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An Alternative To A Chlorine Swimming Pool

Saltwater swimming pools first gained popularity in Australia, but have since spread to the United States and are becoming more popular with many pool owners. Is it a good idea for your pool? Take a look at the guide below … Continue reading

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Pool Tips

Chlorine To maintain the proper level of residual chlorine when bather load is heavy, shock your pool once a week with a 3 to 5 times higher than normal dose of chlorine. Do not enter the pool until the chemical … Continue reading

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Safety Tips for Handling Pool Chemicals

Handling, storing, and disposing of pool chemicals are often tasks that are done incorrectly. It is important to keep in mind that before they are mixed into a swimming pool, many pool chemicals can be extremely hazardous. There are multiple … Continue reading

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How to Use Winter Pool Covers and Other Pool Devices by Karl Buxton

As someone who has had a pool his entire life, I consider myself to be a bit of an expert on the subject. When I was a child, my parents had a pool in the backyard, and even when I … Continue reading

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Swimming Pool Winterization Tips from PcPools

Proper swimming pool winterization can significantly extend the life of your pool setup.  Although some pool owners have their own methods toward effective pool closings, PcPools has some specific tips that every pool owner should consider. The pool winterization process … Continue reading

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Controlling Algae in Swimming Pool Water

The first key to algae control in your pool water is recognizing which type of algae you are dealing with. There are primarily three types of pool water algae – green, mustard, and black. Green algae make the pool water … Continue reading

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How to Handle Cloudy Pool Water

A number of issues can cause cloudy pool water. Insufficient pool water filtration, poor pool maintenance practices, improperly balanced pool water, or overly-frequent pool use are just a few examples. Below are some tips to get rid of cloudy water … Continue reading

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Why Buy From An Authorized Pool Products Dealer?

The Importance of Buying from an Authorized Pool Products Dealer PcPools is proud to be an Authorized Dealer for the brands of pool products and equipment that we sell online to our customers.  When you buy from an authorized pool products … Continue reading

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Tips and advice for your pool care.

Circulation and Filtration The pool pump and pool filter form the heart of any pool maintenance program. With out a strong efficient pool pump and filter, keeping your pool water clear will be much more difficult and expensive. The best time … Continue reading

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Service and Maintenance Schedule

Periodic Service and Maintenance Schedule Adjust as needed during months of heaviest use or extreme weather. Day Week Month Year Check Water Level 1X Check pH and sanitizer 2X Check Hardness, TDS, and total alkalinity 1X Test for heavy metals … Continue reading

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