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How To Play Pea Pool (Kelly Pool)

January 2, 2015

Pea Pool or Kelly Pool is a great billiard table game to play with friends or family! It is a great way to have a little friendly or family competition, with a little mystery aspect added to the game. Now there are many versions of Pea Pool, you just have to figure out which one you and your family prefer! This game entails a little bit of luck when it comes to the pea number you draw, but it is all in good fun! The...

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...

Athena Pool Cues – We Have Them All!

December 20, 2014

A unique pool cue manufacturer in the billiard industry is Athena Pool Cues. Athena pool cues are specifically aimed towards female pool players. Their slogan states, "Made by women, for women." Most of their cues are made to attract the feminine player, using intricate feminine designs and colors. The pool sticks have a shaft and butt end, 28.5" long, with a thinner taper. This line of cues also features a 12.5 mm boar skin tip, a 5/16 X 18 joint, and a free 10" extension....

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...

Eight Ball Mafia Pool Cues – Made By Action

Eight Ball Mafia Pool Cues – Made By Action One notable brand of pool sticks sold by Action Pool Cues is the highly intricate and detailed Eight Ball Mafia line of pool cues. The Eight Ball Mafia brand offers in depth artistic and graphic affects at a very economical price. This line of pool sticks includes grunge art deathscapes, Irish linen wraps, 13mm boar skin tips and 5/16 X 18 piloted joints. They pool cues are also weight-adjustable, and offer extra shafts of 12mm or...

APA Pool Cues – Made By Action

APA Pool Cues By Action Another brand offered by Action Pool Cues is the APA Line of products. APA cues offer a select line of more than 10 cue sticks, each having a high quality 13 mm boar skin tip, an APA grade Canadian maple shaft that is professionally tapered to 12-12 inches, with weight options between 18 oz. – 21 oz. The pool cues range in price from $89 - $299, offering a variety of pool cues for every skill level player.  Along with...

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...

Action Cue Sticks

Action Cues is one of the largest pool cue companies in the country. They offer multiple lines of pool cues in various styles and price ranges that appeal to just about everyone. The main line of sticks offered by Action Cues includes top quality manufacturing, affordable pricing, a 13mm boar skin tip, 5/16 X 18 joint, weight adjustable, quick release specialty cue options and have extra shafts available. The cue shafts offered by Action Cues range from having no wrap at all to an Irish...

Add Borates To Your Pool Or Hot Tub

December 12, 2014

There are so many benefits to adding Borates to your Pool or Hot Tub!   What are Borates?? Borates have a few different functions. Borates are a water softener, a ph buffer, and also help prevent algae. Borates are also reflective, so they give your water an even more sparkling look. They are easy to use too! You only use once a season or once every fill! Borates do not go away! Most pool stores do not sell Borates for one simple reason: It reduces...

Katana Pool Cues

December 11, 2014

Here at Viscount Pools of Metro Detroit, we carry a large variety of pool sticks / cues in order to meet anyone, and everyone’s billiard needs. If your looking for standard house cues, we have them. If your looking for a two-piece cue for yourself to play in a league with, we have those too! We even have a wide variety of trouble-shooter cues for children, or those hard-to-reach angles. In this blog, we are going to focus on one brand of pool sticks we...

Choosing A Filter System

It is important to have a good filtration system. Pool water is cleansed by passing water through a filter, then trapping and removing suspended particles in the filter media.  Failure to remove suspended matter can result in unhealthy and unsafe water, and increase your chlorine consumption. There are 3 types of filtration systems: Sand Cartridge D.E. (Diatomaceous Earth)   Sand and Cartridge are the two most popular, and DE is the least. Each filter system catches debris at different Microns. As a reference, Table Salt...

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,...

Choosing The Right Sanitizer For Your Hot Tub

There are a few different types of sanitizing programs. When choosing the sanitizer best for you, there are a few factors you must keep in mind: What is the water temperature? How often will you be using the water? Is the pool/spa indoor or outdoor? Is it a pool or hot tub? Are you filling with city or well water? Do you have any preferences or allergies? Sanitizers kill microorganisms and contaminants. The most common means of disinfecting are with the use of Chlorine or...

Dart Boards

December 7, 2014

Choosing A Dart Board Darts is a fantastically social game and what better way to enjoy a game of darts than with a few close friends over a couple of cold beers? Sooner or later, you’ll become hooked and you will be wanting your own dart board. There may be many reasons why you want to get your own dart board. You may find you’re spending too much money going to bars to play, or you might want to have a dartboard to liven up...

Pool Table Service – Pool Table Installation – Pool Table Moves

Here at your local Viscount Pools of Metro Detroit of Clinton Twp. and Chesterfield we fully service any and all pool tables. If you simply need new cloth put on your table, new rubber rails, new pockets, a re-level service, your seams re-waxed or a move service... you have found your people! We do it ALL! Our fully licensed and insured pool table service team will take care of it.   Cloth Services - If you need new cloth / felt put on your pool...