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Aquatic Source Customers,


Do you want communication to be faster, easier, better? Aquatic Source is implementing texting at our office so we can communicate better with you. You can text our office at 248-366-0606 and any one of our staff will respond. If you do not wish to receive texting from us, please type STOP and you will automatically be removed. We hope to make your job easier and give the quality you deserve. We look forward to texting you soon.


-Aquatic Source Team

Outbound Notification for Topic Default (7/8/2019 @ 4:00 PM) Aquatic Source is scheduled to SERVICE your pool tomarrow. Please text “C” to confirm. To OPT out text “STOP” to 248-366-0606

Paul Bernstein (7/8/2019 @ 4:00 PM): C

Paul Bernstein (7/9/2019 @ 11:45 AM): What time should we expect them out at Fox Hills today?

Joe Melone (7/9/2019 @ 11:07 AM): I would expect them there in the next couple hours if there not on their way already. it was their second stop

Paul Bernstein (7/9/2019 @ 11:07 AM): Awesome. Thank you! Love this texting capability :-)

Joe Melone (7/9/2019 @ 11:08 AM): You are welcome! and thank you, we’re liking it as well :-)

One of the hardest parts of operating a large aquatics facility is defining (and sticking to) a realistic budget.

The solution to this problem is to conduct a detailed inspection of your facility at least once a year. A thorough inspection will identify the big problems that need to be addressed now, the minor problems that will need to be addressed sometime in the coming year, and flag your biggest safety risks.

Aquatic Source conducts a 287 point detailed inspection of approximately 30 to 40 aquatic facilities in Michigan each year. The inspection is performed by either Kevin Rodenbo or Andy Gauthier, our top senior service technicians. For example a lot of people don’t realize how having your chemicals just slightly out of balance can take years off the life expectancy of their equipment. The 287 Point Inspection covers the following areas:

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Water loss can also affect the chemical balance and the sanitary quality of poolwater. Eventually, even a small leak will create an imbalance in the pool pH levels. ... Unbalanced pH levels in pool water can cause algae growth, increase equipment and surface corrosion, and decrease chlorine effectiveness


How is your system running? Do you know what the short and long term costs of running your pool are? All these questions, and more, are pivotal when it comes to operating and maintaining your aquatic facility. As well as being a full service commercial swimming pool company, Aquatic Source has the ability to provide you and your decision makers with detailed reports and applicable budgets on your equipment and facility and what may be looming around the corner. This includes MDEQ and MAHC compliance issues that may cause you and your facility issues.

Planning a renovation or want to know what your options are? Aquatic Source has the capability to provide you and your decision makers with equipment options, latest technologies used in the industry, and solutions that make running a pool more cost effective and user friendly. We have the ability to provide complete written specifications and working drawings that will enable you to get through the competitive bidding process and construction process. We can assist your architect / engineering team and/or construction manager on providing equipment that is right for you and your facility.

At Aquatic Source, we know how un-expected costs in regards to your pool can be problematic. Let us help you plan for the problems and situations of now AND the future … we are here to help!

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Rely on ChlorKing to give your commercial swimming pools, spas, water parks, cruise ship pools or water treatment plants the most cost-effective, safest water sanitization system available. Our patented, heavy-duty Chlor SM salt chlorinationNEXGENpH on-site batch chlorine generation and SENTRY Aqua Guard ultraviolet light systems keep your water clean and lower your annual operating costs substantially. Eliminating the need to handle toxic chlorine can eliminate the dangers of fire or the creation of dangerous gases caused by mishandling chlorine and muriatic acid. Eliminating chlorine storage eliminates the cost of building special storage facilities and the need for deliveries in special trucks during limited hours.


The more you learn more about onsite chlorine generation, the more you will come to realize that ChlorKing’s® NEXGENpH systems are the smartest, most cost-effective technology to disinfect your pool water while minimizing water use and total dissolved solids (TDS).


Use our 36- and 60-month Equipment Supply & Maintenance Programs to trade a large capital outlay for a fixed monthly payment and put the latest technology to work now. Contact us today for more information and ordering.


