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The Beginner’s Guide to Pool Maintenance Basics Poolwerx Pointers The Beginner’s Guide to Pool Maintenance Basics   Owning a pool is a dream come true for many homeowners. The glistening water, the laughter of family and friends, and the sense of relaxation are all part of the appeal. However, achieving and maintaining a pristine pool isn’t just about filling it with water and adding chlorine. It’s a delicate balance between sanitation and water chemistry, backed by proper circulation, filtration, and maintenance. In this blog, we’ll delve into the basics of water chemistry for new pool owners, emphasizing the crucial relationship between sanitation and water balance. Sanitation: More Than Just Chlorine The first misconception many new pool owners have is that chlorine alone will keep their pool clean and safe. While chlorine is indeed a vital component of pool sanitation, it’s not a standalone solution. The effectiveness of chlorine depends on maintaining the correct pH levels and ensuring the Cyanuric Acid levels are just right. pH Levels: pH measures the acidity or alkalinity of the water, with 7.4 to 7.6 being the ideal range for pool water. When the pH is too high, chlorine becomes less effective, and when it’s too low, it can corrode pool equipment and irritate swimmers’ skin and eyes. Cyanuric Acid:  Also known as a stabilizer or conditioner, helps protect chlorine from the UV rays from the sun.  The ideal range is 30 – 50 ppm.  Levels below 30 ppm will result in the UV rays from the sun quickly deactivating all residual chlorine in the pool.  If the levels are above 50 ppm cyanuric acid will overprotect the chlorine and prevent it from properly sanitizing the water.  If cyanuric acid levels reach 100 ppm, the water should be lowered or completely drained and refilled with fresh water. Water Balance:  The Key to a Truly Healthy Pool Along with having a properly sanitized pool, other factors play a key role.  Water balance is key in maintaining a pool that is truly healthy.  There are 5 factors used to determine if pool water is balanced:  pH, Total Alkalinity, Calcium Hardness, Water Temperature and Total Dissolved Solids (TDS).  The most widely used calculator for determining if the water is balanced is the Langelier Saturation Index (LSI)  Langelier Saturation Index Calculator pH Level: pH measures the acidity or alkalinity of the water, with 7.4 to 7.6 being the ideal range for pool water. Alkalinity: Alkalinity acts as a buffer for pH, helping to keep it stable. A proper alkalinity range is 80-120 ppm (parts per million). Calcium Hardness: This refers to the amount of dissolved calcium in the water. Maintaining calcium hardness between 200-400 ppm helps prevent water from becoming corrosive. Water Temperature:  While the water temperature is an important factor in determining if the water is balanced, temperature is not a factor that is typically adjusted to bring water into proper balance. Total Dissolved Solids (TDS):Total dissolved solids is a measure of the total concentration of solids in the water, expressed as ppm.  Dissolved solids come from one of three main sources:  fill water, treatment chemicals and swimmers.  TDS builds over time and the only way to reduce it is to drain some or all of the water and refill with fresh. Circulation and Filtration: The Heart of Pool Maintenance To maintain clean and clear pool water, you need excellent circulation and filtration. This means ensuring that water flows consistently and efficiently through the pool’s system, including the skimmer, main drain, pump, and filter. Skimmer: The skimmer is your first line of defense against debris and contaminants. Regularly emptying the skimmer basket and cleaning it will ensure it functions optimally.  75% of the water drawn into the filtration system comes from the skimmers because most of the contaminants in a pool live at the surface. Main Drain: The main drain sits in the bottom of the pool at the deepest point.  It is critical in pulling water into the filtrations system from the bottom of the pool.  25% of the pools’ water should be drawn from the main drain. Pump: The pool pump is the heart of your pool’s circulation system. Regular cleaning and maintenance are crucial. Ensure the pump basket is free of debris and in good repair.  Even the smallest crack in a pump basket can lead to costly consequences such as having to replace the pool pump. Filter: Pool filters come in three main types—sand, cartridge, and diatomaceous earth (DE). Regardless of the type, they all need routine cleaning and maintenance to keep the water clear. Determining Pool Size and Turnover Rate One of the often-overlooked aspects of pool maintenance is knowing the exact volume of water your pool holds. Astonishingly, estimates suggest that 70-75% of homeowners don’t know how to properly measure their pool’s gallons. This knowledge is essential because it directly impacts how long your pool pump should run and the amount of chemicals needed to maintain a healthy pool. Step 1 – Measure the length of your pool Step 2 – Measure the width of your pool Step 3 – Calculate the average depth of your pool   (Shallow end depth + Deep end depth) ➗ 2 =Average depth Step 4 – Length X Width X Average Depth X 7.5 = Gallons of water in the pool *For odd shape pools, measure the pool in sections, determine the amount of water in each section then add the gallons of all the sections together. Turnover Rate: Is the amount of time, measured in hours, that it takes to move an amount of water equal to the gallons of water in the pool through the filtration system one time.  