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Is My Salt Cell Making Chlorine?

by PSU Staff on July 19, 2016

Is My Salt Cell Making Chlorine? "How do I know if my salt cell is making chlorine?". This may seem like a hard question to answer, but there is actually a very easy and effective method for finding out if your salt system is producing chlorine.
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Variable Speed, 2-Speed & Single Speed Pool Pumps

by Chris Rankin on February 04, 2016

Variable Speed, 2-Speed & Single Speed Pool Pumps There are more choices than ever before when it comes to swimming pool pumps. It can be very confusing and difficult to understand the difference and know which is best for your pool. This article will help you understand the difference between single speed, 2-speed and variable speed pumps; and how to determine which type of pumps is best for your needs.
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High Head vs. Medium Head Pumps

by Chris Rankin on January 18, 2016

High Head vs. Medium Head Pumps When it comes to swimming pool pumps, there are so many options that it can be very overwhelming. One of the most confusing set of terms is “medium head” and “high head”. What in the world do these terms mean?! In this article we'll explain these terms and how it relates to purchasing a pump for your needs.
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How to Replace a Pool Pump Motor

by Chris Rankin on January 06, 2016

How to Replace a Pool Pump Motor Typically pump motors will last for many years, but if they are exposed to excessive water, they can sometimes burn out quicker than normal. In this article we will cover step by step instructions for replacing a pool pump motor.
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How To Choose The Right Size Pool Filter

by Chris Rankin on December 15, 2015

How To Choose The Right Size Pool Filter Like shopping for most major pool equipment, it can be hard to understand the correct way to determine what model, size, brand, etc. equipment is best for you and your pool. In this post we go over the three types of filters and how to determine what size filter your pool needs.
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Fiber Clear: The "Green" Alternative to Diatomaceous Earth

by Chris Rankin on December 08, 2015

Fiber Clear: The "Green" Alternative to Diatomaceous Earth When it comes to keeping the “green” out of your pool, many people, including pool professionals, are turning to a “green” product... cellulose fiber. Learn more about this biodegradable, nontoxic and renewable product that is quickly becoming the go-to product for superior filtration and water clarity.
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How to Choose The Right Pool Pump

by Chris Rankin on December 01, 2015

How to Choose The Right Pool Pump Choosing the correct pool pump is no easy task. So we have put together some helpful information on how to find the best pool pump for your needs - hopefully this will eliminate some of the confusion when it comes to purchasing this important piece of pool equipment.
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A Guide to Pool Winterization

by John Reed on June 17, 2015

A Guide to Pool Winterization Usually, winter is not the time of year that most people want to think about their swimming pools but, in reality it is one of the most important times to pay attention to your investment. Properly winterizing your swimming pool will avoid unnecessary problems and costly repairs come springtime.
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Phosphates & Nitrates: Stopping Algae Growth Before It Starts

by Corey Williams on May 18, 2015

Phosphates & Nitrates: Stopping Algae Growth Before It Starts Algae is the arch enemy to many pool owners - Algae can wreak havoc and be very hard for a pool owner to get rid of. In this blog post we get to the root of fighting algae growth - stopping it before it starts by warding off phosphates and nitrates.
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Salt Cell Showdown: T-CELL-15 vs. CaliMar

by Scott Brown on May 07, 2015

Salt Cell Showdown: T-CELL-15 vs. CaliMar Need a replacement salt cell for your Hayward system in time for summer? Before you order another T-CELL-15, see how it stacks up to a brand new option in saltwater chlorination.
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A Guide to Pool and Spa Automation - Part Two

by Tristan Perera on April 23, 2015

A Guide to Pool and Spa Automation - Part Two Not sure which pool and spa automation system is best for you? We take a closer look at some of the top options on the market to let you decide for yourself which option makes the most sense.
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A Guide to Pool and Spa Automation - Part One

by Scott Brown on April 17, 2015

A Guide to Pool and Spa Automation - Part One Ready to make the jump to automating your setup? In this two-part series we examine the advantages of automation, consider the options available and help you decide what system is perfect for your needs.
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Pentair Kreepy Krauly Warrior vs. Poolvergnuegen 2-Wheel Cleaner

by Scott Brown on April 02, 2015

Pentair Kreepy Krauly Warrior vs. Poolvergnuegen 2-Wheel Cleaner Looking for a new cleaner to get that messy pool under control? We look at two notable suction-side options: Poolvergnuegen's PoolCleaner and the new Kreepy Krauly Warrior, and let you draw your own conclusions.
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How To Choose The Right Color LED Pool Light

by Brian Wilson on March 23, 2015

How To Choose The Right Color LED Pool Light There is a wide variety of color LED lights to choose from and you've likely driven yourself mad wondering which one would work best for your application. Luckily the answer is not as difficult as you think. Read more for an easy explanation of the LED colors lights available to you.
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Developing a Pool Maintenance Schedule

