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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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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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