Tag Archives: Algae

Thinking of Closing the Pool Early?

You might want to think again.  Trust me, I know that we have not had the hottest of summers and some of you are just plain fed up with cool water.  But don’t close yet.  First, you are going still … Continue reading

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Time to Turn Up the Chlorine

The heat has come and with that comes a necessity for more chlorine. When the sun begins its trek across the summer months your pool will need more chlorine on those weeks of intense UV exposure to the pool. The … Continue reading

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So Your Pool is Cloudy?

Don’t Panic! There are a number of reasons that your pool could be murky. A pH imbalance, low chlorine, dead algae and the beginning of an algae bloom can all be the culprits. Lets address each issue so you have … Continue reading

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The Fourth of July Flop

This year the Fourth of July  came and went with little extremities. Most fireworks were silenced by rain, pools were left un-swam in because of the uncompromising weather and most grills stayed empty as people swarmed the local malls and … Continue reading

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Keep That Water Stirred Up!

Pool owners are sometimes mystified when they get little patches of green algae on the bottom of their pool. Hey—they just tested the water and the chlorine level is right.  So why is there algae there on the bottom? The … Continue reading

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Some Years Are Tough

And this year is especially tough. As we enjoyed a mild winter this year our pools are making us regret our enjoyment. Due to the warm water temperatures over the winter algae was able to gain a foothold, for some … Continue reading

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A FREE Pool Chemistry lesson!

Most people don’t really understand chlorine and quite frankly, unless you are a chemist, it probably isn’t real interesting.  But here are some tips that can help you keep your pool clean, clear, and algae free: As water temperature goes … Continue reading

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No Chlorine?

Are you having a hard time maintaining your chlorine level in your pool? It could be many things. The first easy check is to test your stabilizer level (cyanuric acid). This product helps protect the chlorine from the effects of … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Pool Algae Free

It is the time of year when some customers run into algae issues.  There are several contributing causes: 1.     Low pH water will oxidize chlorine much quicker than pool water properly balanced.  The rate can be dramatic—twice as fast, or … Continue reading

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A Scientific Look At Algae And Carbon Dioxide

Most of us look at algae as a horrible, disgusting, pain-in-the-neck that can easily ruin a summer.  While this is, at times, true, we also need to remember that it is just a plant.  As a science teacher, I love … Continue reading

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Algae Infested Pools And Chuck Norris

…Continuing my movie and actor related blogs…  It is the time of year where we get some customers that come in to get water tested.  (It’s a free service here at Eastgate Pools & Spas!)  Unfortunately, some of our customers … Continue reading

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