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  • 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.

    Chlorine vs. Saltwater Pools

    Chlorine vs. Saltwater Pools

    by watergeek11

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  • 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.

    DIY In-Ground Pool: Here's How I Did It

    DIY In-Ground Pool: Here's How I Did It

    by Leonard L Sampson0

  • Intex Pools are a wonderful, inexpensive option for families desiring an above-ground swimming pool. How to clear up a cloudy Intex pool, and choosing the right accessories to maintain the swimming fun through the summer.

    How to Care for and Chlorinate an Intex Metal Frame Pool

    How to Care for and Chlorinate an Intex Metal Frame Pool

    by Leah Lefler15

  • Article with photos showing construction of a basic, inexpensive but attractive design using redwood for two wide, sturdy steps.

    How to Build Redwood Spa Steps

    How to Build Redwood Spa Steps

    by Dale Tinklepaugh0

  • 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.

    J-365 Jacuzzi Hot Tub Review

    J-365 Jacuzzi Hot Tub Review

    by blairtracy0

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  • 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.

    How to Select the Best Pool Filter

    How to Select the Best Pool Filter

    by Barack James0

  • 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.

    Closing an Inground Swimming Pool? How to Winterize a Pool for an Easy Spring Opening.

    Closing an Inground Swimming Pool? How to Winterize a Pool for an Easy Spring Opening.

    by Eddie Carrara20

  • 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 it really is.

    How to Change the Sand in a Pool Filter

    How to Change the Sand in a Pool Filter

    by Eddie Carrara4

  • How frequently should you shock a non-saltwater pool, which chlorine shock is the best, how do you shock and at what time of the day? Find out!

    When and How to Shock Your Swimming Pool

    When and How to Shock Your Swimming Pool

    by Barack James12

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  • 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...

    How to Open an Inground Swimming Pool

    How to Open an Inground Swimming Pool

    by Eddie Carrara13

  • 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.

    I Had the Worst Pool Algae This Spring

    I Had the Worst Pool Algae This Spring

    by Eddie Carrara13

  • 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.

    Standard In-Ground Pool Shapes and Sizes

    Standard In-Ground Pool Shapes and Sizes

    by swimfan1

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