However, According to the Gage-Bidwell Law of Dilution, water that is recirculated (turned over) one time has only filtered 63% of the water in the pool.  After two turnovers 86% is achieved.  Three turnovers achieves 95% and four achieves 98%.  The law goes on to state that to achieve 99.99%, the pool must turn over ten times.  While a public pool is required by code to turn over four times per 24 hour period, due to far fewer swimmers, a residential pool should turn over two times per 24 hours.  Gage-Bidwell Law of Dilution To calculate the turnover rate, it’s important to know how many gallons of water your specific pool pump can move per minute (flow rate).  That information can be obtained by adding a flow meter to your pool system or through some testing to determine the system’s Total Dynamic Head and convert to gallons per minute using the manufacturer’s pump curve chart. Once you determine the flow rate of your pump, you can now calculate the turnover rate. Pool Gallons ➗ Flow Rate ➗ 60 = Turnover Rate For instance, if your pool is 25,000 gallons and your pump flow rate is 70 GPM 25,000 ➗ 70 ➗ 60 = 5.95 hours to turn your pool over one time. To achieve the required two turnovers, simply double that time.  In the above example I would need to run my pump twelve hours per day ensuring effective circulation and filtration. . Achieving the Perfect Chemical Balance Maintaining the proper chemical balance in your pool is an ongoing process. Regularly testing your water and making necessary adjustments is crucial for water clarity and swimmer comfort.  Here are some tips to help you achieve and maintain that balance: Invest in a quality water testing kit or test strips to check your pool’s chemical levels regularly. Free water tests are done at your nearest Poolwerx location if you want to leave this to the professionals. Make sure your Alkalinity is always within the correct parameters as this will affect the ability to manage your pH. Test at least weekly. Balance your pH levels as this affects the effectiveness of sanitizing chemicals as well as the acidic or alkaline nature of the pool water.  Test at least weekly. Keep your chlorine levels within the recommended range, typically 1-3 ppm (parts per million).  Test at least weekly.  You must ensure the chlorine level never drops to zero. Adjust calcium hardness level monthly as needed to keep it within the desired ranges. Shock your pool periodically to eliminate organic contaminants and maintain chlorine effectiveness.  Even if your pool is a salt pool, it will still require occasional shocking with chlorine or a non-chlorine based shock treatment. In summary, being a responsible pool owner involves much more than just filling your pool with water and adding chlorine. Achieving and maintaining crystal-clear pool water requires a deep understanding of water chemistry, coupled with proper circulation, filtration, and diligent maintenance. Remember to determine your pool’s volume, adhere to the law of dilution, and regularly test and adjust your pool’s chemical balance. If you ever feel overwhelmed or need professional assistance with your pool maintenance, don’t hesitate to contact your nearest Poolwerx location or book a service. We have the expertise to keep your pool in great shape, ensuring you make the most of your pool ownership experience. Read More
Extending Your Pool Season: Pool Covers Poolwerx Pointers Extending Your Pool Season: Pool Covers     In an era where energy efficiency is paramount, a simple solution has emerged that not only extends your pool season but also saves you money. The secret? A pool cover! Savings That’ll Make You Smile Did you know that using a pool cover can reduce heat loss by up to 80% in your pool, regardless of what type of heater you have?  That’s right! These covers act as a thermal barrier, preventing precious heat from escaping into the chilly night air. This translates into significant energy savings and a longer swimming season. If you have a single speed pump, we recommend upgrading to a variable speed pump so you can maximize savings with your pool heater.  Keeping the Heat In As temperatures drop, maintaining a comfortable pool temperature becomes a challenge. However, with a quality pool cover, you can keep the warmth in and enjoy a cozy swim even when the weather isn’t cooperating. Most heat loss is through the top of the water, and so putting a barrier between the pool surface and atmosphere is important for heat retention. Additionally, using a pool cover slows evaporation, so you won’t have to fill your pool as much. Your pool will be the go-to destination year-round. Protection Beyond Compare Safety pool covers offer more than just energy savings. They also shield your pool from debris, leaves, and other unwanted intruders. This means less time spent on maintenance and more time spent enjoying your pool oasis.   The Poolwerx Advantage Don’t let the changing seasons put a damper on your pool enjoyment. Embrace the power of pool covers and make your pool a destination for relaxation and recreation no matter the weather! Find a Poolwerx location near you or schedule a service with a Poolwerx team member to get started on extending your pool season and reaping the rewards of energy savings, year-round warmth, and enhanced pool protection. Read More
