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5 Things to be Aware of When Winterizing a Swimming Pool

  1. Putting chlorinated shock in too soon after algaecide or stain & scale products lowers the effectiveness of all three products.
  2. Algae is less active in colder water, more active in warmer water. It is always better to close your pool later in the season rather than earlier. The earlier you close a pool the more likely the pool may open up with algae issues.
  3. Be mindful of Autumn warm weather. The longer an autumn heat wave goes, the more your pool will heat up and the more issues you will have during a spring opening.
  4. Open early, not late. A good rule of thumb is that if you can plant your garden your pool should be open. Besides, a clear beautiful pool is more aesthetically pleasing than a big ugly tarp. You paid for the pool, enjoy it longer.
  5. Non-Chlorine Shock is included in newer style Winterizing kits, it is not effective against algae but it is effective against bacteria. If your pool has algae in it, take care of it before you close, this will make your opening easier.
  6. There are new ‘long life’ algaecides available. These algaecides work better and longer for closing your pool, and they do not foam!
  7. There are multi-use products available now that have everything a traditional closing kit has but blended to last longer and work better also providing for an easier closing and opening, ask your local dealer about chemical alternatives to traditional closing kits rather than enduring the traditional opening issues again next year.

Got Salt? Don’t forget the PEPPER!

PEPPER is the answer for maintaining your salt water pools this summer. It is specially formulated for the unique needs of a salt water pool.

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Use PEPPER regularly to:

  • Increase the life and performance of the salt water generator
  • Improve sanitizer effectiveness
  • Greatly enhance water clarity
  • Limit troublesome pH fluctuations
  • Prevent scale buildup on the generator cell, pool equipment and surfaces
  • Help maintain low phosphate levels

 

What PEPPER does for your pool:

  • Greatly enhances water clarity – oxidizes debris and enhances filter performance
  • Provides extended protection for pool equipment and the generator cell
  • Significantly reduces pool maintenance – fewer chemical balance adjustments and less cleaning

Getting Started with Revive!

Start-up: New pool construction or renovation (unfilled pool)
Remove spray applicator and pour Revive!® into the deep end of the pool as filling begins (32oz per 24,000 gallons). As the water level rises, Revive!® will treat the pool surfaces and source water. When filling is complete, brush/vacuum any settled debris and begin regular water care program.

 

Clean Up: Phosphate build-up, severe algae, metals, or scaling (filled pool)
If algae is present, brush walls and shock pool prior to application (for best results, circulate for 60 minutes). Turn off pump/filter system. Attach a garden hose to Revive! bottle and spray entire contents over pool surface (5-7 minutes). Wait 24-48 hours for debris to settle to pool bottom then slowly vacuum to waste. After vacuuming, run filter for 24 hours.

TIPS: Highly contaminated pools typically require two or more bottles. Allow additional time for Revive! to work in cold water. Revive! cannot be overdosed – the more it’s used, the more contaminants are removed. Rarely, particles may collect on the surface – just spray with a garden hose to break them up.
Spraying REVIVE on green pool
Green to Blue Vacuuming Evolution Pool Service

 

Maintain: Routine problem-solving and preventative maintenance
With filtration system running, attach a garden hose to the Revive!® bottle and spray over the pool surface twice. Revive!® will work with the pool filtration system to remove clouding particles, phosphates, metals, and other debris. Reapply weekly for best results.

5 Common Pool Care Mistakes

Proper pool care requires an equal amount of science and routine. The problem is that some people rely too much on one, but not the other. In order to keep your pool in perfect shape all summer long, you will want to balance the two and avoid these 5 key mistakes that people make in caring for their pools.

  1. Not brushing your pool: Most pool owners are pretty vigilant about vacuuming their pool, but vacuuming your pool is only half the battle. Pool brushing is crucial to reach hard to get to areas like corners and behind ladders. Proper brushing eliminates the possibility of things like algae creeping up in your pool.
  2. Not properly handling algae problems: Make sure you are dealing with algae issues properly. Don’t make the mistake of attempting to use your automatic pool cleaners to vacuum algae. Automatic cleaners will end up being counterproductive in the algae removal process because they will recycle the algae back through your pool. If you have to use a manual vacuum to remove algae, make sure your filter is set to waste so that the water doesn’t come back into the pool. While you will lose more water this way, it will ensure the algae is indeed leaving your pool.
  3. Not running your filter enough: Make sure you are running your filter for no less than 8 hours a day. This is a critical step to avoiding water problems within your pool. Avoid the tendency to skimp on the full 8 hours, or you will end up costing yourself more time, in the long run, having to fix the problem.
  4. Not testing the water regularly: Remember that we said routine and science are key ingredients to maintaining a beautiful pool. This mistake is the confluence of both of those keys. Ensure that you are testing your water on a weekly basis as part of your routine checkup on the scientific health of your pool.
  5. Adding chemicals at the wrong time of day: Whatever combination of chemicals you are using, make sure to follow the usage instructions on the packaging. Don’t be tempted to add chemicals at a time that fits best into your schedule if it isn’t what is recommended on the packaging.

If you avoid these 5 common mistakes in pool care, you will be well on your way to enjoying a beautiful, sparkling pool all summer long!

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  • “Just wanted to thank you for a great product. After four weeks of trying several different products and also adding way to much chlorine, we can finally see the bottom of our pool. Added Revive! at 6PM last night, by the time we went to bed, we could notice a difference and when I got up this morning everything had settled to the bottom. Used the vacuum for about an hour this morning and were swimming this afternoon. Will probably have to vacuum once more, but so glad this product was recommended to us.”

    – Donna, Ohio
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