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Pool Shark H2O: Saving Swimming Pools and Lives

We have all seen the hardships and changes the pandemic has brought. Financial, social, economic, supplies and hospitalizations are well-known facts. But did you know that the pandemic even extended to swimming pools?

Lowering Alkalinity in Swimming Pools

There are many fields we need to test for to ensure clean, and most importantly, safe swimming pool water. We need to check for sanitizer, pH, alkalinity, cyanuric acid, calcium hardness, total dissolved solids, metals, and salt, if applicable. All of these factors tie together in what is known as the Langelier Saturation Index. While each individual field is important, the overall condition of...

Chlorine Shock vs Non-Chlorine Swimming Pool Shock

We all use sanitizer to keep our bodies of water safe. Chlorine is the most widely used form of sanitation.  It is available in granular, liquid, and tablet form. Some of us may manually add it while others have chemical feeders. There comes a time in every pool operator’s life when we need to shock, or oxidize, our pools and such. How do we know whether we need a chlorine shock or a non-chlorine...

The Integrated Commercial Pool Technology Stack

PoolShark H2O creates an integrated technology platform that works in unison to easily keep pools clean and safe, less expensive, and foolproof.

Pool Shock Calculator

We do a lot to take care of our swimming pools, spas, splash pads, water parks, and the like. Balancing the water is one of, if not THE most important aspects of this care. We know we need to balance pH and alkalinity. We know we need to have appropriate CYA and calcium levels. We know phosphates can be an issue. The most important chemical is our sanitizer. This not only keeps the water clear,...

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.

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.

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.

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