A man residing in Gatineau, Quebec, suffered significant lung injuries while performing shock treatment on his swimming pool, a procedure involving a rapid increase of chlorine levels in the water. The treatment resulted in an explosion, which led him into a state of induced coma.
Stains plague pool professionals and homeowners alike. No matter what one’s place in the pool and hot tub hierarchy, the most important part of solving stain issues is to identify the type of stain before treatment.
Proper pool care is based on three important Ps: prevent disease, protect equipment, and provide the expected swimming experience. Maintaining adequate sanitation is a key element to proper pool and spa maintenance as it keeps bathers safe from disease and allows for clean, clear water.
Whether one calls it winterizing, closing, off-season, or end-of-season pool care—how service professionals deal with pool water once there is not much pool activity all boils down to what part of the country the pool is located. In all cases, the two variables that need to be addressed are: a) managing water balance and, b) controlling organics.
People purchase hot tubs for many different reasons, including health benefits, therapeutic massage, and overall relaxation.
Regardless of the motivation to purchase, hot tub users want their ownership experience to be as easy and trouble-free as possible. However, due to the hot water and aeration that are key elements to hot tubs, their maintenance can be challenging. Therefore, establishing an effective maintenance routine that includes testing the water regularly … Continue reading The importance of testing and removing phosphates
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