Navigating Post-Storm Pool Care: How Poolwerx Becomes Your Trusty Partner Poolwerx Pointers Navigating Post-Storm Pool Care: How Poolwerx Becomes Your Trusty Partner   As a pool owner, it’s crucial to have a plan in place to deal with the aftermath of such a disaster. This is where Poolwerx steps in – a reliable partner that not only repairs damages but also ensures the safety and longevity of your pool. Restoration and Repair Expertise One of the foremost concerns after a hurricane or rainstorm is assessing the damage inflicted on your pool. From fallen debris to damaged equipment, the aftermath can be overwhelming. This is where Poolwerx’s expertise shines. With a team of skilled professionals experienced in storm damage cleanup, we  identify and rectify the issues that threaten the integrity of your pool. Our proficiency extends beyond the physical aspects, encompassing the repair of pool equipment that might have been impacted. This proactive approach ensures that your pool is not only functional but also safe for use. Balancing Pool Water and Chemical Correction A storm’s havoc isn’t limited to the visible damage – it can disrupt the chemical balance of your pool water. Poolwerx understands the importance of maintaining water chemistry and offers free water tests to balance your pool. If balancing your pool on your own sounds like too much work, our experts can skillfully adjust the chemical composition to ensure the water remains clean, clear, and safe with our algae free guarantee. This attention to detail extends the lifespan of your pool equipment and ensures the health of those who enjoy it.    Qualified Professionals for the Task Storm damage cleanup demands expertise in various fields, including pool equipment repair, and structural integrity assessment. Poolwerx’s team is not only equipped with technical knowledge but also possesses hands-on experience in dealing with the aftermath of storms. Our qualifications guarantee that your pool’s restoration isn’t just a cosmetic fix but a comprehensive solution that addresses all aspects, leaving no room for hidden issues to resurface. Protection Through Pool Covers Prevention is always better than cure, and that’s why Poolwerx goes the extra mile to provide pool covers that shield your oasis from the wrath of nature. Pool covers act as a barrier, preventing debris from entering the pool during a storm. Additionally, they reduce the risk of water contamination and help in maintaining the chemical balance even in adverse weather conditions. By offering a variety of covers designed to suit different pool types, Poolwerx ensures that your pool is safeguarded, rain or shine.     Feeling overwhelmed? Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Schedule a service or health check here. We’ll have your pool looking and performing its best in no time! Read More
Preventing E. coli Contamination in Your Pool Water Poolwerx Pointers Preventing E. coli Contamination in Your Pool Water   Jumping into the pool for some family fun is some of the most cherished moments, but there are a few things to keep in mind. Keep reading to discover why a free water analysis is a crucial step to ensure the safety of your kids and your pool. How E. coli make its debut in the watery realms of pools Infants and young children enjoy pool play, but accidents are common. Despite using swim diapers, fecal matter can enter water due to leaks. Another factor in pool contamination is swimmers not showering before entering. E. coli bacteria, present in everyone, remains on skin in small amounts—about 0.14 grams. Like germs from unwashed hands, not showering before swimming leads to bacteria shedding into the water, intensified by more unwashed swimmers. Recreational water illnesses spread via ingestion, contact, or inhalation of germ-contaminated water. People ingest pool water more than expected; adults swallowed around 37 milliliters on average during a 45-minute swim, with children consuming double that amount. Ingested germs reside in the gastrointestinal tract before excretion, continuing the cycle. Can the E. coli in the pool actually make anyone sick? Recreational water illnesses typically manifest through prevalent symptoms such as diarrhea, skin rashes, ear discomfort, cough and congestion, and eye irritation. Among these, diarrhea stands out as the most frequent occurrence, unfortunately. Adding to the challenge, individuals already afflicted with diarrhea can inadvertently transmit the condition to fellow swimmers, exacerbating the situation when they partake in recreational water activities. Tiny tots take the lead in vulnerability. Those most prone to acquiring recreational water illnesses includes children, expectant mothers, our esteemed elders, and individuals who harbor health conditions or rely on medications that lower their body’s prowess in combating germs and maladies. Tackle the issue of E. coli with these steps. Ensuring your pool and family’s well-being hinges on a