Swimming pool chlorine tablets are the way many pool owners chlorinate. Unfortunately, this year, pool owners may have a hard time finding them.
Knowing the difference can affect the balance of your pool significantly
Having a swimming pool and maintaining the chemical balance is sometimes like being a mad scientist. A little bit of this, many times has a huge effect on a little bit of that. This article by Rudy Stankowitz in the Pool and Spa News does a great job explaining the difference between soda ash and baking soda. It also demonstrates how you can get more bang for your buck by using the right chemical under the right circumstances.
You know you’re the only one who buys that," the counter person at my local distributor would say as he headed to the warehouse to pull a 50-pound bag of soda ash.
The industry standard has always been to use sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) to raise total alkalinity and sodium carbonate (soda ash) to raise pH — the exception being if both total alkalinity and pH are low. Understanding that it is impossible to raise (or lower) one without effecting the other chemically, there is still a "right tool for the job" analogy that comes into play.
Using sodium bicarbonate will have a more measurable effect on total alkalinity, while only raising the pH of water slightly. Sodium carbonate will actually have a dramatic effect on both pH and total alkalinity. Using sodium bicarbonate to raise pH is the equivalent of driving a nail into a wall using the handle of a screw driver — it can be done, but a hammer would handle the job more effectively and at much less of a cost.
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Uses & Benefits
As you know, Wechlser Pool & Supply Company is the Catskills leading supplier of liquid chlorine. But did you know that household bleach and pool chlorine are the same thing? The difference lies in the concentration strength. Chlorine bleach is formed by mixing water with the chlorine-based compound sodium hypochlorite. Your typical household bleach is usually a 6% concentration, while pool chlorine is usually between 10 – 12%.
The biggest advantage of using liquid chlorine to sanitize your swimming pool is that there is nothing "extra" added to you pool except the water to liquify the sodium hypoclorite and a small amount of salt. Think of it as buying a boquet of flowers and getting all roses instead of dandelions.
It’s the fillers that go into powdered chlorine that can cause a variety of issue with your pool water. Consider this – chlorine tablets commonly have tri-chlor that adds a conditioner to your pool. This may lower your pools pH but it also adds CYA or cyanuric acid. This stabilizer typically helps prevent the sun from buring off the chlorine. What actually happens over time is that the CYA level gets to a point that your chlorine is not effective. Correcting this can be costly and take a lot of time.
You can see that staying as close to a pure chlorine is the best option, but who wants to handle liquid chlorine. The best option is to a liquid chlorine feed system. These systems feed the liquid chlorine into the pool and adjust the amount based upon your pools chemisty. Ask one of our help service techs how we can install a liquid chlorine system on your pool.
To our valued customers we want to take a minute to relay our commitment to the health and safety of our employees, customers and the communities that we serve. They remain our top priority as we continue to take necessary steps to address the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. We recognize that this is a rapidly evolving situation. Below are the steps we’re taking in the Wechsler Pool Supply family to keep everyone safe and healthy:
Please notify your local office or our employees directly prior to any service call that requires a technician to enter your home or business if someone at the property is sick for any reason or has been exposed to the coronavirus.
Please know that we will work with you to mitigate the impact to everyone involved.
This is a taxing situation. As it evolves, we plan to continue to provide reliable services and exceptional customer service while protecting the health and safety of both our employees and customers. Thank you for being a valued customer and doing your part in helping our communities stay safe and healthy.
IMPORTANT —- COMMERCIAL CUSTOMERS & HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS: CORONA-VIRUS CONCERNS: Bleach is a strong & effective disinfectant – it’s effective in killing bacteria, fungi and viruses, including influenza virus. Diluted bleach disinfects within 10-60 mins contact time and is available at a relatively low cost and recommended for surface disinfection. Our Wechsler Pool Supply division offers BULK DELIVERIES of 50 gals – 7,000 gals of bleach/
Don’t believe us? Go to the bleach experts – Clorox. They offer a variety of ways to sanitize with bleach. Check out their website.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) offers the following guidelines:
Using Cleaning & Sanitizing Products
First, wash surfaces with soap and warm, clean water to remove dirt and debris. Next, sanitize surfaces with household bleach.
It is critical to read and follow the safety instructions on any product you use. Below are the most important safety guidelines when using sanitizing products:
Cleaning & Sanitizing with Bleach
Use regular, unscented household bleach with a sodium hypochlorite concentration between 5% and 9% (this is the most common concentration in the United States).
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Great article brought to you by the pool experts at Pool Operation Management, explains why it’s important to go to the pros when it’s time to close your entertainment investment.
