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Pentair MicroBrite IntelliBrite LED Pool Lights

Posted by Matt Fichera on Jul 2 2020

Pentair MicroBrite IntelliBrite LED Pool Lights

Looking to replace your 500-watt 110V lights in your inground pool? Thinking about lighting options for that fiberglass pool that you are researching? Look no further than the Microbrite Intell …

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Should I Invest in Swimming Pool Automation?

Posted by Matt Fichera on Jul 1 2020

Should I Invest in Swimming Pool Automation?

Siri, Cortana, Bixby, Google Home, Cortana and more. There is no shortage of virtual assistants these days. Sometimes it can be hard to keep them all straight let alone the things they are tasked …

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Dolphin Triton PS Plus 99996212-USWI

Posted by Matt Fichera on Jun 26 2020

Dolphin Triton PS Plus 99996212-USWI

The Dolphin Triton PS Plus can clean swimming pools that are up to 50 feet in length. It is self-programming and can handle thoroughly scrubbing, vacuuming, and filtering all pool surfaces. …

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Dolphin Triton PS 99996207-US

Posted by Matt Fichera on Jun 26 2020

Dolphin Triton PS 99996207-US

The Dolphin Triton PS is for inground swimming pools measuring up to 50 feet in length. It will clean your pool floor, walls, and cove. It is self-programming and scrubs everything in as lit …

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Dolphin Nautilus with CleverClean 99996113-US

Posted by Matt Fichera on Jun 26 2020

Dolphin Nautilus with CleverClean 99996113-US

The Dolphin Nautilus cleans your pool’s floor and walls while providing exceptional scrubbing and filtering capabilities. This pool cleaner is ideal for pools measuring up to 40 feet in length. The …

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A Fiberglass Plunge Pool for All Occasions

Posted by Matt Fichera on Jun 19 2020

A Fiberglass Plunge Pool for All Occasions

Pools and spas help bring family and friends together. People who own them typically get the most requests for parties and gatherings to be held at their homes over others. Whether it’s a summer poo …

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Blue Torrent Step Liner Guards

Posted by Matt Fichera on Apr 24 2020

Blue Torrent Step Liner Guards

Blue Torrent Step Liner Guards are sold in two sizes. The standard size measures 36” x 48” and the larger size checks in at 56” x 48”. There is also a Ladder Liner Guard which is 9” x 24”. All th …

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The Pentair Compool 24V Valve Actuator

Posted by Matt Fichera on Apr 20 2020

The Pentair Compool 24V Valve Actuator

The Pentair Compool Valve actuator comes in two different designs. One has  90 degrees of rotation while the other has 180 degrees of rotation. The 90-degree actuator is designed for u …

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Dolphin E10 Robotic Pool Cleaner

Posted by Matt Fichera on Apr 8 2020

Dolphin E10 Robotic Pool Cleaner

If you are looking for a powerful and reliable above ground pool cleaner, the Dolphin E10 is something you should really think about.The E10 is a pool cleaning robot that’s intended for use with …

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What is the Best Automatic Pool Cleaner for You?

Posted by Matt Fichera on Apr 7 2020

What is the Best Automatic Pool Cleaner for You?

Spring is a great time of the year. In comes warmer temperatures, longer days, nicer weather, and so much more. Not to ever be forgotten is that the start of spring also ushers in the beginning of p …

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Zodiac Factory Tune-up Kit (R0796200)

Posted by Matt Fichera on Apr 6 2020

Zodiac Factory Tune-up Kit (R0796200)

Time for a rebuild? The Zodiac MX8 / MX8 Elite Tune Up Kit R0796200iIncludes the genuine Zodiac parts that will get your cleaner running like new again. Included in the Tune Up Kit are th …

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The Logistics of a Pool Installation

Posted by Pat O'Keefe on Apr 2 2020

The Logistics of a Pool Installation

Construction sites can often be referred to as organized and controlled chaos. Excavators and dump trucks removing and delivering site materials. Cement trucks, water trucks, and cranes, all coming …

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Saving Money With Pump Affinity Laws

Posted by Matt Fichera on Apr 2 2020

Saving Money With Pump Affinity Laws

Why should I use a variable speed pool pump? This is a great question to ask. Variable speed pool pumps reduce power consumption, take money off your monthly power bill, and they’re “green” hav …

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The Best Marketing Idea

Posted by Pat O'Keefe on Apr 2 2020

The Best Marketing Idea

We are always approached by many marketing companies with marketing ideas on how to get our message out to potential customers. We have seen and heard many unique ideas some of which are “really out …

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Trust Leads to Loyalty

Posted by Pat O'Keefe on Mar 27 2020

Trust Leads to Loyalty

One of the more rewarding parts of our swimming business is installing a pool for one of our customer’s sons or daughters. Dave and I meet them when they were children and now, they are adults build …

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Old School Values at E-Z Test Pool Supplies

Posted by Pat O'Keefe on Mar 24 2020

Old School Values at E-Z Test Pool Supplies

Dave and I would like to share some of our thoughts and ideas that we use to run our family business. It can be thought of as a behind the scenes look at the philosophy which guides our decisions as …

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Pool Shock vs Clorox Bleach to Disinfect

Posted by Matt Fichera on Mar 23 2020

Pool Shock vs Clorox Bleach to Disinfect

Due to the lack of bleach products on store shelves, some of our customers have asked us “Is there a difference between common store brands of bleach and swimming pool shock for disinfecti …

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Vacuuming a Swimming Pool for Beginners

