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Today we are discussing the Three most common mistakes made by pool owners and what you can do today to ensure they don’t happen to you. 

They are all water chemistry related.  By being proactive you can avoid these blunders and save a bunch of cash at the same time.

1.  Allowing pH to get above 8.0. At 8.5 chlorine is only 10% active. At 7.0 it is about 73% active. By just maintaining pH around 7.5 the chlorine is 50-60% active. Keeping the pH in check will allow you to use to the full potential the chlorine that is already in the pool.

2.  Not checking your pool chemistry often enough. Test your water once a week during the warmer months.  Although it almost sounds remedial, I see this far too often – a pool can go green or get severely out of “whack” pretty quickly.  Stay on top of this so you can make adjustments sooner.  This will avoid you playing “catch up” when things do get out of their desired ranges.

3.  Not keeping alkalinity between 80-140 PPM. Low or high alkalinity has a direct impact on your water balance – most importantly, it can reduce the effectiveness of your sanitizer.

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Common Sense Swimming Pool Safety Rules… Please never leave a child unattended in a pool or spa and always watch your child when he or she is in or near water. Teach children basic water safety tips. Keep children away from pool drains, pipes and other openings to avoid entrapments. Have a telephone close by when you or your family is using a pool or spa. If a child is missing, look for him or her in the pool or spa first. Share safety instructions with family, friends and neighbors. Learn how to swim and teach your child how to swim. Learn to perform CPR on children and adults, and update those skills regularly. Understand the basics of life-saving so that you can assist in a pool emergency

Install a four-foot or taller fence around the pool and spa and use self-closing and self-latching gates; ask your neighbors to do the same at their pools. Install and use a lockable safety cover on your spa. If your house serves as a fourth side of a fence around a pool, install door alarms and always use them. For additional protection, install window guards on windows facing pools or spas. Install pool and gate alarms to alert you when children go near the water. Ensure any pool and spa you use has compliant drain covers, and ask your pool service provider if you do not know. Maintain pool and spa covers in good working order. Consider using a surface wave or underwater alarm

Learn how simple safety steps save lives in and around pools and spas.

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Photo of a Palm Coast Swimming Pool Just Completed on 04-08-2011. This swimming is a concrete gunite swimming pool build in Palm Coast, FL

I found this cool video on youtube about removing algae from a swimming pool. Fileed under pool cleaning.

Empty your pool skimmer baskets after vacuuming. Learn tips for keeping your pool water clean during the summer season in this pool care video from our swimming pool expert. 

Commensense goes a long way with regards to swimming pool safety. Build a fence and a gate that will keep children away from your pool. Keep the gate locked at all times.  ALWAYS have an adult watching children in and around the pool.  ” Children under the age of 3 and children who cannot swim must  wear a life jacket or personal ?oatation device.  Send children to swimming and water safety lessons. Make sure lifesaving equipment and a ?rst aid kit are handy. Take a course on pool safety, ?rst aid and lifesaving skills, such as CPR.  Have emergency phone numbers listed at the telephone closest to the pool.” Make sure toys, garden furniture and tools are not near the pool fence. Children can climb up on these things to get into the pool. Make swimming pool safety top priority for you family.

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