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Heat Stroke

Heat Stroke vs. Heat Exhaustion

Ohio residents tend to spend more time outside in the hot sun as the weather warms up. While lounging out in the sun might be a lot of fun, it can also be dangerous. When you are out in the sun, you may experience one of two potentially serious conditions: heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Knowing the difference between these heat-related illnesses is crucial as it could save your life or the life of a loved one. Continue Reading

Chlorine Pellets

Chlorine Shortage? Beat It By Switching To Salt

According to an Atlanta-based research firm, there are about 5.2 million residential inground pools and about 255,000 commercial pools currently in the U.S. It had been reported that this summer would see an extreme shortage of usable chlorine for the swimming pool industry. Multiple reasons played into this narrative including a surge in demand last year through the pandemic along with a devastating chemical fire at a production plant in Louisiana. As Americans hunkered down through the summer of 2020, demand rose and production fell, resulting in a shortage. Continue Reading

Pool Lighting

Five Ways To Host The Perfect Cool Weather Pool Party

With cooler temperatures upon us, one might think that their pool activities are over. However, they don’t have to be.

With just a bit of planning, you can host the perfect cool weather pool party. You can make a backyard party a warm appealing day or evening for family and friends. You may not be able to get into your swimming pool, but you can still entertain around it. Continue Reading

Swimming Pool Algae

Addressing Algae Growth In Your Ohio Pool

Lake Erie isn’t the only body of water that is subject to algae. Sometimes it shows up in your swimming pool as well.  The best way to address algae in a swimming pool is to take preventive steps to assure it doesn’t get a chance to take hold. If you’ve seen a swimming pool that has been taken over by algae, and in some cases it seems as though it happens overnight, you know it is a dark green, smelly substance that you want to avoid. Algae creeps up the sides of the pool and down to the floors and infiltrates your equipment and your pool steps. It is difficult, and sometimes costly; to remove and can put your pool out of commission for a week or more. Continue Reading

Chlorine

Alternatives To Cleaning Your Pool With Chlorine

Traditionally, chlorine has been used to clean and sanitize swimming pools. In recent years, however, homeowners and swimming pool contractors alike have been examining ways to move away from chlorine and use alternative cleaning methods. Chlorine can cause red eyes, dry itchy skin and in some cases turn hair green and many people are looking for safer ways to keep their pool shiny and clean. Continue Reading

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