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October 01, 2014

Pool sanitation systems review

COMPONENTS: UV Ozonator - Produces ozone which is an active form of oxygen Multicyclone - Prefilteration device & mixing chamber for chemicals where ozone combines with Hydrogenperoxide to destroy bugs and organics. Automated Dosing System - Doses Hydrogen Peroxide and Hydrochloric Acid. Chemicals - Hydrogen Peroxide, Perox Perfect, Perox Balance and Hydrochloric Acid BENEFITS: Chlorine free…

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July 31, 2014

Pool filtration systems review

Most of the major swimming pool equipment manufacturers are now selling glass filtration media. The advantage of glass is its density and due to its greater density it is able to filter water better. It improves water clarity by approximately 25%. It also uses about a fifth less water to backwash the filter. I have noticed in the pools where it has been installed a noticeable improvement in the…

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May 31, 2014

Zodiac Magnapool mineral pool system review

COMPONENTS MagnaPool Minerals – A blend of Magnesium Chloride and Potassium. MagnaPool Hydroxinator (Same technology as Zodiac TriChlor Salt Chlorinators). Glass Filter Media (The system works just as well with sand). This diagram shows all the different components Zodiac wish to sell with the Hydroxinator unit. BENEFITS Alternative to a traditional chlorine and salt pool. Claims to be softer…

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July 13, 2012

Automatic pool cleaners review – Suction cleaners

An automatic pool cleaner is a big investment. It can either save you hours or cause you hours of frustration. Prices start at $200 and going all the way up to $2,000 . How do you tell which one will? Clean your pool properly. Not get stuck in a corner. Not break the bank when buying spare parts. Use less energy and keep your electricity bill down. Be whisper quiet when operating. Be aware that…

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March 16, 2012

Choosing a new surface for your pool

What should material should you use to resurface your pool? There are four main options: Colormaker Pool Paint, Fully tiled, Pebblecrete, Quartzon (New Marblesheen). Why even bother resurfacing your pool? Because the surface of your pool is essential for maintaining the structural integrity of the shell. The surface acts as a waterproof coating preventing water from allowing concrete cancer to…

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March 12, 2012

Avoid buying solar garden lights

We take a look at various brands of solar and 12V lights. Solar seems like an attractive option at first sight but on close inspection we could only recommend 12V lights. Today we are looking for more and more environmentally friendly solutions. However, when it comes to garden lights we just wouldn’t recommend solar for your garden. Why? Solar do not provide the light output / illumination needed…

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