Swimming Pool Chlorine Shock

swimming pool chlorine shock
Once you have checked your pool for leaks and have the chemicals in order, it's just as important to maintain its upkeep. If you don't have a pool service, devote time every week to a thorough cleaning of the pool, which involves netting out the debris, vacuuming, brushing the pool down, emptying the skimmer and pump baskets, and chemically treating the water. A great helper is an automatic pool cleaner. Most likely your pool pump runs all year, so maintenance on it should be ongoing. Inspect the strainer basket regularly for cracks, which can let debris pass through. It is also important to maintain the chemical balance in addition to cleaning filters every few months depending on the filter size and environmental surroundings. Finally, have the tile cleaned of the heavy calcium build up every few years. Algae sometimes grows underneath the scale and can cause problems in the pool.
The best thing to do to solve the majority of problems are:
- Keep fresh water in the pool
- Make sure filters are clean
- Make sure there is good water circulation in the pool
- Chemicals are balanced
- Run the filter for a long period of time in higher speed if you have a variable or dual speed motor.">Oro Valley Real Estate www.orovalleyrealestate.com Swimming Pool Tips<br />It's that time of year again - time to get the pool in shape for the summer season! Below are some quick tips to help ensure that your swim season gets off to a great start.<br />Look around and check for signs of leaks in the plumbing, wetness around the pump motor or on the concrete pad. Also make sure you have good circulation of water in your pump basket - it should be filled with water. Then, test your wa...ter for the level of total dissolved solids (TDS), such as calcium, in the water to determine whether you need to drain and refill your pool. Arizona's water is so Once you have checked your pool for leaks and have the chemicals in order, it's just as important to maintain its upkeep. If you don't have a pool service, devote time every week to a thorough cleaning of the pool, which involves netting out the debris, vacuuming, brushing the pool down, emptying the skimmer and pump baskets, and chemically treating the water. A great helper is an automatic pool cleaner. Most likely your pool pump runs all year, so maintenance on it should be ongoing. Inspect the strainer basket regularly for cracks, which can let debris pass through. It is also important to maintain the chemical balance in addition to cleaning filters every few months depending on the filter size and environmental surroundings. Finally, have the tile cleaned of the heavy calcium build up every few years. Algae sometimes grows underneath the scale and can cause problems in the pool.
The best thing to do to solve the majority of problems are:
- Keep fresh water in the pool
- Make sure filters are clean
- Make sure there is good water circulation in the pool
- Chemicals are balanced
- Run the filter for a long period of time in higher speed if you have a variable or dual speed motor." src="http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-qFDJGxs7j8A/VTAuZnQ7E6I/AAAAAAAAT34/ziTqF-XRPwU/a3.jpg" width="100" height="100" />
Once you have checked your pool for leaks and have the chemicals in order, it's just as important to maintain its upkeep. If you don't have a pool service, devote time every week to a thorough cleaning of the pool, which involves netting out the debris, vacuuming, brushing the pool down, emptying the skimmer and pump baskets, and chemically treating the water. A great helper is an automatic pool cleaner. Most likely your pool pump runs all year, so maintenance on it should be ongoing. Inspect the strainer basket regularly for cracks, which can let debris pass through. It is also important to maintain the chemical balance in addition to cleaning filters every few months depending on the filter size and environmental surroundings. Finally, have the tile cleaned of the heavy calcium build up every few years. Algae sometimes grows underneath the scale and can cause problems in the pool.
The best thing to do to solve the majority of problems are:
- Keep fresh water in the pool
- Make sure filters are clean
- Make sure there is good water circulation in the pool
- Chemicals are balanced
- Run the filter for a long period of time in higher speed if you have a variable or dual speed motor.">Oro Valley Real Estate www.orovalleyrealestate.com Swimming Pool Tips<br />It's that time of year again - time to get the pool in shape for the summer season! Below are some quick tips to help ensure that your swim season gets off to a great start.<br />Look around and check for signs of leaks in the plumbing, wetness around the pump motor or on the concrete pad. Also make sure you have good circulation of water in your pump basket - it should be filled with water. Then, test your wa...ter for the level of total dissolved solids (TDS), such as calcium, in the water to determine whether you need to drain and refill your pool. Arizona's water is so Once you have checked your pool for leaks and have the chemicals in order, it's just as important to maintain its upkeep. If you don't have a pool service, devote time every week to a thorough cleaning of the pool, which involves netting out the debris, vacuuming, brushing the pool down, emptying the skimmer and pump baskets, and chemically treating the water. A great helper is an automatic pool cleaner. Most likely your pool pump runs all year, so maintenance on it should be ongoing. Inspect the strainer basket regularly for cracks, which can let debris pass through. It is also important to maintain the chemical balance in addition to cleaning filters every few months depending on the filter size and environmental surroundings. Finally, have the tile cleaned of the heavy calcium build up every few years. Algae sometimes grows underneath the scale and can cause problems in the pool.
The best thing to do to solve the majority of problems are:
- Keep fresh water in the pool
- Make sure filters are clean
- Make sure there is good water circulation in the pool
- Chemicals are balanced
- Run the filter for a long period of time in higher speed if you have a variable or dual speed motor." src="http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--GZ82Ek3fGw/VTAuM2DhPkI/AAAAAAAAT3U/OrFxAnQeMWM/a4.jpg" width="100" height="100" />
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.

