Since it’s invention in 1829, cyanuric acid has been revered as magical, invaluable and essential to keeping chlorinated pools clean and sanitary. At the same time it is labeled as misused, misrepresented, controversial and dangerous. To illustrate this contradiction, some health inspectors insist on the use of cyanuric acid and some health inspectors restrict its presence in public pools.
Pool shock is a great tool for keeping your pool’s chemistry balanced, and it is the best way to eliminate algae and return you water to pristine condition. When done at a regular frequency during the summer and high bather load months it is also a helpful and proactive way to retain a minimal level of chemical exposure to you, your family and, if you are a commercial facility, your staff and patrons.
A hot tub is an investment of your time and money, especially when it comes to maintaining clean, clear water. In just a few uses, crystal clear hot tub water can turn into tainted, cloudy water too filthy to use. So, what is the solution?
Many spa owners turn to draining and refilling their hot tub, or use a chlorine shock regiment. However, draining and refilling hot tubs too frequently is a waste of water and your time, and shock treatments can become a hassle.
If you want to ensure your pool is more sustainable, an easy place to start is with a pool cover.
Pools can use a lot of energy, and according to Energy.gov, the most common way for a pool to lose energy is through evaporation. A pool’s evaporation rate depends on factors including temperature of the pool water, air temperature and humidity level, and wind speed. Using a pool cover can reduce water loss by 30 to 50 percent, according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
If you’re planning to build or remodel your pool in 2016, here are some of the top trends in swimming pools from 2015. From a more sophisticated take on the infinity pool to smart technology to chlorine alternatives, the pool industry is using new technology to improve design, water treatment and management.