pool stays clean, clear and healthy. If you let it go for any length of time, you run the risk of encountering problems that may take you longer to rectify than if you had kept to a schedule of routine maintenance. Part of maintaining your Bestway pool filter includes maintaining the pool pump and its attached filter. The pump circulates the water through the filter … [Read more...]

How to Start-Up My Intex Pool

If this is the first summer you've purchased a new Intex swimming pool, congratulations! Once you have it up and the water in, here is a quick check list for getting it ready to swim for family and friends. Step One You'll want to have a few things handy before beginning – including test strips, any balancing chemicals like pH Up or Down, a chlorine shock and whatever product you plan to use for maintenance sanitizing (ie: a floater with chlorine). A preventative algaecide isn't a bad idea either. Step Two Make sure your water is circulating well. You should see water entering the … [Read more...]

How to Shock My Swimming Pool

Perhaps the first thing to understand completely before learning how to shock your swimming pool is What is “Shock”? Shock is a chemical combination of different oxidizing compounds that are added to the water in order to decontaminate your pool from chloramines and other types of undesirable substances. Once the chlorine in your pool water fights off the algae, mold, and mildew, it produces these chloramines as a side effect, which can lead to the water looking rather cloudy at times. In short, chloramines are dead chlorine particles. You need to get rid of them. Shock will help you do … [Read more...]

Basic Pool Chemistry

There are two different types of basic pool chemistry. The first is called “water balance” and the second is called “sanitation”. Let’s discuss each type in detail. Water Balance When we discuss balancing your water, we are referring to the levels of pH. The ideal level should be somewhere in the range of 7.2 to 7.8 on your pH scale. There are three things that we need to keep balanced: the pH levels, the alkaline levels, and the calcium levels or “hardness of the water”. PH levels need to be checked regularly because anything that enters into the swimming pool will affect its rating. … [Read more...]

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