Types of Pool Cleaners: Robotic vs Suction vs Pressure – Which is Best for You?

Types of Pool Cleaners

Now that you’ve got your own swimming pool to enjoy, you’ve also got your own swimming pool to clean. And they do need cleaning! Lots of it. No one else is going to do it so it’s up to you. Let’s take a look at some of the different types of cleaners available and how […]

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Why Should a Pool Owner Have a Pool Cleaner?

dirty pool

If you have a swimming pool you’ll be using lots of chemicals to maintain the pH balance, stability, and to kill bacteria and algae.  You’ll also have a skimmer or two to scoop up the twigs, leaves, and other debris that falls in the water.  So why do you need the extra expense and trouble […]

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The Proper Way of Clearing Cloudy Pool Water

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Can’t swim because of the milky, cloudy appearance of your pool’s water? Don’t worry; we have six practical steps for you! Step #1: Check the chemical levels of your pool Here are the recommended ranges: pH level 7.2 – 7.6 Calcium hardness 200 – 400 ppm (parts per million) Cyanuric acid 25 – 50 ppm […]

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How to Winterize an In-Ground Pool

pool with water level properly lowered

The Book of Ecclesiastes tells us, “To everything there is a season.”  That includes shutting down your swimming pool and preparing it to survive the cold winter months so it’ll be in good shape for the following spring.  If you shut it down and winterize it properly, starting it up again in the spring will […]

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How to Prevent Your Pool Cleaner from Getting Stuck

Cleaning your swimming pool is a never-ending task that has to be done on a regular basis.  The cleaner works by suction just like a regular vacuum cleaner, but instead of sucking in air, it sucks in water.  A strainer catches all the debris and the water is recirculated.  Now and then, the suction will […]

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Drain an Above-Ground Pool with Ease

garden hose and kiddie pool

If you need to drain an above-ground pool for any reason – to replace the old liner, because it needs cleaning, you didn’t winterize it properly, or for any other reason – it doesn’t have to be a major operation. For the most part, it’s actually fairly simple.  There are two different methods you can […]

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Getting Your Dream Pool with a Low Budget

Dave Ramsey

When you’re in the mood to go swimming, getting everything together and bundling the family into the car to head for the water park, beach, or city pool can become such a headache, you find yourself wishing you had your own swimming pool.  But it turns out that your dream pool is a budget buster […]

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Myths About Swimming Pools

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There are common myths most people have heard about swimming pools since they were kids.  Like most myths, there is little or no truth to them, or it’s been twisted so badly out of shape it’s not recognizable anymore.  Today, we’re going to help dispel some of those myths and clear up the confusion. 1. […]

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How to Properly Maintain Your Pool Cleaners and Filters

tools for pool cleaning

Your pool cleaners and filters need to be properly maintained and cleaned in order for them to do their job of cleaning your pool and the water in it.  Dirty cleaners and filters can’t clean a dirty pool.  All they can do is recycle the dirt.  That isn’t the kind of recycling you want to […]

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How to Use, Handle, and Store Pool Chemicals

man adding chemicals on pool

The chemicals used for cleaning your swimming pool, killing bacteria, and sanitizing the water and the filter, are – surprise, surprise! – chemicals.  Like any chemicals in our modern world, they are beneficial if handled and used properly, but dangerous, even deadly if they’re handled improperly or carelessly.  Below are a few common sense guidelines […]

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