A part of living in Maryland is the spring rain and summer thunderstorms. Have you ever wondered how rain affects your swimming pool water or if there is anything specific that you should do after it rains? As a pool owner, it’s a question worth asking because, after it rains, particularly heavy rain, the water of your pool changes both on a chemical and physical level. The amount of rain is important to consider. Light rainfall and showers will not impact your pool nearly as much as a rainstorm with heavy wind.Read More
THE BROWNING V.I.P. BLOG
VERY. IMPORTANT. POOL.
When it comes to maintaining your swimming pool and keeping your water balanced no chemical is more important than chlorine. Chlorine is the chemical compound that works to kill contaminants in your pool water like bacteria, sweat, urine, skin oils, and other microorganisms that could otherwise cause harm.Read More
What is Calcium Hardness in pools?
Calcium hardness is a concentration of calcium ions which appears in the pool water in the form of calcium carbonate. Calcium is naturally present in water, but when it comes to your swimming pool water, it needs to be maintained and prevented from going either too high or too low by keeping it within the target range of 200-300 ppm. If Calcium Hardness is not kept within range, your pool water can become too aggressive or end up scaling the surface of your swimming pool.Read More
Your swimming pool water chemistry is essential, and it needs to be kept in proper balance. Not only for swimmer comfort and safety but also to protect the swimming pool itself, and equipment. The pH level, in many ways, is the foundation of this balance.Read More
If you notice that your pool water is cloudy after overcoming an algae bloom, most likely you need a coagulant agent. (make sure to rule out any chemical imbalances first) Clarifier and Flocculant are types of coagulant agents, and their job is to clump these tiny particles into larger clumps so that your filter can collect them or be flushed to waste.Read More