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5 Areas To Check Before Opening Your Pool

So here we are together again, embarking on another pool season. To us, a new pool season means another year of enjoying the good weather while barbecuing with friends and family around the pool. In fact, I can almost taste the barbecue now. Are you ready for it? Better yet, is your pool ready? Believe it or not, most pool owners get a late start in opening their swimming pools for the season. Sure, there are a few factors that play a role in determining when to open the pool, e.g. the weather, money, time, and opportunity.

Still, even if you have certain things holding you back from physically opening the pool, there are things you can do to jump- start the preparation. Most of the time, pool owners don’t actually realize they are falling behind schedule until it’s too late. Trust us, we encounter the “last- minute- motor- shopping” stories every season. If we polled pool owners to check who were confidently ready to open their pools, how many of you could say yes? My guess is the majority of pool owners will say no. Either way, let’s explore the five areas all pool owners should check before opening their pools. (more…)

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Someone Pooped in My Pool. What Do I Do Now?

This is a nightmare scenario for any pool owner. Someone’s chicken nuggets don’t agree with him/her and before know it, you have Code Brown on your hands. And if it is your pool, it comes down to you to clean it up. Because fecal matter in a pool poses a health risk due to exposure to bacteria and parasites, you need to operate with a clear mind in such murky times. In this article, we’ll show you exactly how to rid your pool of the brown menace, both solid and not so solid.

But generally what is the best action when you have fecal matter in the pool? (more…)

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How to pick a salt chlorinator and chlorine feeder for you pool?

Inground Pool Equipment Selection Part 4: Sanitizers

Hello and welcome Inyo fans, this is a continuation of Inyo Pool’s equipment selection series. In this chapter, we are focusing pool sanitation and all the different ways it can be accomplished. We’ll be explaining the functionality, sizing, and the advantages of the three basic categories of santizers:

  • Chlorine tablet feeders,
  • Salt Chlorine Generators; and
  • Alternative Sanitizers (e.g. Mineral Cartridges, Ozonators & Ionizers)

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How to Balance Your Pool Water

Keeping your pool water properly balanced is one of the most important tasks a pool owner has, besides throwing cool, summer parties, of course. Most pool owners have a love-hate relationship with pool chemistry. They love it when their water levels are perfect and hate it when they are spending a ton of money to get it balanced again. Balancing your pool water should not be a daunting task. In fact, it could be as easy as A-B-C.

We get tons of calls and emails from customers asking us how to balance their pool water. There’s not one step by step guide that will work for every pool because every pool is very unique. However, if you can understand the relationship between the chemicals in your pool, then it becomes easier to manage your levels.

Balancing your pool water requires an understanding of the relationship between different chemical measurements in your pool. Your pool water’s chemistry is constantly in flux and therefore, chemical levels aren’t the same in January as it is in October. This makes understanding how one chemical affects the other crucial to balancing your pool. (more…)

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Poolside Chat Episode 35: Lowering Swimming Pool Salt Levels

Poolside Chat Episode #35: Lowering Swimming Pool Salt Levels

This is Poolside Chat where every week we answer your questions on how to fix and maintain your swimming pool. Poolside Chat is presented by INYOPools.com, helping pool owners find the right parts since 2001. In today’s episode of Poolside Chat, Rob and Matt tackle another common swimming pool question:
  • How many gallons do I drain from my pool to correct its salt level?

Now here’s your hosts – Matt and Rob.

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