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