Which Aqua Trol is Right For Me

Which Hayward AquaTrol Is for Me?

The AquaTrol is an above ground pool salt chlorine generator that can chlorinate a pool up to 18,000 gallons. The AquaTrol design is a modified version of hayward’s ultra popular and dependable AquaRite inground pool system. Above ground pools have varying installation quirks  which mean the Aquatrol must be equally as versatile in its application. To be effective, a salt generator must be able to accommodate different pipe types, pool sizes, and deck obstructions. (more…)

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Converting Your Pool to Saltwater

Converting Your Pool to Saltwater

When people find out that I deal with swimming pools on a daily basis, one of the most common questions I get is, “What do you think about salt pools?” to which I find myself going into a little sales blurb on what a salt pool is. I would say 90% of the people have heard of salt pools, but don’t really know how they work. Most know they are supposed to be nicer than chlorine pools and think that salt pools don’t use chlorine, but this is not the case. This article will explain how a salt pool works, if one is the right choice for you and then the process of converting your pool from traditional chlorine to salt. (more…)

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How Much DE to Add

How Much DE to Add?

How Much DE to Add?

“How much DE do I add to my filter?” is one of the common questions we get on a daily basis. We decided to put this article together as a quick cheat sheet when it is time to replace your DE powder. It is important to try and add the proper amount of DE to your filter, if you add too little DE then dirt, oils and debris may get embedded into your grids ruining them. If you add too much DE then it is possible to have bridging, meaning that the DE powder builds up too much between the grids reducing flow and filtering capacity. These two issues occur if you are way under or way over on your DE powder so if you are off by a scoop or so don’t sweat it. (more…)

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