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    Pool Blog - Pool Chemicals
    All about swimming pool chemicals, minerals and ozone systems, salt generators, water balance and water problems with stains, scale or scum, or issues with algae or cloudy pool water. How to use the over 100 different pool chemicals that are available.

    Tired of Baquacil? Switch to a Salt Chlorinator!

    Baquacil is a system of pool chemical care that uses Biguanides for sanitation, and Peroxide for shocking. It's known to be effective, and thousands of pool owners use it - however, salt systems are a more popular way to sanitize the pool, without buying chlorine products.Read Blog

    Pool Mineral Sanitation Comes of Age

    Now over 23 years old, Pool Mineral Sanitation can be said to have stood the test of time. it is estimated that over a million mineral purifiers are installedRead Blog

    Chlorine Recipes for Vinyl Pools

    I love recipes! And here's 3 "Chlorine Recipes" for your vinyl pool, or 3 ways to chlorinate a vinyl liner pool, 2 which are much gentler on vinyl pool liners.Read Blog

    How to Remove Chlorine from Water

    We normally talk about to increase your chlorine - but today we discuss how to remove chlorine from pools and spas, to fix a chlorine overdose or for other reasons.Read Blog

    Pool Chlorine vs. Pool Bromine

    It's been said a thousand times, "Chlorine is for pools, and Bromine is for spas". And that's primarily true, at least it's the conventional wisdom. However,Read Blog

    Shocking a Saltwater Pool

    Should you shock a saltwater pool? And if so - what is the best way to shock a salt pool - with granular, bleach or, using the salt cell?Read Blog

    5 Ways to Stop Winter Pool Stains

    During winter, when millions of swimming pools are either closed or in some state of dormancy - stains can more easily occur.Read Blog

    How to Get Rid of Black Algae

    There is some truth to the statement, however, like Herpes, Black Algae can be successfully and permanently removed, with some drastic measures. It can also be controlledRead Blog

    How to Get Rid of Mustard Algae

    It's baaack! Yellow algae has once again invaded pools all across the country. Yellow or mustard algae in a pool can lay dormant over the winter, just waitingRead Blog

    Aboveground Pools and Cloudy Water

    If you do not maintain the pool, it costs a lot more in chemicals to clear it up, and wastes a lot of time bringing it back to swimmable condition.Read Blog

    Cloudy Pool After Shock

    Continuing my series on cloudy pool water, today we deal with a cloudy pool after shocking. A common problem that I hear from a lot of people - after shockRead Blog

    Cloudy Pool Water after Opening

    What to do? You have balanced the pool water, shocked the pool, run the filter for a week and it is still cloudy. We get a lot of calls about cloudy pool water.Read Blog

    Cloudy Pool after Rain

    Cloudy pool after rain - sometimes this can be really infuriating. You were just swimming in your nice clean pool and along comes a summer rain storm.Read Blog

    Pool Shock: Liquid or Granular?

    There are many different forms of chlorine you can use to shock your swimming pool in either Liquid or Granular form. Pros and Cons of each type of swimming pool shock.Read Blog

    Swimming Pool Clarifiers Buyer's Guide

    For cartridge or DE filters, be sure to select a pool clarifier that works with all filter types. There are many that will 'gum up' the fabric of DE grids or filter cartridges, and should only be used with sand filters.Read Blog

    More Blog

    Pool Chemicals is a complicated category of information, that's why you'll find this comprehensive collection of articles about pool chemicals and pool water problems to be useful. From Algae to Stains, we discuss the role of different pool chemicals in treatments for pool water balance, sanitation and clarity.

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