Clean up that cloudy pool water and make your swimming pool sparkle with Pool Town’s water testing

Are you planning to have a pool party but you’re worried about your cloudy pool water? There are ways to make sure that the water quality in your pool is up to your standards. Proper water chemistry is what makes the difference between sparkling clear pool water and green, algae filled, cloudy pool water. Maintaining […]

How to Change Pool Filter Sand

One of the most important aspects of maintaining a crystal clear swimming pool is to have proper filtration. One of the easiest ways to ensuring proper filtration is by changing pool filter sand at proper points throughout the pool season. Dirt, bacteria, debris and animals are constantly being introduced into the pool water and filtration […]

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 […]