FAQ

My Pool Has A Strong Chlorine Smell. Is There Too Much Chlorine In My Pool?

My Pool Has A Strong Chlorine Smell. Is There Too Much Chlorine In My Pool? No, you don’t have enough “free chlorine” in your pool. Most pools contain both good chlorine and bad chlorine. The good chlorine is called free chlorine and is capable of killing germs. Bad chlorine, on the other hand, is called…

What Is Pink Algae?

What Is Pink Algae? Pink algae is not an algae at all, but a bacteria. Normal algaecides will not reliably work on them. We have products that are designed to assist chlorine with removal of this bacteria. To eliminate it, you must superchlorinate your pool, turn off the filter, and clean it with a good…

I Have An Outdoor Pool and Am Told That The Chlorine Needs to Be Stabilized. Why?

I Have An Outdoor Pool and Am Told That The Chlorine Needs to Be Stabilized. Why? The chlorine in a pool can be broken down by ultraviolet light from the sun. If stabilizer, also called conditioner, is not present, the chlorine level will dissipate very rapidly over the course of the day. It is recommended…

What Causes the Ring Around My Pool’s Tile Line?

What Causes the Ring Around My Pool’s Tile Line? The accumulation of oils and dirt from bathers is the biggest cause. Using a tile cleaner specifically designed for pools can clean it off. Household cleaners do not contain the needed balance of both oil/grease cutters and scale dissolving ingredients. In fact, these cleaners can actually…

When I Shock My Pool, Should I Use Chlorine or Non-Chlorine Shock?

When I Shock My Pool, Should I Use Chlorine or Non-Chlorine Shock? Both treatments accomplish the goal of destroying and removing bather waste and preventing the formation of combined chlorine. Superchlorination, the addition of large amounts of chlorine, has some drawbacks. Because it requires large amounts of chlorine, it can damage liners and swimsuits and…

I Added Algicide to My Pool But The Algae Didn’t Go Away. What Did I Do Wrong?

I Added Algicide to My Pool But The Algae Didn’t Go Away. What Did I Do Wrong? First, you must add the algaecide according to the directions. If you don’t add the correct dosage amount, it won’t kill any of the algae. However, be aware that using the entire bottle of algaecide is also ineffective….

My Pool Water Is Cloudy And I Can’t Clear It Up. What Could Be Causing This?

My Pool Water Is Cloudy And I Can’t Clear It Up. What Could Be Causing This? Several things could be the cause. First, check to make sure that the pH is within proper range. If the pH is within range, it could be that you have a dirty filter and it needs to be cleaned….