09/10/15 Orca Pools Newsletter



Pool Newsletter 



What is Salt Chlorination?

Salt Chlorination is the natural and more convenient alternative sanitization method to traditionally harsh liquid or solid chemical chlorine. Salt systems convert dissolved salt into just the right amount of chlorine, resulting in clean, clear, luxuriously soft water that is less work and worry for you—and your wallet.


You'll love the unimaginable comfort of silky soft water that won't turn eyes red or hair green, or dry out skin. This more natural approach to chlorination eliminates harsh chlorine odors and leaves your pool feeling healthier and more luxurious.


No more lugging heavy buckets and jugs of harsh chemical chlorine. No more constant testing and adjusting of your chemicals. With Salt Chlorination, sanitizing your pool happens automatically by converting ordinary dissolved salt into chlorine while you sit back and relax.

Cost Savings

With Salt Chlorination, you will cut your chlorine costs by 50% or more. As a continuous supply of fresh, natural chlorine is constantly circulated throughout your pool, you can expect to drastically cut your chlorine costs over time.


Are you still using a local pool store?

What is so great about your local pool store? Remember the time you needed to make that quick run to find that one specific item that you really needed only to get there and discover they don’t carry it? Or the times you drove down there, but no one could answer a simple question?!?

And then there is always the struggle of lifting all those heavy supplies in and out of your car. And the prices! Pinching every last Penny in your pocket. Are you nodding your head “yes” to all of this?

It sounds like you’re ready to break up with your local pool store but maybe just don’t know how. Here are some ideas to help you drop your pool store like a bad habit and join millions of pool owners who use In The Swim to get the best customer service and supplies at prices that can’t be beat.

Fire your Pool Store! Here’s How:

  • All you have to do is go online or call us to get expert advice and find whatever you need, at prices that are lower than the local pool store.

  • STOP taking water samples to the pool store. With a complete test kit and some easy instructions, you can test your own water at home yourself, saving time and money! You can do complete pool water analysis in under 5 minutes with a Taylor K2005 test kit. Free water testing lacks integrity, don’t stand for it any longer.

  • READ online e-GuidesPool FAQ’spool blog, and of course our newsletters, you will find in-depth and relevant pool info, written by experts! Many have made it their mission to put the answer to every question you could imagine.


How To Improve Pool’s Circulation

It’s good practice to point your return jet in a direction that will spin the water in your pool, hence, circulate.



Key 1 - Circulation 
Good circulation in your pool means much more than filtering water - it's getting all of the water in the pool moving & through the filter. 

Circulation is more than filter or pump turnover; its removing dead spots - you know those areas where algae always seems to grow or where dirt & debris always seems to accumulate.

The better the water is circulating, the better the filtration, the cleaner the pool. 


Position the Jets


A pool typically has two to three return jets where the water that filters through the circulation system returns to the pool. For effective circulation, it helps to have these multidirectional jets, because they allow you to determine the direction that the water returns to the pool. Point the jets in a direction that spins the water in the pool. Usually, that means directing the jets to emit water downward and in the opposite direction of the pool skimmer -- this setup helps mix water from the bottom of the pool with water at the surface for improved circulation.



Check your eyeball fitting and see in what direction it’s pointing. A lot of people have it shooting back into the pool directly across the surface be-cause it looks cool to see that long stream of water splashing back in that way. What needs to happen is the readjustment of the eyeball fitting. If you loosen the outer ring that holds the eyeball in a given direction, you can change its position and then re-tighten the outer nut or ring. You want to have the stream of water coming back into the pool at a down-ward angle and pointed away from the skimmer. So, just like a baseball pitch, down and away is what you want!

The results of this seemingly insignifi-cant change can be seen within a half an hour, as the water becomes clearer and clearer, finally revealing the bottom. I realize that this sounds totally unbelievable, but try it and it works!




Pool Skimmers and Baskets Pool Skimmers are located along the edge of the swimming pool. They are built into the side of your pool. As the pool fills with water it is sucked through the pool skimmer and sent back through the system with suction from the pump. The skimmer basket collects the large debris such as leaves. The basket need to be periodically cleaned to allow proper suction for your swimming pool. You can take out the strainer basket by opening the access hatch. This is usually the round or square panel located on your swimming pool deck. If you need to replace the skimmer basket or floating weir please see our staff or email us for information. After the water goes through the strainer basket is continues on through the suction line and back to the multi-port valves.