Monthly Archives: April 2014

What causes algae growth in my pool? Understerstanding nitrates and your in-ground pool.

Unfortunately there is much more to taking care of a swimming pool than pouring in some chlorine from time to time. Numerous factors, such as weather, outside conditions and chemicals used to help maintain a lawn can drastically impact the clarity of a pool. Nitrates, formed when nitrogen combines with oxygen,  increase the sanitizer demand […]

Why is my pool water green?

Here is advice and input: Your pool water turned green most likely because of an algae bloom in your pool water. When you shocked the pool and added the copper algaecide you might have oxidized the copper in the algaecide. What I would do if I were you is take a sample of the water […]

Why is my pool water cloudy?

Cloudy water can be caused for a number of reasons: poor filtration, imbalance of chemicals in your pool such as total alkalinity, pH, calcium hardness and chlorine, imbalance of total chlorine and free chlorine (referred to as chlorine demand), etc. It could also be that you have a lot of micro particles that your filter […]

Be Independent

When pool shopping, consult independent rating services, such as Consumer’s Digest, at the Web site: www.consumersdigest.com , which evaluates a variety of models and manufacturers. Only educated consumers can properly determine which water escapes-above ground or in-ground pools-best suit their individual needs and are worth the investment. Also contact the Better Business Bureau to check out the […]