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Archive for the ‘Pools’ 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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Enzyme Use in Pools and Hot Tubs

April 6th, 2021

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 […]

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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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Summer Relaxation Starts with Pool Maintenance Services

April 24th, 2017

Believe it or not, owning a pool doesn’t lock you into long, sweaty days of cleaning the pool when you’d rather be swimming in it. What if you could dive in and cool off while having someone else take care of the upkeep for you? That’s where Purewater comes in! Forget about testing water, dipping leaves, and changing filters – enjoy your summer more when you hire pool maintenance professionals […]

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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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Life is Better with a Hot Tub

December 12th, 2016

Not many of us really need much convincing to believe that life would in fact be better with a hot tub. Aside from the luxury of slipping into warm inviting water with therapy jets to soothe and massage you, there’s actually more that your hot tub can do for you.  Beyond comfort and luxury, here are few ways that a hot tub can really crank up the happy and healthy […]

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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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Pool Training 101

October 10th, 2016

Having a pool is a barrel of fun, but there is maintenance involved.  Responsible pool ownership requires vigilance and attention to detail. What happens if you have never owned a pool before, or if your pool is so old that what used to work just doesn’t anymore? If you find yourself asking frequent questions about your pool but receiving very little in the way of answers, you should call Purewater […]

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