Close your swimming pool for winter in a few easy steps to avoid any pool problems like algae when you open it later for the summer.
Opening a swimming pool for summer the right way makes the whole process easy and less time consuming. Follow these simple steps and have a trouble-free summer.
Chlorine reacts with heavy metals and becomes oxidized, leaving tough metal stains in your pool parts and water. So pools with heavy metals (i.e copper) will turn green when chlorine is added. Here are the major causes of metals in a pool and how you can control metal stains.
What is a heater bypass? This article explains what it is and how your own heater bypass valves should be set.
This article serves as a guide on how to break down, service, and inspect a Purex-Triton Nautilus FNS DE Filter.
Pros and cons when considering a screen enclosure for a swimming pool.
A look at algae issues and chemistry for warmer climate pools and summer pool start-ups.
An easy-to-understand guide on calibrating the salinity level on your Hayward Aqua-Rite or Hayward Pure Plus salt chlorine generator
A pool service expert of over 20 years explains why a spa drains in a pool/spa combination pool when the pool pump shuts off and shows you how to fix the issue.
In this article, I go over how an automatic pool cleaner works, and why the valves need to be positioned correctly.
If your apartment swimming pool is needing repair, contact your landlord. A complaint letter might help resolve the issue.
Saltwater is naturally stable chemically: This makes saltwater pools easy to manage than regular chlorine based swimming pool...
Borate prevents pH drifting, which results in calcium scaling, metal stains, cloudy water, algae, and hard pool water. This article will provide you with expert tips for adding borate to your pool.
A guide on how to boost the filtering efficiency of sand filters using a DE (diatomaceous earth) filtering agent.
Metal-laden pool water can create a discoloration problem. Here is how to get rid of metal stains in a pool with water sourced from a well.
An improper balance of total alkalinity and pH may cause problems that are very expensive to reverse in a swimming pool. In this article, I show you how to balance the TA and pH easily.
You should shock your pool often to prevent cloudy pool water. It is best to shock at night because the UV rays will deplete the amount of free chlorine, making the shock ineffective.
Cloudy pool water is caused by faulty filtration, improper chemical concentration, and/or environmental factors. Find out why your pool has cloudy water and learn how to easily fix it based on the cause.
Pool algae comes in different colors: green, blue, yellow, and black, each with its own problems and solutions. Discover how to get rid of all types here.
Maintenance of a swimming pool is paramount. Failure to keep your pool clean will result in green, murky, & cloudy water. How can you get rid of Algae, clean the pool, and have crystal clear water?
Thinking of buying an above ground splasher pool? Read about the pros and cons of Easy Set and Metal Framed pools here
A look at how rainfall impacts the chemistry of the pool.
A guide to understanding pH and the effects of unbalanced pH levels in swimming pool water.
A troubleshooting guide to clearing up a pool that is green or cloudy even after you have shocked it and all the chemistry seems balanced.
How to select a pool filter that is right for your pool.
If left unchecked, evaporation affects a pool's chemical balance and the integrity of the pumping and filtration systems. Here are several ways that you can estimate your pool's evaporation rate.
Is your pool vac spinning in circles or not moving at all? I'll show you how to take apart and repair your pool vacuum.
Learn what phosphates in a pool are, how they get there, and how to remove them. In addition, learn how to reduce high chlorine stabilizer levels.
Learn how to clean a green swimming pool and how to prevent this problem in the future.