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How to Drain and Clean a Hot Tub

How to Drain and Clean a Hot Tub

Do you know how to drain a hot tub? Or how to clean it? There are plenty of wrong ways to do both. Learn the right ways and keep your spa in tip-top shape.

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 Use a Manual Pool Vacuum

How to Use a Manual Pool Vacuum

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.

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 Get Rid of Algae in Your Pool

How to Get Rid of Algae in Your Pool

Sanitizer alone won't prevent an invasion of algae in your pool. Get rid of algae and keep it from coming back so you can enjoy a clean, clear pool again.

The Definitive Guide to Using Cyanuric Acid

The Definitive Guide to Using Cyanuric Acid

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.

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.

How to Winterize An Above Ground Pool in 11 Steps

How to Winterize An Above Ground Pool in 11 Steps

Think you can just cover your above ground pool, and it'll be fine until spring? Think again. Do just a few more things, and opening will be a breeze.

How to Get Rid of Foam in a Hot Tub

How to Get Rid of Foam in a Hot Tub

Did you find foam in your hot tub? That's no place for a bubble bath. Don't worry. It's easy to get rid of hot tub foam, and even easier to prevent it.

The Best Robotic Pool Cleaners of 2020

The Best Robotic Pool Cleaners of 2020

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.

Pool Cleaning 101: Why, When and How To Clean Your Pool

Pool Cleaning 101: Why, When and How To Clean Your Pool

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 to Balance Hot Tub pH

How to Balance Hot Tub pH

Looking for how to raise the pH in your hot tub? Or maybe how to lower the pH in your hot tub? Well, look no further. It's all right here.

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.

The Best Pressure Side Pool Cleaner of 2020

The Best Pressure Side Pool Cleaner of 2020

We tested and found the best pressure side pool cleaners for inground and above ground pool owners. Here are our top picks for 2020 .

Coronavirus Pool and Hot Tub Safety

Coronavirus Pool and Hot Tub Safety

Can the coronavirus spread through pools and hot tubs? No. But you need to know a few other things about the virus to stay safe in your pool or spa.

Basic Pool Chemistry 101

Basic Pool Chemistry 101

If you know which pool chemicals to use and when, and how to balance your pool chemistry, you're well on your way to being an expert pool owner.

How To Raise Your Pool’s Alkalinity with Baking Soda

How To Raise Your Pool’s Alkalinity with Baking Soda

Some brands of alkalinity increaser are just sodium bicarbonate which is baking soda. Learn when and how much baking soda to add to your pool.

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 Use Pool Shock

How to Use Pool Shock

Been a while since you shocked your pool? You're laying out a doormat for algae and other contaminants. Put up a keep out sign with a dose of pool shock.

14 Best Pool Accessories You Must Have

14 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 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.

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.

A Beginner’s Guide to Pool Maintenance

A Beginner’s Guide to 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 Best Solar Pool Covers in 2020

The Best Solar Pool Covers in 2020

Keep your pool warm and wallet full. A solar pool cover can save on chemicals, utilities, and water. See our favorite covers in 2020.

What is The Perfect Pool Temperature?

What is The Perfect Pool Temperature?

Have you found the perfect pool temperature yet? Everyone has an opinion, but we did the research. Learn how to set it, maintain it, and save money.

How to Balance the Calcium Hardness Level in Your Pool

How to Balance the Calcium Hardness Level in Your Pool

Learning how to manage and control the calcium hardness in your pool is a big step toward keeping it clean, clear, and swimmable all season long.

The Best Inground Pool Cleaner of 2020

The Best Inground Pool Cleaner of 2020

We tested, reviewed, and picked the best inground pool cleaner for every type of inground swimming pool in 2020 .

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.

How to Winterize an Intex Pool in 12 Steps

How to Winterize an Intex Pool in 12 Steps

Winterizing an Intex pool is similar to closing an above ground pool, with just a few minor but important differences. Make sure you winterize it correctly.

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.

How to Close An Inground Pool in 9 Steps

How to Close An Inground Pool in 9 Steps

Thinking about not closing your pool in winter because it seems overwhelming? It's not only easy, it's necessary for your pool's—and your—health and safety.

How to Fix Cloudy Pool Water

How to Fix Cloudy Pool Water

Cloudy pool water not only looks bad, it can be bad for your health. Learn how to fix cloudy pool water fast, and get back to swimming in a clean pool.

How to Shock a Hot Tub

How to Shock a Hot Tub

You must know how to shock your hot tub to keep it clean and sanitary. Have you been doing it right? Or at all? Learn when, why, and how to add spa shock.

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.

How to Fix Cloudy Spa Water

How to Fix Cloudy Spa Water

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

The Best Suction Pool Cleaner of 2020

The Best Suction Pool Cleaner of 2020

We tested and found the best suction pool cleaners for owners on a budget. Here are our top picks for 2020 .

How to Keep Ducks Out of Your Pool

How to Keep Ducks Out of Your Pool

If you're wondering how to keep ducks out of your pool, wonder no more! It's not as difficult as you may think and mostly takes a little time and patience.

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.

8 Best Pool Alarms To Keep Your Family Safe

8 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.