Visit or call Aquatic Source for all you replacement part needs.

(248) 366-0606


ChlorKing’s NEXGEN on-site chlorine generators are leading the way to better, safer water. Their unique, forward-thinking design generates liquid chlorine from salt that is stored on site and uses the pool as the source water for the product. NEXGEN eliminates the need for storing large amounts of chlorine and doesn’t generate the odors associated with traditional chlorine. Any of the NEXGEN systems can be fully customized to meet your needs and are easy to install, maintain and operate.


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Captain Aquatic

With the Aquatic Shield

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The benefits of using a UV-C purifier in a swimming pool. The protection of bathers against illnesses caused by microorganisms that are unaffected by chlorine. The virtual elimination of the eye, nose, skin and respiratory system irritation caused by chloramines in the water.


Transforming Water. Enriching Life.

This is our brand promise to customers, employees and shareholders and it forms the foundation of our purpose at Evoqua. For more than a century, Evoqua and our brands have been leaders in protecting water, preserving the environment and supporting our employees who bring our purpose and vision to life every day.


How to Clean an Accu-Tab® Feeder

Maintenance and routine cleaning is important for your Accu-Tab® Feeder. Proper cleaning can reduce damage from unwanted particles introduced to your chlorination system.


Introducing Skimdevil Camio SX15

A robotic pool cleaner that efficiently skims the surface, keeping your pool debris free. Intelligent, Solar Powered, Proactive, Fully Automated.


Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) Certification

The AFO program provides the most comprehensive and up-to date training for pool operators and includes information on water chemistry, disinfection, mechanical systems, operations, healthy pools and safety.


Marcite is a very common soft plaster finish used on in-ground pools.

Pool stains don’t just happen, they are caused by poor water conditions! The number one reason for staining is poor water balance.



Lightens the load on pool operators from safety, handling and maintenance, to creating a more pleasant workplace environment. See for yourself.


Signs that your controller sensors need to be cleaned

Slow sensor response

Increased need to calibrate sensors

Inconsistent readings


What other pool water tests can be done?

Biguanide water treatment systems use test kits, or you can use biguanide test strips to check sanitizer levels, and also the pool pH, alkalinity and calcium hardness levels.

Saltwater pools can be tested for salt with a salt test strip. if you use a salt chlorine generator, you’ll still want to test for chlorine, and you may also want to test for salt level, even if just to check it against what your controller displays.

Phosphates can be tested for with a pool phosphate test kit. Phosphates are a food for algae and can enter a pool from a variety of sources. For pools with recurring algae problems, removal of phosphates can often be a miracle cure.

Metals in the water, which can stain the surface can be tested for, with kits and strips to test copper or iron content in the water.

The level of chloramines or combined chlorine can be determined with a DPD test kit, or you can use the ShockChek test strips to tell you when shocking is needed for chloramine removal.

TDS, or total dissolved solids can be tested for with a SafeDip test meter, one that can also test for ORP, or oxidation reduction potential.


There are 5 types of Chlorine; Sodium hypochlorite, Lithium hypochlorite, Calcium hypochlorite, Dichlor, and Trichlor. The first difference is Sodium, Lithium, and Calcium are un-stabilized Chlorine. Dichlor and Trichlor are stabilized.


Pool Water balancing is not such a complicated exercise. ... A pool that is "balanced" has proper levels of pH, Total Alkalinity, and Calcium Hardness. These are: pH: 7.2-7.8, Total Alkalinity: 80-120 ppm, Calcium Hardness, 180-220 ppm and Cyanuric Acid (Stabilizer): 30-50 ppm.


Calcium hardness must be actively managed—along with pH and total alkalinity—to keep water in proper chemical balance. Current industry standards call for maintainingcalcium hardness in the ideal range of 200–400 ppm in pools and 150–250 ppm in spas.


Most pool experts recommend a pool pH between 7.2 and 7.8. To raise or lower pH, a pool custodian simply adds acids or alkalis into the water. For example, adding sodium carbonate (soda ash) or sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) will generally raise the pH, and adding muriatic acid or sodium bisulfate will lower the pH.