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Swimming Pool Salt Calculator

Adding salt to your swimming pool is fairly straight-forward. However, calculating how much salt to add can complicate things. What you need is a swimming pool salt calculator.

Usually, there are two reasons why you would need to add salt to your pool. Either your salt chlorine generator alerted you that your pool was low in salt or you recently drained your pool, for whatever reason. Whether you’re adding salt to your swimming pool or diluting it, knowing how much salt to add back into the water is crucial to balancing your pool.

Let’s take a look at how pool owners can determine when their salt is low and how they can calculate how much salt to add.  (more…)

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Proposition 65 And How It Affects Your Swimming Pool

Do you know what Proposition 65 is and how it affects your swimming pool?

Although Proposition 65 originally passed in 1986, due to recent revisions, pool owners in California will begin to see more warning labels on pool chemicals and products. In short, Prop 65 requires businesses to provide warnings to Californians about significant exposure to chemicals that may cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.  Much like Title 20, Proposition 65 only affects pool owners who reside in California. So, if you’ve never heard of Prop 65 and don’t live in the Golden State, don’t worry.

However, pool owners in California should be aware of Proposition 65 and how it affects your swimming pool.  (more…)

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Zinc Anodes For Swimming Pools

If you could protect your pool equipment from the corrosion process, would you? Better yet, can you? One of the leading concerns pool owners have when purchasing a salt system is whether or not it will corrode other pool equipment. But what if you could protect the metals in your pool from the harshness of the salt? Well, zinc anodes for swimming pools can do just that.

A large majority of pool owners aren’t familiar with zinc anodes. And to be honest, I wasn’t either. However, after doing my own research, I discovered the major benefits zinc anodes provide for swimming pools and pool equipment.

In this blog article, I explain what zinc anodes are, how they work, and how they benefit your pool when you install them correctly.  (more…)

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Which Swimming Pool Heat Pump Is Best?

Most pool owners understand the differences between a swimming pool heater and heat pump. However, when it comes to heat pumps, pool owners are especially curious about which swimming pool heat pump is best? Are Raypak heat pumps more reliable than the Pentair heat pumps? Or, does the manufacturer not play a huge deciding factor?

In this blog article, we compare some of the best heat pumps for swimming pools in hopes of narrowing down which unit is best for your pool.

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Pool Air Pillow Sizing

Now that winter is approaching, more and more pool owners are gearing up to prepare their pools for the winter season. Winter covers and air pillows have become an important part of the winterization process. It’s easy to size your pool cover, but what about your air pillows?

This blog serves as a guide to assist pool owners with sizing their pool air pillows and to help them decide how many air pillows to purchase this season.

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