Tip & How-To about Pool & Spa
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Lots of questions arise that seem pretty simple to us, but we realize most homeowners are on a learning curve with their pools (especially first time pool owners!)
FYI- Did you know that proper water chemistry is the single most important way to keep your pool from turning green? That's right, with proper water chemistry maintenance, the water of your pool will stay clear even if you can't run your equipment. We have maintained pools for us to *6* MONTHS without running the pump!
FYI- In the high heat of the summer, your pool uses more chlorine than normal due to the intense strength of the Arizona sun. To keep a pool clear, a stabilizer chemical (much like a sunscreen for your pool), must be balanced to keep the sun from burning away all the chlorine.
FYI- Stabilizer is included in small amounts in all chlorine tabs, so a stabilizer build up can happen over time which causes the chlorine to not be able to work effectively. It is best to watch your stabilizer (also known as CYANURIC ACID) and make sure that the levels never get too high!
FYI- If you do not have regular pool maintenance and you want to know what your pool stabilizer level is, simply take a sample of your pool water to any local pool store and ask them to check it for you. If your stabilizer (CYA) levels are too high (stabilizer build up) this will require a change of water*.
*This can be done by draining your pool and refilling it with fresh water, or draining only a portion of the pool and refilling it, or as in the case of summer time heat, backwashing several time a day/week to gradually change out the water
FYI- Too little stabilizer will cause you to use more chlorine to avoid that condition, will require the addition of cyanuric acid.
FYI- DO NOT DRAIN YOUR POOL IF THE TEMPERATURE OUTSIDE IS CONSISTENTLY OVER 80 DEGREES. THIS CAN CAUSE SEVERE DAMAGE TO YOUR PLASTER OR PEBBLE TECH.
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