The Pros & Cons Of Chlorine Stabilizer

August 10, 2015

Pros and Cons to using Chlorine Stabilizer: Cyanic Acid is the ingredient used in chlorine stabilizer or conditioner. We use chlorine stabilizer to prevent the loss of chlorine due to sunlight. We are here to inform you on the pros and cons to using this product. There are many pros to using chlorine stabilizer. Chlorine stabilizer acts like a shield to protect your water from the loss of chlorine due to sunlight. We add this product at the time of opening to protect our pools...

Start Blue & Stay Blue With Sustain Pool Chemicals!

July 15, 2015

Do you want your pool to start blue and stay blue? With a simple 3- part system you can achieve your dreams of a clear blue pool all season. This low maintenance and easy system is called Sustain. Sustain is a calcium based system that involves three easy steps to treat your water with throughout the season. The first step is using the Sustain Summer Shield. You use Summer Shield once a season and this product is your chlorine extender. One quart of this product...

Do You Have Algae In Your Pool? Use The Right Algaecide!!

July 10, 2015

At Viscount Pools of Metro Detroit, we understand that Pool Owners have little / no control when it comes to the environmental factors that influence algae growth. Environmental factors can be airborne debris, phosphates, sunlight, temperature and nitrates. The best ways to prevent algae are to ensure that you are filtering properly, maintaining a sufficient amount of chlorine, brush the pool regularly and use a preventative algaecide. At Viscount Pools of Metro Detroit, we carry a few different types of algaecides. Some algaecides are great...

Use Salt Support System For Salt Pools!

July 6, 2015

Do you have a salt water system on your pool and are looking for a chemical system to obtain maximum clarity and to protect your salt cell? We would like introduce you to Salt Support for salt water pools because even salt needs support! This system begins as a three step system of chemicals to improve your salt pool. Step 1 is called START. We add a bucket of START at the beginning of the season. This product, similar to salt, does not leave the...

Let Viscount Pools Test Your Pool or Spa Water!

June 3, 2015

Although it is good practice to test your chemicals from home, we do not recommend solely relying on this method. The accuracy of the home tests can be questionable.  We recommend bringing in a water test upon opening, closing, after a large rain and every few weeks throughout the season to have it tested by a Certified Pool and Spa Professional.  The more accurate the water analysis, the better prepared we are to address hazards, performance and pool maintenance.  There are a few different test methods...

Metal Staining & Calcium Scaling In Hot Tubs

December 23, 2014

At Viscount Pools of Metro Detroit, we recommend using 1 oz. of Spa Bright every two weeks, or every time you fill, whichever is most frequent. Spa Bright is used to prevent Calcium Scaling and metal staining caused by hard water. We also recommend using when the calcium is high. People who fill their tub with well water should use this product. What is Spa Bright? Metals, minerals and calcium have rough edges. Because of the sharp edges, it is very easy for the particles...

Common Water Issues In Spas

December 18, 2014

Common Water Issues in Spas A few common issues people run into are cloudy water, foaming, and water ring. A lot of these noticeable issues are caused by not so noticeable problems. I will go over the causes and ways to prevent these issues. Cloudy water can be caused by quite a few things. The most common reason is due to poor filtration, poor circulation and poor water chemistry. Cloudiness is caused by small particles that are too small to be filtered and unable to...

Professional Swimming Pool and Hot Tub Water Testing

December 16, 2014

Water Testing Although it is good practice to test your chemicals from home, we do not recommend solely relying on this method. The accuracy of the home tests can be questionable. We recommend bringing in a water test upon opening, closing, and after a large rain or every few weeks throughout the season to have it tested by a Certified Pool and Spa Professional. The more accurate the water analysis, the better prepared we are to address hazards, performance and pool maintenance. There are a...

How To Fix A Chlorine Lock

December 14, 2014

Chlorine Lock A Chlorine Lock occurs when your Total Chlorine is Higher than your Free Chlorine, resulting in High Combine Chlorine. This usually happens when water is not properly shocked weekly, and when the proper sanitation residual isn’t consistent.   There are three types of Chlorine to test for, that not all at home test strips or kits accurately test.   Free Chlorine is the chlorine that sanitizes.   Total Chlorine is all the chlorine in the water – even the chlorine that’s wrapped up...

Sleep Benefits of Owning A Hot Tub!

December 9, 2014

Did you know that owning a hot tub could benefit your health? Relaxing in a hot tub prior to going to bed can actually ease your body and mind into a deeper, more beneficial sleep! According to the NSF (National Sleep Foundation) about 132 million people in America suffer from a type of sleep disorder. Many cases of insomnia are traced to one’s hectic and stressful lifestyles and daily routines. Sleep deprivation can cause a number of issues with one’s health, including grogginess, mood swings,...