How To Remove Dog Hair From Your Pool

How To Remove Dog Hair From Your Pool

Today we’re going to show you how and why you would use skimmer socks. Yesterday my wife decided to brush our chocolate lab on the pool deck. Currently, there’s a medium-sized dog worth of loose fur floating on the surface of the pool. I don’t want all this waterlogged fur running through my system and possibly clogging up my impeller and filter. Dog fur is fine enough to be able to bypass your skimmer and pump baskets, so we need to use a finer screen to catch the furry follicles.

The best thing for collecting fine debris like pet fur, grass clippings, bugs or pollen is Skimmer Socks. The socks, made of a material similar to nylon stockings,  are a great intermediary sifter to prevent small debris from becoming big problems for your main filter. It takes just a minute or two to slip them over your skimmer basket.

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Test The Salt Level Of A Pool

How To Test The Salt Level Of A Pool

Hey pool owners, it’s Rob with INYOPools. Today, we’re going to show you how to check the salt level with test strips. Now, some people might go just by the salt level on their salt system but that’s not always the most accurate method, especially if you’re trying to recalibrate it. 

We will be using this AquaChek Pool Salt Test Strips to assess our salinity level. These are a little different than your normal test strips where the other test strips you would just swipe it in the water and then compare the results. Let’s go through the steps, follow along with the video.

 

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Bad Pool Chemical Combinations

Pool chemistry can be one of the most confusing aspects of owning a swimming pool. Identifying which chemicals to add, how much, and in what order can be mind-boggling (let alone trying to resolve bad pool chemical combinations). Still, there are a few bad pool chemical combinations that pool owners should absolutely stay away from.

Additionally, there are chemicals you will need to add separately. In short, adding chemicals is a risky business, especially if you are a new pool owner.

In this article, we hope to shed light on bad chemical combinations and how to avoid making a mess in your pool.  (more…)

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Why Does The Spa Drain When The Pump Shuts Off?

Oh no! Did you wake up today, look out your window, or walk out to your pool area and notice that the spa was nearly empty? Is it leaking? Where’d the water go? Is it under the deck? But, there isn’t any water gathering that you can see. 

It seems to do this when the pump shuts off, right? Why does the spa drain when the pump shuts off? Are you asking yourself, why does the spa drain when the pump shuts off? Let’s discuss the possible reasons as to why. 

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