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How to Install Water Filters?

Filtering is the most basic step of water purification at domestic levels. It can be done in many ways from applying simple filters to your tap to or even setting up a reverse osmosis water purifier at home. Water goes through various purification stages before it is supplied to households, and larger purification systems at the local government level also...

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TDS Measurement: All Important Questions Answered

Today, various types of water purification systems are used across the world to ensure access to clean water. Although these purification systems are designed to remove the worst type of bacteria and unwanted elements in water, there are various aspects of water chemistry that one needs to consider before buying filtration equipment for their residential, commercial, or swimming pool applications....

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What Are the Benefits of Using Soft Water for Domestic Consumption?

Soft water is desirable in terms of usage and drinking. Some areas have naturally hard water, which comprises of many minerals. Most of these hardness minerals do not have negative health consequences. In fact, naturally dissolved minerals such as calcium and magnesium offer supplemental contribution on your dietary intake and have a higher bioavailability than over the counter vitamins. For...

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How Often Should You Clean a Swimming Pool?

Swimming is perhaps the most enjoyable form of aerobic exercise. If you swim with your family or group of friends, it is real fun. It is common to use pools in health clubs or large housing complexes. Although they are common for all members, swimming there can be an enjoyable experience as long as you can socialize there and the...

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Opening your Pool

It is almost that time of year again. Time for backyard bar-b-queues, parties and swimming. Follow these steps to ensure you are off to a great start to your swim season. Remove the cover if you have one. Make sure to get rid of any debris that may be on the cover. Inspect pump, plumbing and filter for cracked or...

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How to Prepare Your Swimming Pool for Summer?

When temperatures rise, a dip in the swimming pool is what people across the globe yearn to do. This is the favorite summer pastime for most people in the US. However, it may not be as easy as it sounds. The pool water chemistry must be properly balanced before someone swims in it. There are two reasons for readying the...

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How Often Should You Test Your Pool Water?

Periodical testing of pool water is crucial with regards to safety, cleanliness, the overall health of the user. But, how often should test your pool water? This depends on what sanitation method you use to maintain your water. There are many factors such as the climate, bather load, indoor/outdoor/enclosed pool, sunlight exposure, type of pool surface and any other complementary...

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9 Healthier Alternatives to Chlorine for Swimming Pools

Chlorine, as a purification agent, has been used for water treatment and swimming pools since the early 1900s. However, there are increasing concerns of this chemicals widespread and the long-term exposure to human health. It is well documented that chlorine, when combined with organic matter, can produce toxic byproducts such as trihalomethanes (THMs). The health risk of THMs to swimmers...

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We have received a lot of questions this week on copper levels.  Most of these questions are related to the inability to increase copper levels when opening their pool.  Below is a list of common reasons copper levels are not rising: 1. Signs you need to replace copper bars;  1) You are running your ionizer much longer than last year...

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Most of you are already familiar with the types of chlorine used in swimming pools (calcium hypochlorite, sodium hypochlorite (bleach), lithium hypochlorite, dichlor, and trichlor). The first three are not stabilized. Meaning once exposed to the sunlight, it will quickly precipitate out of the pool. This is why dichlor and trichlor have become so popular since the stabilizer is added...

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