How to Open Your Pool in 7 Easy Steps
Opening a pool for the season takes a little more elbow grease than simply ripping off the cover and jumping in. We’ll walk you through how to open a pool after winter so you can get in, cool down, and kick off summer in crystal clear water just begging to be enjoyed.
Bubbling Over: The Fix for Foamy Hot Tubs
Hot tub foaming is usually a sign that something is in your water or your chemicals are out of balance. But with a few adjustments and some expert tips, you can fix the problem quickly. Don’t let foam take over! Keep reading to learn what causes foam in a hot tub and how to get rid of foam in a ho...
Ultimate Guide to Clearing Up Cloudy Pool Water
Summer is around the corner, which means it's time to get your pool ready for swimming! But if you're one of the many pool owners dealing with cloudy pool water, have no fear—we've got you covered. From understanding why your water is murkier than usual to learning how to identify and ...
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 Does It Take To Heat a 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.
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
Having a regular pool maintenance schedule is key to keep your pool clean in-season. Check out our simple guide to pool maintenance to get started.
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
Converting chlorine pools to saltwater allows pool owners to avoid storing chlorine and hauling it out to the pool whenever needed, and the common complaints of skin irritation associated with high levels of chlorine (as well as its smell) are also quickly fading into the past. Today, we’re sharin...
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.
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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