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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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Why Does My Pool Smell Like Chlorine?!

Every once in awhile in pool maintenance, you do everything right, your water looks great, and then one morning you wake up to an overwhelming chlorine odor. Your first thought is that maybe you shocked the water too heavily the night before and you now have dangerously high levels of chlorine in the water. In…

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Water Conservation for Pool Owners

Water conservation is a critical issue in the Southwest. With drought conditions reaching dangerous levels, it is important that pool owners do all that they can to help conserve this limited and essential resource. While pools might seem like large water users, Blue Water Pool Chemical Co explores a few easy ways to mitigate their…

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Summer Pool Maintenance Tips

Now that summer is in full swing, you are likely noticing several different types of things going on with your pool. This is because common pool issues occur seasonally due to specific conditions and factors associated with each time of year and summer is a heavy season of problems due to increased swimmer load. For…

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5 Signs That Your Pool Pump is On the Fritz

Your pool’s pump is probably the most important component out of all of its operating equipment. Without a well functioning pump, all you have is a pond full of stale, sedentary water just waiting to grow all kinds of things from mosquitoes to algae. The good news is that pumps are fairly easy to repair…

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