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How to Shock a Hot Tub

How to Shock a Hot Tub

Find out everything you need to know when you shock a hot tub so you can do it safely and effectively.

A Beginner’s Guide to Hot Tub Maintenance

A Beginner’s Guide to Hot Tub Maintenance

Congratulations on your new hot tub! Before you settle in for a nice soak, learn to clean and maintain it properly. A dirty, malfunctioning spa is no fun!

How to Open an Inground Pool in 13 Steps

How to Open an Inground Pool in 13 Steps

Thinking it'd be easier to just leave your pool closed when winter ends? Don't worry. Learn how to open your inground pool and get right back to the fun!

How to Shock a Swimming Pool

How to Shock a Swimming Pool

When's the last time you shocked your pool? If it's been a while, you're laying out a doormat for contaminants. Keep them out with a good pool shock.

How to Get Rid of Foam in a Hot Tub

How to Get Rid of Foam in a Hot Tub

So you have unsightly foam in your hot tub. That's no place for a bubble bath. Don't worry—it's easy to get rid of foam, and even easier to prevent it.

How to Vacuum a Pool Manually

How to Vacuum a Pool Manually

Got algae? Need a workout? Grab a pole, flex those muscles, and learn how to vacuum your pool by hand to keep it healthy, clean, and swimmable.

The Definitive Guide to Using Cyanuric Acid (Pool Stabilizer)

The Definitive Guide to Using Cyanuric Acid (Pool Stabilizer)

Also called pool conditioner or chlorine stabilizer, cyanuric acid is vital to your pool's chemistry. Learn how and why to include it in your water care.

How to Fix a Cloudy Hot Tub

How to Fix a Cloudy Hot Tub

A cloudy hot tub isn't just uninviting, it's potentially dangerous. Learn how to fix it fast to get your spa clean, clear, and ready to use.

How to Fix Cloudy Pool Water

How to Fix Cloudy Pool Water

Cloudy pool water doesn't just look bad, it can be bad for your health. Get rid of cloudy water fast, and get back to swimming in your clear, healthy pool.

How to Clean a Swimming Pool The Right Way

How to Clean a Swimming Pool The Right Way

No one wants to swim in a dirty, nasty pool! Learn how to clean a swimming pool the right way, and keep it clear, beautiful, and swimmable at all times.

How Long Should I Run My Pool Pump Every Day?

How Long Should I Run My Pool Pump Every Day?

Well, 24 hours a day would be ideal. But there's a better answer to how long to run a pool pump, and it won't make your electric bill skyrocket.

How to Get Rid of Algae in Your Pool

How to Get Rid of Algae in Your Pool

Sanitizer isn't enough to keep algae from invading your pool. Get rid of algae and keep it from coming back so you can enjoy a clean, clear pool again.

How to Balance the pH in a Hot Tub

How to Balance the pH in a Hot Tub

Fix high or low pH in your hot tub fast, so you can relax knowing your spa is safe from damage, and you're safe from water-borne illness.

5 Tricks to Keep Ducks and Other Birds Out of Your Pool

5 Tricks to Keep Ducks and Other Birds Out of Your Pool

Wondering, "how to keep ducks out of my pool?" We've got 5 tricks to keep those pesky, pooping birds out of your swimming pool water.

15 Best Pool Accessories You Must Have

15 Best Pool Accessories You Must Have

Next time you buy pool supplies, throw in a few fun pool accessories. Choose some with function, and you can easily justify them as being "necessary."

How to Balance The Calcium Hardness Level in Your Pool

How to Balance The Calcium Hardness Level in Your Pool

Is your water too hard or too soft? Learn what you need to do to lower the calcium hardness level in your pool so you don't get buildup in your pool.

Pool Calculator: How Much Water Is In Your Pool?

Pool Calculator: How Much Water Is In Your Pool?

Before you can add chemicals to your pool, you have to know how much water it holds. A pool calculator, or a few simple equations, will give you the answer.

Hot Tub Troubleshooting: 6 Common Issues and Solutions

Hot Tub Troubleshooting: 6 Common Issues and Solutions

Hot tub troubleshooting on your own can save you big bucks on simple hot tub repairs, plus let you know when to step back and call a pro.

What is The Perfect Swimming Pool Temperature?

What is The Perfect Swimming Pool Temperature?

Varying degrees of pool water temperatures can have major effects on your body. Find out what the perfect swimming pool temperature is.

How to Select The Best Pool Filter

How to Select The Best Pool Filter

Should you get a sand, cartridge, or D.E pool filter? It depends on what you want to spend, and how much bacteria you want floating around in your water.

How to Open an Above Ground Pool in 11 Steps

How to Open an Above Ground Pool in 11 Steps

It's pool season again! Open your above ground pool with just a few pieces of equipment, some basic chemicals, and a little elbow grease.

10 Best Robotic Pool Cleaners

10 Best Robotic Pool Cleaners

Gone are the days where you have to manually vacuum your pool. It's not science fiction anymore; you have plenty of robotic pool cleaners to choose from.

The Truth About Phosphates in Pool Water

The Truth About Phosphates in Pool Water

You've probably heard phosphate remover is essential to pool care. We did some research and the truth is, it's not. Learn why you should save your money.

Basic Pool Chemistry 101

Basic Pool Chemistry 101

Practicing proper pool chemistry and important and easy. In this guide, I'll provide you everything you need to know to keep your pool clean and clear.

How to Add Chlorine Tablets to Your Pool

How to Add Chlorine Tablets to Your Pool

Should you switch from granules to chlorine tablets? Yes, if you're looking for an easier, more effective way to sanitize your pool. Find out why.

How to Start a Hot Tub in 12 Easy Steps

How to Start a Hot Tub in 12 Easy Steps

Whether this is your first time at the hot tub rodeo or you're a little out of practice, we're here to help you start your hot tub quickly and easily.

How to Clean Every Type of Pool Filter

How to Clean Every Type of Pool Filter

Do you know how to clean a pool filter? Are you sure? Get crystal clear, pristine pool water by keeping any type of filter clean with a few easy methods.

A Beginner’s Guide to Swimming Pool Maintenance

A Beginner’s Guide to Swimming Pool Maintenance

Thinking it might be easier to just fill in your pool than care for it? Don't give up! Pool maintenance isn't painful if you learn a few basic techniques.

The Complete Guide to Solar Pool Covers

The Complete Guide to Solar Pool Covers

Keep your pool warm and your wallet full. A solar pool cover used the right way can help you save on chemicals, utilities, and water. Find out how.

How to Drain and Clean a Hot Tub

How to Drain and Clean a Hot Tub

Keep your hot tub healthy by learning how to drain and clean it the right way. Avoid ugly stains, defeat dangerous biofilm, soak safely, and enjoy yourself!

7 Household Products to Clean Your Hot Tub

7 Household Products to Clean Your Hot Tub

Before you reach for harsh chemicals, take a look around the house. You may already have all the household products you need to clean your hot tub.

11 Common Pool Maintenance Mistakes

11 Common Pool Maintenance Mistakes

Pool care entails a lot of little details. It's easy to forget one or two of them from time to time. Luckily, all pool maintenance mistakes are fixable.

10 Best Pool Alarms To Keep Your Family Safe

10 Best Pool Alarms To Keep Your Family Safe

Are you doing everything possible to keep your family safe around your pool? Installing a pool alarm can be one of the easiest and most effective tactics.

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