With the end of summer just around the corner, it’s time it start thinking about closing your pool. Getting your pool ready for the winter is more complicated than simply tossing a pool cover over it. Properly closing a pool requires time, equipment, and technical expertise that many pool owners simply don’t have. By hiring a pool closing company, you get to enjoy every last bit of summer.
PEACE OF MIND
One benefit of hiring a pool closing company to winterize your pool is peace of mind. In cold temperatures, pool pipes can freeze and potentially crack if they were not winterized correctly. Unfortunately, replacing these pipes can be quite expensive. A pool closing company knows exactly how to prepare your pool for winter so you can rest assured that there will not be any mishaps.
As previously mentioned, closing a pool isn’t a simple process and it requires the right equipment to get the job done. You need a blower, a cover tool, a pump to remove the water, and more. These tools can be expensive and the average pool owner wouldn’t know where to purchase them and how to use them. With a pool closing company, this isn’t an issue. Professionals will come to you with all of the tools necessary to properly close your pool.
To properly close a pool, you need to know what to do, how to do it, the equipment you will need, and how to use that equipment. If you don’t know every last step, you could face some serious and costly problems. An expert pool closing company can provide a certified staff of experienced professionals who are fully aware of the entire process. The technical expertise of a pool closing company is yet another reason why winterizing your pool should be left to the experts.
If you attempt to close your pool yourself, you could be putting yourself at risk for injury. Equipment needed to close your pool, as well as the pool cover, are very heavy and lifting them alone could result in a pulled muscle or back pain. A professional pool closing company will send out a team of professionals when closing a pool. Also, installing a pool cover can be difficult at times and you could potentially fall into the pool. By hiring professionals to close your pool, you can avoid these risks.
When you installed your pool, you were probably thinking about all of the fun and leisure you would get out of it. The time-consuming process of closing a pool for the colder months was likely the last thing on your mind. By hiring a professional pool closing company, you can savor the last moments of summer and spend that time on things you love. Would you rather sweat it out in the backyard on your day off or enjoy a summer day with family and friends?
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At Wechsler, we always go the extra mile for our customers. Our technicians and delivery drivers take pride in their work. We aim to provide the best possible products and service at a reasonable price.
Here’s what one of our customers had to say:
"Billy from Gardenview would like you to know that Bob and Danny did a phenomenal job on their pools over the last two days. He says the pools were disgusting and full of algae and that they busted their behinds to make those pools look amazing."
Give us a call today and join the Wechsler Pool family at 866-444-POOL.
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These recommendations are brought to you by the Pool & Spa Alliance (formerly The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals). In addition to supervision, APSP supports the concept of layers of protection. This means that your pool, spa, or hot tub is equipped with several devices to delay unsupervised access or to warn of a child’s presence. Layers of protection for consideration include:
Does your commercial, camp or residential gunite pool need cleaning before the start of the swimming season? Give us a call at (866) 444-POOL and get on the schedule to have your pool prepped.
Looking for someone to provide painting services for your pool? We do that too! There's nothing worse that a peeling swimming pool. Reach out to us for a quote on repainting your pool.
Considering liquid chlorine as a sanitizer this year? Wechsler has everything you need including automatic chlorine feeders AND automatic delivery that make operating your pool a breeze! Liquid chlorine is the smart choice for keeping your pool sparkling clean.
Look no further than Wechsler Pool for your bulk chlorine!
Switching to liquid chlorine to sanitize your commercial or residential swimming pool has never been easier! Not only can we deliver liquid chlorine to your location, but we can also install the equipment necessary to sanitize your pool and keep it sparkling clean all summer.
Contact us for a free quote on switching to liquid chlorine. Wechsler Pool has been proudly serving the Catskill region for over 85 years. We look forward to serving all your swimming pools needs. Wechsler Pool Supply - everything but water!
Are you considering having someone open your commercial or residential pool this spring? Why not give a trusted local 85+ year old pool supply company handle the pool opening for you?
Wechsler Pool & Supply Company has been handing pool openings for over 8 decades. Get on our spring opening schedule today! While we’re out there ask us for a quote on a new pool heater or a liquid chlorine system. At Wechsler – we’re everything pool, except the water!
We even have carbon dioxide (co2) systems that help balance the pH in your pool automatically. CO2 is the safest, most reliable alternative to using muriatic acid to balance the pH level of your chlorinated water. Maintaining the desired pH level of your water is critical to ensure swimmers’ comfort and safety. CO2 replaces acid and is regulated by your automatic control system. It provides several benefits to your operation. Ask us how!
If you are considering handling your own pool opening, know that Wechsler Pool is an authorized BioGuard dealer and carries the pool chemical supplies that you need to correctly open the pool. We also sell Hayward equipment, including pool heaters, and have most parts available for immediate pick up or for order.
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