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Spring Shopping For Pools

What Do I Need to Start the Season A question we are often asked at Purewater is what to pick up to start the season?  The answer is not quite as simple as you might expect. Many consumers want to be efficient and get all of their buying out of the way in one trip, understandably.  Some will follow a pattern; what did I buy last year, and just do […]


Can’t Keep a Chlorine Reading on Your Pool or Spa?

Chlorine demand reflects an inability to maintain an adequate free chlorine residual in pool or spa water, even though the water is balanced and properly maintained. It can take the form of low total and free chlorine residuals or high combined chlorine (chloramines). Chlorine demand is caused by many different contaminants entering the water that increase oxidation levels (the demand for shock) or tie up free available chlorine. Symptoms can […]


Time to Change Water in Your Hot Tub?

Understanding when to change the water in your hot tub can be a bit challenging; there are two main factors: 1) Does the water demand it?  This is indicated by several factors: Is the TDS (total dissolved solids) level high? Usually 2500-3000 or above; this is something we test for at Purewater, or you can purchase a TDS meter. When did you last change the water?  Under normal usage (2-3 […]


Enzyme Use in Pools and Hot Tubs

Enzymes such as Spa Perfect or Pool Perfect are used to keep the water in bathing environments clean, clear, fresh, and safe for users, by allowing sanitizers such as chlorine/salt or bromine to work faster and more efficiently. When chemicals work more efficiently you can use less of them, reducing nasty-smelling water and skin or eye irritation.  Enzymes are biological catalyzers that cause or accelerate a chemical reaction. They are […]


An Early Spring “To Do” List for Spas

Warm weather is on the way! Some of you will have made great use of your hot tub or softub over the winter, while others are still waiting for things to warm up a little more. Either way, with the onset of warmer weather, there are a few things you want to take care of with respect to the hot tub. Water Change Many of you waited through the cold […]


Creating an Awesome (and Functional) Basement Bar

Is your basement starting to look a little drab and depressing? Well, there’s no better way to revitalize it than with a swanky and stylish basement bar. Here’s how to create your own awesome and fully functional Ottawa home bar. The first thing you need to consider is the plumbing. The built-in feel of a plumbed-in bar sink is wonderful but can be costly, and you may not want a […]


How a Game Room Can Bring the Family Closer Together

Just because you’re a parent, it doesn’t mean that you need to stop having fun! You can bond with your kids over the games that you already love. Turning an area of your home into a games room can not only help keep your kids entertained and occupied, but it can also provide you with the perfect way to spend some quality family time together. If you’re looking for a […]


Benefits of Swimming: 7 Reasons Why You Should Hop in the Pool This Summer

Swimming pools aren’t just for kids. There are many ways that adults can take advantage of the family pool too to stay in shape while having a good time. If you haven’t spent much time in the water, here are a few good reasons why swimming should become a priority this summer. Swimming Is Relaxing A gentle swim can help ease pent up emotions and loosen up tense muscles. If […]


A Guide to Clearing Algae Problems

Is your pool clouded or covered with unsightly green algae? If your kids would sooner head down to the nearest swamp to play Marco Polo than dive into your pool, it’s time to take action. Here are some maintenance tips prepared by the experts at Purewater to help you clear your algae problem. Clean Debris Did you know that organic debris like leaves acts as a food source for algae? […]


Why You Should Invest in a Swim Spa

Swimming pools, hot tubs and softubs aren’t your only option for backyard fitness and leisure. A swim spa is basically a combination of the two, about the same width as a hot tub but about triple the standard length. Swim spas have a propulsion system that creates a current that you can swim against, think “water treadmill.” Though once swim spas were reserved for the rich and famous, an entry-level […]


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