Posted by Matt Fichera on Mar 18 2020

Vacuuming a Swimming Pool for Beginners

In this blog and accompanying video, we are going to show you how to vacuum an inground swimming pool. You will need the following items: A vacuum head: https://www.eztestpools.com/pool-bru …

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Easy Pool Maintenance for Beginners

Posted by Matt Fichera on Mar 18 2020

Easy Pool Maintenance for Beginners

Here are some easy weekly maintenance tips for a healthy and well functioning swimming pool. Pump Basket / Skimmer Basket Cleaning As part of regular pool maintenance cleaning of the pump ba …

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How to Repair/Patch a Leaking Vinyl Liner Pool

Posted by Matt Fichera on Mar 17 2020

How to Repair/Patch a Leaking Vinyl Liner Pool

You’re vacuuming up your pool, taking care of all of the dirt and debris and the next thing you know, the vacuum head breaks, you lurch forward and the pole has accidentally put a hole in yo …

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Spa Marvel X10 Water Filter

Posted by Matt Fichera on Mar 16 2020

Spa Marvel X10 Water Filter

Maybe you’ve seen this scenario before? You fill up your spa or pool with water from your well, you throw chlorine in there and the water turns all different kinds of strange colors. This i …

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What is Keetrol Plus?

Posted by Matt Fichera on Mar 13 2020

What is Keetrol Plus?

I shocked my pool and it turned green! This can be quite puzzling to some people as you start to go over the situation. Your pool is balanced ✔ There is no algae present ✔ You filled o …

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What are Swimming Pool Backwash Hoses?

Posted by Matt Fichera on Mar 13 2020

What are Swimming Pool Backwash Hoses?

We’ve all been there. We’ve cleaned the pool, hooked up the backwash hose, and ran it all of the way out into the woods. The next thing you know there’s a sprinkler going in the backyard! C …

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Radiant Swimming Pools: Why Buy in 2020!

Posted by Matt Fichera on Mar 10 2020

Radiant Swimming Pools: Why Buy in 2020!

National Sales Manager, Tim McDonough from  Radiant Swimming Pools stops into our Plaistow, NH location to speak about why you should choose a Radiant and what's new for 2020! Radiant …

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Heat Pump Leak or Simply Condensation?

Posted by Matt Fichera on Mar 6 2020

Heat Pump Leak or Simply Condensation?

It is the first warm summer night and you have just arrived home from work. You’re thinking about a quick dip in the pool with the kids before grilling dinner and relaxing for the evening. You …

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15 Best-Selling Fiberglass Pools in New England

Posted by Matt Fichera on Mar 2 2020

15 Best-Selling Fiberglass Pools in New England

A linear fiberglass pool is a timeless choice for your backyard. A true classic shape, elevating your home’s exterior aesthetic with an inground pool design that can be simple and straight- …

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When Should I Replace My Pool's Salt Cell?

Posted by Matt Fichera on Feb 7 2020

When Should I Replace My Pool's Salt Cell?

Salt systems convert normal table salt into pure chlorine and are becoming more and more common in pools. It is very easy to see why, once you understand that a reasonable up-front investment can re …

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Lamotte Waterlink Spin Touch

Posted by Matt Fichera on Feb 6 2020

Lamotte Waterlink Spin Touch

The Ultimate Automated Water Analyzer The  Water Link Spin Touch photometer does all of your pool and spa water testing wherever you need it. Whether in the field or in the store, …

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Pentair IChlor Salt Chlorinator Cells

Posted by Matt Fichera on Feb 5 2020

Pentair IChlor Salt Chlorinator Cells

Pentair’s line of iChlor salt chlorinators are both eco-friendly and efficient ways to sanitize your swimming pool. The iChlor systems provides a steady stream of chlorination for your pool that …

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Dolphin Filtration Baskets and Cartridges

Posted by Matt Fichera on Jan 28 2020

Dolphin Filtration Baskets and Cartridges

9991457-R1 Spring Filter Kit AssemblyFor Use with the Following Models:S300i, S200, Active 20, Active 30i, S300, Discovery, Premium, Quantum, Triton PS, Triton PS PlusThis basket is manufactured by M …

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Fiberglass Nebula Pool installation

Posted by Matt Fichera on Jan 22 2020

Fiberglass Nebula Pool installation

Fiberglass pools embrace innovation and create products that are both beautiful to view and exciting to use. If you’re looking to turn your backyard dreams into a reality then fiberglass is your …

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Dolphin W20 Commercial Robotic Pool Cleaner

Posted by Matt Fichera on Jan 22 2020

Dolphin W20 Commercial Robotic Pool Cleaner

Meet Dolphin's low profile, high performance W20 commercial pool cleaner. It's perfect for reflection pools, fountains, and wading pools while being the only commercial pool cleaner on the market …

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AquaCal Heat Pumps

Posted by Matt Fichera on Jan 16 2020

AquaCal Heat Pumps

Why Choose an AquaCal Heat Pump? AquaCal is the largest manufacturer of pool heat pumps in the entire world. They’ve been in business for more than 35 years and have been pioneers while holding …

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How to Manually Clean a D.E. Pool Filter

Posted by Matt Fichera on Jan 16 2020

How to Manually Clean a D.E. Pool Filter

If you want crystal clear pool water, you’ll want to adhere to these best practices in caring for your pool.In this blog and accompanying video, we’re going to work on manually cleaning a PLDE 48 St …

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Why Buy a Robotic Pool Cleaner?

Posted by Matt Fichera on Jan 14 2020

Why Buy a Robotic Pool Cleaner?