by Scott Brown on March 18, 2015

Developing a Pool Maintenance Schedule You've already opened your pool and are just waiting for that last touch of winter to fade away before making use of it most every day. But what about a plan for keeping it in prime condition once those balmy days finally arrive? We offer some pointers for making pool preening a habit you'll never lose.
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How To Add D.E. Powder To Your Pool

by Ricky Wisniewski on March 03, 2015

How To Add D.E. Powder To Your Pool If you own a D.E. Filter or are planning on investing in one as the water filtration system for your swimming pool you will at some point or another need to add D.E. powder to your pool. This blog post provides a brief overview of what D.E powder is and how it works and a detailed step by step guide for safely adding D.E. powder to your pool.
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Converting to Salt-Based Chlorination

by Scott Brown on February 18, 2015

Converting to Salt-Based Chlorination Saltwater pools are becoming commonplace everywhere. Feeling behind the times with your regular chlorine pool? We explain the advantages of salt systems, clear up some common misconceptions about them and tell you what it takes to make the switch once and for all.
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Should I Paint or Plaster My Pool?

by Scott Brown on February 02, 2015

Should I Paint or Plaster My Pool? Preparing for swim season but unsure what to do about your pool surface? Painting it might be the best answer. Read up on pool paint as an alternative to plastering to see if it makes sense for you and your pool.
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What Replacement DE Filter Grids Do I Need?

by Corey Williams on January 26, 2015

What Replacement DE Filter Grids Do I Need? One of the most common questions customers ask is about replacement grid sizing for their DE Filter. For most pools there are two different styles of grids, each available in five different sizes. This article will explain the two best methods for finding the appropriate set for your filter.
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We're excited to announce our new Customer Loyalty Program!

by Sarah Meiggs on January 19, 2015

We're excited to announce our new Customer Loyalty Program! The PSU Customer Loyalty Program is designed to reward our loyal customers and encourage new ones to shop with us. Register on our website today to start collecting points that can be redeemed for discounts on future purchases. Learn more here.
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Welcome to the Pool Supply Unlimited Game Room

by Scott Brown on January 16, 2015

Welcome to the Pool Supply Unlimited Game Room Need some ideas to stay entertained through the winter or just add some allure to your man cave? We have an extensive line of games for all ages, so take a look at what we can do for your home while keeping your checkbook intact.
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2015 Energy Efficient Pump Utility Rebates

by Tristan Perera on January 12, 2015

2015 Energy Efficient Pump Utility Rebates Variable speed pump rebates are over... But don’t worry, some utility companies are extending their offer time frame for these energy efficient pumps into 2015, but not all. If you don’t have a variable speed pump yet, this is the year to get one. Most utility companies will pay you to get one too, some up to $600!
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Does My Salt Cell Need Replacing?

by Scott Brown on January 07, 2015

Does My Salt Cell Need Replacing? Wondering if there's something to the sudden low salt or chlorine levels in your pool water? Here are some tips to help determine if your salt system is really to blame.
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What Replacement Filter Cartridge Do I Need?

by Scott Brown on December 23, 2014

What Replacement Filter Cartridge Do I Need? Not sure what model you need to replace that dirty cartridge in your filter? Here are some tips to take away the confusion and get the problem solved.
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What Size Heater Does My Pool Need?

by Scott Brown on December 12, 2014

What Size Heater Does My Pool Need? Ready to shop for a heater to get your pool through the long winter but not sure exactly where to start? Use our guide to figuring your needs and avoid being left out in the cold.
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Alternative Sanitizers - Ultraviolet vs. Ozone

by Sarah Meiggs on October 30, 2014

Alternative Sanitizers - Ultraviolet vs. Ozone Both Ozone and UV systems are more natural, environmentally friendly alternatives to chemicals and their resulting bi-products. They are effective, safe and reliable methods of water sanitation. But what is the difference between Ozone and UV? And how do you know which one to choose when shopping for an alternative sanitizer?
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Pool Supply Unlimited is now recognized as a Google Trusted Store!

by Sarah Meiggs on October 14, 2014

Pool Supply Unlimited is now recognized as a Google Trusted Store! We have very exciting news ... The positive shopping experience we provide to all of our customers has been recognized via our inclusion in the Google Trusted Stores program! Learn more about this exciting accomplishment.
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A Guide to Pool Tile

by Scott Brown on October 03, 2014

A Guide to Pool Tile The right pool tile can give your backyard the perfect finishing touch just as it adds safety for your family and friends. Read up here on what's available so you'll have an idea what to expect - and how your options have expanded - before you buy.
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How to Choose a Pool Cover

