Alum as Clarifier and Flocculant – Effect of Alum on Filtration Systems

Although modern polymeric alternatives (eg. poly(aluminium chloride), polyDADMACs and polyacrylamides) are widely available, alum (aluminium sulfate, Al2(SO4)3) is still extensively used as a flocculant for swimming pools and, for that matter, other bodies of water, such as dams, ponds and reservoirs. Alum as Clarifier and Flocculant The role of clarifiers and flocculants in swimming pool … More Alum as Clarifier and Flocculant – Effect of Alum on Filtration Systems

What You Should Do to Your Pool After it Rains

Often people ask that “is there anything I should do to my pool after it rains?” It’s a very common question, and there are a few things you should check after a heavy rain. Rain can sometimes affect your pool’s water chemistry. Because rain water can be acidic, it can affect your pool’s pH balance. After … More What You Should Do to Your Pool After it Rains

How to Keep Mice and Rodents Out of Your Pool Heater

One of the most common problems pool owners encounter are heater problems. These problems are often related to mice and rodents. When temperatures begin to cool, mice and rodents start looking for warm places to go. As you can probably guess a pool heater is a pretty tempting option for them. As pool owners, you … More How to Keep Mice and Rodents Out of Your Pool Heater