Over the last decade, the pool industry has seen a large increase in the sale of robotic pool cleaners.Let’s look at a few reasons why pool owners are buying them: You spend less time cleaning your …

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Coverstar Automatic Pool Cover Systems

Posted by Matt Fichera on Jan 10 2020

Coverstar Automatic Pool Cover Systems

Coverstar automatic pool covers are the strongest and most durable pool cover systems on the market today. It’s no secret that having a backyard pool really is the ultimate source of family fun. But …

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3 (5-Star) Dolphin Swimming Pool Cleaners Over 1K

Posted by Matt Fichera on Jan 10 2020

3 (5-Star) Dolphin Swimming Pool Cleaners Over 1K

E-Z Test Pool Supplies recommends these 3 robotic pools cleaners. They are all top-sellers and here’s why:The Dolphin M600 (5 of 5 Stars) is an automatic pool cleaning robot for inground pools comi …

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Fiberglass vs. Gunite Pools: Who Gets the Check?

Posted by Matt Fichera on Jan 9 2020

Fiberglass vs. Gunite Pools: Who Gets the Check?

There are definitely differences between fiberglass pools and gunite pools. This blog compares and contrasts the two types and highlights differences. We’ll be discussing different pool qualitie …

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How to Clean and Drain Your Spa or Hot Tub

Posted by Matt Fichera on Jan 9 2020

How to Clean and Drain Your Spa or Hot Tub

The first step in caring for your spa is to locate, remove, and clean the filter cartridge. This is done by removing the floating skimmer weir and taking the cartridge out of the filter assemb …

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Dolphin Oasis Z5i Robotic Pool Cleaner

Posted by Matt Fichera on Jan 6 2020

Dolphin Oasis Z5i Robotic Pool Cleaner

The Dolphin Oasis Z5i provides convenient and complete pool cleaning on-demand. It’s ideal for inground pools up to 50 feet in length and equipped with a dual drive motor allowing for 360 d …

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Reducing Fiberglass Pool Maintenance

Posted by Matt Fichera on Jan 6 2020

Reducing Fiberglass Pool Maintenance

Just like owning a car, boat, home, or anything else, there’s always going to be some sort of work involved in maintaining your pool. Keeping a watchful eye and adhering to best practices howe …

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Keeping Your Fiberglass Pool Clean

Posted by Matt Fichera on Jan 6 2020

Keeping Your Fiberglass Pool Clean

Pool ownership can be a balancing act. Learning the best ways to keep your swimming pool clean while leaving plenty of time to actually enjoy it. Fortunately, fiberglass pools are the lowest main …

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Dolphin C7 Commercial Pool Cleaner

Posted by Matt Fichera on Jan 1 2020

Dolphin C7 Commercial Pool Cleaner

The Dolphin C7 commercial pool cleaner is ideal for swimming pools up to 105 feet long. This robot, just like the entire Dolphin C-Series is very easy to use and very easy to maintain. It expertly c …

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Dolphin C5 Commercial Pool Cleaner

Posted by Matt Fichera on Dec 30 2019

Dolphin C5 Commercial Pool Cleaner

The Dolphin C5 is set to handle cleaning pools up to 82 feet long and 16 feet wide. It filters an amazing 4,233 gallons of water per hour and has preset cycle times of 4 (quick), 6 (standard), and 8 …

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Replacing  Hot Tub Jets

Posted by Matt Fichera on Dec 30 2019

Replacing Hot Tub Jets

What is a Spa Jet? For many, the spa jets along with the bubbles, pressure, and massaging actions they create are the best part of enjoying a hot tub. But what really is a spa jet? How do th …

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Dolphin C4 Commercial Pool Cleaner

Posted by Matt Fichera on Dec 27 2019

Dolphin C4 Commercial Pool Cleaner

Dolphin 99991083-C4Public and private swim centers around the world choose Maytronics commercial robots as they bring over 30 years of pool cleaning experience to the table. Their commercial models …

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Comparing Chlorine Tablets

Posted by Matt Fichera on Dec 27 2019

Comparing Chlorine Tablets

Chlorine tablets allow you to go longer between adding chlorine to the pool. Before the creation of tablets, granular chlorine needed to be added daily. To reduce the amount of time spent on pool ma …

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Swimming Pool UV Systems

Posted by Matt Fichera on Dec 27 2019

Swimming Pool UV Systems

Part of owning a swimming pool is the responsibility of keeping it clean so that you and all of your family and friends may enjoy it. Neglecting pool care can hurt the pool’s equipment, and more imp …

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Dolphin C3 Commercial Pool Cleaner

Posted by Matt Fichera on Dec 19 2019

Dolphin C3 Commercial Pool Cleaner

Product Code: CCC102328The C3 delivers hands-off commercial pool cleaning that’s reliable and affordable. Dolphin brings easy to use plug and play ability to tackle pools up to 50 feet in length. Ru …

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Do Fiberglass Pools Look Modern?

Posted by Matt Fichera on Dec 19 2019

Do Fiberglass Pools Look Modern?

Years ago, when fiberglass pools were first being developed, their appearance was far from where it is today. Now, decades later, through science, development, time, and a passion for perfecti …

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How Deep Can a Fiberglass Pool Be?

Posted by Matt Fichera on Dec 18 2019

How Deep Can a Fiberglass Pool Be?

