This Pool Supply Unlimited blog focuses on topics that customers frequently ask about when calling our office. We hope to clear up some of their confusion with these posts beforehand.
Are Pool Closing Chemicals Necessary?
Retiring your pool for the winter is not a complicated procedure. Many D.I.Y pool owners successfully do this year after year and reopen in the spring with great success. If you do not balance and treat your water before closing up for the winter, you risk uncovering your pool in the spring to a mes...
How Long Does It Take To Heat a Pool?
That is a question many people want to know, it is both simple and complex as there are variables to consider. In this article we'll lay out the simple answer for you and discuss the complexities to consider.
How to Balance Your Pool or Spa pH Level
Balancing your swimming pool water could be considered the most important job a pool owner has. Not only can out of balance water corrode surfaces and cause scale deposits, it can be irritating and even dangerous to swimmers. Balancing your water's pH is an important part of maintaining proper w...
Why Is My Pool Green?
In my last post on How to Clean a Green Swimming Pool I addressed the steps to clearing up your pool after your pool turned green. But what you may not know is why your pool is turning green. It is important to know what is causing your water to turn green so you can prevent it in the future. This p...
What Replacement DE Filter Grids Do I Need?
One of the most common questions customers ask is about replacement grid sizing for their DE Filter. For most pools there are two different styles of grids, each available in five different sizes. This article will explain the two best methods for finding the appropriate set for your filter.
Is My Salt Cell Making Chlorine?
"How do I know if my salt cell is making chlorine?". This may seem like a hard question to answer, but there is actually a very easy and effective method for finding out if your salt system is producing chlorine.
High Head vs. Medium Head Pumps
When it comes to swimming pool pumps, there are so many options that it can be very overwhelming. One of the most confusing set of terms is “medium head” and “high head”. What in the world do these terms mean?! In this article we'll explain these terms and how it relates to purchasing a ...
How to Replace a Pool Pump Motor
Typically pump motors will last for many years, but if they are exposed to excessive water, they can sometimes burn out quicker than normal. In this article we will cover step by step instructions for replacing a pool pump motor.
Converting to Salt-Based Chlorination
Converting chlorine pools to saltwater allows pool owners to avoid storing chlorine and hauling it out to the pool whenever needed, and the common complaints of skin irritation associated with high levels of chlorine (as well as its smell) are also quickly fading into the past. Today, we’re sharin...
Should I Paint or Plaster My Pool?
Preparing for swim season but unsure what to do about your pool surface? Painting it might be the best answer. Read up on pool paint as an alternative to plastering to see if it makes sense for you and your pool.
Does My Salt Cell Need Replacing?
Wondering if there's something to the sudden low salt or chlorine levels in your pool water? Here are some tips to help determine if your salt system is really to blame.
Alternative Sanitizers - Ultraviolet vs. Ozone
Both Ozone and UV systems are more natural, environmentally friendly alternatives to chemicals and their resulting bi-products. They are effective, safe and reliable methods of water sanitation. But what is the difference between Ozone and UV? And how do you know which one to choose when shopping fo...
Which Pool Filter is Best for My Swimming Pool?
As you probably know, pool filters are designed to aid in keeping pool water clean by trapping dirt, debris and other such elements. But there are a few different methods to pool filtration - each with their own advantages and shortcomings.
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