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://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_YVGoM2U948/VMBogqxdinI/AAAAAAAAAJg/BDcNpueC0WI/14389.jpg" width="100" height="100" />
Adjust Swimming Pool Chlorine For Maintenance &amp; Shock
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#PoolMaintenanceTip: Supercholorinate (aka shock) your pool about once every week to get rid of any undesirable chlorine odors!
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#MaintenanceMonday There will be times when you need something stronger to prevent algae growth and other microorganisms from growing, especially in hot climates where the water temperature remains high and when the pool is getting a lot of use. Shocking a pool is when you give the pool a massive dose of chlorine that helps wipe out any potential problems before they can take hold. During hot spells or when the pool is getting used a lot, you may need to shock the pool as often as once a week. Maddy's sells #PoolShock chemicals, so come in and let us help! http://www.maddyspool.com/pool-equipment-supplies
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

I hope it helps clarify why this system is superior. This system is comparable to $2500-$5000 systems, not the typical mineral ionization system or a Salt Generation system, this system will give you a chemical FREE crystal clear pool or spa without the high cost or the chemical contamination.

Our systems start at the LOW price of ; $ 189.90 (without oxidizer / Shock treatment needed)

For more information contact Brush Pool Service

Email: BrushPoolService@Gmail.com

Tel.: 321.747.6051">POOL PURIFICATION WITH NO CHEMICALS<br />VIRTUALLY CHEMICAL FREE SPA or POOL FOR THOSE THAT WANT TO SWIM IN PERFECT WATER<br /><br />COMPLETELY ELIMINATE OR GREATLY REDUCE OR YOUR EXPOSURE TO HARSH TOXIC CHEMICALS IN YOUR POOL OR SPA WITH OUR DELUXE OXYGEN AND MINERAL PURIFICATION SYSTEM. No more need to swim in chemically treated water that absorbs into your body through the skin. For the best sanitation or treatment that eliminates the need for Chlorine, Bromine or any Chlorine generating Salt System. Enjoy swimming or soaking in water fit to drink.<br /><br />SPA and POOL OXYGEN & IONIZER DIFFUSE COPPER MINERAL IONS into the water which KILLS: ALGAE, BACTERIA, AND VIRUSES.<br /><br />THE OXIDIZER GENERATOR CLARIFIES THE WATER BY BREAKING DOWN THE ORGANIC MATERIAL IN THE WATER (WHICH CAUSES CLOUDINESS) REPLACING THE NEED FOR CHLORINE SHOCK.<br /><br />YOUR WATER WILL BE CRYSTAL CLEAR, THE MOST ENJOYABLE TO SWIM IN AND THE LEAST MAINTENANCE OF ANY POOL PURIFICATION SYSTEM ANYWHERE!<br /><br />Our complete dual system has 2 sets of electrodes. One set of mineral electrodes, which are much larger and heavier than most pool Ionizer systems AND one set of
I hope it helps clarify why this system is superior. This system is comparable to $2500-$5000 systems, not the typical mineral ionization system or a Salt Generation system, this system will give you a chemical FREE crystal clear pool or spa without the high cost or the chemical contamination.

