The Benefits of Using Swimming Pool Covers

The Benefits of Using Swimming Pool Covers Cold weather is upon us and this means it is time for people here in Tulsa to winterize their swimming pools. This helps to protect the pool’s condition for the cold months ahead. One item with which you will need to protect your pool effectively is one of the swimming…

What are Nitrates in Swimming Pool Water

Nitrates are a nitrogen compound that forms naturally. Nitrates consist of a single nitrogen atom connected to three oxygen atoms and are very stable, which make it very difficult to deal with when it is in your swimming pool water. Nitrates enter the pool water in numerous ways. Fertilizers, decaying plant matter, rain, and even…

Phosphates in Swimming Pool Water

Phosphates are derived from phosphorous, which finds its way into our swimming pool water in different ways. Fertilizer, industrial discharges, decaying plant matter, some detergents, swimmer waste ( urine, sweat, and cosmetics ) and even tap water are all possible sources of phosphates. After phosphates are broken down into orthophosphates they cannot be oxidized any…

Automatic Pool Cleaners

“ What’s the best automatic pool sweep ? “ is one of the most common questions we hear. This question is also one the most difficult to answer. All automatic pool sweeps are designed to help the swimming pool owner maintain a clean swimming pool. The pool sweep will not clean up storm debris or…

Sanitizing Swimming Pool Water

The primary job of the sanitizer is to keep the swimming pool water free from bacteria, algae, and other contaminants. Sanitizers also help keep the water clear and clean. The most common sanitizers used in swimming pools are chlorine, bromine, and biguanide.  Alternative sanitizing systems used more recently include Salt water Pools, Ionization, and Ozone…

Swimming Pool Safety Covers

Swimming Pool Safety Covers Swimming pool safety covers have been used for over half a century to reduce some of the risks associated with swimming pools. There was a time when these covers were nothing more than a large piece of canvas that extended beyond the perimeter of the pool. By 1941, these covers became vinyl…