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The importance of water testing

A green pool, a runny nose, and a car that will not start would generally not be mentioned in the same sentence let alone the same paragraph; however, each event indicates the presence of a problem. For instance, with the car, the battery may be dead or the starter may need to be replaced. A runny nose could be the sign of a nasty cold coming on or an allergy, and a green pool signifies the presence of copper or algae.

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A biochemical catalyst for supplemental pool and spa maintenance

Applying known technologies to everyday practical uses has become commonplace for consumer products, and enzymes are no exception. Probiotic yogurt, laundry detergent, and shampoos use enzymes because of their effectiveness and versatility. In fact, health store shelves sport enzyme products promising to work all sorts of miracles, including improved digestive systems, strengthening hair and giving it shine, and keeping oils and greases from leaving unsightly stains on clothes allowing them to last longer.

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Understanding algae

By Karen Rigsby and Zach Hansen

Algae are microscopic aquatic plant-like organisms. They do not have the same structure as higher plants such as roots, stems and leaves. However, they are like any other plant in that they require the same type of nutrients to grow and utilize sunlight to carry out photosynthesis. In swimming pools, algae can be quite a nuisance; however, they are actually the most important photosynthesizing organisms on earth. They capture … Continue reading Understanding algae

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How to prevent and treat depleted sanitizer levels in pool water

By Karen Rigsby and Zach Hansen

Chlorine demand is defined as ‘the inability to maintain a chlorine residual in a pool or spa’ even after repeated application of a chlorinating product. It is one of the most frustrating problems a pool owner can experience, as continued application of product seems to make no difference in water quality or in the ability to maintain a sanitizer residual.

Think of it like an overdrawn bank account. For … Continue reading How to prevent and treat depleted sanitizer levels in pool water

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Troubleshooting spa/hot tub water chemistry

While water quality is vital to the safety and enjoyment of both spas and swimming pools, there are also major differences when it comes to handling hot and cool water chemistry. Understanding these differences, the impact they have on water chemistry and how to manage them will make…

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UV technology and ozone

By Zach Hansen and Karen Rigsby

Supplemental systems can go a long way towards improving the water quality of a given pool or spa. Understanding how these systems work and how to use them effectively are vital to any diligent pool or spa operator. While these systems will not replace a registered sanitizer, they can be very effective tools, ones that should be used to their full advantage.

Ultraviolet (UV) technology

UV disinfection … Continue reading UV technology and ozone

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