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While we’re talking about chemicals, don’t be afraid to shock your pool when necessary! While that may seem like a process only fit for public or large community pools. However, think how your pool water looks after you throw a big party. Odds are it’s murkier than it was the day before the big Memorial Day bash. That murkiness? It’s bacteria growing in your pool that you’ll want to get rid of as soon as possible.

Shocking refers to drastically raising the chlorine levels for a short period of time to kill bacteria. It’s done by diluting three to five times the normal amount of chlorine or other chemical sanitizer with water, slowly pouring it into the pool’s return line, letting it filter throughout the pool, and then slowly refilling the pool with water over time.

While shocking too often would risk damage to your pool’s siding, you should aim to shock the pool at least twice every season.

#HowTo #pool #MemorialDay #chemicals #summer #fun #PoolParty
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Just as your kidneys are constantly working to remove impurities from your body, your pool’s filter is responsible for removing impurities from the water – think dirt, leaves, and even small toys.

Most of the time, the pool can be cleaned by turning off the filter, removing the filter cap located on the pool deck, lifting out the filter basket, and removing any debris before replacing everything. It’s best to clean out your filter basket at least once a week.

Once a month you’ll also want to clean out the pipes utilized by your filter system, which you can do by backwashing. To do so, simply set your filter to “backwash,” remove the leaf basket and clean it out. Then turn on your pump and let it run until the waste pipe ejects clear water.

A final note on turning the filter on and off: Doing so too often may cause the filter’s mechanics to crack. Set your filter on a timer and allow it to run for at least six hours a day.

#HowTo #PoolTips #Summer #Fun #Swimming #Swim #Clean #Clear

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Balancing chemical levels are arguably one of the most important tasks of pool maintenance. Improperly balanced water looks murky, can irritate your skin and eyes, and can cause your pool to become a breeding ground for bacteria.

Ideally, you should test the water at least once a week. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there are six chemical levels that need to be considered:
Cyanuric Acid – Protects chlorine from sunlight and determines the required Free Chlorine level. An ideal reading for outdoor pools is 30- 50.
Free Chlorine – A sanitizer which keeps your pool water safe and free of germs.
Acidity/Alkalinity – Also known as the PH level, acidity needs to be kept between 7.5 and 7.8 to prevent irritation and protect the pool equipment from eroding.
Total Alkalinity – Helps keep the PH in balance. Levels should be within range of 60-120.
Calcium Hardness – Appropriate levels help prevent plaster damage. Aim for 220-350, but lower for pools with vinyl siding.
Testing the water is easy. Simply buy a few testing kits from our store. Fill it with a sample of your pool’s water. Add the provided solution to the testing kit and close the vials. After a few seconds, your sample water will change color and a comparison of the sample water to the colors shown on the testing kit should allow you to determine the current chemical levels. You should adjust the levels, as needed, to achieve an ideal balance.

When all the chemicals are properly balanced, the water should be crystal clear, have no scent, and leave very little residue on your skin after taking a dip.

As always, if you feel that you’re not getting the balance of your water correct please feel free to schedule an appointment with one of our pool water quality experts for a comprehensive, in-store, pool water test. We’re here to help!

#HowTo #Pool #Summer #water #clean #tips #PoolTips #MemorialDay
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Skimming your pool keeps any leaves, bugs, and other debris off the surface of your pool. Most folks know to do this, but to keep a truly clear pool, your pool should be skimmed daily – not just before you use it.

If you’re seeking to automate this process a robotic vacuum can assist in cleaning up the bottom of your pool and several types are available for purchase in our showroom.

Above and beyond skimming, we suggest to scrub the sides of your pool wall (especially just above the water level). Scrubbing helps to prevent algae build up. If you should find a ‘problem spot’ that just won’t come clean try this: take an old sock, fill that with chlorine and set it on top of the problem spot for a few hours. The chlorine will eat away at the algae build up and then, with some light scrubbing, the problem spot will come clean. PLUS, you’ll FINALLY have a use for all of those socks missing its pair. BONUS!

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Starting today through May 31st get a FREE set of LED lights with a Radiant Pool purchase! PLUS, a SPECIAL offer for our veterans and active duty service members – take and ADDITIONAL $250 off a Radiant Pool. Relax this summer with a new pool and some awesome deals from your friends at Home Oasis. Click here to get your coupon: http://j.mp/2rosDwp

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In appreciation for Memorial Day and all of those in active duty and for those who have served we're offering $250 off our Radiant Pools! Relax this summer in style with a Radiant Pool from Home Oasis. PLUS, for a limited time, get a FREE LED Light Kit with a new Radiant Pool purchase.

Claim your Radiant Pool discount here:
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We’d like to wish all of the mom’s out there a very happy Mother’s Day. You have one of the toughest jobs; so, kick back, and relax today!
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Don't miss our 6th Anniversary Sale going now through May 9th. BIG savings on our pools & hot tubs - plus a FREE gift valued at $299!
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Brrrrr. It's a chilly 28 degrees in Watertown – can you imagine how good a long soak in a hot tub would feel right about now?
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Do you suffer from pain stemming from your back or knees? Insomnia, perhaps? A hot tub is one of the most effective ways to reduce stress, help your body heal, and relax muscles which may be the cause of your neck, back and joint pain.

Every Day is Made Better with a Hot Spring hot tub!
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