Swimming Pool Chlorine Level

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Weekly Chemical Service<br />Category: Pool cleaning<br />Brand:<br />Price: USD 49.00<br />Condition: New<br />Available from: snagadeal<br />Stock: In Stock<br />Description: Weekly Chemical Service Weekly price $12.25 (Billed Monthly)Maintenance of all levels of chemicals to protect your pool and to provide a safe swimming. Test and balance: Salt PH Chlorine Alkalinity Calcium Hardness Add necessary chemicals Check all equipment for needed service or repair **Includes chemicals 
 Case Study: Green Tint to Plaster in Salt Water Pool<br /><br /><br />Swimming Pool Inspection Services was called upon recently to inspect a swimming pool whose plaster had a greenish tint to it after being power washed. It was determined that the salt water chlorinator caused the green tint. However, it was also noted that the plaster may have been damaged from being drained for an extended period of time.<br />Our inspector met with the homeowner who stated that after coming back from vacation, the water in the pool was green and full of debris. She had the pool drained and cleaned, but a green tint still remained in the plaster. She was also concerned that damage had been sustained to the plaster by leaving the pool drained since the cleaning.<br /><br />Pool is empty with a green tint to the plaster<br />Inspection Observations and Analysis<br />In addition to the green tint to the plaster, and the fact that the pool was drained, our inspector noted that there were bubbles and blisters in isolated areas of the plaster.<br /><br />Damaged section of plaster<br />Our inspector noted that the green tint was caused by normal wear and tear, and the fluctuating alkalinity of the salt water pool. The salt system works by creating chlorine from salt. It also creates a base, raising the pH balance of the water as it works.<br />Acid then needs to be added on a regular basis to bring the pH back down to a regular level. The high amounts of acid added attack the metallic parts of the pool equipment, specifically the copper in the brass heat exchangers of the heater. These metals are exchanged and the metal becomes part of the solution that is the pool water.<br />Then, as the water becomes basic again, the metals fall out of solution and are deposited on the pool walls. This gives the pool a slight green tint from the oxidized copper deposits. Our inspector also stated that when water is added back into the pool, the tint would appear more blue than green.<br /><br />He also stated that the blistering of the plaster was caused by normal wear and tear, but was likely speeded up by having the pool drained for an extended period of time.<br />Repair Estimates<br />Our inspector recommended that the pool was cleaned and pressure washed, the filter cleaned, and the pool refilled. This would cost approximate $570. If it later turned out that the plaster did need to be replaced, this would cost approximately $5,800. It was stated that once the pool was refilled, the damage to the plaster could become more noticeable with water getting behind the cracks in the plaster.
CLEANING POOL TIPS<br />DEBRIS<br />When preparing to open your pool for the season, clean all leaves and other debris off the cover before removing it.<br />Empty your skimmer baskets frequently. You'll help minimize the amount of leaves that end up on the bottom of your pool.<br />When cleaning the surface of your pool with a leaf net, work your way around the sides first, then clean from the middle of the pool to the sides.<br />Empty your leaf net occasionally when cleaning your pool's surface. Otherwise, the net's contents may accidentally end up back in the pool.<br />Keep the trees and shrubs around your pool trimmed back to minimize the amount of leaves and debris that end up in the pool.<br />WATER CLARITY<br />When opening your pool at the beginning of the season, run your filter around the clock until the water is completely clear.<br />If your pool water appears green or has an unpleasant odor, the problem is probably caused by algae. Test for proper chlorine level, and consult a pool professional if the problem persists.<br />Keep your filter, pump, lint trap and skimmer baskets clean and in proper working condition to help ensure that your pool water stays sparkling clear.<br />Pool inlets should be adjusted so the surface water is moving in a circular direction.<br />Make a habit of checking and emptying skimmer and pump baskets regularly.
Celina Pool Cleaning Service 75009<br />BobcatBLUE<br />Net the pool surface<br />Empty the skimmer(s) and pump basket<br />Empty the polaris bag (clean the wall screen)<br />Hose Vacuum the pool<br />Leaf Vacuum the pool<br />Backwash every month<br />Test the pool water and add the basic chemicals needed.<br /><br />Chemicals we use are Chlorine, Acid, Sodium Bicarbonate, Soda Ash, D.E.<br /><br />We test for the Free Chlorine, pH, Alkalinity, Calcium Hardness and the TDS in your swimming pool. Call 469-400-4404 to sign up today or email us at celina@bobcatblue.com<br /><br />If you live outside of the Celina, Texas area such as Gunter, Texas / Anna, Texas / Prosper, Texas we are now cleaning pools in those areas as well.<br /><br />Liberty Pool Cleaning is our extending branch company if you call 469-400-4404. Ask for a Bobcat Cleaning on the voicemail and your first weeks cleaning is FREE!! You must say (Bobcat Cleaning) to receive this free cleaning.
Important #CalendarDates  to keep in mind including #PoolMaintenance  tips!! #WeMakeVacationWater <br /><br />March 8 - Daylight Savings Time<br />March 17 - St. Patrick's Day<br />March 19 - Spring Holiday Begins<br />March 30 - Classes Resume<br />April 15 - Tax Day<br />May 25 - Memorial Day Holiday<br />June 3 - Last Day of School for Students<br />August 24 - First Day of School for Students<br />September 7 - Labor Day Holiday<br />September 21 - Professional Development Day/Student Holiday<br />October 23 - Teacher Duty Day/Student Holiday<br />November 1 - Daylight Savings Time Ends<br />November 11 - Veterans Day Holiday<br />November 24 - Thanksgiving Holiday Begins - End of Day<br />November 30 - Classes Resume<br />December 18 - Winter Holiday Begins - End of Day<br />January 4 - Classes Resume<br />January 18 - Martin Luther King’s Birthday Holiday<br />February 15 - Presidents’ Day Holiday<br /><br />Every Day:   #PoolTip <br />-Test Pool Water Use a water test kit to test sanitizer levels, pH levels, and alkalinity levels.<br />-Add Chlorine or Bromine Add sanitizers as needed<br />-Adjust pH and Alkalinity Levels Add pool balancers as needed<br />-Check Skimmer Basket Clear debris from skimmer basket to help keep pool water circulating<br /><br />Once a Week:<br />-Shock Pool Water Use pool shock to super sanitize pool water and quickly raise the chlorine level<br />-Add Algaecide Add a weekly dosage of pool algaecide to prevent and control algae<br />-Add Metal Out Add  a weekly dosage of Metal Out to sequester metal particles<br />-Add Clarifier Add a weekly dosage of clarifier to prevent cloudy water.
Swimming in pools in which chlorine content hasn’t been carefully regulated may lead to dental erosion — loss of hard tissue from the surface of the tooth. It may also leave teeth discoloured and more sensitive.<br />Chlorine reacts with water to produce a weak form of hydrochloric acid, which can wear down teeth!<br />Pools should have their chlorine levels checked regularly. While swimming, keep your mouth closed to avoid exposing teeth to chlorinated water.<br /><br />#DentalFacts #Chlorine

HAND SKIMMER: A screen attached to a frame which is then attached to a telescopic pole used to remove large floating debris, such as leaves and bugs, from the water's surface.

