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Salt VS. UV

First, there is a wide spread misunderstanding with regard to a salt system on your pool or spa. Some believe that with a salt system they have gotten away from chlorine. In fact, the cell in the system converts salt to chlorine. Furthermore, there is an additional layer of saline ... Read More
 

Winterizing a UV Pool System

Winterization Of Your Ultra UV Unit  If you are in a climate where you run your pool, spa, water feature, pond year round, be sure that the flow to the unit continues during any periods of below freezing temperatures. Failure to do so will cause damage to the unit. Option #1 (preferred) – Removing the ... Read More
 

Cryptosporidium

Cryptosporidium is one of the leading causes of waterborne disease, or disease caused by contaminated drinking water or recreational water.  It has a tough outer shell that allows it to survive for a long time in the environment. It can survive for days even in properly chlorinated pools. Outbreaks of water-borne illness throughout the U.S. have been ... Read More
 

Is a sand or cartridge filter better with my UV system?

There are some key differences between sand filters and cartridge filters (not to mention DE filters) that may make a difference to the overall maintenance, clarity, and operation of your pool.  For example, sand filters are easier to maintain because you only need to turn your backwash on to clean them.  Cartridge filters can filter out ... Read More
 

Can you be allergic to chlorine in pools?

Much like allergies to some foods, more and more people seem to be developing an allergic reaction to the chlorine in pool water.  The skin is reacting and irritated by chlorine, usually resulting in red bumps that can be quite itchy.  Although this may appear to be an allergy, this is actually a chemical burn.  This ... Read More
 

Pool Algae

Keep ahead of the algae this season!  Most pool owners are familiar with that sickening feeling when you glance outside at your pool and see that it is beginning to turn green, or the start of an algae bloom had taken hold.  While there are different types of algae, some are more of a nuisance ... Read More
 

Quartz Tube Cleaning

This is a good time to clean your quartz tube for the start of the season.  A clean tube is necessary for the UV rays to penetrate the water, allowing the system to do its job efficiently.    Click Here for the  instructions to cleaning your quartz tube.  Also, we have included a video below for ... Read More
 

Lamp Replacement

As you know, it is recommended that your UV lamps be replaced every 18 months.  UV lamps don’t typically burn out like incandescent or florescent bulbs, they simply lose their effectiveness.  Replacing your lamps regularly will mean your UV system is providing the best water available for pools and spas.  Click here for the instructions ... Read More
 

Is a Chemical Free Pool Possible?

The bottom line is, there is no safe pool that is 100% chemical free.  In most cases, pool and spa owners are trying to get away from the harmful effects of a high chlorine content pool.  While hydrogen peroxide (used by families for years on cuts etc) is a viable option, larger quantities are required ... Read More
 

What’s Trending in 2016

A quick flip through a pool magazine or online searches and you will find that the trend in 2016 is for a clean, simple design that reflects pools of the days of old.  What’s making them more current are the features that are added to surrounding areas and the pool itself.  Fire Bowls and glass tiles ... Read More