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10 Steps to Closing A Pool

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If you are unfamiliar with the process of closing a pool for the summer, contracting a reputable pool professional is always a good idea. However, if you are a do it yourself kind of person, here are ten easy steps to help in closing your pool until next season!

Clean the pool: Vacuum and brush the pool’s walls. If the pool is especially dirty or has a lot of algae, bypass the filter and vacuum on waste out of the backwash line. This will prevent contamination of the filter sand. Place the filter’s multi-port valve on the waste position. The pool should be as clean and clear before covering or you could open in the spring to a green pool. Balance water chemistry: The week of the pool closing, make sure the pool waterfalls within the following below. pH: 7.2 – 7.8 Alkalinity: 80 ppm – 120 ppm Calcium Hardness: 180 – 220 ppm (vinyl and fiberglass) 250ppm-500 ppm (shotcrete) Add shock and algaecide: Shock the pool, following the manufacturer’s directions. Allow the chlorine level to reach 1…

7 Important Steps To Take Before Opening Your Pool

Summer is here and there has never been a better time to own a private pool! It is tempting to jump right in after having it closed for several months. Nevertheless, here are seven critical steps that should be taken in order to get your backyard oasis in proper working condition.Safety First! The first step to enjoying your pool is to make sure it is safe. Remove any debris that may have fallen, trim bushes that are in the way, and make sure there are no issues with the pool or the area surrounding it. This includes the cover, filter, pump, and any area furniture.Before turning on the pump and pump filter, be certain to fill the pool to the skimmer line.Remove all plugs and turn on all valves.Make a list of the chemical inventory in your storage room. Make sure the chemicals are not out of date and underwent proper storage procedures from the previous season.Use a test kit to adjust the chemicals in the pool’s water or have your local pool supplier test the water for you. This is a s…

Is It Really Possible To Relax In The Dentist's Chair?

Does the mere thought of a teeth cleaning lead to severe mental agony and fear? Indeed, many individuals would rather endure the agony of a toothache than step foot in a dentist’s office. Many people are so phobic about going to the dentist that they prefer not to have any treatment at all. For people who avoid dentists like the plague, sedation dentistry may take away some of their anxiety. Sedation can be used for everything from invasive procedures to a simple tooth cleaning. How it is used depends on the severity of the fear. What Is Sedation Dentistry? Sedation dentistry uses medication to help patients relax during dental procedures. It’s sometimes referred to as “sleep dentistry,” although that is not entirely accurate. Patients are usually awake with the exception of those who are under general anesthesia. The levels of sedation used include: Minimal sedation — the patient is awake but relaxed.Moderate sedation (formerly called “conscious sedation”) — patients may slur their w…

All About Rear-End Accident Claims & Injury Compensation

by Dennis and King Law in Chattanooga, TNWho pays for injuries after a rear-end auto accident? Following is some important information to know in order to get fair compensation from the insurance company. Rear-end collisions injure more than 556,000 people annually. It is important to know what to do after a rear-end collision, and how to avoid mistakes that will inhibit making a successful insurance claim. This guide can help individuals get the compensation they deserve. Causes of Rear-end Accidents It is nearly impossible to avoid a rear-end collision. They happen in a variety of ways: Tailgating: Georgia and Tennessee require drivers to “follow, allowing yourself at least three second for stopping before hitting the car in front of you is a “safe stopping distance.” Of course, bad weather, bad road conditions, or poor visibility require even longer stopping distance.Distracted driver: Cell phone usage, eating, putting on makeup, listening to loud music, talking with passengers, lo…

What to Do When The Air Conditioner Stops Working

From Maximum Heating and Air in Chattanooga, TN

It is never fun when an air conditioner suddenly stops working, especially in the midst of the southern summer heat. However, it is a mistake to automatically assume that the system is broken or in need of expensive repairs. The solution may be simple enough for the homeowner to fix on their own, or they prefer to call in a professional who can figure out the issue. Here are six steps that should be taken when an air conditioner stops working. 1.  Stay CalmFirst of all, remember to stay calm. Not having air conditioning is tremendously unfortunate, but stress can increase your body temperature, making things feel even worse. Remember that even if the homeowner is unable to fix the problem themselves, they can always call the experts at Maximum Heating and Air for reliable service whenever an emergency strikes—including after hours, on the weekend, or on holidays. 2.  Check the thermostatMake sure the thermostat is turned on and set to “coo…