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How Long After I Shock My Pool Can I Swim?

Shocking your pool, or super chlorinating, is a cleaning method designed to keep your pool water clean and safe by adding three to five times the normal amount of chlorine. This drastically raises the chlorine level in a short period of time. Shocking your pool should not be a daily routine. Sure, there are times when shocking your pool is absolutely necessary like the times when you neglect your pool or when your pool is recovering from a terrible storm. However, if you have a salt water generator and consistently test and monitor your chemical levels, there shouldn’t be a need to shock your pool often.

Pool owners usually have a single concern when shocking their pool- How long after I shock my pool can I swim?

Unfortunately, there is no general consensus within the pool community when it comes to determining how long you should wait before swimming again. However, even with no general consensus, we were still able to discover many convincing factors that helped narrow down when the pool is safe for swimmers again after shocking. (If’ you’re a skim reader and just looking for the answer, read the last paragraph.)

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The Journey of Swimming Pool Water

Does anyone know how a pool works? I mean, specifically. Do you truly understand the journey of swimming pool water? I will be honest, when I first started working at INYO, I did not fully understand the complete flow process.  I mean sure, I knew it started at some point in the pool, then goes through the filter, the pump, the chlorinator, and the heater. But, I wasn’t quite sure where the water went first.

Understanding the journey of swimming pool water is beneficial to pool owners, not just pool technicians. Once you understand the complete flow of water, it becomes much easier to diagnose and repair any circulation issues you might have. Don’t forget, without proper circulation, it is impossible to keep your pool healthy.  (more…)

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How to Fill out a Custom Safety Cover Form

How to Fill out a Custom Safety Cover Form

Ordering a custom cover can be a bear of a task. First you need to decide whether a custom cover is necessary, then you have to measure your pool and then hope beyond all hope that you did it right. This can be a lot to ask from a new a pool owner doing this for the first time. So I figured I would walk you through the different sections of our custom pool safety cover form to make sure your custom cover measurement and installation go according to plan. (more…)

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