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Swimming Pool safety should be top priority for every pool owner or renter. A few years ago I recall meeting with a home owner and he indicated that they had recently moved into the house. RedSquare Pools was called to perform a routine inspection of the equipment to confirm the pools circulation system was operating properly. When[…]
This pool season we’ve received our fair share of calls related to green pools and equipment issues. At first blush most would think that these green pools were likely due to neglect and poor water chemistry. However in recent scenarios we discovered that there was another culprit that was going unnoticed related to equipment failure.[…]
Hayward recently announced a new product design for their automated suction-based cleaning vac for gunite & vinyl pools called the PoolVac V-Flex. The internal mechanism has been re-designed with the addition of an internal fly-wheel (“patented V-Flex variable vane turbine technology”) that claims to reduce the number of clogs from larger objects (heavy dirt, acorns, leafs, etc.). This has[…]
Pentair’s done it again making a huge improvement with their existing IntelliFlo Variable Speed Pump (part#011055) through a design change related to the onboard keypad. The biggest complaint from anyone involved in installation, repair and/or general operators was the limited accessibility to the keypad when an installation required a tight fit near a wall or sandwiched between a tricky[…]
Do List √ Increase Chlorine production when temperature goes up. √ Increase chlorine production when number of guests goes up. √ Use Stabilizer (Cyanuric Acid) to stabilize chlorine in pool. √ Decrease output setting when temperature of water goes down (fall/winter). √ Maintain a weekly regimen of testing your swimming pool and spa water. If[…]
Here are PRO TIPS how to diagnose your Pentair IntelliChlor when it’s not producing chlorine.
Recently I received an email from a reader in Cape Horn, South Africa. As we enter the winter season, I usually start fielding more questions related to salt generators due to the systems decrease in chlorine production. The innate design of most salt generators causes decreases chlorine production by 95%+ as the water temperatures drop below 65° F or 18°[…]
We are big advocates of this product. Roughly 20 years ago pool builders were installing fiber optic lighting to add lighting to pools and spas. Unfortunately, fiber optics are no longer desirable because the lighting is too dim and cost of repair is ridiculous. Until 2012, most homeowners had no options because there were no[…]
WARNING: Certain home improvement projects are inherently dangerous, and even the most benign tool can cause serious injury or death if not used properly. ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTION MANUALS AND SAFETY WARNINGS. You must be particularly careful when dealing with electricity – always use common sense. If your Pentair IntelliChlor is no longer producing[…]
This is a step by step video that outlines “best practices” when installing a Pentair IntelliFlo Variable Speed High Performance Pool Pump (part# 011018) . The installation techniques can be used for any pump installation.