HEATER: A fossil-fueled, electric or solar device used to heat the water of a pool, hot tub or hot tub.

NEUTRALIZER: A chemical used to make chlorine or bromine harmless. Used in test kits to counteract the bleaching effect of the chlorine or bromine in order to increase the accuracy of pool water tests. Sold as chlorine and bromine neutralizer, it is used to destroy excessive amounts of chlorine or bromine so the high levels will not affect swimmers.

OXIDIZER: A non-chlorine shocking compound that removes or destroys built-up contaminants and chloramines in pool water without raising chlorine levels.

PUMP: A mechanical device, usually powered by an electric motor, which causes hydraulic flow and pressure for the purpose of filtration, heating and circulation of pool and hot tub water. Typically, a centrifugal pump is used for pools, spas and hot tubs.

PUMP CAPACITY: The volume of liquid a pump is capable of moving during a specified period of time. This is usually listed in gallons per minute or gpm.

pH: Abbreviation for Potential Hydrogen. Indicates the level of acidity or alkalinity of water on a scale ranging from 0-15. A low pH can cause etched plaster, metal corrosion and eye irritation. A high pH can cause scale formation, chlorine inefficiency and eye irritation. The ideal range for pH in swimming pools is typically 7.4 to 7.6.

SANITIZERS: Chemical compounds designed to kill bacteria, algae and other living organisms. Also protects water from the effects of the sun.

SHOCK TREATMENT: The practice of adding significant amounts of an oxidizing chemical -- (usually non-chlorine oxidizers, such as sodium persulfate or potassium peroxymonosulfate) -- to the water to destroy ammonia and nitrogen compounds caused by swimmers, the environment and/or weather.

SKIMMER: A device installed through the wall of a pool or hot tub that is connected to the suction line of the pump that draws water and floating debris in the water flow from the surface without causing much flow restriction.

SKIMMER BASKET: A removable, slotted basket or strainer placed in the skimmer on the suction side of the pump, which is designed to trap floating debris in the water flow from the surface without causing flow restriction.

TEST KIT: An apparatus or device used to monitor specific chemical residuals, levels, constituents or demands in pool or hot tub water. The most common pool and hot tub water tests are: pH, total alkalinity, free available chlorine, water hardness, cyanuric acid, iron and copper.

TURBIDITY: The cloudy condition of the water due to the presence of extremely fine particles in suspension that cannot be trapped by the filter because they are too small. Adding a clarifier, such as an organic polymer or alum, will coagulate the particles and make the filter more efficient.

WATER CLARIFIER: Also called coagulant or flocculant . A chemical compound used to gather (coagulate or agglomerate) or to precipitate suspended particles so they may be removed by vacuuming or filtration. There are two types; inorganic salts of aluminum (alum) and other metals or water-soluble organic polyelectrolytes.

WEIR: The small floating "door" on the side of the skimmer that faces the water over which water flows on its way to the skimmer. Adjusts automatically to small changes in water level to assure a continuous flow of water to the skimmer. The weir also prevents debris from floating back into the pool after the pump shuts off. Also known as a skimmer weir.">GLOSSARY OF POOL TERMS from swimmingpool.com #poolcare<br /><br />AIR-RELIEF VALVE: A manually-operated  valve located at the top of a filter tank for relieving the pressure inside the filter and removing the air inside the filter (bleeding the filter). Also known as a pressure-relief valve.<br /><br />ALGAE: Microscopic plant-like organisms that contain chlorophyll. Algae is nourished by carbon dioxide (CO2) and use sunlight to carry out photosynthesis. It can be introduced by rain or wind and grows in colonies, producing nuisance masses. Algae can harbor bacteria and can be slippery. There are thousands of known species of algae. The most common types of algae found in pools are black, blue-green, green and mustard .<br /><br />ALGAECIDES: Chemical compounds designed to kill, prevent and control algae.<br /><br />AUTOMATIC POOL CLEANER: A pool maintenance system that will agitate and/or vacuum debris from the pool interior automatically.<br /><br />BACKFLOW: The backing up of water through a pipe in the direction opposite to normal flow.<br /><br />BACKWASH: The process of thoroughly cleaning the filter by reversing the flow of water through it with the dirt and rinse water going to waste.<br /><br />BALANCERS: Chemical compound designed to prevent corrosion and staining by balancing the pH, total alkalinity and calcium hardness in pool water.<br /><br />BROMIDE: A common term for a bromide salt used to supply bromide ions to the water so they may be oxidized or changed into hypobromous acid. Used as a disinfectant.<br /><br />BROMINE: A common name for a chemical compound containing bromine that is used as a disinfectant to destroy bacteria and algae in swimming pools and spas.<br /><br />CENTRIFUGAL PUMP: A pump consisting of an impeller fixed on a rotating shaft and enclosed in a casing or volute and having an inlet and a discharge connection. The rotating impeller creates pressure in the water by the velocity derived from the centrifugal force.<br /><br />CHECK VALVE: A mechanical device in a pipe that permits the flow of water or air in one direction only.<br /><br />CHEMICAL FEEDER: A device that dispenses chemicals into pool or hot tub water at a predetermined rate. Some dispense chlorine or bromine while others dispense pH-adjusting chemicals.<br /><br />CHLORINE NEUTRALIZER: A chemical used to make chlorine harmless. Used in test kits to counteract the bleaching effect of the chlorine or bromine in order to increase the accuracy of pool water tests. Sold as chlorine and bromine neutralizer, it is used to destroy excessive amounts of chlorine or bromine so the high levels will not affect swimmers.<br /><br />CHLORINE: A term used to describe any type of chlorine compound used as a disinfectant in swimming pool and hot tub water or to kill, destroy or control bacteria and algae. In addition, chlorine oxidizes ammonia and nitrogen compounds cause by swimmers.<br /><br />COPING: The cap or top lip on the pool or hot tub wall that provides a finished edge around the pool or spa.<br /><br />CORROSION: The etching, pitting or eating away of the pool or hot tub or equipment. Can be caused by improper water balance, misuse of acid or acidic products or from soft water.<br /><br />COVER, SOLAR: A cover that, when placed on the water's surface of a pool, hot tub or hot tub, increases the water temperature by absorption and transmission of solar radiation; reduces evaporation and prevents debris from entering the water.<br /><br />D.E.: Diatomaceous Earth — a porous substance used in certain types of pool filters.<br /><br />DRAIN: This term usually refers to a plumbing fitting installed on the suction side of the pump in pools, spas and hot tubs. Sometimes called the main drain, it is located in the deepest part of the pool, hot tub or hot tub. It does not function like a drain on a kitchen sink. Pool main drains do not allow the water to drain to waste but rather connect to the pump for circulation and filtration.<br /><br />FIBERGLASS: Finespun filaments of glass which are available in a rope or mat form. When used in a process with polyester resins, catalysts and hardeners, can be formed or molded into pools and spas.<br /><br />FILTER: A device that removes dissolved or suspended particles from water by recirculating the water through a porous substance (a filter medium or element). The three types of filters used in pools and spas are sand, cartridge and D.E. (diatomaceous earth).<br /><br />FILTRATION RATE: The rate at which the water is traveling through the filter, expressed in U.S. gallons per minute (gpm) per square foot of filter area.<br /><br />FLOW RATE: The quantity of water flowing past a designated point within a specified time, such as the number of gallons flowing past a point in 1 minute — also known as gallons per minute or gpm.<br /><br />GUNITE: A mixture of cement and sand sprayed onto contoured and supported surfaces to build a pool. Gunite is mixed and pumped to the site dry, and water is added at the point of application. Plaster is usually applied over the gunite.<br /><br />GUTTER: An overflow trough at the edge of the pool through which floating debris, oil and other
HAND SKIMMER: A screen attached to a frame which is then attached to a telescopic pole used to remove large floating debris, such as leaves and bugs, from the water's surface.