In previous decades, fiberglass pools were limited in shape, size, and color. It was typical for them to only be featured in powder blue, and white. These days, there is a wider variety to select …

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Maytronics Robot Power Supplies

Posted by Matt Fichera on Dec 13 2019

Maytronics Robot Power Supplies

Robotic pool cleaners plug into regular household power outlets and have a power supply unit close to the electrical outlet. The power supply is a transformer as it drops the electrical charge fr …

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Lamotte Test Strips

Posted by Matt Fichera on Dec 11 2019

Lamotte Test Strips

E-Z Test Pool Supplies is partnered with  Lamotte to feature their popular test strips for sale online and at all three of our retail locations. Lamotte has been a committed leader …

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The Anchor Universal Pool Step Weight

Posted by Matt Fichera on Dec 9 2019

The Anchor Universal Pool Step Weight

No more floating and swaying of you pool steps. Get in and out of your above ground pool worry free. The  Anchor Universal Step Weight System keeps your above ground pool stai …

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Dolphin H50 Pool Cleaner With Caddy

Posted by Matt Fichera on Dec 9 2019

Dolphin H50 Pool Cleaner With Caddy

H 50 Model # 99996373-H50The Dolphin H50 is a great entry level commercial robotic pool cleaner. Intended for businesses who want to save money on maintaining their pools. It’s “plug and play” meani …

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Spa Marvel Water Treatment

Posted by Matt Fichera on Dec 9 2019

Spa Marvel Water Treatment

Spa Marvel delivers worry-free spa treatment without the use of harsh chemicals. The brand is proud to offer completely safe and natural alternatives to traditional hot tub water care with the abili …

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Coates Heaters

Posted by Matt Fichera on Dec 5 2019

Coates Heaters

Coates swimming pool and spa/hot tub heaters are well known for the highest in quality and reliability, and have been trusted by pool and spa owners since the 1940s. Offering a wide range in power, …

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Borate Pool Treatment

Posted by Matt Fichera on Dec 4 2019

Borate Pool Treatment

Borate products help to keep pool water’s pH within a target range and in turn, prevents scale and corrosion. They are used as algaestats which is a preventative tool stopping algae growth as …

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How Long Does a Fiberglass Pool Last?

Posted by Matt Fichera on Dec 4 2019

How Long Does a Fiberglass Pool Last?

Fiberglass pools are highly durable, installed quickly when compared to all other types of inground pools, and require lower levels of maintenance and care than other models. A quality fiberglass …

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Spa / Hot Tub Jets

Posted by Matt Fichera on Dec 4 2019

Spa / Hot Tub Jets

Bathing in a hot tub is surely a great way to enjoy life and to improve your health. Soaking in hot water, with the bubbles set to the right intensity and directed towards body parts that need …

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Sister Bay - Quality Outdoor Furniture

Posted by Matt Fichera on Nov 29 2019

Sister Bay - Quality Outdoor Furniture

Sister Bay Furniture Co. has acquired Malibu Outdoor Living, the makers of Malibu Furniture which is an already established line of classic products. E-Z Test Pool Supplies has been selling this hig …

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What is Fiber Clear?

Posted by Matt Fichera on Nov 22 2019

What is Fiber Clear?

Fiber Clear is a natural alternative to Diatomaceous Earth helping to maintain a cleaner, clearer, and more vibrant pool or spa appearance while remaining affordable and easy to use. It has filtrati …

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SpaGuard

Posted by Matt Fichera on Nov 22 2019

SpaGuard

SpaGuard helps you take the hassle out of spa care. Spa maintenance is essential and getting rid of bacteria using recommended sanitization practices is one of the keys. Putting a stop to …

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Small Fiberglass Pools

Posted by Matt Fichera on Nov 22 2019

Small Fiberglass Pools

Small fiberglass pools help to maximize tight spaces and reduce costs, allowing you to focus on that one thing that you really want…a pool in your own backyard. Typical small pool dimensions …

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Why Do We “Shock” a Pool?

Posted by Matt Fichera on Nov 20 2019

Why Do We “Shock” a Pool?

We shock a pool to kill chloramines (the bad chlorine), rejuvenate the water, and return it to its pristine condition. It’s the intentional over-chlorination of the pool water for a certain …

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EZ Spa Water Care Products

Posted by Matt Fichera on Nov 15 2019

EZ Spa Water Care Products

APi – Pool and Water Care Products, the makers of EZ Spa, offer several other products that can work in conjunction with their sanitizer. They are the following:EZ Spa Start Just like the name …

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Aquabot Rapids 1500 Robotic Swimming Pool Cleaner

Posted by Matt Fichera on Nov 15 2019

Aquabot Rapids 1500 Robotic Swimming Pool Cleaner

Robotic In-Ground Pool CleanerThe Rapids 1500 is specially designed to clean residential inground pools of all sizes, shapes, and surfaces. It brushes, vacuums, and micro-filters dirt, debris, and o …

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Aqua Products Rapids 4WD Robotic Cleaner

Posted by Matt Fichera on Nov 15 2019

Aqua Products Rapids 4WD Robotic Cleaner

Robotic Inground Pool CleanerThe Rapids 4WD is designed to clean residential inground swimming pools of all sizes, shapes, and surfaces. It automatically brushes, vacuums, and micro-filters dirt, de …

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AquaBot Pura 4XT Robotic Swimming Pool Cleaner

Posted by Matt Fichera on Nov 15 2019

AquaBot Pura 4XT Robotic Swimming Pool Cleaner

Robotic Above Ground Pool CleanerThe Pool Rover 4XT delivers some of the fastest and most accurate pool cleaning functionality on the market. Its sleek design is crafted for maximum maneuverability …

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EZ Spa - Spa Water Treatment

Posted by Matt Fichera on Nov 14 2019

EZ Spa - Spa Water Treatment

EZ Spa is a product that simplifies the water treatment process in your spa or hot tub. It comes packed with an oxidizer, a clarifying agent, scale inhibitor and water conditioner. EZ Spa works wond …

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When is the Best Season to Use a Spa?

