Precautions for a swimming pool equipped with a salt system

27 July 2011

Precautions for a swimming pool equipped with a salt system Be sure that all the equipment (pump, salt system, water heater) are on the ground Check the salt level displayed on the controller twice a week, never go below 2600 ppm and never exceed 3500 ppm Chec ...

What to do after the opening of the pool

25 July 2011

What to do after a bronze package opening ? Let the filtration do his work for 24 hours Do a backwash Remove most of the leaves in the bottom of the pool using one draws Add powdered chlorine and algaecide to water in the evening Let the filtration do his work ...

Concrete In-Ground Pool : White Deposit

21 July 2011

Pools and Spas POSEIDON can always inform you on your pool and spa installations. For this reason, we offer you a good amount of advices to maintain your installations  effectively and keep them in a good state. All the emails or comments that we receive are tr ...

Pool chemical produts list

15 July 2011

Chemical products for the pool Granular chlorine 70% Granules of calcium hypochlorite for chlorination 70%. Economical source of unstabilized chlorine. Pellets 3'' - 200 gr. Chlorine tablets stabilized highly concentrated 200-gr. slow dissolving, a rate ...

How to calculate the real power of a motor?

14 July 2011

How to calculate the real power of a motor? To calculate the real power of a motor. You have to mulitply the motor's horse power (HP) by the service factor (SF).   ...

Water Issues

30 May 2011

Water loss Check the vinyl liner for imperfections or any signs of wear. If necessary, patch a vinyl. Look for tears or separations around all fittings, skimmer, returns, cleaner line etc... Check the inside of the skimmer for any trace of perforation. Check  ...

New tendancies in urban pool world

25 May 2011

Two trends oppose themselves in urban pool world. The pond or the swimming pool. And not only because of the size of your backyard. Owners Deux tendances s’affrontent en milieu urbain. Le bassin ou la piscine de natation. Et pas seulement en fonction de la di ...

Buying Guide - Heater

27 April 2011

Solar blanket Price: Between $50 and $150. Installation on a roll: $75. Pros: No operating costs. It limits exchanges between water and air. Ideal for keeping the water temperature. Cons: When it's cloudy, the water does not gain any degree. You must install a ...


26 April 2011

Bromine Sanitizer that has a low odour and is suitable for indoor and outdoor swimming pools, but is more commonly used for spas as it is heavier and evaporates less. Effects on pH: Small declination. pH: 4,5. Appearance: 2-part liquid system or sticks. Pros: ...


26 April 2011

Sand filter Price: Between $200 and $600; Sand: between $50 and $150. Pros: Biggest seller in Quebec, therefore product and parts are very accessible. User-friendly.  Provide adequate filtration. Easy to clean. Cons: Very heavy and take up space. Filtration pr ...


26 April 2011

Noisy pump The impeller might need lubrication or to be replace. Check the engine water inlet. Check the water inlet valves (main drain and skimmer) to be open. The noise might come from the engine vibration. You will need to solidify the engine to the floor ...

Filtration - Backwash

26 April 2011

When? We should do a backwash once a week, after vacuuming and when the filter gauge exceeds 5 pounds of pressure at its normal operating pressure (around 20). Why? To clean dirt from the sand filter. How? Turn off pump Put filter handle to the "Backwash" posi ...

Swimming in chlorinated pools would not be so good for health

01 April 2011

Swimming in indoor pools using chlorine as a disinfectant would not be so good for health, suggests a Spanish study that points to possible toxic effects at the genetic level among swimmers. Salt systems represents a great alternative to traditional chlorine : ...

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