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12 Tips For Keeping Your Home Swimming Pool Sparkling Clean and Healthy To Use

By Glen Bains

  1. Check pool chemistry 2-3 times per week during the summer and once per week in the winter.
  2. Clean out skimmer basket(s) weekly, or as needed if conditions exist.
  3. Clean hair and lint pot in the pump every couple of weeks or as needed. Turn off pump to do this.
  4. Check and monitor water level at least once per week, adjust as needed. Water level should be at the center of the skimmer.

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Saltwater Pools vs. Chlorine Pools

By Glen Bains

Saltwater Pools

A major part of having a saltwater pool is generating your own chlorine with salt. Traditional chlorine pool owners buy, handle and store their own chlorine. Manual chlorine usage (putting it in the pool yourself) often causes a larger work load and the need to work with your pool every day.

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Chlorine in your Swimming Pool

By Glen Bain- Costa Rica Pools

I have been asked by several people over the years….What is the best way to put chlorine into my pool? Well if you have ever wondered what the best ways are to add chlorine to your pool here are a few tips….

  1. Pool Filter should run at least 8 to 10 hours per day ideally you want all the pool water to run through the filter at least one time per day. Set your pool timer or remember to run the pool manually if you don’t have a timer. It is best to run the system during the daylight hours (instead of night) but always run it when people are using the pool. 

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Making pool maintenance as easy as possible

By Glen Bain- Costa Rica Pools

So you have a swimming pool but you think it is too much work to maintain. Pools once balanced can be very easy to take care of if you have the right set up and equipment. There are many factors that can affect your pool water and make it unhealthy and unattractive to swim in. Some are, allowing your water to become unbalanced, large bather loads, heavy rains, extremely long hot dry spells, trees dropping debris into your pool, poor inadequate filtration and incorrect pump size.

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