Is there a Chlorine Shortage / How do I keep my pool safe and sanitary?
Pool DoctoRx fully stocked with most forms of Chlorine including 3" Tabs, 1" Tabs, Granular and Liquid. You can buy them at our Store or online.
There is no shortage of liquid Chlorine, we sell and install liquid feeders so in the event of a tablet shortage, we're set and ready to serve you. Furthermore, our Pool Rx mineral product can help reduce the need for Chlorine or Salt, it's low cost, lasts 6 months and is available in our store. It is proven to reduce Chlorine use in most cases.
What's the difference between using Chlorine or Salt for my pool or spa?
A saltwater pool isn't better than a chlorine pool because it "is a chlorine pool." A saltwater pool system is the same thing as a salt "chlorine" generator / salt chlorinator. Saltwater pools electrically convert salt into chlorine. It's the chlorine that keeps the pool water clean just like the chlorine you buy in buckets.
· Pros: Requires a saltwater generator as well as basic equipment like pumps and filters. Pool Doctor technical repair specialists can install any required equipment
· Cons: The saltwater can corrode regular pool equipment and linings. For existing pools, you will need to upgrade to salt-resistant parts and surfaces. Pool owners often rave about how nice saltwater feels but is also a corrosive substance.
You are probably smelling "spent or used Chlorine" because proper Chlorine levels have been exceeded and you are smelling used Chlorine. So now it is time for a Water Balance Test and to make adjustments to the entire picture versus dumping new Chlorine into the water. Drop by our store (Monday - Friday 10 to 5, Saturday 10 to 4) and we'll "test your water", print out the correct chemical levels and provide any water care product you may need. You will find a complete line of water care products in our store and helpful assistance to solve any water balance issues
If Chlorine is meant to keep my pool clean, why do I have algae?
Sometimes too much combined Chorine and CYA (conditioner) can actually cause algae blooms. Whenever "combined chlorine" exceeds more than 25% (free residual chlorine less total residual chlorine), it's time to shock the pool. This is achieved by adding 10X more chlorine and "shocking the pool." If this makes you feel a little uneasy calculating the formula, call us and we'll help or resolve the problem for you.
What kinds of Water Care Products do you sell?
Pool DoctoRx has both a retail store as well as a cleaning and repair business. We carry everything from Algaecides, Chlorine, Salt, Sand, Glass, PH up or down (bicarb, soda ash), Pool Rx Minerals, Test Strips, Test Reagents, Phosphate removers, Pool Pumps, Pool Vacuums, Pool Robots and many other pool and spa products.
Do you clean Pools and Spas?
Pool DoctoRx has been cleaning Pools and Spas since 1994.
Do you repair Pools and Spas?
Pool DoctoRx has been repairing Pools and Spas since 1994
Do you sell and repair Pool and Spa Covers?
Pool DoctoRx has been repairing Pools and Spas since 1994 with factory trained technicians.
Are Pool DoctoRx employees insured?
Pool DoctoRx employees are licensed, bonded and insured. We consider them to be the best of the best. Read our Google Reviews dating back to September 2019 (when new ownership took over) and you will see consistent, ever increasing 5 star reviews.