Author: Zagers

What Do I Do With My Hot Tub While on Vacation?

By Zagers

Leaving on a jet plane? Finally taking that trip with the kids to Disneyland? No matter where you’re going on vacation, if you’ve got a hot tub, you probably have some questions about what to do with it before you go. The good news is, we have answers, and you’ll be happy to know that…

Automatic Pool Cover Maintenance

By Zagers

Automatic pool covers are extremely popular because they offer safety, durability, convenience, and they are aesthetically pleasing (in Michigan it generally means you can forego a fence). This type of cover is a significant investment and with all of its incredible benefits it makes sense to take care of it so that it will last…

Where to Install Your Hot Tub

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Maybe the only thing more exciting to think about than relaxing in your new hot tub is the logistics that go into planning where to install it. Well, okay, those logistics aren’t uber fun, but they are highly important. The view and who is going to enjoy it first are what most people think about,…

How to Use the BioGuard SaltScapes Program

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Saltwater pools are a popular option for in-ground pool owners. They are preferred for their gentle approach to pool care. But let’s be clear, saltwater pool care still requires chlorine to sanitize the water. A saltwater pool converts salt to unstabilized chlorine that dissipates quickly and therefore requires regular water balancing and maintenance to keep…

How to Clean the Three Most Common Above Ground Pool Filters

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If you have an above ground pool, you’ve got a dirty job to do. Whether you have a cartridge, D.E., or sand pool filter, it needs a cleaning every so often (see below for when). The good news is you don’t have to be Mike Rowe to handle it, or even get that messy. We…

How to Adjust pH in a Pool

By Zagers

Keeping the appropriate pH balance in your pool is one of the most important things you can do to keep your pool clean, healthy, and usable all season long. A proper pH makes the water safe for swimming, helps your sanitizer work more effectively, and allows your pool equipment to last as long as it’s…

Adjusting Alkalinity in a Pool

By Zagers

For a full summer of fun in your pool, balanced water is essential. The right levels of alkalinity, pH, and calcium hardness keep swimmers healthy, your pool equipment in great shape, and your mind at ease. We always recommend adjusting alkalinity first as it’s so important to the pH. Alkalinity is, after all, a measure…

Hot Tub Start Up & Maintenance Chemicals

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The outdoor temperature is dropping, snowflakes are starting to fly, so now is a great time to invest in a new hot tub. But before you can take your first soak, make sure you’ve properly prepared the water with the right chemicals. The Simple Spa Program and SpaGuide products, available at Zagers, offer everything you…

Essential Products for Closing Your Above-Ground Pool

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Every year in Michigan comes the sad time when you need to close your pool. To make this easier on yourself, get familiar with the essential products first so you have everything ready to go when it’s time to get that cover on. What Chemicals Do I Need to Close a Pool? At Zagers, we…

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