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Understanding Automatic Pool Cleaners.

The different types of automatic pool cleaners are endless. Some work off the suction of the pool pump, and some are a pressure feed system which has a separate pump called the booster pump for cleaners. Some clean a pool randomly and some are programmed with a certain pattern. For specific models contact Pool Service Miami for free recommendations. Each cleaner is designed for a certain type of pool. Some will work only in vinyl pools, and some will work only in concrete pools. Some create suction by the use of a diaphragm that sucks the debris in while going …

Pool Service Miami: Understanding Spa Leaks

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Leak detection and repair were outlined in more detail in the previous chapter, but it should be noted that spas are far more prone to leak problems than any pool I have ever seen. In addition to the likely leak locations already detailed, many fiber-glass and acrylics spas leak at the light fixture, skimmer assembly, or jets. Spas are designed to vibrate with turbulent water and bend under heavy bather loads, so these additions are subject to loosening and leaks. Conducting a dye test (described in chapter 10) is easier on a spa than a pool because you can test …

Swimming Pool Service: Understanding Pool Motors

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Before reading this section, a basic knowledge of electricity is helpful, so you might want to review the chapter on basic electricity. After all, the motor is the device that converts electricity into mechanical power. Motors, like the pumps they drive, are rated by horsepower, usually in the pool and spa word as ½, ¾, 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 horsepower. Commercial swimming pool service installations might use higher rated systems, but these are the most common. Electricity flows through the motor windings, which are thin strands of coiled copper or aluminum wire. The windings magnetize the iron stator. If you …

Pool Maintenance: Cartridge Filters.

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For more information on swimming pool Cartridge Filters contact Pool Companies Miami. Cartridge Filtration is the newest form of filtration. The filter media is either spun-bonded polyester or treated paper in a cylindrical pleated arrangement. Cartridge filtration is accepted to be in the 15 to 25 micron range for the size of particles it will filter. Cartridge filters offer a compact design with a large area in a relative small foot-print. A cartridge filter usually will require about half the filter room area as a comparable sand or diatomaceous earth filter (DE). Cartridge filters are found on average residential pools …

Pool Service Chemicals Often Used – Chlorine

What is Chlorine? Chlorine, in any form, mixed with water forms hydrochloric acid (HC1, commonly called muriatic acid) and hypochlorous acid (HOC1), the killing form of chlorine. Its purpose is to kill bacteria in the water. Bacteria carry disease and stimulate algae growth. Chlorine accomplishes this by oxidizing the bacteria and other waste in the water. Rust is oxidation in progress. Oxygen is, in essence, dissolving the material with which it comes in contact. Sanitizers, oxidizing in your pool are essentially “rusting away” the bacteria and other waste material in the water. Chlorine inactivates or kill the vast majority (above …

Common Swimming Pool Water Problems and Cures Part 2

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This article is a continuation to Common Swimming Pool Water Problems and Cures Part 1 For more information contact Pool Service Miami.Top Rated Pool Companies Miami. Corrosion of light fixtures, rails, and ladders You might notice discoloration of the pool fixtures before you see deposits on the pool walls, so take advantage of the early warning. Corroding fixtures means the pH is too low (acidic), the total alkalinity is too low, or the calcium hardness is too low. In each case, the water is demanding neutralization by oxidizing the metals. If you have perfectly balanced water and still find fixtures …

Common Swimming Pool Water Problems and Cures Part 1:

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Here are some a few common pool water issues and some pool service tips as to how to correct them. For more information contact Pool Service Miami.Top Rated Pool Companies Miami. Cloudy Water Cloudy water is most often caused by inadequate filtration; either signifying that the daily filter run is not long enough of the filter itself is dirty. Solutions to those two problems are obvious. DE leaking through a filter back into the pool can also cloud the water, so check filter grids for holes or seams that have separated. Finally, check the total alkalinity and pH. Sometimes high …

What is green algae and how to remove it:

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Green algae are the most diverse group of algae, with more than 7000 species growing in a variety of habitats. Its a paraphyletic group because it excludes the Plantae, which is plants, mosses, ferns, and flowering plants. Like plants, green algae contains two forms of chlorophyll, which they use to capture light energy to fuel the manufacture of sugars, but unlike plants they are primarily aquatic. Green Algae, resembles its name by being green in color and slimy on the walls and floors of pools. They usually form right at sunrise on the shaded part of the pool in the …