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Based on Florida’s climate, when the days are warm and the nights are cool evaporation is at it’s highest point. Normal pool evaporation is about 1″ to 2-1/2″ per week. Using an ordinary five gallon plastic bucket you can perform this simple test to determine if your pool is leaking.

In order to determine the average depth of your pool, take the depth of the deepest end of your pool and adding the depth of the shallowest end (in feet). Next, divide this number by 2. This number represents the average depth. See the information below based on the shape of your pool.

*Square or Rectangular* – Total Gallons = length x width x average depth x 7.5 (in feet)
*Circular* – Total Gallons = diameter x diameter x average depth x 5.9 (in feet)
*Oval* – Total Gallons = Long Diameter (in feet) x Short Diameter (in feet) x Average Depth x 5.9

The most important component of your pool in keeping your swimming pool clean is your pool filter. For the best results, a filter should run all the time for maximum circulation and debris removal. We recommend running it for a minimum of 8 hours a day in summer and 4 to 6 hours per day in the winter is the ideal schedule.

To reduce chlorine evaporation, maximize water clarity and prevent algae your pool filter should run during the hottest part of the day.

Cleaning your pool filter is dependent upon several factors. Such as the size of your pool, size of your pool filter, the type of pool filter you have, bather and contaminant loads. Pool manufactures recommend a minimum of twice a year complete filter tear down and cleaning.

There are many factors which go into determining the correct size of filter for you swimming pool, spa or water feature. You must first determine the required turnover rate and pool volume in gallons. Using this information, we can determine the ‘flow rate’ using the following formula: Flow Rate = Pool Volume / Turnover Rate / 60min/hour after determining your Flow Rate we can use the following equation to determine Filter Area (Filter Size) Filter Area = Flow Rate / Filter Media Rate.

There are several reasons why this can occur. Your pump motor bearings are failing and the motor needs to be rebuilt or replaced. A suction line could be a partially blocked causing pump noise. The pump could also be oversized for the application causing the pump noise and possibly overheat. Give us a call and we can diagnose the problem for you.

Pools should be disinfected continuously by a chemical which imparts a residual effect. Chlorine is a type of “disinfectant”, also called a “sanitizer”.  Disinfects or sanitizers destroy living microorganisms and bacteria, preventing the transmission of disease.  There are several types of disinfectants, such as chlorine, bromine, salt chlorination, ozone, and UV light.  Pools need a disinfectant with a measurable residual.

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