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Top 4 Sources of Pool Water Quality Problems

Given that most pools are located outdoors and exposed to the elements, there are many factors and variables that can negatively impact water quality. Here is our list of the top four. Number 4 – High Temperatures High ambient temperatures can often lead to high water temperatures, which in turn creates an environment where bacteria…

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Blue Water’s Holiday Hours

One of the real joys of the Holiday Season is the opportunity to say thank you and wish you the very best for the New Year. Your business is much appreciated, and we will do our very best to continue to meet and exceed your expectations. Please note, Blue Water Pool Chemical will be closed…

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What to Know About Pool Chemicals

We will be the first ones to admit that pool supply stores can be a bit intimidating. They typically smell strongly of chlorine and are lined with shelves and walls of various tubs and bottles of every possible chemical available on the planet and you likely have no idea what they all do. To start…

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Proper Pool Hygiene

You might think we are about to talk to you about the cleanliness of your pool, but we are actually talking about the cleanliness of YOU before you get into your pool. While a cool and refreshing dip might seem like a great way to rinse off the daily detritus that you might accumulate in…

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Fall Pool Maintenance Tips

Pool maintenance schedules stay largely the same throughout the year in a climate as warm and accommodating as ours is in Arizona. Although, there are some adjustments that should be made depending on the time of year and fall is one season that has its fair share of changes. Here is a short list of…

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Pool Update Trends for the Offseason

Fall is a great time to assess the state of your pool, make changes to your equipment, and update the general look or feel of your entire backyard environment. Some of the noteworthy trending update ideas for the offseason include: Aggregate Pool Surface Finishes If you are still looking at that white plaster pool surface…

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What You Need to Know About Buying a Pool

After one of the hottest summers on record, and much haranguing by your spouse and kids, you have finally decided to pull the trigger on a new pool. While this might seem like a daunting idea to move forward with, we are here to reassure you of the many  do’s and don’t’s to steer you…

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Algae Eradication 101

If you ever find yourself in the unfortunate position where persistent algae is plaguing your pool, fear not, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. While persistent algae can wreck havoc on your state of mind and make for a completely unwelcoming pool, there are tried and true treatment plans that can…

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Proper Pool Chemical Storage

If you are a do-it-yourself pool expert, then there is a high likelihood that some part of your garage or tool shed looks like a chemistry lab. With all of the chemicals and additives that are necessary to keep your pool clean and safe to swim in, it is understandable that you might develop a…

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How to Get Rid of Black Algae

Of all the algaes that can plague a pool, black algae is by far the most troublesome and tenacious. It appears as small dark spots but has long root systems that dig deep into the plaster and tile grout. It also forms a protective layer over its visible parts that prevent chlorine and other sanitizing…

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