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How to Get Rid of Water Bugs

Two of the most common bugs in your pool are the backswimmer and water boatman.  These pests are in the aquatic insect classified under the order Hemiptera.  The bugs generally are not harmful to humans, although the backswimmer in particular can deliver a painful bite. Although most bugs feed on algae, the backswimmer feeds on the water boatman as well as...

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Are You Sensitive to Swimming Pool Chemicals?

There is a debate going on now if there is such a thing as chlorine allergies (I will leave that up to the medical doctors). However, there is a general consensus that a small percentage of people are actually hypertensive to chlorine. There is also a decent amount of evidence on increased asthma in young athletes which are involved with...

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New for 2014 – Genesis Expanse

The salt water pool is still a chlorinated pool. When maintained properly, these irritations should not be so severe. A common problem with salt water pools is that owners / operators believe this is a “set it and forget it technology”. The pool water chemistry is evidentially off and the pool is probably not being shocked as it should be....

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With all the hassle, expense, and disadvantages that come with chlorine, many pool owners have chosen to go the way of the salt water pool system. On the surface, a salt water pool to them sounds like a win-win situation; the way it is marketed, a salt water pool is natural, easy, and goodness, if the ocean is made of...

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