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September 16, 2014

I can see clearly now ...

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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 1:33 pm, Fri Jun 13, 2014.

If you have a pool, ACHTWOO Pool and Spa Professionals can help you with any of your pool needs.

ACHTWOO Pool and Spa Professionals, located in Galveston, has the expertise and the best prices to help make your backyard a water wonderland. Whether you need pool chemicals, or any pool equipment, ACHTWOO can assist you in making the best choice for your pool.

Below are some tips from the professionals at ACHTWOO on how to keep your pool in the best possible condition!

Turn your sand filter into a D.E. Filter! A D.E. filter is the best filter you could have on your pool, guaranteeing that you will never have to worry about cloudy water. But they do require more maintenance than a Sand Filter, so a lot of people choose sand over D.E. NOT A PROBLEM! You can “temporarily” turn your sand filter into a D.E. filter by adding about a cup of D.E. into your skimmer. The D.E. will coat the top of the sand acting as a second filtration system ... a much better filtration system. The D.E. will trap finer particles than the sand could, causing your water to clear must faster than normal. Once the water clears, backwash the D.E. out of your filter just like you would normally backwash your filter and you can resume filtering with your sand until another problem arises.

***This is not something you should do on a regular basis. Once the water is clear, backwash your ilter. If, during the clearing process, your pressure exceeds 10psi over your normal clean pressure you must backwash or risk damaging your equipment. If the water is not clear but the pressure has gotten too high, just backwash the d.E. Out of the ilter and add another cup of it to your skimmer.

Stay tuned for more “Tips from the Pros” here at ACHTWOO Pool & Spa Professionals. Whether you need one of our factory-trained technicians to repair an issue with your equipment, need our award-winning maintenance staff to clean your pool or just need a knowledgeable person to help guide you along your path to swimming zen, we are here to help. The owner Larry Tyson, a native of Galveston, and his staff are here to serve you for all of your swimming pool needs.

We are now the Authorized Retailer for BULL Grills and Grill Dome Kamado Smokers. Come in and see the difference! We will be having cooking demonstrations all through the summer. Friend us on Facebook to find out the dates.

Come see ACHTWOO Pool & Spa Professionals in person at 6622 Stewart Rd. (at 67th Street) or call 409-974-4133. Check out ACHTWOO online at www. achtwoo.com, on Twitter at http://twitter.com/