How Much Sand Does My Swimming Pool Filter Need?

One of the many benefits of owning a sand filter is that you only have to change the sand every five years or so. Not to mention, replacing the sand in your pool filter is pretty straight-forward. However, before beginning this journey, don’t forget to ask yourself the all-important question, “How much sand does my swimming pool filter need?” From our experience, this is one of the most overlooked steps in the process.  (more…)

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Too Much Shock In The Pool

Whether your pool is cloudy or full of contaminants, there comes a time when every pool owner needs to shock their pool. However, is there such a thing as too much shock in the pool? Can you “over shock” your pool?

In short, pool shock is simply a concentrated form of chlorine. Shocking your pool, or super chlorination is simply adding enough chlorine to destroy the buildup of chloramines. So, adding too much of it can’t be good… right? Have you ever put too much shock in your pool? If so, what did you do?

And how much is too much?  (more…)

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