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When Going Green Goes Bad: Tips on Preventing Pool Algae...

Posted by , on Mar, 2015

The best part about owning a home is that you can add anything that you like to make your surroundings more customized and comfortable. If you are looking for a fun addition to your home, then the only logical choice is a swimming pool. While having a swimming pool can be lots of fun, it can also be a lot of responsibility. In order to keep the pool that you have in great shape, you will need to keep it free of algae. The following are a few tips on keeping a pool algae free. Check the Circulation System The first thing that you need to make sure of when trying to keep a pool algae free is that your circulations system is working properly. By making sure the water in the pool is circulating, you will be able to stop the algae before it has time to grow. By choosing one of the Clearwater Pool Systems, you can be confident that no algae will be able to grow in the water. This will help to make the pool more usable and aesthetically pleasing. Keep an Eye on the Sanitizer Levels Another very important thing that you need to do when trying to keep the pool algae away from your pool is to check the sanitizer levels. You want to make sure that all of the sanitizing chemicals in your pool, such as the chlorine, are at the right levels. Letting these types of chemicals get too low will allow for the pool algae spores to grow in the water. If you are unsure about the levels you need, be sure to call on the team at Clearwater Pool Systems. We have the knowledge and the tools needed to keep your pool at its best year round. Routine Pool Shocking When trying to maintain an algae free pool, you need to make sure that you are shocking the water on a regular basis. By keeping your pool on a routine shocking schedule, you will be able to get the algae spores that may have been missed by the chlorine. Make sure that you are using the right amount of chemicals for the job to reduce the harmful effects that could arise. The more you that you are able to shock your pool water, the lower the risk will become for the development of pool algae. At Clearwater Pool Systems, we have a number of different systems that will make the management of your pool much easier. The last thing that anyone wants is to have a green and unusable...

Chlorine Free Pool Shock: Natural Alternatives for Pool Water Treatment...

Posted by , on Jan, 2015

Recently there has been a rising trend in finding different chlorine alternatives for sanitizing swimming pools and spas at home. It has become known that chlorine may be to blame for triggering some health problems such as asthma and cancers dealing with the bladder and rectum. Once people became aware of these findings, many operators of swimming pools and spas have been seeking alternative methods to chlorination treatments. Popular Methods of Chlorine Free Pool Shock Treatment There are some very effective and safe methods for chlorine free pool shock treatment which are becoming very popular with home swimming pool and spa operators. Each of these methods provides a safe swimming environment while reducing the dependency on chemicals used in treating your water. Ozone generators harness natural ozone and turn it into a powerful water sanitizer. Catalytic cartridges can also refer to mineral sanitation. This method treats water by using oxygen combined with bactericidal minerals and natural algae static. Chlorine generators use the natural salts found in the water of the swimming pool or spa to sanitize, generating a softer and more natural form of chlorine. Ionizers use natural mineral ions to remove microorganisms from the water. How do Chlorine Free Pool Shock Products Work? There are many chlorine free pool shock products available in the market today, such as MineralPURE and OzoneMAX. These products work by passing by oxygen electrodes in the water while releasing mineral ions delivering a safe, natural, and chemical free shock to your swimming pool or spa water. The mineral ions released bind to the microorganisms present in the water, killing them and providing residual protection against further contamination. Tips and Tricks for Effective Chlorine Free Maintenance If you have ever had an algae problem in your pool or spa water, and are considering an ionizer as a chlorine free water treatment method, it is important to first clear the water of any possible remaining algae by giving it a chlorine or chlorine free pool shock treatment. The ionizer can then be used in maintaining the purity of the water. Many swimming pool and spa operators have found that in order to maintain adequate sanitary water conditions they need to keep a residual amount of chlorine in the water. However, it is possible to maintain sanitary conditions without the use of chlorine. If you are persistent in monitoring the pH levels in the water as well as copper levels, you should be able to keep algae away as long as you can maintain adequate levels. Periodic bacterial testing is imperative as well, as bacteria are...

5 Unique Facts About Pool Ionization Systems

Posted by , on Sep, 2014

The benefits of utilizing a pool ionization system are innumerable. However, they possess a few incredibly distinct qualities that make them stand out from any other water sanitization system on the market. Here are the top five things that make the systems and their technology especially unique. 1.  They’re Healthier Chlorine sterilization methods come with a host of side-effects. Some of them include dry skin, itchy eyes, breathing problems, allergy issues, sensitivities and reactions to the chemicals. Recent studies even link swimming in chlorinated pools to cancer. Additionally, chlorinated water tends to cause immediate gastrointestinal issues. However, pool ionization has none of these worrisome side-effects and leaves the water safe enough to drink. 2. They Reduce Dependency on Chemical Agents One of the most exciting things about them is that they reduce dependency on chemicals. Because ionization is naturally extremely effective, it’s rare to need to use any other method of pool sanitization. Using fewer chemicals is better for you, better for the environment, and it provides financial benefits, which makes this an incredibly unique and cool fact. 3. They Have Ancient Roots An Egyptian medical text, called the Smith Papyrus, written between 2600-2200 BC, references the use of copper to sterilize water for drinking. It was also commonly used by people in ancient Greece, Rome and by the Aztecs. It’s been proven effective for sterilizing water and for medicinal uses for thousands of years. No other method can claim that kind of track record. 4. They’re Out of This World It’s so different, the technology has been taken to the moon. NASA used silver ionization to keep drinking water sterile aboard the Apollo flights. Even back in the 1960s, the US government understood the benefits of this style of sterilization. In fact, the system has been endorsed by none other than Buzz Aldrin. 5. They’re Deadly (But in a Good Way) They efficiently deliver a triple-punch to knock out viruses, bacteria and algae. Normally, a chemical cocktail would be required to take out all of these. However, this type of system gets all three and does so without all the harmful side-effects of chlorine and similar counterparts. The technology used in pool ionization has been used throughout history at a very basic level and has developed in proficiency over the years. Despite adjustments in how it’s done, the core remains the same. It also has unparalleled benefits paired with a proven record of safe and effective use. From Ancient Egypt all the way to the moon, it’s stood the test of time and has been trusted by multiple...

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