- In one year a volume of water equal to the amount in the pool will evaporate and be replace
- When water evaporates, only the pure water evaporates; everything that was dissolved in the water stays behind.
- One inch of rain in a 20-foot by 40-foot pool will add 500 gallons of water.
- The chemical name for liquid chlorine is sodium hypochlorite. Without protection (conditioner), chlorine will degrade 90 to 95 percent in just two hours.
- If the water is not properly balanced, a pool's plaster surface can become etched or pitted. This can allow bacteria or algae to attach.
- Chemicals alone will not produce safe, clear, and pleasing water. The water must be effectively filtered and circulated.
- One dog in your pool is equivilant to the contamination of 59 swimmers.
- Majority of pool owners do not run pool filters and pumps most effeciently, therefore wasting energy and money.
- Pool Covers - If you use a cover, you should expose the surface of your pool water to the air 50% of the time. Otherwise, the chemicals do no react normally and proper balance cannot be attained. Please be sure your pool cover is off on your service day. If you install a safety cover, please provide operating instructions for the service person.
- Cloudy Water - This condition is a result of insufficient filtration or an indication of a problem with your filtration system. Cloudy water can also occur when pool covers are left on for extended periods of time
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