Category: Pool & Spa Maintenance

A Quick Guide to Using (and Understanding) Pool Test Strips

Keeping your pool clean, safe, and sanitary is essential if you want to enjoy it throughout the year. Test strips are one of the simplest ways to ensure your pool water is balanced. They measure the water’s chemical levels and determine whether you need to adjust to keep your pool sparkling clean and healthy. This… Read more »

How to Close a Pool: The Essential Guide

Now that summer is ending, it’s time to start considering closing your pool for the season. Properly closing your pool is important to maintain your pool’s lifespan and keep it in good shape so that it’s ready to use again next summer. But, if you’ve never closed a pool, it can seem overwhelming and confusing…. Read more »

Suction vs. Pressure Pool Cleaners: Which to Choose for Your Pool?

Pool owners often need help with keeping their swimming pools clean. Dirt, debris, and algae can accumulate quickly, making it a hassle to maintain. One solution to this problem is investing in an automatic pool cleaner. But with so many available options, knowing which one to choose can take time and effort. Two popular types… Read more »

Diagnosing Your Common Pool Problems

Having a pool in your backyard can be a great source of pleasure and relaxation. However, it is important to watch for any common pool problems that may arise. From water imbalance to circulation and equipment issues, there are several signs to watch out for to ensure your pool remains in top condition.

The Most Important Swimming Pool Cleaning Supplies You Need

When it comes to swimming pools, cleaning supplies are imperative to their maintenance. After all, who wants to swim in a pool with slimy, mold-covered sides and murky greenish water? Not only would it be unpleasant to swim in, but unclean and unbalanced pool water can also cause health problems like rashes, respiratory illnesses, ear… Read more »

Simple Pool Cover Installation for Inground and Above-Ground Pools

Having a swimming pool at home can be a blessing, but it is also essential to have a good pool cover installed when you are not using it. With good pool equipment and maintenance, your swimming pool can be ready again for the next summer. This is the perfect guide if you are prepared to… Read more »

Pocket Guide: Heating a Swimming Pool

One of the best luxuries you can have is a swimming pool in your house. It offers relaxation as you unwind after a long day. But where’s the fun if you can’t use it around the year? Do you wish to learn how to heat the water in your pool for a nice swim on… Read more »

Choosing Saltwater vs Chlorine for Your Pool or Hot Tub

If a pool or hot tub isn’t properly cared for, it becomes a petri dish in which microbial life will thrive. As a potential breeding ground for disease, water in pools or spas requires chemistry that prevents bacteria and other microbes from taking over. While previously water treatment methods involved boiling or filtering water, a… Read more »

Pocket Guide: Why is My Pool Green?

If you’re a pool owner, you’ve likely thought the unfortunate but common question: “Why is my pool green?” Regardless of the cause, it’s best to not swim in pool water that has gone green or while it’s undergoing a process to treat the cause of the water’s greenness. To sanitize and balance pool water most… Read more »

Get Rain in Your Pool Water? Here’s What You Should Know

Rain forms from evaporated water, and before it falls as raindrops, it’s some of the purest water on the planet. As raindrops fall, they gather dust, pollen, spores, and other contaminants. Heavy rains will often raise water levels in swimming pools, filling them with these pollutants and causing skimmers to cease functioning as debris gather… Read more »