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Casey Anderson Teaches Best Friend Brutus The Bear How To Swim (VIDEO) March 24, 2010

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In anticipation of National Geographic’s new US network, Nat Geo Wild, we’re previewing various clips from some of their wild new shows. In the premiere episode of Expedition Wild, naturalist Casey Anderson travels to the Alaskan wilderness to watch wild bears fish for salmon and feed their young.

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PcPools member of BBB Online since 2006 March 9, 2010

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Who Cleans Your Pool? March 8, 2010

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Cow Falls In Pool; Could Have Been Udder Disaster November 24, 2009

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Cow Falls In Pool; Could Have Been Udder Disaster.

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (November 18, 2009)–A South Carolina woman heard a giant splash in her backyard and discovered that a 650-pound cow had fallen into her swimming pool.

WSPA-TV reported that the cow fell into Kathy Wydareny’s covered pool Monday night.

The Anderson, S.C. resident said the cow belongs to her neighbor.

Wydareny was startled by a “giant whoosh” and took a flashlight out to investigate. She called 911 after spotting the cow.

Five men from the country rescue team used a sling to pull the cow to safety.

Wydareny believes the cow got loose and just kept walking, not realizing that the pool cover wasn’t actually solid ground.

The cow is doing well.

Wydareny hopes her homeowner’s insurance will cover the damage to her pool.

The World’s Most Amazing Hotel Pools July 9, 2009

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Check out the The World’s Most Amazing Hotel Pools.  Breathtaking views, spacious, romantic, and even wildlife.

Even if you can’t go, they are very nice to look at.

Filter Comparison December 8, 2008

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Which filter is the best? You will need to answer these questions first

  1. How fine a particle do you want to filter?
  2. Where will it be used and what is your budget?
  3. How much time do you want to spend on maintenance?

Here is some information to help you compare and contrast the sand and cartridge filters.

SAND CARTRIDGE
Size of particles filtered 20-40 microns 10-25 microns
Estimated filter rate 15-25 gallons per minute per square foot 0.375-1 gallons per minute per square foot
Relative cost of filter $$ $
Relative cost of media $ $$
Cleaning frequency Whenever the pressure reaches 10psi or higher than starting pressure.
Usally depends on bather load, hydraulics and filter design.
Whenever the pressure reaches 10psi or higher than starting pressure.
Usally depends on bather load, hydraulics and filter design.
Replacement frequency Typically, after 3-5 years the sand grains have worn smooth and need to
be replaced. This is indicated when the pressure fails to fall below 5 psi of initial pressure.
Typically, after 3-7 years.
Strongest selling point Requires little attention. NO backwashing provides easy maintenance.

Pool care trouble shooting guide April 16, 2008

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Please note that this chart is to be used only as a guide since pool water
problems are often the result of several factors.

PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE SOLUTION
CLOUDY WATER High pH Use pH REDUCER to lower pH to 7.2 – 7.6.
Dirty Filter Check filtration system. Backwash if needed. Use FILTER CLEAN (formerly called Cartridge Cleaner) regularly. Use SUPER SHIMMER to improve filter efficiency and add sparkle to the water.
Low Free Chlorine Shock with BLAST OUT, CHLOR-BURST™, or BLITZ™ to bring free chlorine level to ideal range of 1 – 3 ppm.
High Total Alkalinity Use pH REDUCER to reduce total alkalinity to 80 – 150 ppm.
GREEN WATER Green Algae (hazy water) Use pH REDUCER or pH INCREASER to adjust pH to ideal range of 7.2 – 7.6. Shock with BLAST OUT, CHLOR-BURST™, or BLITZ™. Wait 6 – 12 hours and treat pool with HALT™ 50 Algaecide weekly to prevent reoccurrences.
Copper in fill water (clear with green tint) Use SUPER RUST & SCALE as directed. Wait overnight.Test and adjust chlorine and pH levels as needed.
REDDISH BROWN WATER Dissolved iron or manganese in water Use pH INCREASER or pH REDUCER to adjust pH to 7.2 – 7.6. Use SUPER RUST & SCALE as directed. Run filter until clear.
EYE AND SKIN IRRITATION Combined chlorine (chloramines) level too high Shock with BLAST OUT, CHLOR-BURST™, or BLITZ™. Circulate overnight.Test and adjust free chlorine residual to ideal range of 1-3 ppm.(May require another shock treatment.)
pH level too high or too low Use pH REDUCER or pH INCREASER adjust pH level to 7.2 – 7.6.
CHLORINE ODOR Combined chlorine (chloramines) level too high Shock with BLAST OUT, CHLOR-BURST™, or BLITZ™. Circulate overnight.Test and adjust free chlorine residual to ideal range of 1-3 ppm. (May require another shock treatment.)
CALCIUM SCALE FORMATION pH too high Use pH REDUCER to bring pH level to 7.2 – 7.6.
Total alkalinity too high Use pH REDUCER to bring total alkalinity to 80 – 150 ppm.
Calcium content too high Use SUPER RUST & SCALE as directed.
CORROSION OF METAL PARTS pH too low Add pH INCREASER to bring pH to 7.2 – 7.6.
Total alkalinity to low Add ALKALINITY INCREASER to raise total alkalinity to 80 – 150 ppm.
HIGH CHLORINE CONSUMPTION High temperatures and heavy chlorine throughout the season Use STABILIZER at the start of each season. Always use stabilized Blue Wave chlorine, (i.e.: 3″ SANITIZING TABLETS).
UGLY “RING” AT THE WATERLINE Grease and oil from swimmers Clean walls and surfaces regularly using TILE & VINYL CLEANER.