Milky Pool Water: Is it OK to Swim and How to Clear It

Milky pool water can be a headache for pool owners, but it doesn’t have to be, as it can be fixed rather easily. The cause of milky water can usually be determined quickly and can be remedied in just a few steps. Milky pool water is not safe to swim in and can be caused … Read more

How To Clean a Pool After a Storm or Flood


Cleaning your pool after experiencing a storm or flood can seem an overwhelming task. So why and what’s the quickest and easiest way to clean your pool after a storm? Is your pool at risk of an overflow during a storm or flood? How do you deal with pool overflow? The answers to these questions … Read more

Pool Green After Shocking | How to Fix


Have you just shocked your pool or added a large dose of chlorine only to have the water turn green? First of all, don’t worry, it’s common for pools to turn green after shocking. In this article I’ll walk you through why your pool turned green after shocking and how to get your pool looking … Read more

Black Algae Dangers: How To Get Rid of It From Pool

Of all the organisms that can negatively affect your pool, black algae is the worst of the lot. So what is black algae? Why does black algae appear in a pool? And how can you get rid of it? The answers to all these questions and more will be revealed in this post. Let’s get … Read more

Soda Ash or Baking Soda for Pool | Which is Better?

Soda Ash vs Baking Soda

Pool owners often struggle when deciding whether to use soda ash or baking soda in their pool. While both are good options, their uses differ and it is important to know when to use each. Soda ash is the best product for your pool water to make large pH adjustments and to adjust pH and … Read more

Should You Use Stabilizer for Indoor Pools?

indoor pool

If you haven’t owned an indoor pool before and you use chlorine or bromine to sanitize it, you may be wondering if you need stabilizer? Stabilizer or cyanuric acid is not recommended for indoor pools as it reduces the chlorine’s effectiveness. Stabilizer is also unnecessary for indoor pools as they are not exposed to the … Read more

Do You Have Chlorine Lock? How to Unlock & Break It

rain water on pool

One of the few things that can ruin your swimming pool experience is chlorine lock. You may have added a heap of chlorine only to find your chlorine levels stay the same. But does chlorine lock exist? How do you break it? And how do you prevent it?  This post reveals the answers to all … Read more

Can You Over Shock Pool? Pool Now Cloudy

Liquid Chlorine Pool Shock

Are you about to shock your pool, or have you already shocked it and are wondering if you can or have overshocked it? Is it possible to add too much shock to your pool? Perhaps your water has turned cloudy after shocking. Well Big G has brought you to the right place.  What happens if … Read more