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 need cleaning! Lots of it. Unless you can afford a cleaning service to come out and clean your pool twice a week, it’s up to you. Let’s take a look at some of the […]

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Best Above Ground Pool Lights 2020 – Reviews & Buying Guide

an above ground pool light

Lighting up your pool doesn’t have to be a drag. While shopping online is supposed to fun, it’s easy to get bogged down in the details. There are a lot of products out there, and it can be hard to tell which ones are right for your pool, and even harder to tell if you’re […]

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Best Pool Brushes 2020 – Top Picks & Reviews

a pool brush

Finding the right pool brush can be a tall challenge. While many models feature similar prices, some are made more cheaply than others and don’t live up to our hopes and expectations. It can be hard to tell which are the winners and which won’t last long when you’re shopping online. Misleading product descriptions and […]

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How to Properly Maintain Your Pool

pool skimmer

Backyard swimming pools are fun.  They’re great for having friends and family over for a lazy day in the water without having to put up with the crowds at the beach or the city swimming pool.  But since it’s in your backyard, you’re the one who has to maintain it.  Maintaining your pool is relatively […]

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How to Prevent Your Pool Cleaner from Getting Stuck

The Polaris Vac Sweep 280

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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How To Drain an Above-Ground Pool with Ease

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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Best Variable Speed Pool Pumps 2020 – Reviews & Top Picks

a variable speed pool pump

You may have heard that variable speed pool pumps can save you a lot of money, but you might be scared away by the prices and the relative difficulties of figuring out which model is right for your pool. You can’t just ask the pool company, as they’ll certainly charge you more than it’s worth […]

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Best Pool Heaters 2020 – Reviews & Top Picks

Hayward pool heater

You spend all this money to install a pool and you can only use it a few months out of the year. So, the next most logical thing to do would be to spend more money, right? Pool heaters are not cheap (although there are some value options), but it is hard to put a […]

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Best Pool Cover Pumps 2020 – Reviews & Buying Guide

a pool cover pump

Why is it that pools can require just as much maintenance when they are closed as they do when they are open? When the pool is closed down, and you can’t get any enjoyment out of it, the maintenance projects become even more annoying. One of the main issues you will run into as a […]

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Best Above-Ground Pool Pumps 2020 – 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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