Category: Pool & Spa Maintenance

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 »

How to Open Your Pool This Spring: A Complete Checklist

As the days grow incrementally longer and warmer, the calendar marches towards summer and the start of the swimming season across the northern hemisphere. Spring is a time for rejoicing as winter loosens its grip on the land, with new leaves forming on trees and flowers beginning to blossom. For pool owners, it’s also a… Read more »

8 Signs It’s Time to Open Your Pool for the Season

“When should I open my pool?” Swimming pool owners and operators often ask themselves this as the days grow ever warmer in the springtime. With this warm weather, trees grow back their leaves and flowers start to bloom. These events often mark the beginning of the swimming season. Weighing the advantages and disadvantages of opening… Read more »

How to Quickly Change a Pool Lightbulb

Replacing a pool light bulb is more complicated than replacing an indoor bulb. Read on to learn how to safely change a pool light bulb.

Hot Tub Maintenance 101: Easy Tips & Tricks

There’s nothing more relaxing than sinking into your own hot tub. A hot tub maintenance schedule will keep your spa clean and pleasant to use. From body oils and sweat to lotions and make-up, contaminants build up and prevent the hot tub from running properly. Read on to learn how to maintain a hot tub.