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  • Commercial Pool Main Drain Safety
    Tuesday, July 02, 2019 9:01 AM
  • Concrete Swimming Pool Repair
    As your gunite or concrete pool begins to age, the plaster will require the occasional repair. Cracking, hollow spots, sometimes  called “pop-ups”, and chipping are not uncommon. As are wear spots in your pool plaster, when the plaster is worn away, and the gunite below the plaster is showing. Most of these pool plaster repairs can be done by you. With the right tools, the right materials, and a little know how, you can repair most small cracks and chips without too much effort. The following is a step by step guide to making typical pool plaster repairs.

    Thursday, February 28, 2019 10:46 AM
    Also called Cyanuric Acid (CYA) or a stabilizer, this chemical provides a shield from the sun around the chlorine molecule, extending the efficacy; saving you money.
    Thursday, November 01, 2018 8:59 AM
    A pipe, usually gray PVC or flexible PVC designed to carry wires from a source (i.e. time clock) to a load (i.e. pump motor).
    Thursday, November 01, 2018 8:59 AM
    Any micro-particle or organism which reduces water clarity or quality and may present a health hazard.  All of our filtering, circulating, and sanitizing is directed here.
    Thursday, November 01, 2018 8:59 AM
  • Controls and Automation
    One of the most common and simplest ways to automate your pool. Swimming pool filter timers are easy to install, save $$$ on electricity, and can be set to turn the filter or cleaner pump on and off when ever you want. You can set your filter pump to run from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and the Polaris pump to run from 10:00 a.m. till 12:00 p.m. Or select the pool operating times you want. Very easy to operate and not expensive.

    Tuesday, April 02, 2019 8:12 AM
    Tuesday, July 02, 2019 9:49 AM
  • Coping Repair

    First question to be asked is "have you caulked your expansion joint?" Freezing water in the joint will put pressure on the coping, breaking the mortar that attaches it to the beam. Second question will be "Is the expansion joint true, or does the pool deck touch the coping?" This pushes on the coping (and the beam) every time the deck or the pool expands.
    Tuesday, April 02, 2019 8:11 AM

    The capstone on top of the bond beam which finishes the edge around a pool or spa.  It may be pre-cast concrete or brick.  On vinyl liner pools pre-fabricated coping is usually part of an integrated system for the wall, vinyl liner, and deck.
    Thursday, November 01, 2018 8:59 AM

    Similar to aluminum sulfate, this chemical provides a coagulating and flocculent function in water.  Used mainly in ponds, a large amount of copper sulfate would stain a swimming pool.
    Thursday, November 01, 2018 8:59 AM