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How to Prevent Algae in Pool Water

James Ashner | May 25, 2016 10:00:00 AM

How to prevent algae in pool water for the entire season

Just about every pool owner has encountered algae growth in their water at some point.   Perhaps you’ve returned from a weekend vacation to find that your crystal clear water in your  pool has become home to green, black, blue, or even pink slime. Even though you made sure your pool had plenty of chlorine, certain algae growths can still form.

There are countless types of algae that can grow in your pool, some have a higher resistance to chlorine and can persist in even highly-chlorinated water. Some algae will only grow on your pool walls, while others are free-floating, giving your pool’s water a uniform tint of green.

The vast majority of algaes depend on the following factors for growth:

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Automatic Pool Vacuums

James Ashner | May 22, 2016 4:46:03 PM

Easy Maintenance with Automatic Pool Vacuums

Vacuuming your pool isn’t the hardest task in the world. But for many people, finding the time to manually vacuum your pool isn’t always easy. Fortunately, we have some great products to make vacuuming your pool much less of a headache.
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