The Difference Between Pool Clarifier and Flocculant

The Difference Between Pool Clarifier and Flocculant

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…)

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Dirty Spa?

Why Is My Spa Dirty? Part 3: The Balancing

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…)

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