Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Why do I lose water in my pool?
Normal daily water loss through evaporation
can range from a quarter to a half inch per
day. Heating systems, human activity, and
water features will also increase this loss.
Why is my hair turning green?
You have copper present. Raise the pH
to 8.5 and super chlorinate. Then add some
Jack's Magic sequestering agent. This will
help your blonde hair stay blonde. Be sure
to rebalance back to normal chemistry levels
What is the water capacity of my pool?
Here are three simple ways to get an idea of
how many gallons your pool will hold. If
you still have trouble, you can contact anyone
in the pool industry for help.
A) Rectangle: length x width x average depth
x 7.5 gallons.
B) Circular: length x diameter x average
depth x 5.9 gallons
C) Oval: length x short diameter x average
depth x 5.9 gallons
My pool plaster has stains on it. What can I
Your pool possibly has Iron or other types
of metals that have attached themselves to
your pool finish. This can be corrected most
often with the use of a sequestering agent.
Note: Always follow the manufacturer's label
when using any chemical.
What is etched plaster?
This occurs as acid dissolves any alkaline
materials present in the pool water and it can
cause your pool finish to feel like sandpaper. It can also provide
a safe harbor for dirt and algae.
I have this white hard stuff on the tile in
my pool. What is it?
The white stuff is what some call scale or
calcium deposits. It occurs when the pH goes
above 7.9 and bonds with the carbonates in
the water. It's not nice to look at but, have no
fear. It can be cleaned up.
Can I just put all my chemicals in one
bucket and dump them in the pool at the same
Don't even think about it! NEVER mix
chemicals! Add each one separately to your
pool. And again, ALWAYS follow the manufacturer's
How is salt used to sanitize pool water?
Well, let's look at Sodium Chloride and
Chlorine. If you combine the two, you come
up with your everyday table salt. With a
jolt of electric current (electrolysis), the
two will separate and Ta-Da! You have instant
chlorine in your pool. As the Chlorine
reacts with bacteria in the pool, it will
convert back to sodium chloride and begin
the process all over again. This is easy and simple
and requires very little work on your part. The
system recycles itself, which means no need
for liquid chlorines in your pool.
I want to heat my pool, what type of heating
should I use?
The two best ways to heat a pool are solar
and heat pumps. The use of Solar heating is
all natural and cost free from the sun after
installation. Heat pumps are another source
and run by electricity. Both ways have
benefits so it depends on your preference!
We suggest for the heating of a spa you look
into gas heating for quicker enjoyment.
Contact us for more information or questions
you may have.
Should I let Rover swim in the pool?
Absolutely not! Pets increase the chlorine
usage needed for your pool as well as
contribute to high levels of bacteria. That's not
even getting in to the pet hair problem! Get Rover
his own pool.
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POOLS OF JADE
401 E ALFRED ST. TAVARES, FLORIDA
Office: (407) 654-6522