Archive for the 'Water Balance' Category

Water Park Safety Tips!

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Tips for parents from healthypools.org when going to fun Water Parks & pools! Interactive spray fountains, splash parks and splash pads are popular summertime venues where kids can cool off and have fun in “zero-depth” or very shallow water. Many urban areas feature these venues; families discover they can beat the heat inexpensively without leaving […]

Pool Chemistry is the Key!

Monday, May 13th, 2013

From our friends at swimmingpool.com.  A great entry on Pool Chemistry.   Birds are chirping, the grass is growing, and the temperature is slowly rising. Spring is in bloom and you want to spend your free time outside. Landscaping, opening your swimming pool, and basic home improvement should all be on your list. Opening your […]

Peeing in the Pool?

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Check out this article about peeing in the pool after Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps admitted they do it!  

Drian & refill when your balance goes crazy

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Rob Santos Even if you monitor your hot tub water, it can very easily get out of control. I often instruct people not to waste a lot of time and money dumping expensive chemicals into their hot tubs in effort to clear them up. All you need to do is simply drain, wipe the tub […]

Bromine & keeping your spa covered

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Steven Powers   Simple but very effective: Keep your hot tub covered when not in use, and use Bromine. Because hot tubs are so much smaller than pools, the amount of bacteria has a greater concentration, therefore making Bromine a much better chemical treatment than Chlorine. Covering up your hot tub at all times will […]

White Vinegar uses!

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Lisa Thompson   Use white vinegar to clean valves and jets if they get an excessive buildup of calcium. In high ambient temperature times of year, if your hot tub is creeping up in temperature because of these high temperatures, put 2 tennis balls between the acrylic shell and cover at night to allow the […]

Clean your filters in the Dishwasher

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Christian Carriger A great way to keep your hot tub filter cartridge sparkling clean is to run it through the dishwasher! This will get the grease and gunk out of your filter with very little effort. You want to put it on the top shelf if it will fit and make sure to turn off […]

Lowering your TDS

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Jody Gamracy   Do more frequent partial water changes instead of complete water changes to lower the TDS in your hot tub. This is common practice with fish tanks. I find people are generally not sure why they have to change the water. The main reason is to reduce TDS to make water balancing easier/possible. […]

Cleaning spas & filters

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Vinny Velarde   Tip #1 When cleaning the filter, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions. If your filter is replaceable, it’s a good idea to keep a second filter on hand for uninterrupted hot tub fun. This allows for a quick change-out so you can resume your activities without missing a beat. Tip #2 […]

Advise from Filbur cartridges

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Shelly Johnson   Tip #1 When filling your hot tub, either for the first time or after cleaning it, make sure you set yourself a timer. My brother-in-law fried his equipment because he forgot to check on the hot tub for hours! Tip #2 Also, while filling up your hot tub, attach a filter to […]

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