HEATER: A fossil-fueled, electric or solar device used to heat the water of a pool, hot tub or hot tub.

NEUTRALIZER: A chemical used to make chlorine or bromine harmless. Used in test kits to counteract the bleaching effect of the chlorine or bromine in order to increase the accuracy of pool water tests. Sold as chlorine and bromine neutralizer, it is used to destroy excessive amounts of chlorine or bromine so the high levels will not affect swimmers.

OXIDIZER: A non-chlorine shocking compound that removes or destroys built-up contaminants and chloramines in pool water without raising chlorine levels.

PUMP: A mechanical device, usually powered by an electric motor, which causes hydraulic flow and pressure for the purpose of filtration, heating and circulation of pool and hot tub water. Typically, a centrifugal pump is used for pools, spas and hot tubs.

PUMP CAPACITY: The volume of liquid a pump is capable of moving during a specified period of time. This is usually listed in gallons per minute or gpm.

pH: Abbreviation for Potential Hydrogen. Indicates the level of acidity or alkalinity of water on a scale ranging from 0-15. A low pH can cause etched plaster, metal corrosion and eye irritation. A high pH can cause scale formation, chlorine inefficiency and eye irritation. The ideal range for pH in swimming pools is typically 7.4 to 7.6.

SANITIZERS: Chemical compounds designed to kill bacteria, algae and other living organisms. Also protects water from the effects of the sun.

SHOCK TREATMENT: The practice of adding significant amounts of an oxidizing chemical -- (usually non-chlorine oxidizers, such as sodium persulfate or potassium peroxymonosulfate) -- to the water to destroy ammonia and nitrogen compounds caused by swimmers, the environment and/or weather.

SKIMMER: A device installed through the wall of a pool or hot tub that is connected to the suction line of the pump that draws water and floating debris in the water flow from the surface without causing much flow restriction.

SKIMMER BASKET: A removable, slotted basket or strainer placed in the skimmer on the suction side of the pump, which is designed to trap floating debris in the water flow from the surface without causing flow restriction.

TEST KIT: An apparatus or device used to monitor specific chemical residuals, levels, constituents or demands in pool or hot tub water. The most common pool and hot tub water tests are: pH, total alkalinity, free available chlorine, water hardness, cyanuric acid, iron and copper.

TURBIDITY: The cloudy condition of the water due to the presence of extremely fine particles in suspension that cannot be trapped by the filter because they are too small. Adding a clarifier, such as an organic polymer or alum, will coagulate the particles and make the filter more efficient.

WATER CLARIFIER: Also called coagulant or flocculant . A chemical compound used to gather (coagulate or agglomerate) or to precipitate suspended particles so they may be removed by vacuuming or filtration. There are two types; inorganic salts of aluminum (alum) and other metals or water-soluble organic polyelectrolytes.

