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Getting hard to heat pools

We still have 4 pools that are ocean front that are rented with pool heat.  Every Monday the phone rings and its one of two complaints.  Either the pool is not heating because the night time temps are to cold for the heat pumps.  The other is the water level is three...

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Protected by a safety cover

Pool safety covers do more than just keep the leaves out.  The decision to spend the money on a nice form fit cover is sometimes hard.  But the cost to not cover your pool is much higher.  Not only does a cover keep out debris, it also keeps out the UV.  UV is the...

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Pool light timer on ocean front

For years now we have had the problem with pool lights burning out from renters leaving them on all week.  With that also comes the bugs covering the pool surface.  We were constantly caught in the middle between the owners and the rental companies.  The rental...

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Time to get a pool safety cover

   September is pool safety cover time the Beginning of September is the best time to get in your order for pool covers.  Pool covers have at least a two week lead time with no hiccups.     HOW TO MEASURE FOR A NEW POOL COVER First you put two stakes in the ground in...

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To Wrap Your Skim basket Or Not?

So over years I have always been looking for different ways to combat sunscreen in pools and spas. Especially since the marvelous creation of the spray sunscreen.  Yes it makes it easier to spray your crazy kids and keeps your hands grease free.  But I don't care what...

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The best ways to remove a pool stain

Removing a pool surface stain can be very time consuming and frustrating even for a season pool cleaner.  Weather your pool is a plaster pool or a fiber glass the process is similar.  There is two ways I have found to get out the stains.  You can use a stain removing...

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Proper Pool Chemistry

As pool cleaners on the Outer Banks our most important job is proper pool chemistry.  Most people think we just show up vacuum out the sand from the pool and hot tub, add some chlorine tabs and leave.  But without testing and balancing all the chemicals you can have...

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