Our systems start at the LOW price of ; $ 189.90 (without oxidizer / Shock treatment needed)

For more information contact Brush Pool Service

Email: BrushPoolService@Gmail.com

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Once a month during the peak swim season, it's a good idea to superchlorinate the pool using a shock chlorine treatment in order to bring the free chlorine up to 6-10ppm. This routine shock dose will help control algae and break down organic pollutants and chloramines, which are formed when bathers introduce nitrogen into the pool. Please see the Pool Care 101 section of our website for more details. http://extramilepoolcare.com/
17 Tips to Protect Your Pool During a Hurricane<br /><br />Hurricanes are an unfortunate fact of life in Orlando. The hurricane season begins June 1st and runs through November 30th. You know how to protect yourself from a storm, but what about your swimming pool? These are 17 ways you can minimize the damage to your swimming pool that might be caused by a tropical storm or hurricane.<br /><br />1. Pool Covers – If you have a cover that is held on by water tubes or some other type of weights, do not put it on. These types of covers will be easily blown off into the yard or into the pool by high winds.<br /><br />2. Attached Safety Pool Cover – If you have a safety cover (this cover is attached to anchors in the deck around the pool), put it on. These covers are designed to hold even in the winds of a hurricane. Make sure that your straps are taut but not so tight that the spring (if you have this type) is completely compressed. It is also a good idea to put some padding between the cover and the edge of the pool. This will prevent the cover from being abrased by the edge of the pool as it moves with the wind. You can use old towels, water tubes, etc. for this.<br /><br />3. Remove your skimmer lids (these make good frisbees) and any other loose items.<br /><br />4. Super-chlorinate your pool (Shock it). This will help prevent the pool water from becoming contaminated. Add a “shock” dose of liquid or granular chlorine.<br /><br />5. Turn off your filter system before the storm hits, but do not drain the system. This will prevent the motor from burning up if the system becomes clogged or the line voltage drops. By leaving the water in the filter system, the extra weight will help hold down the equipment.<br /><br />Continue Reading - http://goo.gl/3Ojgh8
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How to fix a green swimming pool? 1. Test your pool water, if it's green your ph is probably 7.9 or higher. The higher your ph the less effective your chlorine will be. Read the last sentence again it is super important. When balancing pool water always adjust alkalinity first.......but when fighting a green pool adjust the ph first . Drop it down to 7.2 7.4 This will make the chlorine much more effective . 2.Add chlorine How much?- I use the chlorine to help burn off the algae. You should test your water and check your chlorine. When they aren't you need to 'shock' your pool, add enough to raise the chlorine level. After added chlorine, brush walls and bottom of your pool, wash filter cartridge or back wash (D. E. filters or sand filter). Contact me if you need help. www.eaglepoolservice.com 9545734916
Deadly Brain Amoeba Infects First US Drinking Water System<br /><br />A deadly brain amoeba that’s killed two boys this year has been found in a U.S. drinking water supply system for the first time, officials said Monday -- in a New Orleans-area system.<br /><br />The Naegleria fowleri parasite killed a 4-year-old Mississippi boy who likely got it playing on a back yard Slip 'N Slide, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials say. Tests show it’s present throughout the water supply system in St. Bernard Parish, directly southeast of New Orleans.<br /><br />“We have never seen Naegleria colonizing a treated water supply before,” said Dr. Michael Beach, head of water safety for the CDC. “From a U.S. perspective this is a unique situation.”<br /><br />N. fowleri is a heat-loving amoeba that’s usually harmless, unless it gets up someone’s nose. It’s not entirely clear how or why, but in rare instances it can attach to one of the nerves that takes smell signals to the brain. There, the amoeba reproduces and the brain swelling and infection that follows is almost always deadly.<br /><br />It killed a Miami-area boy last month -- 12-year-old Zachary Reyna -- and a 12-year-old Arkansas girl, Kali Hardig, is recovering slowly after an unusual experimental treatment.<br /><br />N. fowleri is usually found in warm, fresh waters all over the world. It’s been seen in hot springs and swimming holes, freshwater lakes and even in neti pots used to clean out sinuses. Incomplete disinfection probably allowed it to thrive in St. Bernard, which has its own independent water system, Beach says.<br /><br />“The key to this is understanding that this amoeba is kind of a heat-loving bug,” Beach said in a telephone interview. “If water temperatures start going up, you really need to be extremely careful about maintaining the disinfectant. The farther you go from a plant, the more likely you are for the disinfectant levels to get low.”<br /><br />That’s what apparently happened in St. Bernard, which takes water from the Mississippi River and cleans it up for people to use. “We want all communities … checking the peripheries of their water distribution system,” Beach says.<br /><br />N. fowleri has only been reported in about 130 people in the U.S. since 1962, making it extremely rare. Kali Hardig is only the third person known to have survived infection. It was formally identified in 1965, in Australia, where it did contaminate drinking water systems for a while, says Beach.<br /><br />“In Australia, it was basically water being pumped from rivers and overland,” he says. The water got warm over long distances across the desert, and the amoeba thrived. Three children died after being immersed in baths and wading pools. Better disinfection has meant no cases since 1981, Australian health officials say.<br /><br />Lousiana health department spokesman Ken Pastorick says officials are flushing out and decontaminating the St. Bernard Parish system, a process that may take several weeks.<br /><br />“They have shocked the water, so to speak,” Pastorick said. “What has caused the problem here is low chlorination.” Pastorick says other Louisiana water systems are safe.<br /><br />Beach says it’s not necessary to test water systems for the amoeba. Proper chlorination should always take care of it, he says.<br /><br />And he stresses that water is safe to drink and bathe in even if it’s contaminated. Stomach acid appears to kill the amoeba, and people can protect themselves by not snorting water up their noses, or not allowing it to be forced up the nose.<br /><br />St. Bernard water customers are being cautioned not to fill kiddie pools with tap water, or to use other water toys such as the sliding game that the 4-year-old boy who died was playing on. Topping up swimming pools with hoses is a bad, idea, too, unless the water first goes through the disinfection system.<br /><br />“The critical piece is kids in the water,” Pastorick says.<br /><br />Courtesy Of NBC News<br />Here's the link: http://www.nbcnews.com/health/deadly-brain-amoeba-infects-first-us-drinking-water-system-8C11172643
