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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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Time to Change Water in Your Hot Tub?

April 14th, 2021

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 […]

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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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An Early Spring “To Do” List for Spas

March 20th, 2021

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 […]

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How a Game Room Can Bring the Family Closer Together

November 15th, 2020

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 […]

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Why You Should Invest in a Swim Spa

March 3rd, 2018

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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Choosing the Right Hot Tub

March 3rd, 2018

Have you recently started thinking about investing in a brand new hot tub or softub? If so, you’re about to embark on a journey of fun, comfort, and blissful relaxation. With so many different models and features available, from many reputable companies, it’s not ever easy to decide which model to buy or even where to buy. Here are some things to consider to help narrow down your list, from […]

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What You Will Learn From a Spa Teach Session

March 3rd, 2018

Have you just moved into a new house that has a hot tub? Has your family’s lifetime wish been fulfilled with the purchase of a brand new home spa? It’s all fun and games until you realize you don’t actually know how to take care of the thing. Not to worry – all you need to do is book a spa teach with one of Purewater’s master technicians, and you’ll […]

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5 Tips for Extending the Life of Your Hot Tub

February 27th, 2018

Just like humans, hot tubs have a finite lifespan. You can extend your own lifespan with healthy habits like eating well, exercising regularly, and eliminating stressors. The same rule applies to hot tubs – with proper care and maintenance, your hot tub can last years longer than the hot tub of your lazy and careless neighbour. Not every factor is in your control, but the time and care you invest […]

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