If You’ve Got Salt (Water), You Need ‘Pepper’

While salt-water pools are a great way to pass the time in those hot summer months, the salt can also be damaging to your pool and pool accessories. Luckily, APi created a product called “Pepper” in 2013 that helps combat the negative effects of salt water.

Pepper was created exclusively to work with salt-water pools. It oxidizes debris and assists in the filtering process, which leaves your water looking clean and ready to jump into. In addition to this, it also boosts your sanitizer, keeps phosphate levels low, keeps pH levels from fluctuating, and prevents buildup.

You simply need to use the product twice a month, and you’re free to swim immediately after. And after your first use, you can usually operate your salt water generator at a lower setting.  Less pool maintenance in one little step! All you need to do is sprinkle Pepper into your salt-water pool. Each bottle is 2 pounds, and you should use 1 pound for every 10,000 gallons. One bottle can do 20,000 gallons!

If you ever need advice on how to reduce the amount of maintenance you need to do on your inground salt-water pool, or you’re looking for ways to cut back on your maintenance costs, give us a call at (412) 741-4774. We know the products and techniques to help you keep you inground pool clean and refreshing all summer long.

Don’t Save Pool Repair for Next Summer

While you may be thinking it’s time to close up the pool for the season and leave any repairs and maintenance tasks for next summer, you may want to think twice. It is actually more beneficial for you to take care of some of this in the fall than waiting for the long winter to pass.

If you’re concerned about a leak in your pool, the last thing you need to allow to happen is for the water to leak out during the winter months. As the water level in your pool drops and heavy snow settles on your cover, it can lead to tears in your cover or its straps. In the end, it will be more costly for you to have to deal with the problem later!

Another important thing to consider is that this is a great time to repaint your pool. The ground is still holding heat, which means that the paint will cure nicely on the surface of the pool.

As you get ready to make those last minute repairs to your pool, remember that we have everything you need to get prepared for colder days. Call us at (412)741-4774 to have leaks repaired, for a new paint job, or to pick out just the right cover for your inground pool. End this summer with a little bit of maintenance work so that you can start next summer with a splash.