How often should I drain my spa and add fresh water?
Cloudy pool water is usually caused by dead algae or mists of particles suspended in your pool water. The job of a coagulant agent, like clarifier or flocculant, is to clump these tiny particles into larger clumps so that they can be collected by your filter or flushed to waste.
Now, clarifier and flocculant (floc and vac) are two sides of the same coin. Both are types of coagulant agents that accomplish the same task using different routes. The key differences are the time it takes for the reaction to take place and the extra elbow grease needed from you to finish the job. We will discuss the pros and cons and the best times to apply which chemical. (more…)
Congratulations everyone, you have made it another year. There was a lot of good that happened in 2015 and some bad (cough – Justin Bieber – cough), but the most important thing is to improve in 2016. That is why I have made a list of resolutions that we can follow to make 2016 the best possible. (more…)
Hello and welcome to the third installment of my spa refill. In my previous posting, we showed the original decrepit state of my spa after several months of lapsed maintenance. In the first blog, I gave an explanation of what happened, why it happened and what was going to happen to get it back up and running. In the second blog we purged the spa, drained it, re-glossed the shell, and refilled it. Now it is time for the easy part of balancing our spa water. (more…)
Here comes the Double, prepare for Trouble!
This is a continuation of our previous blog post “Why is My Spa Dirty?” We initially discussed how a spa could get to this dilapidated state and what needs to be done to get it up and running. This blog will cover the cleaning and draining process to prepare for the refill stage. Enjoy! (more…)