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Factory Direct Chemical Blogs

How to Raise the pH in My Pool

Summer is just around the corner! It’s almost time to uncover your pool for some fun in the sun. But before you start doing cannonballs and playing Marco Polo, you need to check your pool through-and-through. And that includes checking your pool’s pH. If your pool’s pH is too low, your plumbing will start to corrode, your equipment will begin to fail, and your swimmers will start to complain about skin and eye discomfort. Instead of suffering from red eyes and itchy skin, invest in an easy-to-use sodium carbonate granular formula to increase your pool’s pH. Whether you’re new to... Read more →

How to Lower the pH in Your Pool

A low pH is one thing. A high pH is a whole other challenge. But if you need to decrease the pH in your pool, don’t worry. Here’s what you should know about high pool pH and how you can lower it without using splashy or toxic liquids. Why does it matter if my pool’s pH is too high? If your pool’s pH gets too high, it will affect the effectiveness of the other chemicals, particularly chlorine. Ineffective chlorine can increase the risk of: Waterborne illnesses Skin irritation Cloudy water Equipment damage Pool tile scaling Clogged filters and pipes Your... Read more →

Effective Dust Control Solutions for a safer Community & Workplace

Does the dust from your construction site spread into the air and cause a nuisance? Maybe dust is blowing from your property’s dirt road or from your horse arena. Either way, dust isn’t just a cleanliness problem; it can lead to other complications like reduced air quality and visibility. Dust inhalation is also a big issue. Even a small amount of dust can cause severe issues for those with asthma and other respiratory problems. Continued inhalation can lead to respiratory illnesses, including scoliosis. Here’s the good news: Numerous affordable solutions are available to control dust around homes, businesses, or worksites.... Read more →

How Does Vinegar Kill Weeds

Vinegar has proven to be an effective alternative to dangerous commercial weed killers. What it lacks in residual action, it makes up for ineffectiveness and earth-friendliness. But what makes vinegar the perfect alternative for weed control? And how exactly does it work? Let’s uncover what makes vinegar so effective as a weed-wrangling, all-natural weed killer. What is vinegar made of? Vinegar is made of water and acetic acid. It’s this acid that makes vinegar an effective weed killer.  Typical white vinegar (like the kind you find at the grocery store) contains 5% acetic acid and 95% water. While 5% of... Read more →