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Splash for Cystic Fibrosis - July 29, 2014

The summer heat has already made a splash in our summer season! Did you know, Pool World is hosting our annual fundraiser for Splash for Cystic Fibrosis?!? 

Over the past six years, our customers have helped us raise over $32,000. The money raised will benefit our local cystic fibrosis center at Sacred Heart.

Our staff will be fundraising for Splash for C.F. from May 1st through August 31st. Be sure to stop in and contribute to this wonderful cause! Pool World has already created an awesome incentive for you, donate $10 and save 5% off all over the counter water care products purchased through August 31, 2014!

Help Pool World today!

For more information, please visit our Monthly Promotions page. 


Does your swimming pool still have its sparkle? - July 28, 2014

The summer heat has stuck around for the last few weeks and there doesn’t look to be an end in sight!

The summer temperature brings everyone into the backyard to enjoy a nice cool dip in the pool, or maybe just to splash around and have some fun.

After having all of your family and friends at the pool, have you noticed that your pool just isn’t sparkling like it use to? Even after shocking?!

There are a few reasons, but the two most common are over cleaning or backwashing of your filter and turning the pump off.

Sand and DE filters work best when they are slightly dirty because the additional dirt actually helps trap the smaller particles of dirt and impurities from circulating into the pool again. Allow the pressure on the gauge to increase to about 10 psi above regular clean pressure prior to completing the backwash/bump process again.

Ok, the other most common issue is turning the pump off. It doesn’t matter if it’s during the day or night, Pool World recommends the filtration system run 24 hours a day. The more circulation and filtration the pool receives the healthier, clearer and more enjoyable the pool will be! If you do wish or prefer to turn the system off, turn it off just before you go to bed and turn it back on first thing in the morning.

Remember, be patient and allow the filtration system to do its job! This will make your swimming pool look amazing!  For other helpful tips, please visit our Helpful Tips and Handouts.


Enjoy the night sky! - July 25, 2014

This weekend is going to be one of the best times to view the Northern Delta Aquariids Meteor Shower.

This amazing show will be seen across the world but here in the northwest we have a prime location for viewing. The meteor shower actually goes from about mid July until the middle of August each year.

When looking up at the night sky, look for “The Great Square of Pegasus and look down to find Delta Aquarii. This weekend is particularly good because of the new moon that is happening tomorrow July 26th. The new moon allows for an evening without moon light and you can expect to see 15 to 20 meteors per hour.

For many hot tub owners, this is one of their favorite times of year to enjoy a long or late evening/ early morning soak in their hot tub and enjoy the night sky. If you want to experience this in your backyard and want to experience these moments for years to come, please visit our Residential Hot Tubs page.

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