Swimming Pool Hydrostatic Pressure Problems & Solutions

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Hydrostatic Pressure Defined: The pressure exerted by a fluid at equilibrium at a given point within the fluid, due to the force of gravity. Hydrostatic pressure increases in proportion to depth measured from the surface because of the increasing weight of fluid exerting downward force from above.

What does this mean for a swimming pool?  Hydrostatic pressure problems consist of the pressure of the buildup fluid/water pressing against the pool surface. This could cause the swimming pool’s surface to crack leading to serious damages. In certain cases in which swimming pools are empty during the effects of hydrostatic pressure, the swimming pool’s surface could lift completely out of the ground causing an extreme financial responsibility for repairs.

Are there any hydrostatic pressure testing pumps and equipment available to prevent this?  A recommended method to prevent hydrostatic pressure pool damage is by installing hydrostatic relief valves. When fluid/water presses up against the pool surface, the hydrostatic relief valves will open and provide an entryway for the water thus reducing the buildup pressure.

 

PK Grills for Sale at a Pool Supply Store?

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Does Atlantic Solutions carry PK Grills?

When searching for PK Grill dealers, big box department stores and home improvement stores may come to mind. You wouldn’t typically consider a pool supply store to be a source for grills, but why not? As you go for a nice swim, have fun at pool parties; relax by the pool – what better way to complete the experience than to enjoy food fresh off of the grill? Atlantic Solutions does stock PK Grills.

What makes the PK Grills so special?

  • Direct or Indirect Cooking Options

    • Rustproof and Durable
    • Heat Retention
    • Precise Control

    And more!!!

    What are the PK Grill accessories?

    • Add on grids for more space
    • Grill Covers

    And more!!!

    What are the PK Grill dimensions?

    The girl and cart is 34.75″H x 16.75″W x 34″L and the grill only is 14″H x 15.38″W x 26.25″L#.

    Where are PK Grills made?

    They are made by hand in the USA.

     

    Feel free to contact us if you would like to discuss this grill further!

Bed Bugs FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

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A few Bed Bugs FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

I MAKE MY BED DAILY AND I CHANGE THE LINEN OFTEN, YET I STILL HAVE SIGNS. WHAT CAUSES THEM TO GET INTO MY MATTRESS?

These insects and their problems do not have anything to do with the cleanliness of your bed. In fact, regularly cleaned hotel guest rooms are subject to the problems. In order to fully understand this, you must understand what bed bugs are and the history of their name.

They are are nocturnal insects that survive off of the blood of animals or humans. These insects are most active at night, in locations very close to humans. The most common location of humans at night is beds which is where these bugs are most likely to infest. However, bed bug signs may be found in couches or any other area that humans rest at.

WHERE DO THEY COME FROM? I DON’T WANT ANY IN MY HOME!

The bugs “hitch rides”. They’re notorious for crawling from a mattress into suitcases, out of bags into other purses or bags etc. Most commonly, beg bugs come from hotels or locations subjects to travelers. So, if you have seen one of these creatures on your job and wondered “bed bugs how do they spread?” it likely crawled out of someone’s laptop carrier case.

IS THERE A WINTER SOLUTION?

It depends. Even if extreme cold kills bed bugs, it is unlikely to be that cold in your home or business. A temp of 120 Degrees F or higher is fatal for most insects so long as the insects have no way to immediately relocate to a cooler area. The high temperatures are normally reached with steamers or dryers.

WOULD A PLASTIC MATTRESS COVER KEEP THEM OFF OF MY BED?

No. Although you are sealing up their hiding places on your mattress and trapping any bugs already on your mattress, the remaining bed bugs could find other places to hide in your home. In addition, they’ll still get onto your mattress especially when you’re resting.

Thank you for reading our  information. Contact us with feedback or questions.

 

Cleaning Shower Floors

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We recently had an overview on Determining How to Clean Marble Flooring & Surfaces. If you’ve been cleaning marble floors in bathrooms, you may have ran into other issues.  While cleaning shower floors, you may have found that stains in your shower/bathtub can be stubborn at times. Once again, it is recommended that you use a specialty chemical to address this problem.

MD Heavy Duty Cream Cleaner is applicable for many bathroom fixtures such as your showers/bathtubs, toilets, sinks, stainless steel fixtures, chrome fixtures and brass fixtures. It is formulated to clean the most difficult stains from formica, porcelain, metal, tile and almost any hard surface. MD Heavy Duty Cream Cleaner removes stains, protects and polishes without scratching your surfaces.

Following are the benefits of using MD Heavy Duty Cream Cleaner for cleaning shower floors:

  • Has no harsh abrasives
  • Has pleasant fragrance
  • No mixing required
  • No waste

 

Feel free to contact us if you would like to discuss MD Heavy Duty Cream Cleaner further and began restoring your shower floors and other bathroom fixtures.

Determining How to Clean Marble Flooring & Surfaces

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Marble flooring and surfaces can be the perfect touch to accent your luxury hotel, condo etc. On the contrary, fingerprints, streaks, grease etc on your marble can ruin the appearance that you were aiming for. If your find your marble needing a touch-up, don’t fret. Your polished marble can be restored to the excellence that it once maintained.   It is recommended that you consider using specialty chemicals when cleaning stone floors such as marble.

Marble & Granite Cleaner is applicable for marble as well as travertine, granite and limestone. It is a spray foam conditioner and cleaner that is formulated to thoroughly clean up fingerprints and grease. It renews your polished and streak free appearance to your flooring and surfaces.

Following are the benefits of using Marble & Granite Cleaner for cleaning stone floors:

  • Simple to use
  • Leaves a clean and fresh fragrance(A plus for cleaning marble floors in bathrooms)
  • Biodegradable
  • Daily cleaner

Feel free to contact us if you would like to discuss Marble & Granite Cleaner further and began maintaining the beautiful appearance of your marble.

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Upcoming CPO Course April 20th – 21st 2016 from Atlantic Solutions,Inc.

We’re writing you to invite your  Pool Operator(s) to enroll in our National Swimming Pool Foundation® CERTIFIED POOL/SPA OPERATOR® certification course  on April 20th – 21st 2016 in Durham, NC.  The CPO® certification course is designed to provide individuals with the basic knowledge, techniques, and skills of pool and spa operations.

To reserve a space in the course; please contact: Lena@asncinc.com!