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Cyanuric Acid Levels in Swimming Pools

Conditioner. Stabilizer. These are other names for a chemical called Cyanuric Acid. What is it? Do we need it? What are the ups and downs? Let’s talk CYA.

Death By Swimming Pool Air?

The Invisible Monster Hiding in Poor Indoor Pool Air Quality It’s in the water! It’s in the air! An invisible evil that can harm you short-term and where the long-term effects are not definitively known. We are talking about chloramines, also known as combined chlorine. Specifically in a natatorium (A swimming pool, typically indoors).

Phosphates in Pools

We hear a lot about phosphates. “They are not a problem”, “They are a problem”. The truth is, they are only a problem when they are a problem. I know this doesn’t sound helpful, so let’s delve in a bit more, shall we?

Swimming Pool Water Conservation

With water shortages in many regions, it is more important than ever to conserve swimming pool water. Heck, we should be trying to conserve water regardless of a drought situation. A huge waste of water would be having to drain a swimming pool, especially prematurely.

Why Testing Both Free and Total Chlorine is a MUST for Every Commercial Pool

Managing Commercial Pool Chlorine Operating a commercial or public pool safely requires a bit of in-depth knowledge about pool chemistry. One of the common misconceptions about pool chemistry management is about chlorine. Most people are unaware that there is more than one type of chlorine present in pool water. In this article, we break down the differences and walk through the testing for you.

Lamotte Spin Touch

We know how important accurate water testing is when taking care of the pools we operate. It keeps our water clear, our bathers safe, and keeps the health inspectors off of our behind! That is, of course, if we are keeping accurate logs. You may be using old-fashioned paper logs to log your findings. You may still be testing using reagents. But there is a better way.

A Guide to Pool Algae

I am not only a Certified Pool and Spa Operator, but a Certified Algae Prevention and Eradication Specialist. I went to www.cpoclass.com to get my certification and will be referencing the accommodating textbook, “How to Get Rid of and Prevent Swimming Pool Algae”. Both of these are by Rudy Stankowitz.

Pool Log Sheets

We all dislike having to log our swimming pool water test results for various reasons. It is time-consuming. Unfortunately, it is required by law. I am quite surprised to hear how many facilities are still using the old-fashioned technology of paper pool log sheets. These are old hat. They are inefficient, time-consuming and cumbersome. There are other ways.

Public Pool Maintenance Checklist

We have a ton of stuff to do to maintain the properties we operate. One of these is our bodies of water. These could include swimming pools, hot tubs, splash pads, or even water slides. Whether the water maintenance is your only responsibility or one of many, we want to make sure it is clear, clean, and most importantly, safe. This is not only to keep clients and our bosses happy, but to avoid...

Pool Chemical Log Sheet Excel

Keeping swimming pool logs is an essential part of managing public or commercial pools. There are many ways that you can maintain swimming pool logs, including printable pool log sheets, buying pool maintenance log books, and printing out your own pool log sheets.

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