Aquatic facility managers operating indoor pools this winter need to make sure the water remains nice and warm. Unfortunately, if the heater stops working, the pool water gets cold, very fast. There are, in fact, several best practices to follow to avoid the common causes of heater failure.
The devastation of wildfires over recent years has been particularly extreme. This article offers some advice for service professionals in dealing with the restoration and repair of pools after these unfortunate, common, occurrences.
For many homeowners, the decision to close their hot tub for the season is not as automatic as it is for most pool owners. Just because the leaves change colours and the temperature drops, it does not mean the hot tub has to be winterized
Water balance in pools and hot tubs is a relatively simple concept. Take the readings from the most commonly tested parameters (pH, total alkalinity [TA], calcium hardness [CH], water temperature, and total dissolved solids [TDS]) and then use these values in a mathematical formula that produces a number.
Dealing with pool and hot tub water chemistry issues is sometimes confusing and occasionally frustrating because of the many critical components involved. A basic understanding of this topic is often not enough. Sometimes it requires gaining a better understanding of what it takes to maintain healthy, balanced water.
Pool equipment manufacturer Hayward Industries Inc., has acquired ConnectedYard Inc., maker of the pHin™ smart water care system, which combines a Wi-Fi-enabled smart monitor and mobile app to assist pool and hot tub owners in keeping their water balanced.
Inherent in the way salt chlorine generators work are ‘side effects’ that can adversely affect the successful operation and appearance of a pool—namely corrosion and scale. Fortunately, borates can be used as a simple way to overcome many of these side effects.