Posted by Matt Fichera on Nov 12 2019

When is the Best Season to Use a Spa?

Are you considering purchasing a spa but you aren’t sure of the best time to use it? Here, we break down the seasonal benefits of enjoying your spa or hot tub all year-round. Winter S …

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StrongTouch - Touchscreen Technology

Posted by Matt Fichera on Nov 8 2019

StrongTouch - Touchscreen Technology

The new StrongTouch panel is the next breakthrough in ease of operation for hot tubs. Its intuitive LCD screen and smart technology make controlling your Strong Spa a breeze. The power butto …

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Posted by Matt Fichera on Nov 5 2019

What is DE? (D.E. Diatomaceous Earth)

DE is a common term that’s used in the pool industry. If you own a pool you’ve probably heard it used. It’s not uncommon however, to ask the question, “Just what the heck is it exactly?”Diatomaceous …

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Upscale Spa and Hot Tub Comparison

Posted by Matt Fichera on Nov 4 2019

Upscale Spa and Hot Tub Comparison

What are the differences between some major brand's top of the line spa and hot tub models? We've got you covered. We proudly partner with Strong Spas and their top of the line models are a part …

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Posted by Matt Fichera on Nov 1 2019

What is Affirm? - Buy Now and Pay Later!

Affirm is a great new way to pay over time. E-Z Test Pool Supplies has chosen to partner with Affirm as we believe that their business model is one that works for consumers. There’re no late fees an …

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Posted by Matt Fichera on Oct 30 2019

Fiberglass Pool - Synergy

The Synergy Fiberglass pool sold and installed by E-Z Test Pool Supplies is a member of the freeform family of fiberglass pools. It’s 40’ long and has a width of 16’. It holds 16,000 gallons …

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Posted by Matt Fichera on Oct 30 2019

Fiberglass Pool - Sirius

The Sirius fiberglass pool model is a rectangular pool that is a perfect shape for an automatic cover. It has measurements that check in at 12’ wide and 24’ long. The Sirius holds 6,700 gallons of w …

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Posted by Matt Fichera on Oct 29 2019

Fiberglass Pool - Picasso

The Fiberglass Picasso model is an amazing work of art. It is a freeform pool that is on the smaller side as it holds 5,600 gallons and is 3’9” in the shallow end and 5’-4” in the deeper end. …

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Posted by Matt Fichera on Oct 28 2019

Fiberglass Pool - Gravity

So, the Gravity model is a couple steps up from the Hubble and the next size up from the Polaris. If you like the design of the Polaris but desire a pool with more room then the Gravity could …

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Posted by Matt Fichera on Oct 28 2019

Fiberglass Pool - Polaris

The Polaris fiberglass model pool is a newer edition to the pool lineup in the past few years. It slots in between the Hubble model and the Gravity model in terms of size. It varies in water dept …

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Posted by Matt Fichera on Oct 28 2019

Fiberglass Pool - Calypso

The Calypso is a Fiberglass pool model sold and installed by E-Z Test Pool Supplies. It measures 15’ wide and 34’ long while holding 12,000 gallons of water. It ranges in depth from 3 feet – 6 …

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Posted by Matt Fichera on Oct 28 2019

Fiberglass Pool - Ariel

The Ariel model is the famous Fiberglass Plunge Pool model. These types of pools have been rising in popularity as they allow you to obtain a fiberglass pool that is smaller in size. The pool …

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Posted by Matt Fichera on Oct 25 2019

Fiberglass Pool - Hubble

Are you looking for a fiberglass pool that takes full advantage of the space available when you really don’t have a lot of space available? Then the Hubble Fiberglass pool installed by E-Z Tes …

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Posted by Matt Fichera on Oct 24 2019

Fiberglass Pool - Atlas

If you’re  looking for a large pool then the Atlas pool could be the choice for you. It’s a perfect rectangle and it’s deep holding 21,000 gallons of water. Because it’s a perfect recta …

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Will a Spa Add Value to Your Home?

Posted by Matt Fichera on Oct 22 2019

Will a Spa Add Value to Your Home?

It all starts with a vision. An idea to increase your property’s value by taking your outside space to the next level. But can a spa really take you there? Can adding a  Strong Spa to y …

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Posted by Matt Fichera on Oct 14 2019

Maine Woods Pellet Co.

Maine Woods Pellet Co. is based in Athens, Maine and has a state-of-the-art production facility on a beautiful 55-acre site which is used strictly for the production wood pellets in a highly efficie …

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Posted by Matt Fichera on Oct 9 2019

Fiberglass Pool - Gemini

Part of the Modern Fusion pool family, the Gemini is one of the most popular fiberglass models offered. Measuring 32 feet in length by 16 feet in width, it’s 3 ft. 9 in. in the shallo …

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Posted by Matt Fichera on Oct 8 2019

Fiberglass Pool - Discovery

The Discovery is a kidney shaped pool installed by E-Z Test Pool Supplies. This pool holds 3,750 gallons of water, measures 10’ across by 20’ long and ranges in depth from 3’-2” to 5’ in the d …

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Posted by Matt Fichera on Oct 7 2019

Fiber Fuel

Fiber Fuel is a wood brick that is environmentally friendly and is used to either replace or complement the standard firewood. Ideal for things like wood stoves, furnaces, and even backyard fire pit …

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Why Are There Bubbles In My Hot Tub?

Posted by Matt Fichera on Oct 1 2019

Why Are There Bubbles In My Hot Tub?

