20 03, 2016

Algae Causes and Prevention

By | March 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pelican Pool's system of chemical care guarantees a crystal clear, algae free pool. Unfortunately, even when chemical levels are properly adjusted, algae will occasionally appear in a customer's pool. Alage comes in a variety of forms, and appears for a variety of reasons. WHAT IS ALGAE? Algae is an aqautic, plant-like organism. It is introduced [...]

16 03, 2016

Why do my eyes sting in the swimming pool?

By | March 16th, 2016|Pool Facts|0 Comments

Red, irritated eyes, sometimes accompanied by dry, itchy skin, are a problem for some swimmers. Many incorrectly blame such discomfort on "too much chlorine in the water". Chlorine is not the culprit! Even in concentrations above 5 parts per million, chlorine will not burn eyes, dry out skin, or damage hair. In fact, superchlorination is [...]

16 03, 2016

What is the best type of swimming pool filter?

By | March 16th, 2016|Pool Filters|0 Comments

If you pose the questions at the start of this bulletin to someone who doesn't regularly maintain swimming pools, you might receive a wide range and variety of answers. But if you ask a trained service technician who services pools daily, and who is responsible for the cleanliness of your pool and the clarity of [...]

16 03, 2016

The Most Common Pool Filters

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Sand Filters: The outside of this type of filter is usually made out of fiberglass or stainless steel, and it is partially filled with silica sand. As water circulates from the pool through the filter, water enters at the top and percolates downward, leaving most of the oils, debris, and other impurities trapped in the [...]

16 03, 2016

TDS – Total Dissolved Solids

By | March 16th, 2016|Chemical Maintenance|0 Comments

One of the measurements that can be taken on swimming pool water is the Total Dissolved Solids level, or TDS. TDS is a measurement of virtually everything dissolved in the water that is not H2O. This includes such components as salts, minerals (like calcium and magnesium), sulfates, silicates, organic and inorganic materials, tanning lotions and [...]

16 03, 2016

Solving The “Black Plague”

By | March 16th, 2016|Fiberglass Pools|0 Comments

A common problem with fiberglass pools is that after aging they may begin to suffer from the "black plague". Most fiberglass pools are coated on the inside with a clear layer that is called "gel-coat". This layer protects the fiberglass material from exposure to water, pool chemicals, UV light, etc. Depending on the thickness and [...]

16 03, 2016

Why Blondes Get Green Hair In Swimming Pools?

By | March 16th, 2016|Fun Facts|0 Comments

Occasionally blonde swimmers have a problem with hair discoloration after extended swimming. The hair takes on a greenish tint, which is blamed on everything from rusty pipes to hair color preparations to chlorine. The cause is actually copper oxide. Copper can be introduced to the water in many ways. The primary sources are: Trace copper [...]

16 03, 2016

What is Surface Staining?

By | March 16th, 2016|Surface Staining|0 Comments

Dissolved metals and minerals are present in every swimming pool. These dissolved solids find their way into a pool water in a number of ways: Fill water from wells or from city water lines can deposit dissolved minerals into the pool. Galvanized pipes and bronze or copper fittings in pool pumps and heaters are sources [...]

16 03, 2016

Determining if Pool Filter Needs Attention

By | March 16th, 2016|Pool Filters|0 Comments

Check the flow of water from the retun jets. If the return flow is strong and steady, the filter is fine. If the return flow is weak and sluggish, it's time to tend to the filter. Filters are equipped with pressure gauges, but these gauges are notoriously innaccurate. As a very general rule of thumb, [...]

16 03, 2016

Why is filter efficiency Important?

By | March 16th, 2016|Pool Filters|0 Comments

Water clarity depends on three factors: proper chemicals balances, adequate daily circulation, and quality filtration. Your pool needs a combination of filtration, circulation, and chlorination to stay clear, blue, and ready for swimming. Most pool owners understand the importance of chemical treatments in pool water maintenance. What is less understood is the vital role the [...]