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Why Does My Pool Have No Chlorine?

Have you ever tested your swimming pool water and couldn’t get a chlorine reading? Figuring you must have done something wrong, you retest your water. Still no reading. So what do you do? Add chlorine, right? After days of adding chlorine and testing chemical levels, you still have no chlorine reading. At this point, your attitude turns from curious to annoyed.

Are your chemical levels imbalanced?

Are you using a reliable pool water test kit?

These are just two questions that need addressing before you can get to the real question, why does my pool have no chlorine? 
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Variable Speed Pool Pump Rebate Center

Variable Speed Pool Pump Rebate Center

Did you know that your pool pump can earn you extra money in your pockets? That’s right. Depending on your state, local power companies are offering rebates to pool owners who are choosing equipment that leaves a smaller footprint on our environment. Think of this article as your variable speed pool pump rebate center.

Local power companies offer rebates to variable speed pumps that are Energy Star Certified. In short, that simply means the pool pump meets the strict energy performance standards set by the EPA. In fact, these pumps are guaranteed to use less energy, are cheaper to operate, and emit fewer greenhouse gas into the atmosphere.

If you currently have a variable speed pump but aren’t reaping the benefits, check the list below. We have a list of utility companies, by state, who offer rebates for purchasing energy efficient pool equipment like variable speed pumps. Rebate amounts, program due dates. and eligibility requirements vary by the utility company. Please visit the specific utility website for specific program details.

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How To Find The Correct Pool Pump Shaft Seal

Whenever you replace your motor, we highly recommend replacing your pump shaft seal as well. Not only does it protect the motor from water damage, but it also secures your one year warranty on the new motor. It’s a win-win scenario.

But, how do you find the correct seal for your pump? Are they all the same? Should you replace other seals at the same time? Let’s dig a little deeper.  (more…)

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Raypak’s Internet Warranty Policy

When a pool owner purchases a Raypak pool heater from us, one of their first concerns is Raypak’s internet warranty policy. Specifically, they want to know if you purchase a pool heater online, will it void the manufacturer’s warranty?

Well, worry no more.

At the 2017 International Pool and Spa Show, we had the chance to speak with John Kane, the National Sales Manager with Raypak and asked him a few questions regarding their internet warranty policy.  (more…)

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