This Pool Supply Unlimited blog category contains guides that show pool and spa owners how to perform various pool maintenance tasks.
How To Winterize A Swimming Pool
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.
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.
How Long Will It Take To Heat My Pool?
That is a question many people want to know, it is both simple and complex as there are variables to consider. In this article we'll lay out the simple answer for you and discuss the complexities to consider.
How to Clean Your Pool Filter
If your pump is the heart of your pool or spa the filter is its kidneys. Daily, your filter removes dirt, oil, organic and inorganic substances. Having clean, healthy water is dependent on your filter operating at its peak performance and that is with a clean filter.
How Do You Clean A Green Swimming Pool?
Yesterday your pool was pristine, the kids were swimming all day and this morning you find the pool green and murky. Like any of us would be, you’re confused and wondering, why is my pool green and what should I do?
How To Clean Your Spa
Small or large, at some point your spa is going to need a cleaning. This could be a complete drain and refill or just a touch up to get a spot of dirt off the floor. When a spa cleaning is needed can depend on how much the spa is getting used and the condition of the water. Continue reading to learn...
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.
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 chec...
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.
How to Clean Pool Tile
A question that arises often is, how to clean and keep tile looking good. The two problems pool owners typically face are oil and grime and calcium deposits along the waterline. In this article we will cover the best process and products to use when tackling either of these issues.
How to Choose The Right Pool Heater
The search for the perfect heater for your pool or spa is sometimes riddled with weird acronyms, strange sizings, and unfamiliar terms. This guide, along with our sizing guide will hopefully provide all the information needed to find the heater perfectly suited for your pool.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How To Maintain A Swimming Pool
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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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