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Pool Care Money Saving Tips
Follow these great money saving pool care tips which will protect your pool and your wallet. The new Dazzle™ Healthier Pool Care System is a healthier, more natural approach to pool maintenance. Its performance is guaranteed and it will save you money, too!
Balance your pool
Water that is out of balance can cause damage to your pool and/or equipment. Acidic water eats away at your pool’s surfaces and pool equipment and alkali water can cause scale. Balanced water allows you to get the longest life from your pool shell and pool equipment, helping to avoid some major pool expenses. It also ensures maximum performance from your water treatment products.
How to: After opening your pool, allow your water to circulate for at least 8 hours and bring a water sample to your Dazzle™ professional. Bring water samples in for a monthly personalized prescription to ensure that everything stays in balance all summer long.
Clean your filter
Your filter not only picks up small particulate, it also collects oils, suntan lotions, calcium and metals. These clog your filter, reducing efficiency, affecting chemical and electrical costs.
How to: Deep cleanse your filter with Dazzle™ Filter Cleanse. This will bring your filter back to high performance – for greater efficiency, lower costs and clearer water.
Point your return fitting(s) down at a 45° degree angle. If you have multiple returns, point them to move the water in the same direction (circular). This forces the water and pool treatment products down allowing them to do their job more readily throughout the pool. It removes circulation “dead spots” that make for easier algae growth. It also moves the debris better so you should have a clearer pool with fewer requirements for vacuuming.
Timers can allow you to shut your pump off at night. If your pump and motor are properly sized and your pump always maintains its prime, this option will allow you to save electrical costs. There is a trade off, however – you may use a little more in water treatment products.
Remove Algae Food
Algae needs water, carbon dioxide and food to grow. The Dazzle™ Healthier Opening Kit contains products to remove swimmer wastes and remove phosphates. This removal of algae food provides a much fresher and eco-friendly way to take care of your pool, requiring much less chlorine thus saving you money. And it comes with an unconditional ALGAE FREE GUARANTEE.
Test BOTH Chlorine and pH
A chlorine result without pH means very little. The ability for chlorine to do its job well is completely dependent on the pH of your pool water. When pH is low, chlorine works too quickly, using itself up unnecessarily. When pH is high, it works too slowly causing a high potential for algae and cloudiness problems.
How to: Use Dazzle™ Test Strips and maintain your pH between 7.4 to 7.6 for a comfortable pool in a ‘cost compromise’ zone. Maintain your chlorine level at 1.0 to 3.0 ppm.
Winter Cover and Miscellaneous
Properly clean your winter blanket with Dazzle™ Cover Cleanse before storage. This will protect and preserve the cover for longer life. Replace pressure gauge(s) and learn how to use the pressure gauge to determine when filter backwash is truly required, so you don’t waste water!