simple yet crucial step: regular water testing and proper pool maintenance. In the cooler months, aim for biweekly water tests, ramping up to weekly checks during active pool season. This diligent upkeep significantly diminishes the risk of water-related illnesses, as proper sanitizer levels—like chlorine—can neutralize threats like E. coli. By diligently monitoring your pool’s chemistry, you safeguard against harmful pathogens. The good news? Poolwerx offers complimentary water tests. Don’t hesitate to reach out or drop by to learn more about keeping your pool pristine and your loved ones safe. Your family’s health is worth the effort. Other pool health tips from the CDC The CDC recommends that parents of young children take the following steps: Keep feces and other contaminants out of the water. Do not swim when you have diarrhea. Shower with soap before you start swimming. Take a rinse shower before you get back into the water. Take bathroom breaks every 60 minutes. Wash your hands with soap after using the toilet or changing diapers. Check the chlorine level and pH before getting into the water. Proper chlorine levels maximize germ-killing power. Do not swallow the water when you swim. The CDC recommends that parents of young children also take the following steps: Take children on bathroom breaks every 60 minutes or check diapers every 30-60 minutes. Change diapers in the bathroom or diaper-changing area and not at the poolside where germs can rinse into the water     Read More
The Comforts Of Owning A Pool Chiller Poolwerx Pointers The Comforts Of Owning A Pool Chiller     As the scorching sun brings with it record-breaking temperatures and relentless heat waves this year, finding ways to stay cool has become an urgent necessity. While air conditioners and fans provide relief indoors, there’s an outdoor oasis that offers a refreshing escape from the heat: your swimming pool. However, to truly combat the extreme heat, consider the game-changer that is the pool chiller. In this blog, we’ll explore the benefits of pool chillers and how they can be a lifesaver during this year’s unforgiving heat warnings. Stay Refreshed, Anytime When the sun’s intensity becomes overbearing, the crystal-clear water of your pool often feels like a mirage in the desert. With a pool chiller, that mirage turns into reality. Pool chillers work similarly to air conditioners, but for your pool water. By lowering the water temperature, these systems transform your pool into a haven of comfort. Whether it’s a relaxing morning swim or a late-night dip, you can count on your pool to offer refreshment whenever you need it. Health and Wellness Benefits Amidst soaring temperatures, the risk of heat-related illnesses looms large. This is where pool chillers step in to safeguard your health. A dip in comfortably chilled water can reduce your body temperature, helping to prevent overheating and heat exhaustion. Furthermore, it can alleviate muscle soreness and inflammation, making it an ideal remedy after a tough workout or a long day under the sun. With a pool chiller, your pool isn’t just a luxury – it’s an essential tool for staying healthy during extreme heat conditions. Extended Pool Season Pool owners know the disappointment of short-lived pool seasons due to varying weather conditions. However, with a pool chiller, you can extend your pool season well beyond the traditional summer months. Even during heat waves, when the sun’s intensity might otherwise discourage pool use, your comfortably cool pool water beckons, providing a haven for relaxation and play. Family and Social Fun During heat waves, spending quality time outdoors can be challenging. However, a pool chiller transforms your backyard into a sought-after gathering spot. Whether it’s a family barbecue, a weekend get-together with friends, or a neighborhood block party, your cool and inviting pool becomes the focal point of enjoyment. At Poolwerx, we offer the technology to enjoy your pool to the fullest with all-in-one pool Heater/Chillers. Some of the HeatWave SuperQuiet® models are also ICEBREAKERS®, which heat and cool the pool. Find your nearest Poolwerx location and stop by to shop all-in-one pool Heater/Chillers.     In the face of this year’s extreme heat warnings, a pool chiller emerges as an indispensable ally. By providing a refreshing escape, enhancing health and wellness, extending the pool season, and fostering social interaction, these systems prove their worth many times over. So, as the sun continues to blaze, consider the cooling comfort of a pool chiller – your ultimate weapon against the heat waves of today and the future.   Read More
