Oh the month of July and boredom! - July 21, 2014

Fight Boredom with Pool World!

During the month of July, Pool World is helping the fight against boredom! Kids are out of school, all of their must do items for summer have already been accomplished and now they are bored! To prevent this from happening here are a few ideas to keep your family entertained for July and August!

Create an adventure in your own backyard by camping out! Pitch a tent and have your children invite a few friends to stay the night. They can toast marshmallows, play cards by flash lights and tell ghost stories into the wee hours!

Take an adventure to another country! Pick a country and take a virtual tour and learn everything there is to know about the country you selected. Learn about their history, customs, and tourist activities.

Pull out the classic board games and create game night at your house! It’s a great way to entertain family and friends for hours without sitting in front of the tv or being connected to our cell phones. It will transport your children back to the days when entertainment included enjoying the people around you!

Venture down to your neighborhood library! The library is full of good reads, how to books and history. Anyone and everyone will be able to find the perfect read or maybe the perfect movie to check out and take home!

Learn something new! This could be learning how to play the guitar or how to watercolor. Or maybe it’s a sport or activity like kayaking, paddle boarding or water skiing. There are a variety of different hobbies or traits you could pick up in under a month!

Pool World wants to do our part in preventing boredom by having a sale on Toys! For the month of July, we are featuring 20% off on all toys in stock!

Remember there are other savings available on our website and they change monthly! For more information please check out our Monthly Promotions and Internet Specials!

Team & Club Rewards to Sorensen Magnet School of the Arts and Humanities - July 18, 2014

Pool World wants to give a big thanks to Brian P. for selecting Sorensen Magnet School of the Arts and Humanities as the organization to receive a Team & Club Reward Donation!!

Sorensen Magnet School of Arts and Humanities is an elementary school built around a positive environment and guiding each child to learn everyday. The elementary schools curriculum has been designed around the advanced learning program to meet the needs of each student.

If you have questions in regards to Team & Club Rewards or would like to find out how to donate, please visit one of our four store locations and/or call one of our stores.

Brian purchased a NEW Hot Spring Limelight Pulse hot tub. If you are interested in seeing more information please visit Pool World’s Residential Hot Tub page!

How often do you use an algaecide? - July 16, 2014

Have you added your weekly does of algaecide to your swimming pool this week?

There are a few good reasons to use an algaecide such as a weekly maintenance dosage and of course treating the dreaded green pool.

Weekly or Bi-Weekly Maintenance Dosage:

Regular usage of an algaecide helps prevent your swimming pool from turning green while providing a few benefits. While using an algaecide, the chlorine consumption is reduced which means swimmers may enjoy lower sanitizer levels. The algaecide also inhibits any build up in the filtration system which allows the life expectancy of the equipment to extend. A few other pluses are ease of use and handling and application, cost effective and widely available.

Dreaded Green Pool:

Using a shock and an algaecide treatment to clear a swimming pool that has turned green is never fun! Adding a combination of a chlorine shock plus an algaecide will increase the time that it will take for the pool to clear.

When having to treat a green pool, please these helpful tips!

1 Double check all of your equipment, this includes the filtration system.

2 Test pH level and adjust as needed before starting treatment. PH needs to be between 7.2-7.4.

3 Brush walls, corners, floors and around all steps, ladders and lights to help remove algae from surfaces.

4 Apply algaecide as directed on container per pool size for “Visible Algae.”

5 Superchlorinate the swimming pool as directed on container for swimming pool size. Allow the swimming pool to circulate. ( 2 lbs per every 10,000 gallons)

6 Allow the swimming pools filtration system to work for 24 to 48 hours (this includes, running the pump continuously until the water is clear). The appearance of the water should gradually improve over this time.

7 The next day, you may want to add a clarifier or flocculent to help expedite the clearing process. Clarifier’s will make the debris bigger to make it easier for your pool to remove debris and flocculents drop dead debris over night to the bottom of pool to be vacuumed ‘to waste’.

**If the pool is clear and you’ve maintained a chlorine level of 2-5 ppm, start using your normal chlorine application. If it’s clear but no chlorine is left, add a normal shock application and add normal chlorine dosage.

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