Tips & Tricks: My water is imbalanced what should I fix first?

Sutro Tips & Tricks    Question: My water is imbalanced what should I fix first? My water is imbalanced what should I fix first? Here’s a common situation - you haven’t had time to test your pool’s water in a while.  You finally get around to it and find that everything is out of balance.  Your pH is off, your TA...

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My Water is Turning Green, What Should I do?

Sutro Tips & Tricks    Question: My water is turning green, what should I do? My water is turning green, what should I do? Algae is the bane of the pool owner.  There are a number of different types of algae, but we will focus on the most common here - green algae.     If your water is light green -...

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What can I do to protect my skin at the pool?

Sutro Tips & Tricks    Question: How  Can I Protect My Skin at the pool? How can I protect my skin at the pool?   There are a couple of things to consider here - protecting your skin from the sun and protecting your skin from the pool or spa water.  Generally, it’s a good idea to avoid long exposure...

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Top 5 Recommended In-Line Chlorinators

Top 5 Recommended In-line Chlorinators An inline chlorinator can be a great way to maintain your pool’s free chlorine levels.  If you’re tired of constantly putting pucks of chlorine in your skimmer or in a floater, don’t like handling chlorine tablets frequently, or don’t want them within reach of swimmers,  a chlorinator may be what you’re looking for.   The...

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Top 5 Pool Safety Products

Top 5 Recommended Pool Safety Products   Pool safety is always a concern for the pool owner - especially those with young children. Many areas have municipal or state rules requiring safety devices - but even if you live somewhere where there aren’t a lot of safety rules - they might just save someone’s life. Check out these highly rated...

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Should I Drain My Pool Myself?

Sutro Tips & Tricks    Question: Should I Drain my Pool Myself? Should I drain my pool myself? Sometimes the best way to fix a water problem is to drain your pool.  If the pool has been neglected and no amount of chemical treatment is working, then draining, thoroughly cleaning and refilling may be your best option.  But is it...

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