What is a Microban n Pool Filter Cartridge

What Is Microban and Why Is It in My Cartridge?

Microban is an antimicrobial blend that is added to products such as cutting boards, bath mats, children’s toys and pool cartridges to prevent/slow the growth of harmful microorganisms. The Microban blend is great at keeping bacteria, algae and mold from sinking its teeth into your cartridges extending their lifespan and filtering quality. However, do not get it confused with pool sanitation chemicals such as chlorine or bromine.

If you install a Microban cartridge in a filter, the same amount of chlorine or other sanitation chemicals will be required to keep your water clear. Microban material prevents the growth of those nasty slimy things on the cartridges themselves, but it does not prevent their spread elsewhere to parts like skimmers or water features. A Microban product’s reach does not extend its antimicrobial might to other surfaces or equipment. For example, if you have a Microban bath mat, you still need to clean the shower and tub, but the mat is fine. (more…)

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7 Biggest Mistakes When Replacing a Pool Motor

I talk to thousands of customers each year about replacing their pool pump motors and the vast majority of our customers install the motors themselves without a hitch. However, occasionally we do encounter mistakes which are made when replacing your motor. So I decided to poll my fellow co-workers, manufacturers and vendors to come up with a list of the seven most common mistakes when replacing a pool motor. The results are in… Drum roll please… (more…)

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Swimming Pool Codes

License To Install

Although we are in the business to make money, we are also in the business to save you money. As a company, we’ve always strived to be as competitive with our prices in hopes to save you money. One of the things out of our control is whom you ultimately hire to install your pool equipment. We’ve heard many horror stories about incompetent swimming pool installers over the years, which prompted our “How To Find a Great Pool Guy” blog. Proper installation allows for smooth operation and it also maximizes the lifespan of your pool equipment. Adversely, poor installation can result in early equipment failure, or worse. (more…)

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Pool Maintenance Hacks

Six Pool Maintenance Hacks Using Household Items

Do you get tired of feeling like you have to buy some specialized pool formula or contraption for every problem that plagues your pool? Special pool chemicals, replacement parts and pool equipment can accumulate during the life span of your pool. Through the years we have run across some unique swimming pool hacks, using ordinary household items that will help save you money. Here are six ways to use household items to help maintain your pool. (more…)

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