WEIR: The small floating "door" on the side of the skimmer that faces the water over which water flows on its way to the skimmer. Adjusts automatically to small changes in water level to assure a continuous flow of water to the skimmer. The weir also prevents debris from floating back into the pool after the pump shuts off. Also known as a skimmer weir." src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-_YVGoM2U948/VMBogqxdinI/AAAAAAAAAJg/BDcNpueC0WI/14389.jpg" width="100" height="100" />
Some pool maintenance tips for keeping your pool always pristine:<br /><br />1-Check chlorine and ph and adjust every week;<br />2-Once a month check STABILIZER (very important);<br />3-Check alkalinity and calcium hardness each 60 days;<br />4-Clean filter or back wash once a month or as needed;<br />5-Clean skimmer and pump baskets every week or as needed;<br />6-Always keep chemicals out of direct sunlight;<br />7-Keep vegetation and fertilizers away and out of the pool.<br /><br />IDEAL POOL CHEMICALS READINGS ON THE POOL:<br />Free chlorine 1.0-3.0.<br />PH 7.2-8.8.<br />Total Alkalinity 80-120.<br />Stabilizer 60-100.<br />Calcium 200-400.<br />TDS lower than 1.500.
 <br />Chlorine has a huge variety of uses; as a disinfectant and purifier, in plastics and polymers, bleach, solvents, agrochemicals and pharmaceuticals, as well as an intermediate in manufacturing other substances where it is not contained in the final product.<br /><br />Chlorine is used worldwide to purify water supply as the ultimate defense against waterborne microbiological infection. Modern day cholera epidemics in Peru, China, India or Africa exemplify the devastating consequences of poor sanitation.<br /><br />Chlorine also plays a critical role in the productions of thousands of commercial products. Products reliant on chlorine’s unique properties include every household item such as bleach and disinfectant to bullet-resistant vests, computer hardware, silicon chips and automotive parts.<br /><br />Chlorine itself is a gas at room temperature. Ordinary table salt (sodium chloride, NaCl) is half chlorine, and a simple electrochemical reaction with salt water produces chlorine gas easily. That same reaction produces sodium hydroxide (NaOH), and by mixing chlorine gas with sodium hydroxide you create sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl). When you buy a gallon of bleach at the grocery store, what you are buying is the chemical sodium hypochlorite mixed with water in a 5.25-percent solution. You're buying salt water that has been changed slightly by electricity.<br /><br />Chlorine is chlorine, so the chlorine in bleach is the same as the chlorine in drinking water and in a swimming pool. In fact, you can use chlorine bleach to treat a swimming pool or to treat drinking water. A gallon of bleach provides 1 part per million (PPM) of chlorine to 60,000 gallons (about 250,000 liters) of water. Typically, a pool is treated at a rate of 3 PPM, and drinking water is treated at anywhere from 0.2 PPM to 3 PPM depending on the level of contamination and the contact time.<br /><br />Chlorine is used in pools and drinking water because it is a great disinfectant. It is able to kill bacteria and algae, among other things. Chlorine also makes a great stain remover, but not because of the chlorine itself. Natural stains (as well as dyes) produced by everything from mildew to grass come from chemical compounds called chromophores. Chromophores can absorb light at specific wavelengths and therefore cause colors. When chlorine reacts with water, it produces hydrochloric acid and atomic oxygen. The oxygen 
Chlorine is a chemical element with symbol Cl and atomic number 17. Chlorine is in the halogen group (17) and is the second lightest halogen following fluorine. The element is a yellow-green gas under standard conditions, where it forms diatomic molecules. Chlorine has the highest electron affinity and the third highest electronegativity of all the reactive elements. For this reason, chlorine is a strong oxidizing agent. Free chlorine is rare on Earth, and is usually a result of direct or indirect oxidation by oxygen.<br /><br />The most common compound of chlorine, sodium chloride (common salt), has been known since ancient times. Around 1630 chlorine gas was first synthesized in a chemical reaction, but not recognized as a fundamentally important substance. Characterization of chlorine gas was made in 1774 by Carl Wilhelm Scheele, who supposed it to be an oxide of a new element. In 1809, chemists suggested that the gas might be a pure element, and this was confirmed by Sir Humphry Davy in 1810, who named it from Ancient Greek: χλωρóς khlôros “pale green”.<br /><br />Nearly all chlorine in the Earth's crust occurs as chloride in various ionic compounds, including table salt. It is the second most abundant halogen and 21st most abundant chemical element in Earth's crust. Elemental chlorine is commercially produced from brine by electrolysis. The high oxidizing potential of elemental chlorine led commercially to free chlorine's bleaching and disinfectant uses, as well as its many uses of an essential reagent in the chemical industry. Chlorine is used in the manufacture of a wide range of consumer products, about two-thirds of them organic chemicals such as polyvinyl chloride, as well as many intermediates for production of plastics and other end products which do not contain the element. As a common disinfectant, elemental chlorine and chlorine-generating compounds are used more directly in swimming pools to keep them clean and sanitary.<br /><br />In the form of chloride ions, chlorine is necessary to all known species of life. Other types of chlorine compounds are rare in living organisms, and artificially produced chlorinated organics range from inert to toxic. In the upper atmosphere, chlorine-containing organic molecules such as chlorofluorocarbons have been implicated in ozone depletion. Small quantities of elemental chlorine are generated by oxidation of chloride to hypochlorite in neutrophils, as part of the immune response against bacteria. Elemental chlorine at high concentrations is extremely dangerous and poisonous for all living organisms, and was used in World War I as the first gaseous chemical warfare agent.
In 2007, the Department of Water Protection in Los Angeles detected high levels of bromate in the Ivanhoe reservoir. Bromate forms when sunlight causes chlorine to oxidise bromide. Bromide is a natural constituent in water, particularly groundwater, while chlorine is generally added to water supplies to kill any bacteria, viruses and protozoa.<br /><br />The reservoir facility, which is 102 years old, supplies more than 600,000 people with potable water in downtown and South LA. When the Department of Water Protection realised the problem with bromate, they began construction of a new underground reservoir, but while the new facility was being built they had to determine a way to keep the sunlight out of the water.<br /><br />The method had to be quick and cost effective. The solution was “bird balls” which are made of polyethylene and cost only 40 cents each. 400,000 balls were dropped into the reservoir on June 2008, where they were to remain for the next four to five years until the new underground reservoir is completed.<br /><br />-Jean<br /><br />Photograph by Gerd Ludwig<br /><br />For more info see: http://pubs.acs.org/cen/news/85/i52/8552notw4.html
