Best Pool Cover Pumps 2019 – Reviews & Buying Guide

a pool cover pump

A great pool cover pump can be the difference between a pool cover that survives the winter, and a flooded pool. Getting the right model for your situation isn’t optional, and the consequences of getting a pool cover pump that gives out on you can be all too real. Shopping online is supposed to make […]

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Best Above-Ground Pool Pumps 2019 – Reviews & Buyer’s Guide

an above ground pool pump

The difference between a crystal-clear above-ground pool and one that is cloudy and gross is often the pump that you use to clean it. It’s important to make sure that you get a pump that’s up to the task at hand, but it’s not always easy to tell which those are when shopping online. Misleading […]

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Best Above Ground Pool Ladders 2019 – Top Picks & Reviews

The pool ladder may seem like a trivial purchase, but it’s actually a serious decision. A cheap pool ladder isn’t going to last very long. It may rust, come loose, develop sharp spots that can cause injury. Worst case scenario, the wrong pool ladder can be a serious safety concern. You don’t want that, and […]

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Best Pool Chlorine Tablets 2019 – Top Picks & Reviews

a pool chlorine tablets

All chlorine is not made equally. There are always additives, stabilizers, and preservatives of one kind or another. Even though chlorine is the active ingredient, it’s not the only one. All tablets don’t dissolve the same way or react to soft or hard water the same way. In short, there’s more to it than just […]

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Best Pool Water Test Kits 2019 – Reviews & Top Picks

a pool water test kit

Water testing kits are chemistry sets for homeowners who are tired of leaving tests to other people and paying an arm and a leg for the privilege. When you use these kits, you’re testing with chemicals to determine the concentration of other chemicals inside a chemical bath in your backyard, i.e., your swimming pool. Chemistry […]

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Best Pool Vacuum Heads 2019 – Reviews & Buying Guide

a pool vacuum head

When it’s time to vacuum your pool you don’t want it to take all day, or wear you out so much that all you want to do is go inside and collapse in front of the TV. That defeats the purpose of having a pool. You want to enjoy your pool. But you also have […]

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Best Pool Test Strips 2019 – Top Picks & Reviews

a pool test strip

Sometimes you just want a “quick and dirty” test of your swimming pool’s water to see if it’s clean or not. You don’t want something fancy or complicated. You don’t even necessarily need something that’s accurate to 10 decimal places. You just want a general idea of what condition your pool is in. Good old-fashioned […]

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Best Pool Shock 2019 – Reviews & Buyer’s Guide

a best pool shock

The shocking truth about swimming pools is that they can’t always be kept crystal clear and free of algae just with slow, measured additions of chemicals. This sad truth includes spas and hot tubs too. Slow and steady might win the race for the tortoise when he’s racing against the hare, but that ain’t happenin’ […]

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Best Handheld Pool Vacuums 2019 – Reviews & Top Picks

a handheld pool vacuum

Most people prefer the ease and comfort of automatic or robotic pool cleaners. Most people also like to save money. When these things come into conflict, saving money wins more often than not. In response to the demand for (relatively) inexpensive pool cleaners, manufacturers have developed a number of handheld pool vacuums. In the process, […]

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Best Digital Pool Water Testers 2019 – Reviews & Buying Guide

a digital pool water tester

Swimming pool water is sanitized by the addition of different chemicals to kill algae and harmful bacteria. You can’t maintain a swimming pool without testing the water for the levels of those chemicals on a regular basis. The more regular and frequent, the better. Daily testing is the recommended minimum, and digital kits are the […]

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