How to Raise Pool pH Without Raising Alkalinity (TA)

swimming pool water

Total Alkalinity (TA) greatly influences your pool’s pH. Therefore, when pH rises, so does the alkalinity. So, when you notice a low pH in your pool but it has a normal TA range, how do you raise pH without increasing total alkalinity. Although it can be tricky, it is possible to raise pH without impacting … Read more

How to Shock a Hot Tub

Two women having drinks while enjoying a dip in the hot tub.

You’ve probably shocked a swimming pool before, likely even several times, but never your hot tub. That said, you think your hot tub could probably use it. You’re not sure how to shock a hot tub and if it should be done the same way you shock your pool. How do you do it? To … Read more

2 Ways to Raise pH in Hot Tub (pH is Low)

Aiming swimming pool jets or nozzles too high creates bubbles and should be avoided.

Your hot tub should be a fun place to chill and disentangle from the day’s troubles. But if your pH is low in your hot tub it could be a danger to your family’s health and the health of your hot tub. So how do you raise your hot tub’s pH? To raise the pH … Read more

Do You Need to Shock Hot Tubs?

outdoor hot tub

Perhaps you’ve either just received a new hot tub or have had a hot tub for a while, and are wondering if shocking is needed. Read on to learn more about the types of scenarios that might require you to shock your hot tub, as well as how to do it and the best products … Read more

Which Chlorine to Use for Inground Pools?

Inground pool with handrail

There’s nothing more relaxing than lounging by the pool on a scorching summer day. But, as any other pool owner will tell you, the water maintenance is anything but carefree. When it comes to choosing which chlorine to use for an inground pool, the sheer number of options is enough to give you a headache. … Read more

How to Lower Hot Tub pH Naturally (Using Vinegar)

hot tub jacuzzi with jets

Discovering a high pH level in your hot tub might make you dread the thought of adding more harsh chemicals to adjust it. Maybe you’re curious if there is a natural pH decreaser alternative. Maybe something like a natural acid like vinegar will work. So, is it possible to lower pH with vinegar? And, if … Read more

The Easiest Way to Replace Sand in a Pool Filter

Swimming pool sand filter and pump system in a timber enclosure.

While it would be cool if the sand in a pool filter lasted forever, it doesn’t. If you suspect that it’s time to replace the sand in your filter, the question becomes how do you even go about doing it? The hardest part of the job is actually getting the sand out. And there are … Read more