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Never Buy Chlorine Again! SplashClear SP 18

SplashPoolParts.com is proud to offer an alternative to keeping your pool clear and clean with chlorine.  You’ll never have to be bothered with chlorine or burning eyes again!

Splash Clear takes the worry out of too much chlorine or too little. It’s the advanced way of purifying your above ground pool and having the perfect healthy balance for your needs. And you’ll never have to buy chlorine again! You control it automatically through your present filtration system, using a low level of salt and recycling it. This softens the water, giving it a smooth, soft, silky feel you’ll love to be in. For fitness and pure leisure, nothing is more convenient. Nothing is more nature friendly. Set SplashClear once to suit your preferences, and it purifies day in, day out – according to the correct just-right balance you want.

The SP-18 will treat pools up to 18,000 gallons of water. The SplashClear comes with all plumbing needed to hook it up to the Splash line of pools. If you have questions or need help ordering, please email us at info@SplashPoolParts.com or call us, M-F, 8-5 pacific 866-585-2380. We’re happy to help you find the parts you need! We feature the complete line of factory authorized Splash Pool Parts.

 

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May 11, 2011 at 12:35 am Comments (0)

Maintaining Your Automatic Cleaner for Your Splash Pool

Having a pool is about revitalizing your backyard experience and creating a comfortable, enjoyable space for family and friends. SplashPoolParts.com can make owning an above ground pool a lot easier. In this article we’ll offer some tips on maintaining your automatic pool cleaner.

Cleaner not cleaning the entire pool?

This can be caused by any number of reasons. The hoses could be too short. Another real common cause is the cleaner could be following the flow pattern of the water in the pool, in other words, strong flow from wall return jets will push the cleaner into a pattern. To fix this; adjust the return port wall fittings, or add wall fittings to the return ports. It helps to point the fittings down or at a downward angle. If you pool doesn’t have wall fittings at the return ports there are alternative wall fittings made by the manufactures to divert the flow.

Unit does not move?

Be sure that the Auto Vacuum is turned on and that no fuses have blown. Check the electrical outlet with another electrical appliance to be sure that power is available. Inspect the unit itself while it’s partially underwater. Is the pump motor receiving power? Is there water gushing out of the top of the unit? This would indicate that power is reaching the unit.

Is the pulley on the drive belt side turning? If the pulley is not moving, this could indicate a shorted motor, or a corroded drive T, which would also require motor replacement.

Is the skimmer bottom suction hose in good repair? Hoses become stretched and weaken over time. If your belts are “skipping” and are not locked into the grooves of either the drive pulley or the wheel tubes, they may need to be replaced. Check that the wheel tubes are in proper position with bushings in place on either end. If the tubes are not straight, the drive belts will not be tight. Do not pull the unit towards the side of the pool, or lift the unit out of the pool by the power cord. Try to reach into the pool and lift the unit only by the handle.

Unit does not pump?

If the unit moves, but does not pick up any debris, lift the unit up near the surface of the water. Does water gush out of the top? If not, the pump motor may be shorted. Unplug the unit and pull it out of the water. Remove the vent cap on top of the unit and check that the impeller does not have string wound around the base. Turn the impeller by hand to check spin. Plug in unit and check spin. If there is no spin, the pump is probably shorted.

Another indication that the pump motor is not working properly is if the unit won’t climb the walls very far before falling off. The pump motor provides the suction it needs for climbing.

If you’ve tried all these tips and your automatic pool cleaner still isn’t functioning properly, it may be time to purchase a new pool cleaner. Should you decide to make your purchase at SplashPoolParts.com use the coupon code 10percent during checkout and receive a 10% discount on your order.

Have a safe and enjoyable summer in your SplashPool!

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July 7, 2010 at 11:55 am Comments (0)

Cleaning Your Swimming Pool Filter and Pump Basket

Over time (from a few days to a few weeks, depending on how much the pool is used and environmental conditions), your filter will require cleaning. You might notice a loss of suction when vacuuming or an increase in filter gauge pressure. You should clean the filter when the pressure increases 8-10 lbs. above the filter’s initial start-up
pressure.