Ensuring Pool Maintenance and Equipment Efficiency During Monsoon Season Poolwerx Pointers Ensuring Pool Maintenance and Equipment Efficiency During Monsoon Season   As the monsoon season continues, pool owners must be prepared for the challenges that heavy rains and increased humidity can pose to their pool’s maintenance and equipment. The rainy season can bring about various issues such as water contamination, equipment malfunction, and increased energy consumption. In this blog post, we’ll explore essential tips and strategies to ensure that your pool stays in top condition and that your pool equipment operates efficiently during the monsoon season. 1. Regular Skimming and Cleaning During monsoon season, debris like leaves, twigs, and dirt can get washed into your pool by heavy rain and wind. Regular skimming and cleaning become crucial to prevent clogged filters and ensure that your pool water remains clear and inviting. Consider investing in a pool cover or netting system to minimize the amount of debris entering the pool when it’s not in use. 2. Check and Maintain Pool Equipment Before the monsoon season sets in, schedule a thorough inspection of all your pool equipment, including pumps, filters, and heaters. Look for signs of wear and tear, loose connections, or leaks. Addressing any issues beforehand will not only save you from potential breakdowns during the rainy season but also ensure that your equipment operates efficiently, saving you on energy costs. Request a pool systems check and energy audit with Poolwerx if you need help inspecting your pool. 3. Balance Water Chemistry Regularly The increased rainfall during the monsoon season can significantly impact the chemical balance of your pool water. Frequent testing and adjusting of chemical levels are essential to prevent issues like algae growth, cloudy water, and pH imbalances. Free water test at Poolwerx is one of the most important steps you can take to keep your pool healthy and safe. Consult a Poolwerx expert to get personalized recommendations on maintaining the correct water chemistry during this period. 4. Maintain Proper Water Level With heavy rains, the water level in your pool can rise considerably. Maintain the appropriate water level to prevent flooding of pool equipment and to allow for proper skimming and filtration. If needed, consider draining some water from the pool to avoid overfilling. 5. Install Poolside Drainage To prevent water from accumulating around the pool area, consider installing proper drainage systems. This will not only protect the pool equipment but also help in maintaining the pool deck and surrounding landscaping. 6. Optimize Pool Pump Usage Pool pumps are crucial for keeping the water clean and circulating, but running them non-stop during the monsoon season can lead to unnecessary energy consumption. Adjust the pump settings based on your pool’s specific needs, and avoid running it for extended periods when the pool is not in use. Poolwerx services pools and hot tub/spas of all makes and models if you need help! 7. Inspect and Maintain Pool Lighting Pool lighting is often overlooked, but it plays a vital role in enhancing safety and ambiance. Ensure that all lights are properly sealed and functioning correctly to avoid water leakage and potential electrical hazards. The monsoon season can be both a challenge and an opportunity for pool owners. By following these essential tips and regularly maintaining your pool and its equipment, you can enjoy a clean, safe, and energy-efficient pool throughout the rainy season. If you’re uncertain about any aspect of pool maintenance during this period, don’t hesitate to contact your local Poolwerx. With proper care and preparation, you’ll be able to weather the monsoon season while keeping your pool in top-notch condition. Read More
BEAT THE HEAT SERIES: WATER CHEMISTRY 101 Poolwerx Pointers BEAT THE HEAT SERIES: WATER CHEMISTRY 101   In this blog, we’ll delve into the vital role of pool chemicals as the lifeblood of a healthy, clean, and safe swimming pool. You’ll gain essential knowledge about pool chemistry, equipping you to confidently handle all your future pool maintenance needs Pool chemistry for beginners Ensuring your pool water is clean doesn’t automatically guarantee it’s safe for swimming. Hidden contaminants may lurk, undetectable to the naked eye, and imbalanced pool chemistry can lead to harmful bacteria jeopardizing the health of you and your loved ones. Balancing the elements is crucial, and you don’t need to be a chemist to achieve it. We’re here to support all pool chemistry beginners, guiding you on how to take control of your DIY pool maintenance effectively. However, pool chemistry is just one piece of the puzzle for maintaining a healthy pool. Sanitization, filtration, and pool chemistry are interconnected, each element working harmoniously and relying on one another to ensure your pool remains pristine and safe. The role of sanitization Before delving into the intricacies of balancing your pool chemicals, let’s first understand why achieving balance is crucial. When key water attributes such as pH, alkalinity, and calcium hardness are misaligned, the effectiveness of sanitization products becomes severely compromised, rendering them unable to maintain a healthy pool environment. Consider all the elements that find their way into your pool – twigs and dirt blown in by the wind, birds taking a dip or leaving unwanted droppings, and swimmers leaving behind body oils, dead skin, sweat, and various bodily residues. Sanitizers act as powerful allies in preventing these contaminants from transforming your pristine pool into an unpleasant swamp, effectively fending off harmful bacteria and algae that could jeopardize the water’s health. There are a few different options you can use for your pool sanitizer, depending on the type of pool you have and your own personal preferences. Chlorine  Undoubtedly, the most prevalent and cost-effective sanitizer for your pool