General Pool Maintenance<br /><br />Clean water and balanced water chemistry are the keys to pool maintenance. Establish a weekly routine to clean the pool and maintain the chemical balance. A shock treatment solves and prevents the majority of pool problems. Test the pH and free available chlorine in the pool water and shock-treat, if necessary, on a weekly basis. Do an additional shock treatment if any of the following occurs:<br /><br />Very heavy rains and windstorms<br />More swimmers than usual<br />Foul odor from the pool water<br />Extreme temperatures<br />Swimmers with burning, red eyes<br />Algae growth<br />Murky, slimy water<br /><br />Keeping the Pool Clean<br />Plan to spend at least six to eight hours per week on pool upkeep.<br /><br />Daily:<br /><br />1. Skim debris out of the pool.<br />2. Clean all skimmer baskets during swimming season.<br /><br />Weekly:<br /><br />1. Test the water.<br />2. Clean the walls and floor. Use cleaners, brushes and vacuums recommended by the pool manufacturer. Start at the shallow end and continue to the deep end. Overlap each stroke when vacuuming and brushing to cover all areas thoroughly. Always keep the vacuum head under water while in use. To speed up the process, dedicate 10 minutes a day to brushing down the walls.<br />3. Hose down the pool area after cleaning and before using. Direct the spray away from the pool to prevent dirt from washing into the water.<br /><br /><br />Cleaning After a Storm<br />Summer storms can catch you off guard, but if you know a storm is approaching, cover the pool and anchor the sides of the cover with water bags or sandbags. If you have an automatic cleaner, turn it on. If you don't have time to prepare, follow these steps to clean up:<br /><br />1. Hose down the deck, spraying away from the pool.<br />2. Remove all debris from the water surface with the skimmer.<br />3. Turn on the pump.<br />4. Brush the walls and floor. Push the dirt toward the drain.<br />5. Vacuum the pool completely.<br />6. Wait 20 minutes and vacuum the pool again to get all remaining dirt.<br />7. Test the pH and adjust if necessary.
How to Fix Common Pool Maintenance Issues Presented by Elite Swimming Pool & Spa Service Having a pool in the backyard offers families unbeatable opportunities to stay cool, get in shape, and spend time with loved ones outside. To ensure that common pool problems do not get in the way of fun and fitness, pool owners should study these common maintenance issues and their fixes. • Algae buildup: Often caused by insufficient chlorine levels, algae can present health problems if left untreated. Test chemical levels and, if necessary, shock the pool with chlorine to kill the algae. • Clogged filters: Filters fill quickly when the pool is dirty. A clogged filter means that a pool’s cleaning system is working properly. For the system to continue working, filters must be emptied periodically and cleaned thoroughly at least once a year. • Discolored or cloudy water: Water that turns cloudy, brownish, or bluish could be the result of minerals, algae, or imbalanced chemicals. A water test will reveal how to balance the water. • Stains: Caused by a number of factors, stains are best left to the professionals to handle. The earlier a professional sees a stain, the more likely he or she will be able to treat it. • Illness, red eyes, and dyed hair: Health problems from pools may be caused by viruses on the surface (from algae and bacteria growth) and imbalanced chemicals. Keep swimmers healthy by checking chemical levels regularly and canceling swim time when the water is imbalanced. About Elite Swimming Pool & Spa Service Elite Swimming Pool & Spa Service, located in Royse City, Texas, provides maintenance and repair services for home swimming pools and spas. The friendly staff installs equipment, identifies leaks, and generally keeps the pools of Royse City in tiptop shape.
It's about that time to start planning to open your pool. Make it easier than ever this year with the ATLANTIS OPENING KIT. The kit contains a non-chlorine shock treatment, stain prevent, and an algeacide. Everything you need to prepare your pool water for the swimming season. Also compatible with salt water. Stop by the DLS garden Center and get yours today!
SWIMMING POOL TIP:<br /><br />Your pool should not need to be shocked on any regular basis if you have an ozone system. If you need to do it, do it at night. Use non-chlorine based shock if you plan on swimming any time soon.<br /><br />How about you... when do you shock your swimming pool?
Traditional pool maintenance has been to “shock” the water with chlorine...this process oxidizes contaminants that cause cloudy or dull water.
July 2002: 2002 was the final year of pool start-up, shock chlorine treatments, and leaf vacuuming.
Well, guess what needs some attention.  the pool.  This caulking is going to have to be replaced probably around the whole pool.  I took matters into my own hands today and went to another pool place.  I bought some stuff to replace the broken things I showed in earlier pictures.  I bought two pounds of chlorine shock stuff and put that in today too.  When they tested the water, there was zero reading for chlorine.  I swept the sides of the pool to get all the gunk down in the bottom.  Ted, the Blue haven guy (another Ted besides Ted the framer) will be out Saturday and I am going to make him show me what he does, and then I am pretty sure I am going to tell them I no longer need their services.  After three weeks, it still looks like this.   It is safe to swim in, and the bottom is not slimy, it is just not cleaned up and the water is murky.  Girls, stop reading right here.  I finally got in today, wearing my birthday suit.   It felt so nice after being out in the heat.  I hope Jasper is not a peeping Tom.