How to teach a Dog to swim<br /><br />Most dogs are not born knowing how to swim. Even the water retrievers, such as Labradors and Chesapeake Bay retrievers, must learn how to swim as puppies or young adults. Training a dog to swim is not necessarily a difficult task, but it does require a willing dog and water deep enough that the dog cannot touch bottom with his feet. Given their physical capability and mental capacity, many dogs can learn to swim in a lesson or two.<br /><br />Step 1<br /><br />Select your location carefully. If your dog’s only interaction with water is the bath tub, he may not be enthusiastic to approach the water at first. Introduce your dog to a small, quiet body of water with no waves or currents, such as a kiddie pool or a pond. A stream with a grassy bank is alright, as long as there is no discernible current.<br /><br />Step 2<br /><br />Allow your dog to approach the water gradually. Let him sniff the water and lap at it as he desires, as long as it is not chlorinated pool water.<br /><br />Step 3<br /><br />Encourage your dog to put his front feet in the water. Lure him in by taking several steps into the water ahead of him and offering him treats. A floating toy, particularly one stuffed with treats, works well.<br /><br />Step 4<br /><br />Put your dog’s life jacket, collar and vest on him. Allow him a few minutes to walk around with his jacket on until he is relaxed and wagging his tail.<br /><br />Step 5<br /><br />Walk your dog into the water gradually, leading him and coaxing him as needed. If he stops, allow him to relax again. If your dog is uncomfortable with the experience, his posture will be rigid, his head will be low and forward, and his tail will be down and possibly between his legs. He may grimace and whine, as well. If he takes this posture, speak quietly to him, but do not allow him to retreat from the water. Stroke his head, neck, and chest until he relaxes his posture and begins wagging his tail.<br /><br />Step 6<br /><br />Prepare for your dog’s reaction when his paws leave the bottom for the first time. Hold your arms under your dog’s midsection. Place one hand at the base of his ribcage and the other on his stomach. Hold his hips as close to level with the high point of his shoulders as possible. Raising his rear end will encourage him to kick with his hind legs and will prevent him from attempting to swim with only his front paws, which will tire him very quickly. If necessary, lure him with food or a toy to encourage him to extend his neck forward and to keep his head parallel to the water (See References 3).<br /><br />Step 7<br /><br />Walk along side your dog as he makes forward progress, supporting his ribcage and stomach. Hold his hips as close to level with the high point of his shoulders as possible. Keep supporting him until he is relaxed and is kicking purposefully with all four legs. If he begins to swim without encouragement or nervousness, remove his leash from his collar.<br /><br />#dogs #doglovers #dogsareawesome #dogsrule #dogsofgoogleplus #dogsofgoogle   #animals #animallovers #animalphotography #dogphotography #dogsphotography #dogsphotographs #dogpictures #dogpictureoftheday #dogpicoftheday #dogpics #dogslife   #gif #animals #animallovers #cute #cuteanimals #cuteness #cutenessoverload #animaloftheday #gifoftheday #gifofthedayindeed #gifoftheweek
One of the most important aspects of pool maintenance is the chlorine. Tropics Pool and Spa pool cleaning experts have a working knowledge about the most effective chlorine pool concentration that work best on your water. Too much chlorine over and above these concentration levels won’t deliver proportional benefits. Contact Us and Learn More:http://www.tropicspoolandspafl.com
Salt Systems (Salt-Chlorine Generators) for Inground and Aboveground Swimming Pools<br /><br />You can say goodbye to harsh chemicals & chlorine odor, and irritated eyes when you use a salt system (Salt-chlorine generator) to sanitize your swimming pool. Salt chlorine generators use ordinary salt to naturally produce pure chlorine. By doing so, salt water chlorine generation provides the sanitization necessary to keep pool water clean without the need for handling or frequent monitoring of chlorine. As a result, pool owners who use salt chlorine generators can enjoy remarkable convenience and safety in addition to sparkling clean, crystal clear swimming water that's soft, silky - and much less effort than traditional sanitizers.<br /><br />Specialty Pool Products' line of swimming pool supplies includes a diverse selection of high quality swimming pool salt chlorine generators from trusted brand names such as Hayward, Jandy, Intex, Blue Essence and others. With today's models capable of sanitizing up to 50,000 gallons, every swimming pool owner can enjoy the benefits and advantages that come with using a salt chlorine generator to achieve and maintain beautifully clean, inviting swimming pool water.<br /><br />Salt-Chlorine Generators are safe for use in all pool surfaces, including fiberglass, vinyl, plaster, and concrete swimming pools and provide for easy yet effective pool maintenance. By evenly dispersing chlorine and by providing simple adjustment of chlorine output, salt chlorine generators allow pool owners to spend more time enjoying their pool rather than dealing with harsh, dangerous chemicals. Similarly, Salt Systems are exceptionally safe and easy to use, and will provide consistently clean, silky water. How do they work? Typically, salt systems utilize a natural electrolytic process to generate pure chlorine. The salt concentration is very low (less than a teaspoon per gallon of pool water), but it's sufficient to generate free chlorine, naturally! The chlorine continuously kills algae, bacteria & contaminants, then reverts back to salt & the process repeats. There's less time spent on maintenance, less money spent on chemicals and they're fast & easy to install on both new existing swimming pools.<br /><br />Specialty Pool Products' selection of salt water chlorine generators includes models for both Inground and Aboveground pools:<br /><br />Salt Systems (Salt-Chlorine Generators) for Inground Swimming Pools:<br />Goldine AquaRite<br />Autopilot<br />Hayward SwimPure<br />Jandy AquaPure Ei<br />Hayward Salt & Swim<br /><br />Salt Systems (Salt-Chlorine Generators) for Inground Swimming Pools:<br />Intex<br />AquaTrol<br />ChlorEase<br />Simpl-Chlor<br />Saltron Retro<br /><br />All of our salt chlorine generators will provide automatic, natural pool sanitization and are available at competitive prices.