Hot tub more like a Bubble Bath? Your hot tub is supposed to feel warm and leave you relaxed either by yourself, with family, or friends. From small gatherings to large parties, a hot tub is …

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Spa and Hot Tub Financing Explained

Posted by Matt Fichera on Sep 27 2019

Spa and Hot Tub Financing Explained

A new spa is a big investment, and with only a little bit of research you can find a great spa model with the possibility of not having to pay thousands of dollars up front. Spa financing a …

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Spa Financing Options

Posted by Matt Fichera on Sep 24 2019

Spa Financing Options

E-Z Test Pool Supplies is proud to offer financing options that help make the dream of owning a hot tub a reality. Hot tubs are great for relaxation and stress relief, they can become part …

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Strong Spas - Warranty

Posted by Matt Fichera on Sep 23 2019

Strong Spas - Warranty

Strong Spas Superior Customer Service Strong Spas is one of the most trusted brand names in the entire spa and hot tub industry. Ensuring customer satisfaction is of utmost importance and …

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Posted by Matt Fichera on Sep 18 2019

Pool Cover Clips - Above Ground

A typical way to secure an above ground winter cover to your pool is with a cable and a winch. You’ve cleaned the pool and optimized the water, maybe you bought a new cover, and the finishing touch …

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Strong Spas - Summit Series

Posted by Matt Fichera on Sep 16 2019

Strong Spas - Summit Series

Strong Spas has always been known as an innovator and brings ideas, methods, and technology to the forefront of spa design. The company never settles and never stops imagining something bet …

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What to Expect With Your Pool Installation

Posted by Matt Fichera on Sep 11 2019

What to Expect With Your Pool Installation

Installing a pool in your backyard is major construction, there’s no way around it. Deciding on a backyard pool is a lifetime investment which involves changes to your yard, some of them temporary a …

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Above Ground Swimming Pool Leaf Net Covers

Posted by Matt Fichera on Sep 10 2019

Above Ground Swimming Pool Leaf Net Covers

Deciduous trees are the ones that lose their leaves every year during the colder months. If you have these types of trees near your pool than it is pretty safe to say that you will be spending some …

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Replacing Dolphin / Maytronics Robot Parts

Posted by Matt Fichera on Sep 9 2019

Replacing Dolphin / Maytronics Robot Parts

The mechanical components of a maytronics robotic pool cleaner are easily viewed and quickly accessed by folding the handle of the robot down and turning the vehicle onto its back with the …

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Posted by Matt Fichera on Sep 6 2019

​Fall Clean Up for Your Pool

There are certainly many secrets to how a pool specialist goes about their day. Someone who cleans pools on a regular basis will have a certain routine that they adhere to and get more efficient wit …

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Posted by Matt Fichera on Sep 5 2019

Winter Closing Kits

When the temperature starts to drop and it’s staying cool during the daylight hours this usually means that pool closing season is fast approaching. Closing a pool by using the suggested method can …

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DURA-SHIELD by Strong Spas

Posted by Matt Fichera on Sep 3 2019

DURA-SHIELD by Strong Spas

DURA-SHIELDStrong Spas has a constant desire to innovate and improve which is only eclipsed by their desire to continuously provide quality products. Strong Spa is proud to let you know that th …

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Strong Spas – Elements Series

Posted by Matt Fichera on Aug 30 2019

Strong Spas – Elements Series

Strong Spas is our spa of choice. From an earlier blog, you’ve gotten to see why we’ve chosen to partner with this amazing company. The Elements series is full of brilliant innovation and si …

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Posted by Matt Fichera on Aug 28 2019

Winter Plugs

Product BrochureDuring the pool winterizing process it is very typical to use air to blow out the water lines so that it doesn’t freeze in the pipe, expand it, and break it. After blowing out these …

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Posted by Matt Fichera on Aug 20 2019

Scumbug!

Scumbugs are powerful clarifiers and work extremely well to prevent the formation of ugly looking scum lines on the surface of your water. They aid in improving filtration and are capable of absorbi …

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Posted by Matt Fichera on Aug 16 2019

Liquid Solar Pool Covers

Solar pool covers are giant, big, and bulky. They sometimes resemble bubble wrap and are used to trap heat in your pool that comes from the day to day sun. They act like giant blankets that float on …

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Winter Duck Plugs

Posted by Matt Fichera on Aug 15 2019

Winter Duck Plugs

Product Brochure What is a Duck Plug? The fantastic Duck Plug is a great helper during the winterizing process that your swimming pool undergoes and is ideal for pool owners who ha …

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Posted by Matt Fichera on Aug 14 2019

Energy Efficient Infusion V-Fittings

V-Fittings Brochure V-Fittings Flyer V-Fittings Fact-Sheet Infusion Pool Products truly are revolutionizing the movement to “Go Green” within the swimming pool industry. These Venturi …

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Posted by Pat O'Keefe on Aug 2 2019

Safe-T-Zone Pool Winterizing Kit

N. Jonas is a great company. They are the makers of the very popular Enjoy which is a low chlorine disinfecting alternative as well as many other well-known products.Their Safe-T-Zone is a winterizi …

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Posted by Pat O'Keefe on Aug 2 2019

Chain Link Fence Accessory Hangers (BS05843)

These Chain Link Fence Accessory Hangers fit conveniently into chain link fence mesh and easily create hooks to tidy things up around the pool. Utilize two or more to hang swimming pool poles, clea …

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Posted by Pat O'Keefe on Jul 29 2019

All About Algae

Algae can be a bothersome and annoying part of owning a pool. Getting rid of it involves doing some homework and finding the source of the problem. Algae can access your swimming pool through people …

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Posted by Pat O'Keefe on Jul 24 2019

Pool Safety Covers

In certain areas of the country there comes a time of year when the cookouts come to an end, the sun stops shining quite as bright, the temperatures get colder and the fall and winter start to set i …

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Strong Spas

Posted by Pat O'Keefe on Jul 19 2019

Strong Spas

Your Strong Spas Dealer for Southern NH and the North Shore of MA! E-Z Test Pool Supplies is proud to be an official Strong Spas dealer and to feature them exclusively at all of our retail locat …

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Dolphin M600

Posted by Pat O'Keefe on Jul 10 2019

Dolphin M600

The M 600 is the most complete robotic pool cleaner that Dolphin has crafted so far. It makes keeping up with the cleanliness of your swimming pool a piece of cake as you spend more time havin …

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Posted by Pat O'Keefe on Jun 28 2019

What is Chlorine Pool Stabilizer?

