Pool Water Chemistry

Calcium Hypochlorite Shock For Your Pool

Calcium Hypochlorite Shock For Your Pool 

Does using different kinds of pool shock make a difference?  Yes it does, and you'll learn about your different choices here. 

How to Balance the Calcium Hardness Level in Your Pool

How To Balance The Calcium Hardness Level In Your Pool

Learning how to maintain the calcium hardness in your pool is an important step in keeping your pool water balanced. 

How to Add Chlorine Tablets to Your Pool

How To Add Chlorine Tablets To Your Pool

Are chlorine tablets a good source for chlorine?  Should you use them?  If you're looking for an easy way to sanitize your pool, find out here. 

How To Clear A Green Pool In 5 Days or Less

How To Clear A Green Pool In 5 Days or Less

Do you have an algae problem?  With some chemicals and a little effort and your pool will be clear in no time.

How To Raise Your Pool’s Alkalinity With Baking Soda

How To Raise Your Pool’s Alkalinity With Baking Soda

The best alkalinity increaser is just sodium bicarbonate which is baking soda. Learn how to add it to your pool to increase the total alkalinity. 

How To Use Muriatic Acid To Lower Your Pool’s Alkalinity

How To Use Muriatic Acid To Lower Your Pool’s Alkalinity

Muriatic acid is a great way to lower your pool's alkalinity.  It's inexpensive but can be dangerous. 

How To Raise The pH Level In Your Pool

How To Raise Your Swimming Pool pH 

To raise the pH levels in your pool, try adding sodium carbonate (soda ash) or old fashioned Washing Soda.

How To Lower Your Pool pH Using Acid

How To Lower Your Pool pH Using Acid

Learn how to lower the pH level in your pool is an important step in keeping your pool water balanced. 

Basic Pool Chemistry 101

Basic Pool Chemistry 101

Knowing what chemicals to use and when is the first step in becoming an expert pool owner.

The Complete Guide To Pool Water Testing

The Complete Guide To Pool Water Testing 

Don't leave anything out of your pool water testing,  Learn what to do, what can affect your pool, and how to fix it.

The Truth About Using Algaecide

The Truth About Using Algaecide 

Is using an algaecide the best way to get rid of algae in your pool?  It might not be what you think.

How to Refill Your Pool Water Cheaply

How to Refill Your Pool Water Cheaply

When you need to top off your pool, where do you start?  A pool water delivery system might be the best choice for those on a budget.

Liquid Chlorine or Chlorine Granules: What’s The Difference?

Liquid Chlorine or Chlorine Granules: What’s The Difference?

Do most people choose liquid chlorine or chlorine granules?  Well, it depends.

The Truth About Phosphates in Pool Water

The Truth About Phosphates In Pool Water

Do you really need a phosphate remover to have a perfect pool?  The answer might surprise you.

Pool Clarifier vs. Pool Flocculant: What’s the Difference?

Pool Clarifier vs. Pool Flocculant: What’s the Difference?

Do you need a pool clarifier or pool flocculant?  What's your goal, time and money situation? And how do they work?

The Difference Between Total and Free Chlorine

The Difference Between Total and Free Chlorine

Does your pool have enough free chlorine?  Your pool not not be as sanitized as it could be.  And that's total and free chlorine.

How to Use Pool Shock

How To Use Pool Shock

Do you shock your pool every week?  Does your pool have contaminants?  You pool might need a good dose of pool shock.

What Is Pool Stabilizer?

What Is Pool Stabilizer?

So what's pool stabilizer and why does your pool need it?  Learn how important it is to your pool's health. 

The Type of Pool Salt You Should Use and Why

What Type Of Pool Salt Is Right and Why

Does your pool have enough free chlorine?  Your pool not not be as sanitized as it could be.  And that's total and free chlorine.

Stabilized and Unstabilized Chlorine: What’s the Difference?

Stabilized and Unstabilized Chlorine: What’s the Difference?

With so many types of chlorine to choose from, which one do you use, and why.  Find the answers here.

Why Sodium Hypochlorite Liquid Chlorine Is The Best Pool Shock

Do you want a nearly perfect chlorine for your pool?  Try sodium hypochlorite, or as you may already know, liquid chlorine.