The term "whitening," on the other hand, refers to restoring a tooth's surface color by removing dirt and debris. So any product that cleans (like a toothpaste) is technically considered a whitener. Of course, the term whitening sounds better than bleaching, so it is more frequently used – even when describing products that contain bleach.

Why Teeth Whitening? Examining Enamel
Most of us start out with sparkling white teeth, thanks to their porcelain-like enamel surface. Composed of microscopic crystalline rods, tooth enamel is designed to protect the teeth from the effects of chewing, gnashing, trauma and acid attacks caused by sugar. But over the years enamel is worn down, becoming more transparent and permitting the yellow color of dentin – the tooth's core material – to show through.

During routine chewing, dentin remains intact while millions of micro-cracks occur in the enamel. It is these cracks, as well as the spaces between the crystalline enamel rods, that gradually fill up with stains and debris. As a result, the teeth eventually develop a dull, lackluster appearance.

Teeth whitening removes the stains and debris, leaving the enamel cracks open and exposed. Some of the cracks are quickly re-mineralized by saliva, while others are filled up again with organic debris.

Tooth Discoloration: The Two Types of Tooth Stains
There are two categories of staining as it relates to the teeth: extrinsic staining and intrinsic staining.
Extrinsic stains are those that appear on the surface of the teeth as a result of exposure to dark-colored beverages, foods and tobacco, and routine wear and tear. Superficial extrinsic stains are minor and can be removed with brushing and prophylactic dental cleaning. Stubborn extrinsic stains can be removed with more involved efforts, like teeth bleaching. Persistent extrinsic stains can penetrate into the dentin and become ingrained if they are not dealt with early.">SPECIAL ON TEETH WHITENING - FULL TEETH WHITENING TREATMENT FOR R 1450 SAVE UP TO -55% OFF MARKET PRICE. Free Home Whitening Treatment Gift Included !!!!<br /><br />Advance Teeth Whitening Pretoria.<br />For a Natural, Enamel Building Re-Mineral Teeth Whitening treatment.<br /><br />Bookings at Bonnie: 072 749 6131<br /><br />advanceteethwhitening@gmail.com<br /><br /><br /><br />Building and Losing Tooth Enamel – What does What<br /><br />tooth enamel tips Did you know that tooth enamel, the outer layer of your teeth, is the hardest substance in your body? That means it should last a lifetime regardless of how you care for it right? Wrong.. Although our tooth enamel was naturally made very durable, it too can and will wear away in time without consistent care. So what can you do to help ensure that your enamel lasts a lifetime? Check out these tooth enamel saving tips below!<br /><br />1. Limit Sugary and Acidic Foods and Drinks<br />I know that you hear this all the time, but the reason that you do is that it’s VERY important! Sugar and acids are your tooth enamels worst enemy. Once sugar gets on your teeth it turns into acid which slowly but surely softens and eats away at your tooth enamel. The stickier the substance the more the sugar will stay on your teeth and erode your enamel. So stay away from sugary foods and drinks as much as possible, especially soda which has high amounts of both sugar and acid.<br /><br />2. Eat Foods that will help to Protect your Enamel<br />Did you know that calcium not only helps to build healthy bones, but also helps to counteract enamel eating acids in your mouth? So try to seek out a few more calcium rich foods in your diet such as milk, cheese and other dairy products in order to help keep those enamel eating acids at bay.<br /><br />3. Use Fluoride!<br />Fluoride is crucial in helping to not only protect your tooth enamel from erosive acids, but also in helping to restore tooth enamel. There are many sources to get fluoride such as your toothpaste, mouthwashes and even your tap water. A regular dose of restorative fluoride is crucial in winning the battle against enamel erosion.<br /><br />4. Don’t Over-Brush<br />If you brush your teeth too hard, or with bristles that are too hard this can slowly wear down your tooth enamel. Always make sure that you are following best brushing techniques and replacing your toothbrush when recommended.<br /><br />5. Treat Heartburn<br />When stomach acids reach up past the esophagus and into the mouth they can cause severe tooth decay if happening on a regular basis. The same thing goes for eating disorders such as bulimia. So if this is the case for you then seek treatment options ASAP, otherwise your tooth enamel may have to pay the ultimate price in the long run.<br /><br />Some other things to be aware of in trying to keep your tooth enamel for life would be to not swim in over chlorinated pools (too much chlorine can erode your tooth enamel), avoid grinding your teeth, dry mouth, and of course, be sure to see your dentist at least twice a year for a thorough cleaning. Take these tips to heart and “get your smile on” for a lifetime!Advance Teeth Whitening. Performed by a proffessional. Excellent service, and best results achieved. Up to 14 shades lighter and more. Superior product and latest technology used. FDA approved.<br />The teeth are then coated with the whitening solution on the front surface of the tooth. Your office may choose to use either hydrogen peroxide orcarbamide peroxide as the bleaching agent. Many whitening products require a curing light or laser to be used to add heat to the solution to activate the peroxide. It will then be left on the teeth for 30 to 60 minutes, or reapplied in specific increments of time for up to one hour, depending on the brand.<br /><br />Once the optimum shade has been reached, or the maximum application time has passed, the teeth are rinsed with water and a fluoride application may be used to help ease the sensitivity some people experience with tooth whitening.<br /><br />You will be instructed to avoid foods and beverages that have a high level of pigment, such as coffee, tomato sauce or juice, yellow mustard, or red wine, and tobacco use for 24 hours after the procedure to allow the enamel pores to close to prevent re-staining.Bleaching vs. Whitening: What's the Difference?<br />According to the FDA, the term
The term "whitening," on the other hand, refers to restoring a tooth's surface color by removing dirt and debris. So any product that cleans (like a toothpaste) is technically considered a whitener. Of course, the term whitening sounds better than bleaching, so it is more frequently used – even when describing products that contain bleach.