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Oro Valley Real Estate www.orovalleyrealestate.com Swimming Pool Tips<br />It's that time of year again - time to get the pool in shape for the summer season! Below are some quick tips to help ensure that your swim season gets off to a great start.<br />Look around and check for signs of leaks in the plumbing, wetness around the pump motor or on the concrete pad. Also make sure you have good circulation of water in your pump basket - it should be filled with water. Then, test your wa...ter for the level of total dissolved solids (TDS), such as calcium, in the water to determine whether you need to drain and refill your pool. Arizona's water is so Once you have checked your pool for leaks and have the chemicals in order, it's just as important to maintain its upkeep. If you don't have a pool service, devote time every week to a thorough cleaning of the pool, which involves netting out the debris, vacuuming, brushing the pool down, emptying the skimmer and pump baskets, and chemically treating the water. A great helper is an automatic pool cleaner. Most likely your pool pump runs all year, so maintenance on it should be ongoing. Inspect the strainer basket regularly for cracks, which can let debris pass through. It is also important to maintain the chemical balance in addition to cleaning filters every few months depending on the filter size and environmental surroundings. Finally, have the tile cleaned of the heavy calcium build up every few years. Algae sometimes grows underneath the scale and can cause problems in the pool.
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Oro Valley Real Estate www.orovalleyrealestate.com Swimming Pool Tips<br />It's that time of year again - time to get the pool in shape for the summer season! Below are some quick tips to help ensure that your swim season gets off to a great start.<br />Look around and check for signs of leaks in the plumbing, wetness around the pump motor or on the concrete pad. Also make sure you have good circulation of water in your pump basket - it should be filled with water. Then, test your wa...ter for the level of total dissolved solids (TDS), such as calcium, in the water to determine whether you need to drain and refill your pool. Arizona's water is so Once you have checked your pool for leaks and have the chemicals in order, it's just as important to maintain its upkeep. If you don't have a pool service, devote time every week to a thorough cleaning of the pool, which involves netting out the debris, vacuuming, brushing the pool down, emptying the skimmer and pump baskets, and chemically treating the water. A great helper is an automatic pool cleaner. Most likely your pool pump runs all year, so maintenance on it should be ongoing. Inspect the strainer basket regularly for cracks, which can let debris pass through. It is also important to maintain the chemical balance in addition to cleaning filters every few months depending on the filter size and environmental surroundings. Finally, have the tile cleaned of the heavy calcium build up every few years. Algae sometimes grows underneath the scale and can cause problems in the pool.
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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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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." width="100"/>

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