is chlorine. Available in three forms – liquid, granular, or tablets – chlorine efficiently sanitizes your pool by penetrating contaminant molecules and eradicating them from within. Bromine   If you seek an alternative to chlorine and wish to steer clear of its strong smell, bromine is the ideal choice. This effective sanitizer ionizes pollutants, breaking down chemical bonds. While not as potent as chlorine, bromine exhibits longer-lasting activity. Pool salt For salt water pools, pool salt is all you require. This salt passes through a chlorinator, where it is utilized to generate chlorine. Hence, in salt water pools, the need for a separate chlorine product is eliminated, as the chlorinator continuously produces the sanitizer. Learn more about salt water pools and what kind of salt to add by visiting your local Poolwerx. Minerals Mineral systems in pools, as the name implies, feature additional minerals like magnesium chloride, sodium chloride, and potassium chloride. These minerals collaborate to not only maintain your pool’s cleanliness but also offer a variety of health and skin benefits. To support the mineral system effectively, a small amount of chlorine is recommended. How to balance pool chemistry Having understood the significance of pool sanitization, let’s proceed with the steps to ensure its effective implementation. For a visually stunning pool that also guarantees safe swimming, achieving balanced water conditions is paramount. This entails maintaining ideal levels of PH, alkalinity, and calcium hardness.. To achieve this balance, it’s beneficial to grasp the role played by these pool chemicals in your quest for a healthy pool. Here’s what you need to know. PH levels pH levels gauge the acidity of your pool water. A lower pH reading indicates acidity, leading to potential etchings on pool surfaces and erosion of metal fixtures. Conversely, a high pH reading indicates a basic environment with more hydroxide ions than hydrogen ions, potentially causing scaling on the pool surface and plumbing. Since various factors like rain, dirt, and swimmers can influence these levels, it’s crucial to stay vigilant and maintain them within the ideal range. For recommendation on pH range and pool levels, your local Poolwerx can advise you on what to use to achieve this.   Alkalinity Alkalinity serves as a vital buffer, effectively regulating factors that could disrupt your pH levels. Therefore, it is advisable to focus on adjusting alkalinity levels first before fine-tuning your pH. Based on whether your alkalinity is low or high, using a quality balancer or pool acid is recommended. For personalized guidance on choosing the right product, don’t hesitate to consult with your local Poolwerx associate. They will be more than happy to assist you. Calcium hardness We all know calcium’s important for our body, but what about calcium hardness in our pool? Calcium in our pools works to keep your pool water clean and keeps the surface of your pool in good shape. The starting calcium hardness levels can depend on where you get your water from, for example water from a spigot will have less minerals (and calcium) than well water. Low calcium hardness can make your pool water feel slimy, and can even corrode the surface of your pool. Pool chemistry testing The key to identifying your pool chemistry levels is in pool water testing. This will let you know the best pool chemicals to use. While you can conduct your own water tests at home, if you have any concerns about the health of your pool water, or feel that your chemicals may be out of balance, it’s best to get your water professionally tested – especially if it’s cloudy or green. You can get your pool water tested for free at your local Poolwerx. Following the test, our experts can advise you on the best products to help you get your pool chemistry perfectly balanced. Remember – pool filtration is important To keep your pool chemicals effective, including whatever you’re using to get things balanced, you need proper water circulation. A proper filtration system will keep things moving, spreading chemicals and your sanitization products to every corner of your pool. Plus, it will filter our debris and bacteria, and stop algae from forming, which helps to keep your water attributes at the right levels. Talk to Poolwerx     We’re always happy to help, so if you’re seeking advice about your pool health or your pool chemistry, don’t hesitate to pay us a visit.     Read More
5 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Pool’s Energy Usage and Save Money Poolwerx Pointers 5 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Pool’s Energy Usage and Save Money   In an era of rising energy costs, managing the operational expenses of your pool becomes increasingly crucial. Fortunately, there are several easy steps you can take to enhance your pool’s efficiency while reducing its energy consumption. In this article, we present five effective tips to help you make your pool more energy-efficient and budget-friendly. Check the Energy Rating: Before purchasing any pool equipment, be sure to review the energy rating label. By doing so, you can compare the energy efficiency and running costs of different products, making an informed decision that will impact your pool’s long-term energy consumption. Read More