How to tell if your pool has high phosphates or stabilizer, how to keep chemicals balanced, and dealing with algae problems.
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.
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.
Saltwater is naturally stable chemically: This makes saltwater pools easy to manage than regular chlorine based swimming pool...
An easy-to-understand guide on calibrating the salinity level on your Hayward Aqua-Rite or Hayward Pure Plus salt chlorine generator
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?
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.
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.
Article with photos showing construction of a basic, inexpensive but attractive design using redwood for two wide, sturdy steps.
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
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.
Read to learn how to clean a filter cartridge, when and how to replace it, and how to extend its life.
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.
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.
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.
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 it really is.
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!
Borate prevents pH drifting, which results in calcium scaling, metal stains, cloudy, green, and hard pool water. Learn expert tips here.
Thinking of buying an above ground splasher pool? Read about the pros and cons of Easy Set and Metal Framed pools here
This article serves as a guide on how to break down, service, and inspect a Purex-Triton Nautilus FNS DE Filter.
I explain why the spa drains in a pool/spa combination pool when the pool pump shuts off and how to fix the issue.
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.
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...
If your apartment swimming pool is needing repair, contact your landlord. A complaint letter might help resolve the issue.
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.
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.
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.
A troubleshooting guide to clearing up your green or cloudy pool when the chemicals all seem to be balanced.
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.