A. Sand Filter
1. Begin by shutting off power to the system.
2. Move the lever at top of filter from “filter mode” to “backwash mode”.
3. Turn power to the system back on.
4. Continue to backwash until waste water becomes clear. Note: It is a good idea to attach a hose to the backwash outlet of the filter. Run the hose to an area where the water will drain away. Also, be sure the water level remains high enough so as not to lose the prime.
5. When waste water is clear, shut off power to the system.
6. Turn lever back to the “filter mode” setting.
7. Turn pump and filter back on.

B. Cartridge Filter
1. Begin by shutting off power to the system.
2. Close the Ball Valve.
3. Screw a Threaded Plug (found in separate plastic bag) into Return Wall Fitting from the inside of the pool.
4. Open Air Relief Valve.
5. Remove the lid from the Filter Canister.
6. Lift out the Cartridge Filter and clean with a garden hose.
7. Clean Filter Canister by removing Drain Plug at base of filter. Replace plug.
8. Replace Filter Element and reattach lid.

C. Pump Basket
1. Remove pump lid and clean pump basket. Replace lid.
2. Open Ball Valve, remove Threaded Plug from Return Wall Fitting, and close Air Relief Valve.
3. Turn power to the system back on.

WARNING: Pump must be shut off when cleaning

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June 23, 2010 at 11:02 am Comments (0)

Summer Splash Pool Maintenance

Pools require filter changes, routine cleaning, and a careful check of the pH water balance during the swimming season. If proper water balance is maintained, and you insure that the circulation system in your new pool is adequate and always working properly, then two thirds of the battle is done. A lot of the chemical considerations are determined by the amount of usage the pool gets during the summer months.

Sanitizing your pool is a must to insure the health of pool users. Typically, chlorine is added to the pool on a weekly basis. Chlorine works in the water to kill bacteria and contaminants. This can be accomplished by several methods. A chlorine feeder is available from your local pool dealership. You can also mix the chlorine, which always come in a granular form, with water, and apply it yourself. Always be careful in the process and not dump it all in quickly, but add only a little at a time. Any chemical is caustic, and safety is a must.

You may also consider using bromine to sanitize your pool. It is preferred by people with very sensitive skin, and those who hate the chorine smell. The biggest disadvantage of using bromine is its cost, which is much higher than chlorine.

After the water has been sanitized, it is then “shocked” approximately every two weeks before adding chlorine again. Because chlorine loses its effectiveness after a period of interacting with pool waste and contaminants, the shocker is used to clean out all of the leftover debris from the chlorine interaction in the water. The process, called oxidization, cleans the swimmer waste from the pool, such as skin cells, suntan lotions, cosmetics, and even urine, and rids the pool of old chlorine. If you notice the pool has a strong chlorine smell, or is cloudy, it’s probably because the pool is not being maintained properly. Shocking the pool will quickly cure this ailment. The pool will then be re-chlorinated.

It is always a good idea to take a sample of your pool water to your local pool dealership for testing on a monthly basis to insure that the water is correctly balanced. This will also help to foresee any problems that may be arising in your pool. Be sure to circulate the water in your pool for at least 8 to 12 hours continuously during the day.

On a weekly basis, vacuum and skim your pool to remove any debris. Doing so helps control pool contamination. It is also effective in discouraging algae growth in your pool.

Other regular maintenance includes the changing of filters on a regular basis as recommended by your pool dealership, and making sure that all O rings in the system are greased and void of cracks or abrasions. Check electrical connections on a regular basis to insure there is no frayed or cracked wiring. Keep skimmer baskets free of debris, and keep the pool area free of vegetation and leaves to insure there is no contamination of the pool.

Pool maintenance should always include checking things such as diving boards, handrails, and ladders to insure there are no loose or rusted bolts. Inspect your diving board for any cracks or stressed areas, and replace if you find these problems. Doing so will insure the safety of all pool users.

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June 7, 2010 at 7:44 pm Comment (1)

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