Team & Club Rewards to Spokane Guild School and Neuromuscular Center - August 16, 2013
Pool World wants to give a big thanks to Ed R. for selecting Spokane Guild School and Neuromuscular Center as the organization to receive a $100 Donation!! Thank you Ed!!
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|The Spokane Guild School is a wonderful foundation that is centered on children and families in need! Their mission was founded on the ideas that every individual and their right to a meaningful life. It’s this thought process which inspires their staff and volunteers to nurture children with disabilities and their families to their full potential. They serve children from birth to the age of three. Each child gets a personalized and comprehensive program designed to meet their needs in therapy, education and support.|
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If you have questions in regards to Team & Club Rewards or would like to find out how to donate, please contact one of our four store locations and or call one of our stores. Ed purchased a Hot Springs Hot Tub and if you are interested in seeing more information please visit Pool World’s Residential Hot Tub page!
Louisiana Grill Upper Cooking Rack - August 15, 2013
Louisiana Grills has an awesome accessory that could be used all the time, the upper cooking rack! The porcelain grid adds an extra 238 square inches of cooking space with easy installation! Since the Louisiana Grills are convection cooking machines, the temperature differences between the main cooking grid verses the new upper cooking rack is very minimal. It’s ideal to cook anything from pizzas to anything that is wrapped in bacon and needs to be smoked!
It adds more space to make a delicious meal! For more accessories and options for your grilling experience, please visit our Barbecue / Grills page!
Blondes going Green! - August 14, 2013
Have you ever heard the saying, “Blondes have more fun?” Well for some blondes, it’s no fun at all, especially when you get out of a swimming pool and your hair is green! Yikes!
So here is the bigger question, what causes blonde hair to turn green when swimming in a pool? The most common answer from swimmers is chlorine, but really it isn’t the chlorine but something else that causes this reaction.
The culprit is… Copper! Now you are asking how is that possible, right? Simple chemistry helps explains this phenomom, the copper in the water will become oxidized by the chlorine which then binds its self to the protein in the hair. The green color comes from the oxidized copper.
Now the next question is, how does copper get into the swimming pool? Well there are a few ways such as well water, copper-based algaecides and erosion of pool equipment like heaters.
And the final question, how do you prevent having an issue with copper? This is a wonderful question! There are two things to be aware of, water chemistry and algaecides.
Water chemistry plays a key role in the swimming pool environment. This means, testing the swimming pool at least a few times during the seasons. Depending on your water source, wells may contain dissolved metals such as copper. Another way for copper to leach its way into the swimming pool water is through improper water chemistry and having a heater. The heating element inside the heater is made up of copper. In the process of having poor pH and alkalinity levels, the water will become acidic and will slowing pull copper out of the heat exchanger. In both of these cases, we recommend using a procedure to remove these metals with a sequestering agent and a filter aid.
Algaecide is a wonderful product to be using on a weekly preventative against algae. When purchasing algaecide, select one that is a polyquat which means the copper molecule has a special coating around it so it cannot oxidize or cause staining issues.
If you have further questions about water chemistry and copper, please do not hesitate to contact one of our stores! To find our stores, please visit our Location and Hours page.