Ask the Residential Swimming Expert – Russel Koch

Ask the Residential Swimming Expert – Russel Koch

Ask the Residential Swimming Expert – Russel Koch What kind of chemicals do you put in the pool ? We suggest  the use of a concentrated shock treatment along with a winter algaecide and stain treat product.  Also make sure you adjust the pH and Alkalinity of the water. Do you put any Anti-Freeze in […]

Ask the Residential Swimming Pool Expert – Russel Koch

Ask the Residential Swimming Pool Expert – Russel Koch Do I, or should I cover my pool in the winter? Installing a cover on your pool whether in-ground or above-ground is not mandatory.  One reason for installing a cover on your pool  before winter sets in,  is to make starting your pool in the spring […]

Ask the Residential Swimming Pool Expert – Russell Koch

Ask the Residential Swimming  Pool Expert – Russell Koch What is water chemistry when we are talking about pool water? About 90% of all pool problems arise from faulty water chemistry.  The chemistry of your pool water is constantly changing or being altered because of rains, hot spells, heavy bather loads and even falling leaves […]

Ask the Residential Swimming Pool Expert – Russel Koch

Ask the Residential Swimming Pool Expert – Russel Koch When should I close down my pool? Closing your pool is really a personal choice and depends on your lifestyle.  In the past, we have had some incredibly spectacular weather in September.  Temperatures in the mid to high 20s for the entire month have blessed Medicine […]

Ask the Residential Swimming Expert – Russel Koch

Ask the Residential Swimming Expert – Russel Koch I’m thinking of building a swimming pool or buying an above ground pool. What are some of the safety concerns that I should be aware of? Do I need a certain size fence around my pool? Any time you have standing water in your yard, whether it’s […]

Ask the Residential Swimming Pool Expert – Russel Koch

Ask the Residential Swimming Pool Expert – Russel Koch What does it mean  when they talk about water balance in my pool? Water balance deals with the tendency of water to corrode or scale. Scale formations can form abrasive deposits on pool surfaces, plug filter sand, reduce circulation by depositing scale inside piping, and cause […]

Ask the Residential Swimming Pool Expert – Russel Koch

Ask the Residential Swimming Pool Expert – Russel Koch I have read that it is now possible to automate your pool. Is this correct and does it cost an arm and a leg? If you have a salt water system in your pool you are on your way to full automation. One of the simplest […]

Ask the Residential Swimming Pool Expert – Russel Koch

Ask the Residential Swimming Pool Expert – Russel Koch When should I open my pool for the summer? The best time to get your pool running is right after the ice is gone.  This year that could be as soon as the middle of March  to the beginning of April. When your pool water is […]

Ask the Residential Swimming Pool Expert – Russel Koch

Ask the Residential Swimming Pool Expert – Russel Koch I’ve heard that maintaining a swimming pool is a lot of work and requires a lot of time. Is that correct? The amount of time you spend maintaining your pool should be no more than about an hour a week. If you own an outdoor pool […]

Ask the Residential Swimming Expert – Russel Koch

I would like a swimming pool this summer. When should I be looking at ordering the pool? If you are looking for a swimming pool for the summer, you should start your search as soon as possible. If you are looking at an above ground pool you have a bit more time than if you […]