Why Teeth Whitening? Examining Enamel
Most of us start out with sparkling white teeth, thanks to their porcelain-like enamel surface. Composed of microscopic crystalline rods, tooth enamel is designed to protect the teeth from the effects of chewing, gnashing, trauma and acid attacks caused by sugar. But over the years enamel is worn down, becoming more transparent and permitting the yellow color of dentin – the tooth's core material – to show through.

During routine chewing, dentin remains intact while millions of micro-cracks occur in the enamel. It is these cracks, as well as the spaces between the crystalline enamel rods, that gradually fill up with stains and debris. As a result, the teeth eventually develop a dull, lackluster appearance.

Teeth whitening removes the stains and debris, leaving the enamel cracks open and exposed. Some of the cracks are quickly re-mineralized by saliva, while others are filled up again with organic debris.

Tooth Discoloration: The Two Types of Tooth Stains
There are two categories of staining as it relates to the teeth: extrinsic staining and intrinsic staining.
Extrinsic stains are those that appear on the surface of the teeth as a result of exposure to dark-colored beverages, foods and tobacco, and routine wear and tear. Superficial extrinsic stains are minor and can be removed with brushing and prophylactic dental cleaning. Stubborn extrinsic stains can be removed with more involved efforts, like teeth bleaching. Persistent extrinsic stains can penetrate into the dentin and become ingrained if they are not dealt with early." src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/-H_9C6rB20DM/VBrtD48eUKI/AAAAAAAAACc/q1ZzonPtT_s/tw3.jpg" width="100" height="100" />
Phillips management group was reported to the Health department on 3 separate occasions this summer for failing to maintain the community pool in Peacehaven mobile home park.Failure to keep the chlorine at acceptable levels in the pool led to an algae problem all season.<br /><br />Attendance at the pool was the lowest in 6 years.
The Most Natural Organic Pool You Can Build Yourself  http://bit.ly/1ohGNIs<br /><br />There are many reasons to avoid chlorinated pools, most of all due to your health and the environment. Natural pools allow nature to provide hygienic water for swimming, and the vibrant ecology of plants and animals conditions the water so there is no need for any chemical disinfectants. These pools are healthy for people and wildlife. In fact the water quality in a natural pool is so good, many are well within drinking water standards.<br /><br />Scientists have known for decades that along with the good that comes with disinfecting water with chlorine, chemicals called disinfection byproducts can also be formed when chlorine reacts with organic substances like human skin and residues from body care products.<br /><br />Why is absorbing chlorine through the skin thought to be so dangerous? When you swallow water, you can count on the liver to filter out many toxins – but when something gets absorbed through your skin, it goes straight into the circulatory system.<br /><br />Studies have shown that drinking, bathing or swimming in chlorinated water may increase the risk of bladder cancer. Chemicals, most commonly chlorine, used to disinfect water can produce by-products that have been tied to increased cancer risk.<br /><br />Organic Pools<br /><br />The nutrient level in an organic pool is carefully restricted so competition for the limiting nutrient (usually phosphorous) is fierce. In these circumstances, pond plants outperform algae, keeping it supressed and barely hanging in at the margins. A pond, low in nutrients, is a healthy environment for wildlife. An organic pool is teeming with life. If an alien micro-organism, a human pathogen for instance, enters the water, it faces battalions of hungry pond dewelling micro-organisms to either starve it out of existence, or devour it. A water analysis of this pond water showed that it contained zero organisms of e coli. per litre of water.<br /><br />Swimming in a Natural pool among flowering plants of lilies, iris and marsh marigolds is a celebration of life. Soothing your limbs and mind and skin and eyes, it seems every cell in your body is telling you – this is the way swimming should be. Natural Pools work entirely with nature to provide hygienic water for swimming.<br /><br />More  http://bit.ly/1ohGNIs
The easy part about swimming pool maintenance is the common knowledge that it needs to be done. Roof inspections, steam cleaning carpets, landscaping maintenance, evaluating air conditioners in the spring and furnaces in the fall...well, let's face it, too many of us neglect important components of home maintenance. But swimming pool owners know they have to maintain their pools or face the consequences in short order.<br /><br />These consequences are much greater than murky water or stinging eyes. You may end up wasting several days to empty and refill your pool, or you may end up spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars on replacing pool equipment and filter assemblies. Swimming pool maintenance requires much more than checking on chlorine and pH levels: The walls and floor of your pool must be kept clean to prevent algae and other organic infestations. Pumps and filters must be monitored for signs of distress. Keep your pool clean and enjoy the rewards of diving into the cool water this summer by following this pool maintenance checklist.<br /><br />Daily Swimming Pool Maintenance<br /><br />- Check filter pressure.<br /><br />- Clean filter if the water is not clear.<br /><br />- Remove debris from strainer basket.<br /><br />- Test the water, and add recommended chemicals.<br /><br /><br />Weekly Swimming Pool Maintenance<br /><br />- Use a nylon brush to clean tile and walls of pool.<br /><br />- A stainless steel brush should be used to loosen algae on concrete walls.<br /><br />- Check walls or vinyl liner for cracks or tears, and repair with an appropriate kit for your pool.<br /><br />- Hose off the deck but aim water away from the pool.<br /><br />- Consider hiring a professional since pool maintenance can take anywhere between four and eight hours a week.<br /><br />- Invest in a pool cover that will reduce evaporation, keep debris out of water and trap the heat.<br /><br /><br />Pool Maintenance Service - Residential & Commercial<br />#poolservice   #poolmaintenance   #LASVEGAS <br />http://www.aquazulpoolservice.com/
Casa en.ro is a villa with three bedrooms built in 2013, created in a modern style paying special attention to details. It is a spacious property, fully air-conditioned and equipped with all the amenities you need for a high-level holiday in a welcoming atmosphere and in total relaxation.<br />The private swimming pool which overlooks the surrounding fields will allow you to relax and enjoy its cool, clear water. The pool water is slightly salty thanks to a particular chlorine production technique.<br />All this is complemented by a private garden that will make you feel at ease in every moment of your stay.<br />www.casa-enro.com<br />#holidays   #travel   #Istria   #Croatia  
NO COST TIPS ON STOPPING HAIR LOSS.....<br /><br />Massage your scalp with your fingertips (not your nails) daily to stimulate and promote circulation to your scalp.<br /><br />Comb or brush your hair and scalp gently with about 50 - 100 strokes in the morning and at night. This helps break up hardened sebum that is clogging your hair follicles. Doing this alone will help in growing new hair.<br /><br />When using hair dryers, always keep the heat a good distance from your scalp and hair. Avoid heating the scalp and hair excessively.<br /><br />Avoid getting hair creams, lotions, styling gels and sprays directly on the scalp as this will clog up your hair follicles. Use a light hold spray if you want.<br /><br />After swimming in a pool, shampoo your hair as soon as possible to remove any chlorine residue. Chlorine is extremely damaging to the hair and scalp.<br /><br />Avoid over-exposing your hair and scalp to the wind and sun.<br /><br />Avoid tight hats and caps as they contribute to poor circulation, depriving the hair of proper nutrition. Sweat, dirt and grime around the rim inhibit follicle health and contribute to build-up.<br /><br />Always consult your health care provider for extreme fallout and thinning. A medical condition or medication could be causing hair loss side effects.<br /><br />Strive for balance and harmony in both your personal and professional lifestyle. High stress factors can cause our body to react by fluctuating hormone levels. This in turn causes excessive oil secretion (sebum) which results in hair loss.<br /><br />Pregnancy, nursing, menopause even birth control medication cause constant changing factors on your nutritional needs and hormonal levels which contribute to hair loss and fallout.<br /><br />Avoid
AQUAVIT Swimming Pool Care & Maintenance<br /><br />Clear Cloudy Swimming Pool Water<br /><br />How to keep Clear Cloudy Swimming Pool Water :-<br />Test the swimming pool water for Combined Chlorine, pH, Alkalinity and Calcium Hardness. The two areas that are most likely to cause cloudy pool water are the pH and the Calcium Hardness.<br /><br />Swimming pool seasonal check list:-<br /> Completely backwash filter ( Backwash a DE Filter or Backwash a Sand Filter).<br /> Test water for Chlorine, pH and Alkalinity.<br /> Adjust pH and Alkalinity as needed.<br /> Add Chlorine to pool ( Daily Pool Operation).<br /> Vacuum pool floor and walls if needed.<br /> Shock pool and add Algaecide.<br /> Check and adjust water level as needed. Water should be half way up   skimmers.<br /><br />It is important that you continuously filter the pool water until the water is clear, and closely monitor your pool filter pressure.Backwash or clean the pool filter as needed
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Abdul Ghani<br /><br /><br /><br />Age:<br />45<br /><br /><br /><br />Religion:<br />Islam<br /><br /><br /><br />Resident:<br />Karachi, Pakistan<br /><br /><br /><br />Abdul Ghani is 45 years old and has been working at the Karachi American School as a pool attendant and electrician for the last 20 years of his life. Earlier in his time at KAS, he worked as a pool attendant and a lifeguard for 18 years, but for the past 2 years, he has been training and working as an electrician on campus. While he was a pool attendant and lifeguard, Abdul Ghani would help maintain the daily sanitization of the pool; attending to the often overlooked details such as chlorine and heat levels. As well as keeping the pool safe and clean, Abdul spent much of his time giving swimming classes to younger students who wished to learn. As an electrician, Abdul says he enjoys his work and is always trying to learn all he can from his peers and through experience, never hesitating to have a new experience that will help him in his work.<br /><br />Around campus Abdul helps with lighting, air-conditioning and any other general electrical problem on campus. He says that the school has given him a lot; he learnt to read and write Urdu in this school and also learnt enough English to have a rudimentary conversation. Abdul supports his wife and three children by working at KAS and works hard all day to be able to provide them with all they have. I admire Abdul as he has the right attitude towards his work. He can be seen around campus with a cheery smile on his face as he does his job and always greets me with a warm smile and a cheerful salam. I think we can all learn from Abdul and others like him that though we may not have everything we would like to, if you work hard, life can still be enjoyable.
Interesting Places to Visit: World's Deepest Swimming Pool? Would You like to Dive in ? ;-)<br /><br />Nemo 33 is the deepest indoor swimming pool in the world.The pool is located in Brussels, Belgium. Its maximum depth is 34.5 meters (113 ft). It contains 2.78787 million liters of non-chlorinated, highly filtered spring water maintained at 30 °C (86 °F) and holds several simulated underwater caves at the 10 meters (33 ft) depth level.<br /><br />For more travel Updates/Offers and Interesting Stuffs be connected to<br />Travel Universally or visit http://goo.gl/CGkd9
Bacterial infection from contaminated swimming pools<br /><br />Independent studies have revealed that as many as one in ten swimming pools in the United Kingdom contain harmful parasites and bacteria, while more than two in ten may contain inadequate levels of chlorine and could be potential breeding grounds for these harmful microbes.<br /><br />If you or your child has developed a bacterial infection from a contaminated swimming pool, you should talk to a personal injury solicitor about the possibility of claiming compensation.<br /><br />Click the link below to read more<br /><br />http://www.sethlovispi.co.uk/site/services/accidents_abroad/cruise_ship_accident_claims/bacterial_infections_from_contaminated_swimming_pools.html


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An investigation into how 10 schoolchildren ended up in hospital after a swimming lesson has revealed that chlorine levels in Winsford Lifestyle Centre's pool were 'higher than normal'. Health and safety officers from Cheshire West and Chester Council ...
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A year-old pilot project at the Prado Wetlands channels river water through three ponds, each about the length of five Olympic swimming pools. Sunlight and bacteria degrade residues of antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, sex hormones, and other drugs and ...

