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Does Namco's Closing for Year-End Inventory Have You Over a Barrel?

Does Namco's Closing for Year-End Inventory Have You Over a Barrel?E-Z Test Pool Supplies Can Help!So here's a situation you might find yourself in. Picture this - You're cleaning out your shed, maybe to get the snowblower ready, only to find that you still have some empty 5-gallon liquid chlorine (Blue Shield Liquid Chlor) barrels [...]

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​Variable Speed Above Ground Pool Pumps by Speck

Variable Speed Above Ground Pool Pumps by Speck - Value & VersatilityAre you about to set up a new above ground pool and need to select a pump? Or, is it simply time that you replaced your old, tired (maybe even dead!) pool pump? Well, if you are in either position, don’t settle for outdated technology. You owe [...]

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​Radiant - The Perfect Solution to Quality, Affordable In-Ground & Above Ground Pools

Radiant - The Perfect Solution to Quality, Affordable In-Ground & Above Ground Pools Been dreaming of your own in-ground pool for years? Thinking it would turn your yard into a beautiful summertime oasis? Do you have visions of your family enjoying your own pool and indulging in healthy fun activities for years to come? Then just as quickly as you [...]

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E-Z Test Pools In-Ground Liners – Let the Pool Professionals Install Your New Liner

Is it time for a new liner for your in-ground pool? If you are considering changing the liner, there are certain factors you need to consider. After all, your goal should not only be a sharp looking pool, but also a liner that will give you many years of enjoyment! Choosing someone who takes short cuts, rushes the job, and [...]

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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 owning a hot tub if you don't already. In this blog we'd like to take the time to highlight two great spa models from Strong™ brand [...]

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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 day (for however long your season is) at 3450 RPM’s (revolutions per minute) will eventually end up in the scrap [...]

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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 years ago the two are not necessarily synonymous. Algae which is an airborne plant has many strains which can [...]

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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 it between 1.0-3.0 ppm. Free chlorine keeps the water clean and safe from harmful bacteria. Question: Should I be swimming [...]

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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 to see that there’s no one within earshot, and slyly whisper, “Nah, it doesn’t matter. None of these chemicals really do anything [...]

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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 treats 5000 gallons of pool water, soIf you have a 20,000 gallon pool you will use on average 4 chlorine tablets per week. [...]

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