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Archive for the ‘Pool Maintenance’ Category


Spring Shopping For Pools

May 17th, 2021

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 […]

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

May 11th, 2021

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 […]

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A Guide to Clearing Algae Problems

June 5th, 2018

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? […]

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Seeing Green? How to Rescue Your Pool

August 28th, 2017

During the hottest season of the year, it makes sense to take advantage of a cool dip in your pool. But what if your sparkling aquatic playground looks more like a swamp? Here are some helpful tips aimed at rescuing your pool as quickly as possible when performed in order.   Gather Required Chemicals and Equipment First and foremost, make sure you have a healthy supply of concentrated chlorine shock, […]

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Is Your Pool Leaking?

May 29th, 2017

Do you feel like you spend a lot of time topping up your pool? In some climates, this can be an almost daily activity due to low humidity and high temperatures, and natural evaporation accounts for a lot of water loss.  That kind of frequency is not typically the case in the Ottawa region. When the loss of water becomes more noticeable or frequent, it could point to a potential […]

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The Importance of Proper Water Balance In Your Pool

May 8th, 2017

If you currently own a pool, it’s likely the place that your family and friends spend quality time together, keeping cool and having fun during those warm summer months. Keeping it safe for swimming is important for everyone’s health and well being. Most people don’t really understand the proper procedures for pool maintenance and just how important it can be. Balancing your pool is not only important for your health […]

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Dive into Pool Opening Season!

April 17th, 2017

Ready for the summer?  You might be, but your pool certainly isn’t after those long winter months of hibernation. As the warmer weather approaches, you will want to maximize your swimming and enjoyment time, and minimize your workload, so it’s best to gear up, plan ahead, and get started on some pre-opening pool-related chores to get ready for the season. Be ready to enjoy the pool as soon as you […]

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Spring is Here…Is Your Spa Ready?

April 10th, 2017

With warmer spring air finally here, it’s the best time to service your spa. While most spa owners are year-round bathers, many will wait for the warmth of spring to fire it up and really begin enjoying their hot tub. Whether your season is just starting up or not, after a long winter now is the ideal time to give the hot tub a once-over.  Follow this to-do list so […]

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The Dos and Don’ts of Hot Tubs

February 16th, 2017

Whether you have just purchased a new hot tub or you’re a long-time owner, there a few things you should know to get the most out of your home spa experience. Consider these dos and don’ts:   Dos   Do Shower Before Entering Just like entering a pool, it’s always a good idea to take a quick shower before hopping in the hot tub, particularly if you are the one […]

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Fall Tips to Make Opening Season Easier than Ever

November 17th, 2016

Although fall brings bright colours and beautiful scenery it also means the end of pool season. Trading warm sun-filled pool days for a hat and a scarf may not seem like a fair deal, but living in Ottawa doesn’t offer us a choice. By properly closing your pool in the fall you can make the job of re-opening it in the coming spring that much easier, getting back your fun […]

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