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    Dogs & Pools

    Some dogs love the water, and others won’t go anywhere near it. Either way, if you have a dog, should you let them into the pool? Is it healthy for you or your dog? What kind of effect does it have on the chemistry and filtration system? Is there a[...]

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    The Benefits of Borates

    The phrase “20 Mule Team Borax” probably conjures up images of laundry detergent booster and commercials on “Death Valley Days” if you’re old enough to remember that show. What does Death Valley have to do with swimming pools? Well, that same borate that was hauled out of the desert is[...]

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    Pool Covers Save Energy and Chemicals

    Up to 70% of a pool’s heat is lost through evaporation, and between 35-60% of pool chemicals can be lost as well. The solution to this problem is a pool cover, which can retain heat and reduce evaporation when the pool is not in use. There are many types of[...]

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    7 Common Pool Care Mistakes

    1. Failing to check your pool’s chemistry often enough. Be sure to do this twice a week in the summer and once a week in the winter. 2. Backwashing sand or DE filters too often. Doing this prevents the filter from reaching its maximum potential and also wastes water. 3.[...]

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    Save Big with an Efficient Variable Speed Pump

    Old single-speed pool pumps can use 2200 watts per hour or more. Pool owners trying to keep their costs down may run their pumps for less than the recommended minimum number of hours, resulting in inadequate filtration of the pool. A better solution—and one that will pay for itself—is to[...]

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    Hot Weather Comes to the Sacramento Area

    As is often the case, Spring came and went pretty quickly in the Sacramento area, and now we are heading into the heat of summer. The upside is, hot weather is pool weather! Pool Season in the Greater Sacramento area According to info on The Weather Channel’s website, the average[...]