September 28th, 2012 by Jacqui Blanton

Mixing Pool Chemicals

Pool owners sometimes forget that pool chemicals can be extremely dangerous when accidentally mixed together. According to an article a man was treated in hospital after accidentally mixing pool chemicals used for cleaning a swimming pool.


Possibly the most frightening and perhaps the easiest way to “accidentally” mix the pool chemicals is the combination of dichloride and calcium hypo with some water added to it. When put together, the mixture can actually explode!

September 27th, 2012 by Jacqui Blanton

Automatic Pool Chemical Controllers

Pool chemical controllers are devices that help you monitor and adjust the chemical levels in your pool. Designed to notify the pool owner about any issues, they help prevent and solve problems before they escalate.


Some pool controlers can be pretty imple in design, and only providing you with the ability to adjust your pH and pool disinfectant level.  Other devices can be a lot more complex and include a wide array of on features and/or options that are available from the manufacturer.


Automatic pool controllers that are more complex in their design set up, have the ability…

  • To incorporate remote computer communication.
  • To do data logging.
  • To control other pool water parameters beside your pH and sanitizer levels.

Here is an article that talks about various types of automatic pool chemical controllers, their features and advantages.

September 27th, 2012 by Jacqui Blanton

Algae In Swimming Pool

One of the most common problems in swimming pools is algae. Algae in swimming pools can turn the water cloudy or green, also causing foul odours and sometimes (as in case with black algae) staining the pool’s walls and floor.

Algae is a plant that turns the sunlight and carbon dioxide into food which causes bacteria to grow and multiply rapidly. In swimming pools, the chlorine is used to fight algae and bacteria growth. Sometimes that raises the levels of pH in the water.

Like with battling any bacteria, preventing algae is better than treatment. Keeping free chlorine at adequate levels will help prevent algae from growing.  General cleanliness of the pool is also important, as the build up of bacteria and organic matter contributes to algae growth.

Here is an article that explains how to eliminate and prevent green algae in swimming pool.