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Weekly Chemical Service<br />Category: Pool cleaning<br />Brand:<br />Price: USD 49.00<br />Condition: New<br />Available from: snagadeal<br />Stock: In Stock<br />Description: Weekly Chemical Service Weekly price $12.25 (Billed Monthly)Maintenance of all levels of chemicals to protect your pool and to provide a safe swimming. Test and balance: Salt PH Chlorine Alkalinity Calcium Hardness Add necessary chemicals Check all equipment for needed service or repair **Includes chemicals 

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 Case Study: Green Tint to Plaster in Salt Water Pool<br /><br /><br />Swimming Pool Inspection Services was called upon recently to inspect a swimming pool whose plaster had a greenish tint to it after being power washed. It was determined that the salt water chlorinator caused the green tint. However, it was also noted that the plaster may have been damaged from being drained for an extended period of time.<br />Our inspector met with the homeowner who stated that after coming back from vacation, the water in the pool was green and full of debris. She had the pool drained and cleaned, but a green tint still remained in the plaster. She was also concerned that damage had been sustained to the plaster by leaving the pool drained since the cleaning.<br /><br />Pool is empty with a green tint to the plaster<br />Inspection Observations and Analysis<br />In addition to the green tint to the plaster, and the fact that the pool was drained, our inspector noted that there were bubbles and blisters in isolated areas of the plaster.<br /><br />Damaged section of plaster<br />Our inspector noted that the green tint was caused by normal wear and tear, and the fluctuating alkalinity of the salt water pool. The salt system works by creating chlorine from salt. It also creates a base, raising the pH balance of the water as it works.<br />Acid then needs to be added on a regular basis to bring the pH back down to a regular level. The high amounts of acid added attack the metallic parts of the pool equipment, specifically the copper in the brass heat exchangers of the heater. These metals are exchanged and the metal becomes part of the solution that is the pool water.<br />Then, as the water becomes basic again, the metals fall out of solution and are deposited on the pool walls. This gives the pool a slight green tint from the oxidized copper deposits. Our inspector also stated that when water is added back into the pool, the tint would appear more blue than green.<br /><br />He also stated that the blistering of the plaster was caused by normal wear and tear, but was likely speeded up by having the pool drained for an extended period of time.<br />Repair Estimates<br />Our inspector recommended that the pool was cleaned and pressure washed, the filter cleaned, and the pool refilled. This would cost approximate $570. If it later turned out that the plaster did need to be replaced, this would cost approximately $5,800. It was stated that once the pool was refilled, the damage to the plaster could become more noticeable with water getting behind the cracks in the plaster.

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CLEANING POOL TIPS<br />DEBRIS<br />When preparing to open your pool for the season, clean all leaves and other debris off the cover before removing it.<br />Empty your skimmer baskets frequently. You'll help minimize the amount of leaves that end up on the bottom of your pool.<br />When cleaning the surface of your pool with a leaf net, work your way around the sides first, then clean from the middle of the pool to the sides.<br />Empty your leaf net occasionally when cleaning your pool's surface. Otherwise, the net's contents may accidentally end up back in the pool.<br />Keep the trees and shrubs around your pool trimmed back to minimize the amount of leaves and debris that end up in the pool.<br />WATER CLARITY<br />When opening your pool at the beginning of the season, run your filter around the clock until the water is completely clear.<br />If your pool water appears green or has an unpleasant odor, the problem is probably caused by algae. Test for proper chlorine level, and consult a pool professional if the problem persists.<br />Keep your filter, pump, lint trap and skimmer baskets clean and in proper working condition to help ensure that your pool water stays sparkling clear.<br />Pool inlets should be adjusted so the surface water is moving in a circular direction.<br />Make a habit of checking and emptying skimmer and pump baskets regularly.

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Celina Pool Cleaning Service 75009<br />BobcatBLUE<br />Net the pool surface<br />Empty the skimmer(s) and pump basket<br />Empty the polaris bag (clean the wall screen)<br />Hose Vacuum the pool<br />Leaf Vacuum the pool<br />Backwash every month<br />Test the pool water and add the basic chemicals needed.<br /><br />Chemicals we use are Chlorine, Acid, Sodium Bicarbonate, Soda Ash, D.E.<br /><br />We test for the Free Chlorine, pH, Alkalinity, Calcium Hardness and the TDS in your swimming pool. Call 469-400-4404 to sign up today or email us at celina@bobcatblue.com<br /><br />If you live outside of the Celina, Texas area such as Gunter, Texas / Anna, Texas / Prosper, Texas we are now cleaning pools in those areas as well.<br /><br />Liberty Pool Cleaning is our extending branch company if you call 469-400-4404. Ask for a Bobcat Cleaning on the voicemail and your first weeks cleaning is FREE!! You must say (Bobcat Cleaning) to receive this free cleaning.

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Important #CalendarDates  to keep in mind including #PoolMaintenance  tips!! #WeMakeVacationWater <br /><br />March 8 - Daylight Savings Time<br />March 17 - St. Patrick's Day<br />March 19 - Spring Holiday Begins<br />March 30 - Classes Resume<br />April 15 - Tax Day<br />May 25 - Memorial Day Holiday<br />June 3 - Last Day of School for Students<br />August 24 - First Day of School for Students<br />September 7 - Labor Day Holiday<br />September 21 - Professional Development Day/Student Holiday<br />October 23 - Teacher Duty Day/Student Holiday<br />November 1 - Daylight Savings Time Ends<br />November 11 - Veterans Day Holiday<br />November 24 - Thanksgiving Holiday Begins - End of Day<br />November 30 - Classes Resume<br />December 18 - Winter Holiday Begins - End of Day<br />January 4 - Classes Resume<br />January 18 - Martin Luther King’s Birthday Holiday<br />February 15 - Presidents’ Day Holiday<br /><br />Every Day:   #PoolTip <br />-Test Pool Water Use a water test kit to test sanitizer levels, pH levels, and alkalinity levels.<br />-Add Chlorine or Bromine Add sanitizers as needed<br />-Adjust pH and Alkalinity Levels Add pool balancers as needed<br />-Check Skimmer Basket Clear debris from skimmer basket to help keep pool water circulating<br /><br />Once a Week:<br />-Shock Pool Water Use pool shock to super sanitize pool water and quickly raise the chlorine level<br />-Add Algaecide Add a weekly dosage of pool algaecide to prevent and control algae<br />-Add Metal Out Add  a weekly dosage of Metal Out to sequester metal particles<br />-Add Clarifier Add a weekly dosage of clarifier to prevent cloudy water.

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Swimming in pools in which chlorine content hasn’t been carefully regulated may lead to dental erosion — loss of hard tissue from the surface of the tooth. It may also leave teeth discoloured and more sensitive.<br />Chlorine reacts with water to produce a weak form of hydrochloric acid, which can wear down teeth!<br />Pools should have their chlorine levels checked regularly. While swimming, keep your mouth closed to avoid exposing teeth to chlorinated water.<br /><br />#DentalFacts #Chlorine

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