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Chris Hawton

Chris Hawton has been the Senior Pool and Hot Tub Technician at Clark Pools and Spas Collingwood for the last 15 years. Recently he has become a proud co-owner looking to continue Clark Pools 20 year legacy in Collingwood. He is always happy to share his wealth of pool construction, pool or hot tub service knowledge. At HomeStratosphere read his tips on how to deal with common pool and hot tub problems.

7 Examples of Fun Inflatable Water Slides for a Pool

There’s nothing quite like inflatable water slides for enjoying time outside and capitalizing on the nice summer weather. Inflatable waterslides are a great way for children to be active while soaking up some vitamin D in the backyard. In this article, we look at some of the best inflatable slides out there for your pool. …

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How to Repair an Above-Ground Pool Wall

A well-maintained above-ground pool can last for many years with minor maintenance. Some repairs, such as mending a liner or replacing a pump or filter, can be done quickly and easily, while others require more work. A corroded pool wall might cause problems, including puncturing the pool liner or making the pool dangerous. While you …

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Are Magic Erasers in the Pool a Good Option for Cleaning Messes?

A few years ago, an Ohio pool owner made headlines with a pool hack, and it caused quite a stir in the pool service community. She said she used a Magic Eraser sponge to clean her pool. Is this method effective for pool upkeep? Is it even safe to use a Magic Eraser to clean …

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Can You Shock a Pool Without the Pump Running?

Clean water is not only beautiful to look at, but it is also delightful to swim in with your arms and legs spread wide. Shocking is the most popular and effective method of eliminating bacteria and algae in a pool. Chlorination and filtration are the two components of keeping a pool clean. After disinfection, you …

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How Long After Shocking a Pool Can You Swim?

Regardless of how experienced a pool owner is, shocking a pool can be unnerving because, when working with a large number of chemicals, even the tiniest error can spell tragedy. Many people wonder how long they should wait after shocking a pool before swimming because of these potentially harmful conditions. It is essential to know …

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