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Pool & Spa Maintenance - Spend More Time Enjoying Your Pool or Spa

Spend Less Time Worrying About Your Pool Are of taking care of your pool? Do you get frustrated with water chemistry because you can't seem to keep your alkalinity and cyanuric acid in balance during swimming season? Does it make you want to pull your hair out because you don't know (or want to know) […]

Top Ten Spring Start-Up Tips for Pool Owners

Spring is here and it is time to open your pool!Especially if the weather is going to cooperate. We are having a nice warm swimmable spring. Let's hope it stays that way! It is definitely a good time to open your pool with some nice 80 degree temperatures on the horizon. If you open it […]


The Easy Steps For Spa Care By keeping in mind the basic ABC's of spa water chemistry, you'll be assured a pleasant and healthy hot tub spa experience for yourself, your family and friends. Although similar in one way to bath tubs, hot tub spas are not drained after each use, so we must take […]

Winterizing Your Swimming Pool

Winterize The Right Way! Six Steps To Protect Your Pool. Thankfully we don't usually have much in the way of snow in Southern Utah! With that being said, pools still need proper winterizing. Winter can be tough on pools. Algae and other problems can start even in cold weather, making spring opening messy and expensive. […]

How a Salt Pool (Chlorine Generator) Works

Tips To Best Utilize Your Salt Generator How It Works: MonitorOnce your salt pool system is installed, continue to test the water like normal and keep an eye on your chlorine level. The key element here is to keep a watch on your chlorine level. The best way to do that is to test the […]

Pool Filters...Changing and Cleaning Them

When to change or clean a cartridge filter can be a confusing question for pool owners sometimes because the cartridge is sitting inside the canister and it is out-of-site, out-of-mind.  If the pool water is cloudy it is easy to throw in a bag of shock or water clarifier, but after a while, that doesn't […]

Summertime Is Here - Check Your Water Chemistry

Water Chemistry: pH and ChlorineVital To Your Pool Water's Overall Health Whenever you are testing your pool water, the first thing that you need to adjust, before you add chlorine or anything else is your pH. Maybe you don't know why this is, or have wondered if it is really that important; because most people […]

Water Chemistry: Basics

WATER CHEMISTRY can be very frustrating for new pool and spa owners along with old pros because sparkling, beautiful and inviting water can turn quickly to look dull, nasty and un-swimmable water seemingly overnight.  Before you give up and fill your pool with dirt and make a garden spend a few minutes going over basic […]

Stabilizer, CYA, Conditioner...

What happens when I have too much? It seems that whenever we are explaining pool water chemistry and get to the point about CYA (A.K.A. cyanuric acid, stabilizer, water conditioner), the customer's eyes lose focus and we know that we have lost them.  Too much information has been given and the pool owner will forget what […]

Bullfrog Spas Premium Water Care Options

Enhanced Ozone System, EOS O3™ EOS is a revolutionary water purification system that is up to twice as effective at oxidizing out impurities, without the negative effects of excess ozone gas. This unique 3-part system generates as much as 2 times the amount of ozone as standard systems*, sanitizes spa water better, and destructs nearly all residual […]

What Does Hot Tub Maintenance Really Look Like?

Good hot tub maintenance means taking care of the spa itself as well as the water in it. Here is a simple schedule and answers to a couple of frequently asked questions to illustrate just how easy it is to take care of your hot tub. Basic Maintenance Schedule To keep your hot tub running […]

PristineBlue - AlgaeShield & EnzyPure

When the weather is HOT, what’s the best way to cool off?  Jump into the COOL water of your swimming pool. The main issue that swimming pool owners seem to have in our hot weather is keeping the chlorine level high enough to have clear and sanitized water. We have found two great maintenance products […]

Pristine Blue Water Care

POOL, SPA, AND HOT TUB MAINTENANCE IS NOW EASIER THAN EVER WITH PristineBlue® PristineBlue is a terrific alternative to chlorine or bromine in your swimming pool or hot tub. Thousands of residential pool owners rely on PristineBlue for comfortable, clean, clear water. With PristineBlue ® in your pool or spa, you can relax with the […]

NEW Pristine Pure

NEW Pristine Pure® Enzymatic Cleaner, Clarifier & Phosphate Remover for Pools, Spas & Hot tubs. Pristine Pure® is the best in natural pool care. Pristine Pure is a blend of biodegradable, environmentally-friendly, plant-based enzymes designed to work with all swimming pool water treatment programs. After bactericide use, Pristine Pure® naturally consumes the leftover unfilterable contaminants […]

Pool Chlorine

Clearview 3" Jumbo tabs Slow dissolving and stabilized. For use in erosion-type chlorine tablet feeders. Water flows over the tablets slowly, providing a constant chlorine feed rate. With proper chlorine residual one tablet treats 8,000 gallons every 7-14 days. Shock Treatment / Super chlorination  -  How to properly shock treat a swimming pool Shocking a […]

Waterlink Spin Lab

Bring your swimming pool or spa water into us for all your water testing needs. In an effort to cut down on the amount of time it takes to do a complete water analysis, we now have a state-of-the-art Waterlink Spin Lab, the most technologically advanced pool water analysis set-up in the pool industry. At […]

Too Much Sanitizer

Too much sanitizer, such as chlorine or bromine in your hot tub is not good for your jets.  It ruins them, as you can see in this picture.  For one thing, it bleaches out the surface of the jet, making them look less attractive, but the real damage is done in the back where the […]

Tile Scrubber

Have you ever had to clean your tiles on your pool because of calcium build-up or just an oily scum-line?  It is a pain! You either have to get down on your knees and bend over the pool edge or you get in and clean as you move around the pool. There is an easier […]

Should I drain my spa?

If you are leaving town for a while, like longer than six weeks, there are some things you should do to take care of your hot tub.  This also applies if you can't maintain your spa on a weekly basis. Tropical Pools and Spas can help you maintain your hot tub if you are out […]

Free Water Testing

Are you having trouble making sense of your hot tub or pool water chemistry?  Bring a sample of your water into our store and we will analyze it for FREE!  Give us a few minutes and we can give you a print-out of what you need to do to get your water looking sparkly clear […]