Best Automatic Pool Skimmers 2019 – Top Picks & Reviews

an automatic pool skimmer

Swimming pools have to be skimmed to remove leaves, bugs, twigs and other debris floating in them. This is why swimming in the local watering hole down at the creek isn’t as much fun as it sounds like. There is too much scum and gunk in the water. And just like someone is always trying […]

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Best Polaris Pool Cleaner Reviews 2019 – Top Picks

a Polaris pool vac

Polaris is one of the leading pool-cleaning brands in the industry that provides great quality products and that’s the reason they’re loved by many. Finding the best pool cleaners can be difficult when you’re faced with various reviews and opinions of others, sometimes your outlook can be blurred by biased reviews and you can be […]

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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

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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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Getting Your Dream Pool with a Low Budget

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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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10 Common Swimming Pool Myths: Busted!

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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

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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

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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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Swimming Pool Safety Guidelines

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Swimming pools are a lot of fun.  They’re relaxing to float around in, they can cool you off on a hot day, you can get a great workout in them by swimming laps, they can even be romantic. They can also be tragic if they’re not treated with respect.  There is an old saying that […]

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