Pool and Spa: Is Your Water Clean?

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“Come on in, the waters fine!” is a phrase you may hear in the coming months as more and more people take frequent dips in their pool and relax in their spa. But is the water really fine? Is the water in your pool and spa clean? Maintenance is often neglected during the long winter months as many pools and outdoor spas are not frequently used. Without proper maintenance on your pool or spa, your water could be imbalanced and conceal waterborne contaminants that are potentially toxic to your body. Many of these problems are not visible to the naked eye, so just because it looks clean, doesn’t mean it is clean.

A filter is a vital piece in pool and spa maintenance. Pool and spa filters remove water impurities and other contaminants from your water, resulting in water that is clean and healthy enough for your family. Without the proper filtration in your pool and spa, you may notice an increase in bacteria and algae formation.

The Filbur FC-3053 Pool and Spa Filter works with pools, spas and hot tubs. It features Anti-Microbial (or Microban) technology, which prevents microbes such as bacteria, fungi, mold and mildew from growing or reproducing. The construction of the Filbur FC-3053 ensures durability and consistent water flow. Having a filter installed (and replacing your older one) is a must for pool and spa maintenance. Browse through our complete list of pool and spa filters to see which one best suits your needs. Consult your owner’s manual for instructions on cleaning and replacing your pool and spa filter.

After installing a filter in your spa or swimming pool, we are often left wondering if the filter is really doing what it’s supposed to do. Is it removing the harmful contaminants from my pool water? Is it making the water safer for me and my family? Too often these valid questions go unanswered, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

watersafe-test-kit-smaller-blogThe Watersafe Water Test is an antibody-based test kit that detects the presence of bacteria in spas and swimming pools. The Watersafe Pool Water Test will provide an on-site water analysis (with no training or instrumentation required) of harmful levels of bacteria in your pool or spa water in under 20 minutes. There are no chemicals to add in order to conduct the water test. The Watersafe Bacteria Water Test delivers accurate and reliable results in a convenient and disposable bacteria test strip. This allows you to eliminate the guesswork of whether or not your pool water is suffering from bacteria or other harmful impurities.

Pool and spa filters are just as important for your swimming pool as your household water filter and your air/furnace filter. Before you take a dip in the pool, or relax in the spa, make sure that the proper pool and spa maintenance has been done. The correct pool and/or spa filter is the first step in healthier water.