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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Why is my pool water cloudy?
A.  Several things can cause a pool to lose its clarity – inadequate circulation, chemical imbalance, poor filtration, or, low sanition level.

Q. Why does my pool have a strong chlorine smell?

A.  When chlorine interacts with ammonia an odor is produced.  Ammonia in pool water usually results from sweat and urine.

Q. Can I experiment with chemicals till I get the water quality I want?

A. NEVER experiment! Improper measuring and mixing of chemicals – whether diluted or concentrated – can create both unwanted reactions and potential health hazards. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions with special attention to safety gear, clean up and storage.

Q. What is RWI?

A. RWI stands for recreational water illnesses that are caused by bacteria found in pools and spas. RWI usually involves diarrhea-type illnesses, but also can cause skin rash and ear, eye or respiratory infections. Pool and spa water requires proper chemical treatment to lessen the incidence of RWI. Also, people should avoid swallowing pool water and not swim while sick.

Contact a professional pool service technician for additional guidance on these and other pool care issues.