During the summer months when the sun is out and the temperatures really start to heat up is when your pool gets the most use and you are happily reminded why you made the decision to install one in …

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Polaris Robotic Pool Cleaners

Posted by Pat O'Keefe on Jun 21 2019

Polaris Robotic Pool Cleaners

Product Snapshots!We’ve got some great new Polaris robots that are available for in-store purchase only. Polaris has been at it for more than 40 years and is known not just in this country. but thro …

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Posted by Pat O'Keefe on Jun 14 2019

Ultima S.O.S. and BioGuard Smart Shock

Premium ShockIf you don’t understand swimming pool water treatment and you hear, “I’m going to shock the pool” you may immediately think that there is something drastically wrong. The idea quickly …

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Posted by Pat O'Keefe on Jun 13 2019

Thermo-Wall Pool Insulation

Thermo-Wall Pool InsulationThermo-Wall insulation helps retain heat that is typically lost through the walls of your above ground pool especially during cold nights. Everyone knows those cold nig …

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Solar-Breeze NX2 Automatic Pool Cleaner

Posted by Pat O'Keefe on Jun 4 2019

Solar-Breeze NX2 Automatic Pool Cleaner

Let the Sun Clean Your Pool! The NX2 by Solar-Breeze is dedicated to bringing solar powered maintenance and eco-friendly pool care to the forefront and making it readily available for consumers …

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Sister Bay Furniture

Posted by Pat O'Keefe on May 30 2019

Sister Bay Furniture

-Luxurious Furniture Takes a Trip Outdoors-Sister Bay Furniture is one of our partners and the makers of high-quality luxurious outdoor furniture. Their beautiful all-weather products are crafted …

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What is a Fiberglass Plunge Pool?

Posted by Pat O'Keefe on May 11 2019

What is a Fiberglass Plunge Pool?

Fiberglass Plunge Pools Have Arrived! Getting a start in upscale hotels, and coming all the way to your home, there is a new phenomenon hitting the backyard leisure scene called plunge pools. …

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Should I Buy a Variable Speed Pool Pump?

Posted by Pat O'Keefe on May 7 2019

Should I Buy a Variable Speed Pool Pump?

          Variable Speed Pool Pumps During the hot summer months people tend to gravitate to things like swimming pools and air conditioners to dodge the temperature an …

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Top 5 Best Robotic Pool Cleaners to Buy?

Posted by Pat O'Keefe on May 3 2019

Top 5 Best Robotic Pool Cleaners to Buy?

What Are The Best Robotic Pool Cleaners?We’ve come a very long way in pool cleaning. Gone are the days of manually scrubbing pools, or even attaching a device to your walls. If you don’t want to ded …

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It's Time to Open Your Pool

Posted by Pat O'Keefe on Apr 23 2019

It's Time to Open Your Pool

Pool season is upon us. As we transition further into spring, the temperature will stop fluctuating so much and those pools will start to open as we inch closer and closer to Memorial Day and th …

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Fiberglass Pools Just Make Sense

Posted by Pat O'Keefe on Mar 14 2019

Fiberglass Pools Just Make Sense

Here Are 8 Reasons Why Fiberglass Pools Just Make Sense... So, you've been dreaming about putting a pool in your yard for some time, and decided to go in-ground, but suddenly you're hit w …

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6 Signs You Need to Replace Your Liner

Posted by Pat O'Keefe on Nov 20 2018

6 Signs You Need to Replace Your Liner

Remember when your pool was brand new and how beautiful and inviting it was to look at? You were probably really proud of how it looked and even showed it off to your friends. The way the cri …

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Posted by Patrick O'Keefe on Jun 26 2018

The Dolphin Wave 200XL

The Dolphin Wave 200XL – Your Commercial Pool Will Flip Over This Robotic Cleaner!Do you maintain a commercial pool? If you do, I’m sure you are well aware of the many challenges you might encounter …

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​Start a Revival in Your Swimming Pool!

Posted by Pat O'Keefe on Feb 12 2018

​Start a Revival in Your Swimming Pool!

Do you like effective, easy to use pool products that actually work as advertised, help you take care of multiple concerns at once all in one application and save you time and aggravation whi …

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Spa Season Off to a Strong Start!

Posted by Pat O'Keefe on Sep 27 2017

Spa Season Off to a Strong Start!

Spa Season Off to a Strong Start!As cooler temperatures signal the return of "spa season" (as if there's really a time not to enjoy luxurious, therapeutic relaxation!), now is prime time to consider …

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Posted by E-Z Test Pool Supplies on Jul 19 2017

Pool Pump Failure: Common Causes and Prevention

Sooner or later even the best, quality-made equipment will reach the end of its useful life, break and need replacing. Really, when you think about it, any machine that runs 12 hours a day, every d …

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Posted by E-Z Test Pool Supplies on Jul 19 2017

Green Pool – Gotta Be Algae…Right????

