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Borates in Pools

Borax, also known as sodium borate, sodium tetraborate, and disodium tetraborate is a common and cheap household product that is known for its use as a cleaning agent. It comes in the form of a chalky, white powder, and is a type of borate that is sometimes used to assist in pool management and maintenance. Using borates in pools brings several benefits, including stabilizing pH levels,...

Public and Commercial Pool Chemical Controllers

Commercial and public pool operators must keep their pools clean and up to health codes to ensure they stay open for as much time as possible, as this is their business. This can be challenging, with pool and spa regulations being quite specific and strict, requiring a lot of attention from pool owners and operators to keep pools in functioning shape. Particularly for commercial pool operators...

 Free, vs Combined vs Total Chlorine - A Guide for Commercial or Public Pool Operators

When performing chemical tests of pool water, one of the most important chemical levels to measure and make note of is chlorine. Chlorine is put in commercial or public pool water for the purpose of sanitation and is a vital chemical when it comes to keeping pools clean. Without proper chlorine levels in the pool water, pools can offer a bad or even unsafe user experience. 

Commercial Pool Test Kits

For commercial pool owners, pool maintenance is one of the pillars of their business. When pools are your business, one of your top priorities must be keeping the pools clean and up to health codes to ensure they stay open for as much time as possible. This can be challenging, with pool and spa regulations being quite specific and strict, requiring a lot of attention from pool owners and...

The difference between a Digital and Paper Pool Log

A crucial part of pool water testing and maintenance is the logging of data. Pool logs with testing data are required to be kept on file by many states and their health departments. Traditionally, testing data is logged in physical paper log books, but this method of data logging is becoming outdated and can be quite flawed. Modern alternatives include digital data logging, which can offer a...

Pool Operation Management

Pool maintenance plays a vital role in keeping pools in good operating condition and in compliance with  health codes. Unfortunately, it can be quite a difficult task at times, requiring daily testing to check water chemical levels in the pool, and frequent adjustments so that the chemicals stay in the acceptable range. Particularly when using non-digital testing methods and data recording...

LaMotte Spin Touch vs Non-Digital Testing

Pool water testing is a vital process when it comes to keeping pools functioning and safe. Testing is not only smart and responsible, but is also required by state health departments. Something pool operators must keep in mind is that the type of testing kit used can make a significant difference in testing results and ease of pool maintenance, and is therefore a decision with serious...

Certified Pool Operator - CPO Certification

Maintaining a pool’s chemical balance is a task that requires serious organization and coordination. Unless this is your full time job as a pool operator, maintaining the chemical balance of several pools, especially when they are at different locations, is an even greater task, and is often too much to handle for one employee, no matter how experienced they are. This task falls on the...

The Case for Ensuring You're Meeting Your Commercial Swimming Pool Water Quality Standards in 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused difficult disruptions across a range of industries, with the travel and hospitality industries having been hit the worst. With the promise of widely available vaccines coming in 2021, businesses that remain viable in these industries are trying to forecast the impact on their own revenues and risk profile, and adjust accordingly. At Pool Shark H2O, we’re of...

Commercial Pool Operators Need a Digital Pool Tester - Here's Why

Why a Digital Pool Tester for Your Commercial Pool? Managing commercial pools is a demanding task. Pool management can dominate large amounts of a commercial pool owner’s time, attention, and in some cases, capital expenditures. The Pool Shark H2O app, when combined with a digital pool tester, aims to rectify this by completely changing the way commercial pools are managed and maintained. 

The benefits of implementing Pool Shark include:

  • Substantial ROI
  • Better Water Conditions
  • Improved Guest & Customer Satisfaction
  • Plug and Play Ease of Use
  • Stronger Risk Management & Reduced Liability
  • Guides and Practices
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