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Hayward Salt Cell or Switch to a Non-Chlorine Oxygen Pool?

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Looking for a Hayward salt cell replacement for a saltwater pool system? Maybe you’re interested in switching from a chlorine pool system to a saltwater pool system. Let’s look at some of the maintenance costs, conversion costs, and replacement costs for chlorine and saltwater pool systems and the alternatives. The cost of maintaining a chlorine or saltwater pool system An average salt system replacement cell is around $400 A little shopping around, and you’ll see that the national average cost of

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How much chlorine should you add to your pool

Pool season is here, and you’re ready to get your pool in swimming order. Before you jump into your beautiful sparkling blue oasis, you need to make sure it is safe, clean, and free of disease-causing pathogens. But there is one problem; how much chlorine to add to pool? Why does it have to be exact? There are so many ways you could get this wrong. If you don’t use enough, you are allowing the possibility for harmful microorganisms to

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Green Pool Water?

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Green pool water? Let’s identify the causes and the solutions. Pool water turning green can be caused by a number of things, a few of which have simple solutions. Algae: First, pool water can be green because of algae buildup. In a chlorine pool, this algae buildup can be due to a lack of appropriate amounts of chlorine in the water. You can identify algae as slimy and dark green, and it sticks to the walls and bottom of the

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Opening an Above Ground Pool

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So winter isn’t quite over, but it is not too soon to start thinking about the warmer weather and the pool opening.  You are already planning the outdoor BBQ’s, the family and friends gathered around, splashing and enjoying the refreshing water. Maybe you are daydreaming about lounging, basking in the warm sun, getting your tan perfected, and just enjoying sunbathing with an ice-cold beverage in a koozie.  If you have kids, they are probably already asking when they can swim

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The Switch To Oxygen Pools Review

After a season with the Oxygen Pools system, I couldn’t be more satisfied. I started looking for a chlorine-free alternative for my pool last season that led me to the Oxygen Pool system. My water has never looked and felt better. The system uses Ozone that is gets injected into the water creating hydrogen peroxide and hydroxyl radicals that keep the water looking great. Unlike the long list of negative by-products chlorine and salt water pools have, the only by-product

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When to open the pool

When to open the pool

  When to open the pool? As temperatures rise and the winter chill goes away, many pool owners wonder when to begin the pool opening process. Opening your pool earlier rather than waiting will help you save money and time. Holding off on opening your pool could cause you a major headache. When is it considered too early or too late to open a pool? Water temperature is a major factor in opening a pool. As the water begins to

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Is There a Pool Stabilizer Alternative?

Pool Stabilizer Alternative

Active free chlorine in your swimming pool is one of the most crucial elements to making sure your water is safe from dangerous viruses, bacteria, and microorganisms. Pool stabilizer also known as cyanuric acid is used in swimming pool water to bond with the free chlorine. Once it has bonded with the free chlorine, it protects the chlorine from being destroyed by the sun’s UV rays. The question is though can you use a pool stabilizer alternative instead of using

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Pool Still Cloudy After Shock

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Is your pool still cloudy after shock? Sometimes it seems like you can end up with cloudy pool water for no reason at all. When the pool turns cloudy most people will turn to shocks in an attempt to clear up the water. If the pool is still cloudy after shock it can be for a few reasons. Cloudy pool water comes from a buildup of organic and inorganic material in the water, like algae blooms. Pool shock will sanitize

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Above Ground Pool Algae

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Algae are simple, non-flowering plant organisms that grow on pool surfaces. It does not have roots, stems or leaves but it reproduces in a primitive way. It contains chlorophyll. The study of algae and its types is called algology. How are you affected by above ground pool algae? If you see any dark mold looking substance on the side or the surface of the pool, then it means you have become victim to algae. Types of Algae Here are three types of

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Why Above Ground Pools Need Chemicals

Why Above Ground Pools Need Chemicals

The purchase of an above ground pool will lead to many happy hours spent with family and friends. However, as with built-in pools, you will need to care and maintain your purchase by using the right chemicals, in the right balance that will keep the water free of germs, bacteria, and pollutants. To maintain the water means that you will have to invest in above ground pool chemicals for the health and safety of those who will swim in the

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