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20 03, 2016

Algae Causes and Prevention

By |2021-12-10T20:27:14+00:00March 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 |2021-12-10T20:27:14+00:00March 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 |2016-09-04T04:45:11+00:00March 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

By |2016-03-16T04:11:39+00:00March 16th, 2016|Pool Filters|0 Comments

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 |2016-03-16T04:06:41+00:00March 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 |2016-03-16T04:04:18+00:00March 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 [...]