- Chloramines in Source Water
by APSP Recreational Water Quality Committee (RWQC) April 2017
Many pool and spa pros know the main source of "combined chlorine" or chloramines in pools and spas is from the reaction of chlorine sanitizer with bather perspiration and waste. Less known is the fact that many municipalities use chloramines to treat tap water — a process known as chloramination — and thus unwanted chloramines are added to pools or spas when they're filled or topped up using public water.
Chloramination is a process that mixes free chlorine (usually chlorine gas)...
- pHin: Here To Stay
by Cailley Hammel April 2017
What is pHin?
pHin is a water sensor that continually measures pH, ORP, and temperature. Once a month, the mobile app asks the customer to use a test strip, which it scans to access free chlorine, total alkalinity, total hardness and cyanuric acid.
How does it work?
- Sponsored Video: How to Paint a Pool
by Ramuc Pool Paint April 2017
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- Package Pool Installation Pointers
by David Owens April 2017
It's arguable that installing package pools is simpler than gunite vessels, but there are still numerous steps that have to be done correctly in order to create enduring installations. As with any structure that is meant to hold water reliably and indefinitely, you have to hit certain marks of quality to maximize the value of your customers' investment.
I've been installing, renovating and repairing package pools, i.e. those with vinyl liners, for 28 years — and over that time have...
- One Deep Dive
by AQUA Editors April 2017
As we've covered in AQUA previously, the deepest pool in the world is Italy's Y-40 Deep Joy, a 130-foot deep pool — or the equivalent of a 14-story building. However, it may not be a world record holder for much longer.
- With a Grain of Salt
by Steve Sherwood April 2017
I want to start off by saying that I have been an advocate of saltwater pools my whole life. And the product has been a profitable one for my business. But I'm starting to wonder where the fizz went as I run into more and more skeptical customers.
Ever since I was a kid hanging out at the Jersey Shore, I became aware of what happens to the human body and metals when they come in contact with saltwater. My back would dry out and tingle for hours, my sneaker eyelets would start to...
- Introducing the Unknown Control
by Mark Holden March 2017
by Chris Marcano March 2017
Now that the long winter is finally ending, pool owners are looking forward to pulling off their covers.
One of the strangest experiences a pool owner can have is to discover upon opening that the pool has a purple crystal-like stain on its surface. Service professionals have known about this phenomenon for years, and commonly refer to it as purple haze.
Purple haze is not, contrary to popular belief, an organic bacteria or an algae issue. The problem is actually the result...
- Pool Houses: Ship Shape!
by Scott Webb March 2017
You turn it on its side, and you're half done. Frame in a few walls, lay in a couple sliders, finish it out with plumbing, electrical and cabinetry, and you've got it: A shipping container...
- Sponsored Video: S.R.Smith TrueTread Diving Board Series
by S.R.Smith March 2017
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