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How to Chlorinate Your Pool

Your pool must be protected from germs, bacteria, algae and a variety of other organics. Without reservation, chlorine is simply the best sanitizer for your outdoor pool. There are other sanitizers available but, in one way or another, they all fall short of chlorine. Adding chlorine to your pool can be done by using household bleach in your pool, liquid pool shock, or many other forms. Let’s take a few minutes to learn more about adding chlorine to your pool.
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Calcium Scaling

It is important to be aware of the calcium hardness (CH) level of your water. The CH level is especially important for pools with surfaces below the water line that contain calcium, such as plaster, pebble, gunite, concrete, quartz, tile, or stone. But all pool owners need to control their CH level to some extent.
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Guide for Seasonal/Temporary Pools

This guide covers smaller pools that have the advantage of a simple water change if ever needed. Seasonal pools on TFP are described as following Above ground pool with less than 3000 gallons Pool where the liner can simply be put into place wrinkle free without the weight of the water Pools that are or could be completely drained and stored each winter
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Leak Detection

It’s a sad truth that owning a pool sometimes means having a leak either in the pool itself or in the plumbing and filtration system. These leaks can come in three varieties, one that draws air into the plumbing system and two that allow water to leak out of the pool, the first of these being the plumbing and the second being a leak in the pool vessel itself. 
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Start-up New Plaster

If you have a new plaster pool or just had your pool plaster resurfaced, the water balancing start-up procedure is very important to ensure the plaster cures properly. This is really the responsibility of your builder or plasterer – BUT you might have to carry out some of these maintenance steps yourself, so we will briefly go through them so that you will know what is involved and understand the general process.