369 Main Street,
Luzerne, PA 18709
Call: 570-288-1025


10 East Union Street,
Shickshinny, PA 18655
Call: 570-542-4281

Today’s chemistry lesson

Pool Builder PA

41145702 - closeup clear water in water testing glass bottle.jpgAfter more than 30 years in the industry, it’s probably natural that you know us best for building pools and spas. You’ve trusted us with your dreams, and we’ve done our best to make them come true.

But there’s another side to our family-owned business that will take your pool and spa experience to a new level. At our retail stores—located at 369 Main in Luzerne and 10 East Union in Shickshinny—we carry the Leisure Time line of chemicals that make maintenance a snap.

On our website, we’ve included a Spa Care Guide that will help you find the products that suit your water-quality needs best. Here are some steps you can follow as you start the maintenance process:

  • Begin by testing your source water, either with Leisure Time Spa and Hot Tub Test Strips or by taking a sample to our store. This will give you an idea of the chemical balance. Emptying the spa also provides the opportunity to apply, say, Fast Gloss, which protects an acrylic or fiberglass liner from fading in the sun.
  • The big three readings are pH, which should settle between 7.2 and 7.8; total alkalinity, between 80 and 120 ppm, and calcium hardness, between 150 and 400 ppm. If you’re not on the spot, we have the chemicals that will put all in order.
  • When it comes to sanitizer, the chemical that keeps your spa bacteria-free, we have options. Although chlorine and bromine are familiar to most pool owners, Leisure Time also offers a natural mineral purification system. Come visit us and we can talk more about what will work best for you.

There’s more you can do, too, such as showering without soap before going into the hot tub. If you encounter specific problems that fall outside of the mainstream, please let us know. We have a vast array of troubleshooting solutions and are here to help you get the most enjoyment possible out of your spa.

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