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Chlorine vs. Your Eyes

I bet we’ve all had our issues with the effects of chlorine: from those in the itchy, irritated skin camp to the folks who suffer from dry, brittle fingernails after taking a dip, to the poor souls who have experienced stripping of their hair’s natural oils or even the horrifying addition of a green tint to the color of their …

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Time and Effort – What It Is Worth to Your Pool

Mismanaged chemicals and poor maintenance can damage pool filters, pumps, heaters and more. Proper preventive pool care is definitely worth the time and effort because it can save you the hassles and money associated with repairs like these. Regular pool maintenance will take you approximately four to eight hours per week and it includes skimming debris from the surface of …

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Spending More Time in Your Pool? Good Idea! How to Keep Things Safe…

The way things are going, we’d all like to – maybe not drink cleaning fluids as has been previously suggested, but encase ourselves in a protective shield of chemicals that are safe, yet protect us from COVID-19.  That, my friends, is pretty much what you are doing when you swim in a pool that is well-maintained with the proper chemical …

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Pool Time Is Quality Family Time

Tired of constantly having to tell your kids not to bring their cell phones to the dinner table; to put the phone down so they can get started on their homework; or to simply look away from their phone and up at you while you are speaking to them? Yep, we all are. There are tons of great activities that …

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Swimming Pools Are a Great Way to Social Distance!

Everybody is bored out of their gourd and looking for enjoyable things to do. Never fear if you have a pool, my dear, because pools are an excellent way to stay safe while you ratchet up the fun a notch. So plan your Labor Day pool party and keep your pool open as long as you can to relieve your …

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Is It Time to Change Your Cartridge Filter Element?

They key to eliminating hassles, time-sucks and big repair bills…and to maintaining optimal pool fun is to keep up on your swimming pool maintenance. One of those easy, cost-effective upkeep items is cartridge filter element maintenance. When water passes through a cartridge filter, the element – located at its surface – traps particles and screens out dirt. Properly functioning cartridge …

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We Carry O-rings, Gaskets and Other Pool Parts

Did you know that one great way to keep your pool running at its best this summer is to simply replace a few inexpensive parts? It’s true and you can get them right at SE Pool Supply & Chemical in New Smyrna Beach! A little relatively inexpensive maintenance can go a very long way. Replacing your swimming pool O-rings and …

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What Is a D.E. Filter Breakdown?

It sounds bad, but it’s actually the opposite. A D.E. filter breakdown, as you will discover as you continue to read, is a wonderful thing…  First, you should know that D.E. stands for diatomaceous earth, which is natural soft, siliceous sediment. It’s basically rock which easily crumbles into fine white powder…so fine that it can become thirty times smaller than …

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The CDC on Swimming Pools…No Evidence of Coronavirus Transmission

With all of the concerns surrounding Covid-19, you may be wondering how safe swimming pools are. According to the website of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “There is no evidence that the virus that causes Covid-19 can be spread to people through water in pools, hot tubs or spas.”  The CDC goes on further to say that, “Proper operation …

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Getting Your Pool in Tip-Top Shape for Summer: Leaks

We live in The Sunshine State, a place where the sun shines brightly and the temperatures can soar. So, if we happen to go through a hot spell with very little rain, it’s not unusual for your pool to experience some evaporation. A good rule of thumb for normal pool water evaporation is no more than one-half inch to one …