Every year we see it, articles popping up, especially around the beginning of summer warning about all of these sicknesses that can be lurking in your pools and hot tubs. They warn people to use caution when swimming due to the fact that there are illnesses hiding in every dark corner of pools just waiting to make someone sick. The real question is, are these articles, in fact, true? Are there diseases lying dormant in your aquatic facility simply waiting to kill, steal, and destroy? In this week's article, we will:
Foaming is very common in hot tubs, but a little more rare in pools. It can be subtle, just a few patches on the surface here and there, or it can be massive, a ton covering the entire surface of the hot tub or pool. Either way, it makes the hot tub or pool look fairly gross. And believe it or not, foam can actually be a health hazard to your swimmers. In this article, we are going to discuss the causes of foaming and ways to get rid of it so your pool or hot tub is clean, clear, and sparkling.
In this series, we have been exploring the various different types of filtration equipment you can use for you pool and spa. We have already covered sand filters here and Diatomaceous Earth here, and this week we will be exploring the world of cartridge filters. We will cover the following information:
How Does a Cartridge Pool Filter Work?
The Benefits of Cartridge Pool Filters?
The Cons of a Cartridge Pool Filter
Cartridge Filter "Need To Knows"
Should I install a Cartridge Filter For My Pool?
Our last article covered the ins and outs of sand filtration, and in this article we are going to be turning our focus toward another kind of filter media, diatomaceous earth. This article will cover the following information: How Does A DE Filter Work, Pros Of Using A DE Filter, Cons Of Using A DE Filter, and Should I Be Using A D.E. Filter? It is our goal that by the end of this article, you will be able to know if using a D.E. filtration system is the best system for you or if you should be looking elsewhere.
If you have been working with pools and spas for any length of time, there is a good chance you have heard the word stabilizer, conditioner, or pool sunscreen used before. But what is water stabilizer? Do I really want a conditioner in my pool? And honestly, what is pool sunscreen!? All of these words like stabilizer, conditioner, and sunscreen are all words used to describe something called cyanuric acid. In this article, we will discuss what cyanuric acid is, how it works, its positives and negatives, and dosage recommendations.
Believe it or not, feces in the pool is a fairly common occurrence. It is even more common in areas that service a high amount of children at your facility. If not treated properly, this poop can lead to a multitude of Recreational Water Illnesses such as:
These Recreational Water Illnesses (RWI's) can be deadly or can ruin someone's vacation at the very least. Making sure we react properly as pool and spa operators in a fecal incident is crucial in preventing the spread of Recreational Water Illnesses (RWI). In this week's article, we are going to be exploring what you need to do to keep your property as safe as possible in the event of an Accidental Fecal Release.
We've all dealt with it before, we show up to our pool on Monday morning only to find the pool looking like someone has replaced our pool water with 2% milk. You panic because you have a busy pool schedule ahead of you this week and need to fix this problem quickly. What do you do!?
Cloudy water plagues all pools and spas at some point in an operator's career and knowing how to effectively solve the problem is key to saving time being closed, and, potentially, a lot of money. Many times a service company will come in a sell you a thousand things that will make your pool clear up for a time, but inevitably, a few days later, the cloudiness comes back. In this article we are going to cover the best ways to attack cloudy water by attacking the cloudiness at the source.