After too many years in the pool biz and the chemicals that keep pools disinfected and sparkling, I’ve developed a physical inability to tolerate most synthetic or manufactured chemicals.
Leaking equipment on your swimming pool is costly and wasteful, but
Chlorinated swimming pools may be worse than second-hand cigarette smoke to kids with allergies.
An uncovered swimming pool will cost you big bucks.
Are salt-water pools really chlorine free?
Roseanne from Kansas City, Mo, was apparently appalled by my last post–the one about peeing in the pool. She emailed the following question: Dear Pool Master. Your post about urinating in public swimming pools was disgusting. Who does this? If you didn’t have the scientific proof noted, I would have screamed, “BALDERDASH!” Every Thursday withContinue reading “EWWWW, That Smell. That Chlorine Smell.”
Dateline Brian. Please, help! I’ve tried everything to remove hard water build-up from the tile around my pool. I’ve had no luck, and I’m at a loss. Thought you might have an answer for me. Well Brian, the Pool and Spa Master does have an answer–actually several answers. Sadly, they all involve the age old cureContinue reading “Scale Build-Up On Pool Tiles–A Case of Mini-Stalagmites & Elbow Grease”
In the last post, one of the questions I asked the spa tech with a sludge-like spa water nightmare was “What is your calcium hardness reading?” A proper test kit should contain a calcium hardness test mechanism. Calcium hardness tests were once just for swimming pools–but we’ve discovered that it is also important for your backyard hot tub. TheContinue reading “Calcium Hardness–It’s Not About Your Bones”