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Pool Service Prices Will Increase in 2021. Here's Why.

Swimming pool service companies have traditionally ignored and absorbed gradual price increases, because nobody likes raising prices on customers for the same services rendered. Due to COVID-19 and other unforeseen circumstances, that is no longer possible in 2021. We are writing this article to inform homeowners about what has happened to our industry and how you can prepare for the increased costs of maintaining your swimming pool.

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Calcium Flakes in Saltwater Pools

If you own or maintain a saltwater pool, there's a good chance you have seen calcium flakes in it too. This article will explain what the flakes really are and debunk some myths about them. Let's get into it.

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How to Avoid Common Salt Pool Maintenance Issues

There are few topics with as many misconceptions as saltwater poolsPerhaps it all went wrong from the start, when the term was coined about 40 years ago. The name certainly gives you the least relevant information – the pool is not salty like the ocean, and the salt in the pool isn’t even the star of the show. So let's dive in.

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Understanding Calcium Nodules in Pools

Calcium nodules in pools look like little calcium volcanos or blisters that ooze out of pool walls and floors. While there are varying opinions on this topic, in this article, we will explain what nodules are and why they occur. Then we'll discuss how to prevent and fix calcium nodules.

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Understanding Henry's Law, CO2 and pH

This lesson explains why pH naturally rises. If you maintain pools on a weekly basis, you have probably noticed that the pH is almost always higher after a week. That's not your fault. It's natural. This article explains why.

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Understanding Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)

Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) is a metric used in water treatment that measures all dissolved minerals, salts, chlorides, metals, organics, and many other contaminants in water. TDS impacts water conductivity and is related to corrosion, chemical efficiency, water clarity, and is an often-forgotten factor in the LSI.

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Chlorine, pH and Cyanuric Acid Relationships

It is widely known that pH controls the strength and efficacy of chlorine. And that's true, except when Cyanuric Acid (CYA) is in the water. CYA changes the entire dynamic, and that's what we discuss in this article.

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Weepers, Efflorescence, and other Concrete Pool Shell Problems

Believe it or not, swimming pools can leak in both directions. Most of us think of pool leaks as water escaping out of the pool, but this article is about water pushing into the pool from the outside from hydrostatic pressure. We'll discuss what the consequences are, how to fix them, and more importantly, how to prevent these issues from the beginning.

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Evaporation and Accumulation

When water evaporates, it leaves behind minerals, metals, and other dissolved solids like salt. Naturally, whatever is left behind will accumulate over time. Let's discuss the impact that evaporation has on water chemistry, and how you can be proactive and adapt to it.

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