Why You Shouldn't Close Your Pool Early

So, it’s August, and your kids are either back in school or headed that way. It might seem like a good time to close your pool, right?

Wrong!

Just because the kids are going back to school doesn’t mean it’s time to shut down your swimming pool. In this article, we look at why you shouldn’t close your pool early.

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How to Get Softer Pool Water

Your pool looks great, but does it feel great? We’re talking about water that feels so good you can’t help but be impressed.

If you’re using generic white sanitizers, they do nothing to improve the feel of the water, and most of them don’t last very long or keep algae out of the pool. Read more

Exploring the Cocktail Pool

Just what is a cocktail pool, and why would you want it? A trend started in the south, it’s an option that just might work for your space.  In this article, we’re exploring the cocktail poo. Read more

Dealing with Excessive Chlorine Loss

Well, it’s hot, but you already knew that. And, so does your swimming pool.

When it is excessively hot here in Oklahoma, pools can experience excessive chlorine loss. This is especially true on extra sunny days with no clouds. But, you do have options, and you can enjoy a crystal clear, clean pool.

What is Excessive Chlorine Loss

This happens when your pool has a consistent inability to maintain chlorine levels. You may have heard this referred to as chlorine demand.

When you have a high level of inorganic and organic contaminants in the water, you will end up with chlorine demand.

Why? These contaminants force the chlorine to work extremely hard to oxidize them, leaving little chlorine to protect your swimmers. Proper chlorine levels cannot be reestablished without first eliminating the contaminants.

External factors such as sunlight and heat contribute to this chlorine loss because bacteria grows better when it’s hot. As the bacteria multiply, your  pool uses up your free chlorine.

In addition, sunlight causes a loss in free chlorine because as the ultraviolet rays shine on your pool, the chlorine is released as a gas. You can experience a huge loss of chlorination in your pool in just a few hours on the sunniest days.

Proper pool maintenance can help prevent and alleviate the problem.

How to Fix Chlorine Demand

First, you want to bring us a sample of your water. We can run it through our free ALEX computerized system to determine the extent of the chlorine demand.

Then, we may recommend specific products such as one of BioGuard’s BurnOut products to clear your problems.

How to Prevent Excessive Chlorine Loss

To prevent the problem in the first place, we recommend using BioGuard Pool Complete. Use this in your weekly maintenance routine to reduce contaminant levels. We also recommend the following:

  • Maintain an appropriate sanitizer residual of 1-3ppm
  • Shock/oxidize routinely or as needed depending on bather load
  • Test water frequently and adjust as needed
  • Routinely check for circulation and filtration issues

Final Thoughts

We are here to help! If you need expert advice or service, our team is ready to assist. Stop by, give us a call, or contact us below!

We Invite You to Take a Step on the Dark Side

Yes, you read that right. We invite you to take a step on the dark side when it comes to pool design trends.

Darker plastered finishes have been popular for awhile in resort settings, but we’re seeing them in residential pools in record numbers. It’s a sleek and elegant look, and one we’ve come to appreciate!