The questions you’ve always had about pools and spas, answered.
Typically how long does it take to install a vinyl inground pool?
How big does my yard have to be to fit a pool?
I live in Aberdeen, can I have a pool?
What are the electrical demands for a standard pool?
I just opened my pool and the water looks terrible, can I drain it completely and refill with fresh water?
I’m going on vacation for a week should I leave my solar blanket on or off the pool?
I’m putting on a new solar blanket, do the bubbles go up or down?
I have filled my pool for start up but its not running yet can I bring a water sample in for testing?
the fresh river water to mix with the existing water. Letting your pool circulate for a day before taking
the sample will allow us to accurately dose balancing chemicals.
What is water balance?
What are the benefits of installing a salt system?
How often do I have to shock my pool and why?
How often do I have to test for sanitizer in my pool or spa?
I’ve seen many different “natural” products claiming to be safe to use instead of chlorine or bromine? Are they safe?
All approved sanitizers carry a registration number referred to as the PCP Number. Only bromine and
chlorine products are registered for use. Using an oxidizer is a simple way to remove waste without
increasing the bromine or chlorine level in your pool or spa but a residual reading is always required.
Test strips vs test kits what’s the difference?
Ideal chemical levels are based on many different parameters, its best to consult a professional to gauge the ideal chemical levels for your pool. Test kits generally only show pH and chlorine/bromine. The colors are easy to read and liquid reagents can be replaced at very little cost. The only downside to the kit is that the sanitizer reading will show only combined sanitzer not free and total so they can be slightly misleading when being used in a problem solving situation.
For home testing either strips or a kit will give you a general reading and are great to use as a guide, but for start ups, close downs, and problem solving its best to bring your water in to our water test lab for more detailed testing.
How often do I have to drain and fill my spa?
Why do I have to leave the cover off of my spa for 15 minutes after each use?
you close the cover right away it will simply oxidize and drip right back into the water.
We’re going away for some time this winter can I just drain my spa and leave it?
you are risking burst pipes and re-plumbing. Also pump seals need to be lubricated and protected from
How often do I have to clean/change my filter?
I want to drain my spa onto my lawn, will it hurt the grass?
Can I use any type of fragrance or bath oil in my spa?
I need new filters for my spa, are they fairly standard?
need some measurements. Measure the overall height of the filter, the width, and the width of the
core. Also note if both ends are open, threaded, castle top, handle, etc. You can always call in with
measurements ahead of time and if needed we will order the filter in for you.