by Sarah Meiggs on September 18, 2014

How to Choose a Pool Cover Unless you are one of the lucky few that get to enjoy year round warm weather and pool time, chances are you’ll need to buy a cover for your pool. When you go shopping for a pool cover, here are the major things you’ll want to consider.
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FX Luminaire Shopping Guide

by Scott Brown on September 02, 2014

FX Luminaire Shopping Guide Looking for a way to show off to your pool setup? A top-notch lighting arrangement could be the perfect way to make your backyard the envy of the whole neighborhood.
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Choosing the Correct Replacement Spa Pump

by John Reed on August 18, 2014

Choosing the Correct Replacement Spa Pump The weather will be cooling down soon which means time to close the pool and turn to your hot tub for entertaining and relaxing. Before you do, make sure your spa is in prime working condition. Which might mean, replacing an old spa pump.
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Best of Summer 2014 Contest

by Sarah Meiggs on August 01, 2014

Best of Summer 2014 Contest As much as we hate to say it, summer 2014 is slowly winding down. But before we say goodbye to long warm summer days, we have a challenge for you! Show us your Best of Summer 2014 pool video and you could win $500 towards your next PSU purchase! Learn more.
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Swimming Pool Heating Guide

by Scott Brown on July 17, 2014

Swimming Pool Heating Guide Considering a heat source for your pool but not sure what's best for you? Our guide may be the perfect primer for you to weigh the benefits of heat pumps, gas heaters and solar options and make an informed decision to extend your swim season.
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A Guide to Proper Pool Water Chemistry

by Scott Brown on July 03, 2014

A Guide to Proper Pool Water Chemistry Nobody wants a midsummer swim ruined by cloudy, acidic or even dirty water. But what's involved in taking on the job of water maintenance yourself? As we explain here, it's a lot easier than you might think.
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Pool Pump Shopping Guide

by Scott Brown on June 18, 2014

Pool Pump Shopping Guide With so many options (single-speed, variable-speed, etc.), horsepowers and established brands in the pump market, how can you figure out what's best for you? Here's a good place to start on the way to purchasing your next pool or spa pump.
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A Guide to ADA Pool Lift Compliance

by Scott Brown, Sarah Meiggs on June 05, 2014

A Guide to ADA Pool Lift Compliance A major element in managing public pools over the last several years has been the challenge of complying with new provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which were added in 2010. Learn more about how ADA compliance applies to you and your pool.
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The Benefits of Swimming Pool Solar Covers

by Scott Brown, Sarah Meiggs on May 21, 2014

The Benefits of Swimming Pool Solar Covers Looking for a way to reduce your pool heating costs? Not only save money, but also time and become more energy efficient? Sound too good to be true?! It isn’t! A simple solar cover can easily provide all of these benefits. In fact, it may be one of the best values in the industry today. Learn more about how they work and why you need one for your pool.
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12 Easy Steps to Changing a Pool Light Bulb

by Scott Brown, Sarah Meiggs on May 05, 2014

12 Easy Steps to Changing a Pool Light Bulb With summer fast approaching, now’s the time to get your backyard in shape for neighborhood parties. If you’re ready to update your pool lighting, check out our easy 12 step guide to changing pool and spa light bulbs.
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The Countdown To Our 100,000th Order Begins!

by Sarah Meiggs on April 29, 2014

The Countdown To Our 100,000th Order Begins! We're gearing up to celebrate their 100,000th order and we want you to celebrate with us!
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How Mineral Sanitizers Work

by PSU Staff on April 16, 2014

How Mineral Sanitizers Work Problem algae spots eliminated, lower chlorine use and sparkling clear pools with less work are all great reasons to invest in a mineral sanitizer today!
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Keeping Your Pool Water Balanced

by PSU Staff on April 04, 2014

Keeping Your Pool Water Balanced All too often we see the damage that unbalanced water can cause. Water can corrode surfaces or deposit a white film or crusty, coarse substance called scale. Find out how to prevent the two types of unbalanced water conditions, corrosive and scaling.
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Why LED Pool & Spa Lights

by PSU Staff on March 19, 2014

Why LED Pool & Spa Lights Looking for new or replacement lights for you pool or spa? Learn about the benefits of vibrant, energy efficient, environmentally friendly LED pool and spa lighting options.
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How to Open Your Pool in 5 Easy Steps

by Brian Wilson on March 05, 2014

How to Open Your Pool in 5 Easy Steps It's almost spring, and almost time to spend long days lounging poolside! But this isn’t something you can just dive into. In order to get yourself into a pair of trunks you’re going to have to make sure your pool is set and ready to go. We're here to provide you with a quick 5 step check list to insure your pool is opened properly.
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The Ultimate Guide to Automatic Pool Cleaners

by PSU Staff on February 18, 2014

The Ultimate Guide to Automatic Pool Cleaners Automatic Pool Cleaners are a great way to clean a swimming pool and reduce long-term maintenance costs. Get the details on the different kinds of Automatic Pool Cleaners, and which one will suit you and your pool's needs.
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Grills & Smokers Shopping Guide

by PSU Staff on February 03, 2014

Grills & Smokers Shopping Guide Before we know it the weather will start warming up and the grilling bug will start itching. Read up now on a few things to consider when buying a grill or smoker and you'll be a prepared buyer when spring rolls around.
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Ready to WIN BIG this game day?!

