Foaming is one of the most common pool problems we face in the pool industry. Here's a look at the causes of foam (or white bubbles), how to prevent foaming, and how to clear foam in your pool or spa.
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.
What is a heater bypass? This article explains what it is and how your own heater bypass valves should be set.
An above ground pool is fun for the kids, and adults alike. Unfortunately, there comes the time to take it down. Here are some useful tips that I have employed to make the job much easier.
Black algae is a thread-like growth that develops on rough surfaces in swimming pools. Removing it is as simple as using the right chemical.
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.
Last summer I took on a project that most people consider way out of the realm of possibility. Here's how I installed my own in-ground pool, with photos of each step.
If your apartment swimming pool is needing repair, contact your landlord. A complaint letter might help resolve the issue.
Thinking of buying an above ground splasher pool? Read about the pros and cons of Easy Set and Metal Framed pools here
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.
Read to learn how to clean a filter cartridge, when and how to replace it, and how to extend its life.
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?
What is my secret to clear pool water when opening my inground pool in the spring? When the cover comes off, the pool water is crystal clear and all the debris has settled to the bottom. Most pool owners ask “How is this possible?” The most...
Borate prevents pH drifting, which results in calcium scaling, metal stains, and cloudy, green, and hard pool water. Learn expert tips here.
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
If you've tried everything and are still struggling with a cloudy or green pool, there is something that might be suitable to try. A type of clarifier known as a flocculant, commonly called "drop n' vac" or "dropout," is a solution that, when added to water, can clean your 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.
This article serves as a guide on how to break down, service, and inspect a Purex-Triton Nautilus FNS DE Filter.
Pool filters come in different brands and types. There is no single filter that is the best. The choice of filter mainly depends on the pool size, usage and where it is located.
In this article, I go over how an automatic pool cleaner works, and why the valves need to be positioned correctly.
An easy-to-understand guide on calibrating the salinity level on your Hayward Aqua-Rite or Hayward Pure Plus salt chlorine generator
The pool algae this spring was the worst I had ever seen, I even used a winterizing kit, and it was still dark green, with black algae. The chemicals and pool filter were a losing battle, and the algae were winning.
A review on Jacuzzi's J-365 model hot tub. The specifications of the hot tub, the hot tub's warranty, and the pros and cons of this particular spa.
If your pool is looking dirty and your cleaner isn't working, follow these five steps before calling the pros.
Metal-laden pool water can create a discoloration problem: Here is how to get rid of metal stains in a pool with sourced from a well.
This article will break down the types, sizes, and weights of winter pool covers so that you can choose the right kind for your pool.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Choosing a shape and size is the first of many decisions a prospective swimming pool owner has to make. Here's a guide to some of the common and/or standard dimensions for residential inground pools.
Saltwater is naturally stable chemically: This makes saltwater pools easy to manage than regular chlorine based swimming pool...
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.
Thinking of buying a hot tub? Here are some things you'll want to know and think about before you do.
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.
Article with photos showing construction of a basic, inexpensive but attractive design using redwood for two wide, sturdy steps.
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.
If you want to change the sand in a pool filter, here are the step-by-step, easy-to-understand instructions. I'll show you how easy this project really is.
Balancing the water in a swimming pool or spa is the best way to keep problems at bay . If problem algae get a hold, find a treatment program here.
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.
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.
As more and more swimmers and homeowners become uncomfortable with the health risks of swimming in chlorine, alternative sanitizers are being developed. One of those is the saltwater pool.