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.
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.
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.
You bought an above-ground pool and now you want to know what else to purchase. I will tell you about other items you may need to keep your pool looking fabulous.
After reading this article and viewing all the pictures, you will know more than your pool company does about closing your inground pool. I will walk you through the steps of closing an inground swimming pool, how to drain the filter, how to drain the pool and to what level, where to add antifreeze and how to install your pools safety cover properly.
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.
If you are experiencing algae problems on a regular basis, these are some reasons why the problem continues and some potential solutions to the problem.
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.
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.
A backyard swimming pool is a great addition for those with children home for the summer. Planning the assembly is the most important aspect, and I have provided the steps necessary for a successful job.
Repair and troubleshooting tips for the Polaris "65" and Polaris Turtle Vac-Sweep Pool vacuums. Easy to follow photo illustrated DIY instructions and where to obtain replacement parts. FAQs
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.
Intex pools are a wonderful, inexpensive option for families desiring an above-ground swimming pool. Learn how to clear up a cloudy Intex pool, and how to choose the right accessories to maintain the swimming fun through the summer.