by Sarah Meiggs on January 27, 2014

Ready to WIN BIG this game day?! The Big Game is coming... This is your chance to Save Big and WIN BIG!
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Which Pool Filter is Best for Me?

by PSU Staff on January 13, 2014

Which Pool Filter is Best for Me? As you probably know, pool filters are designed to aid in keeping pool water clean by trapping dirt, debris and other such elements. But there are a few different methods to pool filtration - each with their own advantages and shortcomings.
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Top Picks for Energy Efficient Pool & Spa Pumps

by PSU Staff on December 30, 2013

Top Picks for Energy Efficient Pool & Spa Pumps As a pool owner, you understand how important it is to keep your pool running well so that it can be enjoyed during those hot summer days. When you are in need of a new pump, we suggest a Pentair pool pump as an energy saving replacement.
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Landscape Lighting 101

by PSU Staff on December 19, 2013

Landscape Lighting 101 Landscape lighting is among the necessary accessories when swimming pools are concerned. They effectively contribute to a safer swimming environment. Plus they enhance the appearance of the area around your pool and patio.
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Top Picks For Pool Heaters

by PSU Staff on December 06, 2013

Top Picks For Pool Heaters It's not much fun to swim in a cold pool, so when it comes to picking out a pool heater Pentair has several options to keep that pool or spa water warm. Read on to learn about the many great features of Pentair pool heaters.
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New Plaster Start-Up - Part 2

by PSU Staff on December 04, 2013

New Plaster Start-Up - Part 2 Often times new pool owners neglect one of the most important procedures in the ownership of a new pool. The process is called a new plaster startup. With the introduction of the Startup-Tec®, many startup issues have been greatly minimized.
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New Plaster Start-Up - Part 1

by PSU Staff on November 22, 2013

New Plaster Start-Up - Part 1 The main objective in a pool start-up is to clear or get rid of the plaster scale (dust), and to balance and stabilize the water chemistry in the pool as soon as possible. Read more for some of the "do's and don'ts" for starting up a freshly plastered pool.
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Pool Chemicals 101

by PSU Staff on November 20, 2013

Pool Chemicals 101 There are a lot of factors involved in getting pool water clean, crystal clear and into the natural looking condition that we have become accustomed to. Among the unsung heroes working behind the scenes are pool chemicals.
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Must Have Accessories For Your New Pool

by PSU Staff on November 18, 2013

Must Have Accessories For Your New Pool While by no means exhaustive, the swimming pool accessories mentioned here are considered to be among the must haves for all swimming pool owners.
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Tips for using Pool Lights for Safety

by PSU Staff on November 15, 2013

Tips for using Pool Lights for Safety Swimming pool lights are absolutely necessary at night to illuminate dangerous edges and the walls inside the swimming area. Learn the best ways to use pool and landscape lighting to enhance the safety and ambiance of your pool and patio.
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The Basics of Chlorine Generators

by PSU Staff on November 12, 2013

The Basics of Chlorine Generators Silky smooth water and child-safe swimming environment are both assumptions of a “salt water pool”. Learn more about the facts and benefits of chlorine generators for pool water sanitation.
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How to Choose a Pool Lift for the Home

by PSU Staff on November 08, 2013

How to Choose a Pool Lift for the Home Using a pool lift can help someone with mobility issues in and out of the water. There are many choices when it comes to pool lifts - Learn more about these choices so you can make the right decision for your home pool lift.
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The Importance of Pool Drain Safety

by PSU Staff on November 04, 2013

The Importance of Pool Drain Safety While people knew drains and drain covers had implications for the safety of swimmers; in the past their importance was not given the prominence they deserved. Learn more about the Federal law that now regulates pool and spa drain safety.
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Top Pick For Pool Cleaners - "The Pool Cleaner"

by Shawna Mercado on October 17, 2013

Top Pick For Pool Cleaners - "The Pool Cleaner" Tiered of your old pool cleaner that gets stuck and just doesn't thoroughly clean your pool? Want something easy to use with very little maintenance? Poolvergnuegen's The Pool Cleaner is the right one for you.
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Extend the Life of Your Salt Cell

by Brian Wilson on October 02, 2013

Extend the Life of Your Salt Cell Tired of cleaning your salt cell every other month? Fed up with replacing your salt cell every three years? Wish there was a product that could maximize the life and proficiency of your cell? Well wish no more because Natural Chemistry has just the product you need... Cell Protect!
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