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Keeping water clear is...as easy as milking a COW!

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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2013 12:00 am

If you have a pool, ACHTWOO Pool and Spa Professionals can help you with any of your pool needs. 

ACHTWOO Pool and Spa Professionals, located in Galveston, has the expertise and the best prices to help make your backyard a water wonderland. Whether you need pool chemicals, or any pool equipment, ACHTWOO can assist you in making the best choice for your pool. 

Below are some tips from the professionals at ACHTWOO on how to keep your pool in the best possible condition!

Milk maids use a three-legged stool to milk cows. In order to have clear pool water just think of each one of the legs as representing “Chemistry,” “Filtration” and “Circulation.”  Without any one of the legs present, the poor milk maid would fall down. And without any one of the “legs” of pools, your pool will fall down — aka, become green and/or cloudy.

So, the first step is to check the equipment for proper circulation. Make sure the pump is operating the way it should be —.i.e. plumbing lines and impeller are not clogged with debris, baskets are empty, valves are open and there is a good prime (no air in the pump pot). If all is well then...

Next, check for proper filtration. Cartridge filters should be cleaned a minimum of once per year...when was the last time yours was cleaned? DE filters should also be taken apart and cleaned at least yearly. Sand filters should have the sand replaced every five years, is it time? Both sand and DE filters should be back-washed when the pressure on the gauge reached 10 pounds over the clean pressure (if your gauge reads 10psi after cleaning it, then it is time to backwash when the pressure reached 20psi). Have you back-washed lately? If your filter is clean then we have just one more thing to check — water chemistry.

I, personally, do not believe that you should have to learn chemistry just because you own a pool. We test water for free and can tell you exactly what to add to balance your water, saving you money, time and aggravation. 

Whether you need one of our factory-trained technicians to repair an issue with your equipment, need our award winning maintenance staff to clean your pool or just need a knowledgeable person to help guide you along your path to swimming zen, we are here to help. The owner Larry Tyson, a native of Galveston, and his staff are here to serve you for all of your swimming pool needs.

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Come see ACHTWOO Pool & Spa Professionals in person at 6622 Stewart Rd. (at 67th Street) or call 409-974-4133. Check out ACHTWOO online at www.achtwoo.com, on Twitter at http://twitter.com/larrythepoolman or on Facebook at facebook.com/achtwoo. They can also be reached by email at info@achtwoo.com. B.O.I.

Hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.