Green Pool – Gotta Be Algae…Right???? For the most part, when we hear that someone has a green pool, we immediately think of algae. And for the most part we’d be right, but as I learned many y …

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Posted by E-Z Test Pool Supplies on Jul 19 2017

What is a “Good” Free Chlorine level?

What is a “ good” free chlorine level? Should I swim in a pool with a “low” free chlorine level? Free chlorine is the most important number to monitor in your swimming pool water. You want …

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Switching Your Pool from Baquacil to Chlorine

Posted by E-Z Test Pool Supplies on May 17 2017

Switching Your Pool from Baquacil to Chlorine

Switching Your Pool from Baquacil to ChlorineBaquacil, the chemical trade name of a non-chlorine pool system, is a product used by a fairly small percentage of pool owners to sanitize their pools. The …

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What are Phosphates in Swimming Pool Water?

Posted by E-Z Test Pool Supplies on May 17 2017

What are Phosphates in Swimming Pool Water?

Have an Algae Problem?Your Pool is BalancedYou Shock WeeklyYou Use ChlorineYou Still have Algae?Let’s talk about Phosphates.WHAT ARE PHOSPHATES?Phosphates are food for algae. If you have had persisten …

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Posted by E-Z Test Pool Supplies on May 17 2017

Dr. Dryden’s Activate Glass Filter Media

Dr. Dryden’s Activate is a glass filter media designed to replace traditional sand in sand filters. Activate, according to the manufacturer, “is made from recycled glass that goes through …

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Posted by E-Z Test Pool Supplies on May 17 2017

Ideal Chemical Ranges for Your Swimming Pool

Ideal Chemical Ranges for Your Swimming PoolPeople often ask me, “What’s the big deal with testing and balancing pool water? Does it really matter?” I think sometimes people expect me to look around t …

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Posted by E-Z Test Pool Supplies on May 17 2017

Chlorine Tabs & Shock Tips to Keep your Pool Clear

- Not all Pool Shock is Created Equal! Read your Labels!A quality chlorine tablet; 99% available and 1% inert qualifies as quality tablet. Always read your label. Generally speaking, one tablet tr …

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Posted by E-Z Test Pool Supplies on May 17 2017

How to Heat Up the Pool this Summer!

 If you have a pool with a heater, a heat pump or are just looking to keep your pool warmer, it may be time to consider a using a solar blanket. Especially if you live in the northern half of the …

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All Shock is Not Created Equal - Part 3: Dichlor

Posted by E-Z Test Pool Supplies on May 16 2017

All Shock is Not Created Equal - Part 3: Dichlor

In our running article on shock let’s discuss another alternative – dichlor. It’s full chemical name is sodium dichloro-s-triazinetrione, but unless you’re a chemist we’ll stick with dichlor! Dichlor …

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The Beauty of Potassium Monopersulfate

Posted by E-Z Test Pool Supplies on May 15 2017

The Beauty of Potassium Monopersulfate

There are some who have turned to potassium monopersulfate (KMPS or MPS) as a means for shocking their pools. KMPS is a non-chlorine oxidizer, whose chemical formula is KHSO5. It is a strong oxidant w …

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Sand Filter Multiport Valve Positions

Posted by E-Z Test Pool Supplies on May 15 2017

Sand Filter Multiport Valve Positions

A close up bird’s eye view of a Hayward Multiport valve -Positions are in ORANGEIf you use a sand filter to maintain your above-ground or in-ground pool, you may have noticed that the handle on the mu …

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The 4 Steps to Water Clarity (Step 2 of 4)

Posted by E-Z Test Pool Supplies on May 15 2017

The 4 Steps to Water Clarity (Step 2 of 4)

In our last blog, we addressed the problem of persistent cloudy water that does not respond to normal solutions such as use of clarifiers and other typical chemical solutions. For the most part, persi …

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The 4 Steps to Water Clarity (Step 1 of 4)

Posted by E-Z Test Pool Supplies on May 15 2017

The 4 Steps to Water Clarity (Step 1 of 4)

One of the hallmarks of a well maintained pool is water clarity – the kind of clarity that allows you to spot a quarter in the deep end of the pool…and tell if it’s heads or tails! Water clarity is no …

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Posted by E-Z Test Pool Supplies on May 15 2017

The Importance of pH in Your Pool

In one of our recent blogs on pool chemistry we discussed the role of chemicals in general, the ranges to shoot for, and the reasons for maintaining those ranges. In this week’s blog I’d like to addre …

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Finding a Leak in an Above Ground Pool (Part 1 of 2)

Posted by E-Z Test Pool Supplies on May 15 2017

Finding a Leak in an Above Ground Pool (Part 1 of 2)

Even a minor leak in a pool is more than just an irritating nuisance. Losing water in an above ground pool will cost you a bundle even in the semi-long term, and may even pose a threat to the entire p …

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The 4 Steps to Pool Water Clarity (Step 3 of 4)

Posted by E-Z Test Pool Supplies on May 15 2017

The 4 Steps to Pool Water Clarity (Step 3 of 4)

For the last couple of articles we have been taking up the issue of cloudiness in a pool that is persistent and does not respond to clarifiers and other simple solutions. Step 3 is a product from N. J …

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Calcium In Your Pool – Does It Matter?

Posted by E-Z Test Pool Supplies on May 15 2017

Calcium In Your Pool – Does It Matter?

If you’ve had your pool for some time now, doubtless you understand the importance of some key chemicals in your pool – namely pH and chlorine (or whatever other choice of sanitizing chemical you use) …

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