Swimming Pools & Hot Tubs
How to Close Your In-Ground Swimming Pool for Winter
It's important to properly close your in-ground pool for the winter, so you don't run into any problems next year when you reopen it for summer.
Open Your In-Ground Swimming Pool for Summer the Right Way
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.
Why Swimming Pools Turn Green, Brown, or Black After Adding Chlorine Shock
Chlorine reacts with heavy metals and becomes oxidized, which can leave tough metal stains in your pool parts and water. Learn how to prevent your pool from discoloring!
What Is a Bypass Valve on a Swimming Pool Heater for?
What is a heater bypass? This article explains what it is and how your own heater bypass valves should be set.
How to Break Down and Service a Purex-Triton Nautilus FNS DE Filter
This article serves as a guide on how to break down, service, and inspect a Purex-Triton Nautilus FNS DE Filter.
Benefits and Disadvantages of Swimming Pool Screen Enclosures
Are you considering a screen enclosure for your swimming pool? Here are a few pros and cons to think about.
How to Calibrate a Hayward Goldline Aqua-Rite or Swim Pure Plus Pool Salt Chlorine Generator
An easy-to-understand guide on calibrating the salinity level on your Hayward Aqua-Rite or Hayward Pure Plus salt chlorine generator.
Why Does My Spa Drain Down When the Pool Pump Shuts Off?
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.
How to Get Rid of Algae in a Pool Without Chemicals Naturally
Get rid of the algae in your pool with these natural home remedies. No chemicals needed!
How to Set Valves for an In-Ground Automatic Pool Cleaner
In this article, I go over how an automatic pool cleaner works, and why the valves need to be positioned correctly.
How to Write Complaint Letters to Landlord About Swimming Pools
If your apartment swimming pool is needing repair, contact your landlord. A complaint letter might help resolve the issue.
Saltwater vs. Chlorine-Based Swimming Pools: Which Is Better?
Saltwater is naturally stable chemically: This makes saltwater pools easy to manage than regular chlorine based swimming pool...
4 Reasons to Add Borate in Your Swimming Pool or Spa
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.
How to Boost the Efficiency of a Sand Filter With a DE Filter Media
A guide on how to boost the filtering efficiency of sand filters using a DE (diatomaceous earth) filtering agent.
How to Remove and Prevent Metal Stains in Swimming Pools
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.
How to Lower Total Alkalinity and Adjust pH in a Swimming Pool
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.
The Right Chlorine Shock to Use and How to Shock Your Swimming Pool
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.
7 Causes of Cloudy Swimming Pool Water and How to Clear It
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.
How to Get Rid of Green, Yellow, and Black Pool Algae
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.
Green Swimming Pool Help: How to Clean & Get Rid of Algae
Failure to keep your pool clean will result in green, murky, and cloudy water. Get rid of algae and enjoy crystal clear water!
Splasher Pools: Pros and Cons of Above-Ground Pools
Thinking of buying an above ground splasher pool? Read about the pros and cons of Easy Set and Metal Framed pools here
How Does Rain Affect Chemicals and pH in a Swimming Pool's Water?
A look at how rainfall impacts the chemistry of the pool.
How Much Muriatic Acid to Add to Adjust Swimming Pool pH
A guide to understanding pH and the effects of unbalanced pH levels in swimming pool water.
Why Is My Pool Still Green or Cloudy After Shocking?
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.
Sand, DE, and Cartridge Pool Filters: What's the Difference, and Which Is Best?
How to select a pool filter that is right for your pool.
How to Calculate Water Evaporation Loss in a Swimming 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.
How to Fix a Hayward Navigator Pool Vacuum That Is Not Moving
Is your pool vacuum spinning in circles or not moving at all? I'll show you how to take apart and repair your pool vacuum.
How to Remove High Stabilizer and Phosphates in a Pool
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.
A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Clean a Green Swimming Pool
Learn how to clean a green swimming pool and how to prevent this problem in the future.