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    Preventing Pool Overstabilization

    Last updated 20 days ago

    Swimming pool overstabilization is caused by a buildup of cyanuric acid that is usually due to an overuse of stabilized sanitizers and stabilized shock products. Pool overstabilization diminishes the ability of chlorine to kill germs, algae, and bacteria. Continue reading to learn more about preventing pool overstabilization.

    Monitor Cyanuric Acid Levels

    Having some level of stabilizer, such as cyanuric acid, in your pool helps protect chlorine from sunlight degradation. However, too much cyanuric acid will cause overstabilization. Ask your pool company about the recommended level of stabilizer for your swimming pool. It will probably be between 40 and 60 ppm. Using stabilized shock products simultaneously with stabilized sanitizer can cause cyanuric acid levels to exceed 70 ppm, at which point the swimming pool becomes overstabilized.

    Watch for Overstabilization Symptoms

    If you see algae in your pool when your chlorine levels are normal, there’s a good chance the water is overstabilized. Add some chlorine to see if it gets rid of the algae. If adding chlorine doesn’t help and you notice cloudy water in your pool, the water is definitely overstabilized.

    Treat Any Pool Overstabilization

    To treat pool overstabilization, first turn on the pool pump. To make sure that the pump is running properly, it may need to be cleaned and backwashed. Next, test the stabilizer level, and adjust it so that it is roughly 20-50 ppm. You may need to drain some water from the pool and add some fresh water. The total alkalinity should be adjusted to 80-120 ppm, the chlorine to 1.0-3.0 ppm, and the pH to 7.2-7.8.

    Use the Right Sanitizers and Shock Products

    Ask your pool company where you can buy cyanuric acid-free sanitizers and shock products. Consider switching to a professional swimming pool maintenance service to avoid overstabilization in the future.

    Paradise Pools and Spas near Jackson, MS offers swimming pool maintenance, repair, and remodeling services. To learn about all of the pool products and services we offer, call us at (601) 499-4340. You can also find out more by browsing our website.

    An Overview of Some Current Trends in Hot Tub Design

    Last updated 20 days ago

    Few things are better for beating stress than taking a dip in your own private hot tub. If you do not have a hot tub, buying one is an excellent investment in your physical and mental well-being. Check out the information below to learn about the current trends in hot tub design.

    Targeted Jets

    Massaging jets for the back have been a common hot tub feature for years. Recently, however, it’s been more common to find hot tubs with jets that target other muscles, such as those in the calves, neck, and wrists. To cater to different body types and needs, today’s hot tubs come with several seating and jet options.

    Surround Sound

    The sound of moving water is very calming. Many of today’s new hot tubs take full advantage of this, offering built-in waterfalls and other moving water features. If you prefer to listen to music, some hot tubs come with amplifiers built into the hot tub casing and weather-resistant CD/FM/AM players.

    Ambient Lighting

    To engage your visual senses, today’s hot tubs are often equipped with illuminated water arcs, backlit falls, and color-changing lights. Many new hot tubs also come with practical lighting such as automatic lights that illuminate the edges and steps of the hot tub. If you want to enjoy using your hot tub at night, these are great features to have.

    Natural-Looking Finishes

    Today’s hot tubs are more durable than ever before. Granite- and wood-like finishes maintain their luster through years of exposure to sunlight and moisture. Many new hot tubs are equipped with a stain-resistant finish, so that crayons, lipstick, and other household products do not ruin the look of the tub.

    Paradise Pools and Spas is the swimming pool dealer to go to for your next hot tub in the Jackson area. Check out our website to learn about the hot tub products and services we provide. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us at (601) 499-4340.

    Essential Safety Tips for Your Hot Tub

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Soaking in a hot tub can provide a number of health benefits. However, if you use your hot tub incorrectly, you could be putting yourself or your family in danger. To reduce risk, make sure children are always well supervised.  In addition it is recommended that children less than five years of age use the hot tub at lower temperatures as children are sensitive to hot water.  If you are pregnant do not use the hot tub unless you have talked to your doctor about hot tub use. Do not use the hot tub if it has a strong chemical smell, or if the temperature exceeds 104°F. Check and adjust the water chemistry of the hot tub once per week so that it is safe to use. It is preferred that the hot tub equipment always be in circulation mode and thus always filtering.  However, this is not the design of all tubs.  The main concerns is having enough circulation for proper filtration and sanitation. Your hot tub sides should be smooth, rather than sticky or slippery.

    If you have a hot tub and you want to make sure that the water chemicals are properly balanced, or if you have questions about how long your filtration mode should be running, contact Paradise Pools and Spas. We provide the Jackson, MS area with quality spa service. Call us at (601) 499-4340 to speak with a hot tub specialist, and visit our website for more information.

    Conserve Energy with these Pool Care Tips

    Last updated 2 months ago

    With a few easy steps, you can ensure that your pool is efficient and properly maintained. To conserve energy with your pool, you can reduce the running time of your pool filter pump. Keeping your pool filter clean and covering your pool when it’s not in use can also help you save energy. For more energy saving tips for your pool, watch this video from Conserve101.

    The pool maintenance experts at Paradise Pools and Spas can help you achieve the best efficiency with your new pool. We provide our happy customers in the Jackson area with a full range of pool design and repair services, and we can help you keep your pool in fantastic condition for many years to come. To set up a service appointment for your pool, call us today at (601) 499-4340.

    Energy Saving Tips for Your Pool

    Last updated 2 months ago

    When you own a swimming pool, you will enjoy many relaxing and fun days with your friends and family. If you are considering installing a pool in your backyard, you may be wondering whether you will notice a significant increase in your monthly utility costs. With a few simple steps, you can cut down on your pool’s energy consumption and ensure that your pool is operating at maximum efficiency. Here is a look at some energy saving tips for your pool.

    Choose a Variable Speed Pool Pump
    Some pools are equipped with single speed pool pumps. Since single speed pumps only operate at one setting, they are often more powerful then necessary and can consume a great deal of energy. To save energy in your pool, you may want to install a variable speed pool pump. A variable speed pump can be set to a lower pump setting, which will help conserve energy on a daily basis.

    Install an Energy Efficient Heater
    Heated pools offer exceptional comfort and convenience. To save energy in your pool, you may want to consider installing an energy efficient heater. Many pool owners are switching over to solar powered or natural gas powered pool heaters, which consume significantly less energy than conventional heaters.

    Use a Pool Cover
    When your pool is left uncovered, you will lose water and heat through the natural process of evaporation. To cut down on your pool’s energy consumption, it is important to always cover your pool when it is not in use. Using a swimming pool cover can reduce your pool’s energy consumption by more than half.

    If you are interested in installing a pool in your backyard, contact Paradise Pools and Spas. Our pool dealer serves the Jackson area with a range of inground pool installation, design, and repair services. To speak with a sales representative about how we can help you design the pool of your dreams, call us at (601) 499-4340. 

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