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Pool Troubleshooting

Pool Pump Making a Loud Noise? 5 Tips to Silence It For Good

Pool Pump Making a Loud Noise? 5 Tips to Silence It For Good

Before you call a professional, there are 5 things you can do to troubleshoot your pool pump making a loud noise.

How to Clear a Green Pool in 24 Hours

How to Clear a Green Pool in 24 Hours

You remove the pool cover and yikes! It's a green pool! You have an algae problem. Just a few steps and a few chemicals will clear the water in no time.

How to Clear Cloudy Pool Water in 48 Hours or Less

How to Clear Cloudy Pool Water in 48 Hours or Less

Here are the 4 common issues that cause cloudy pool water and how to clear your cloudy pool fast using pool clarifier or flocculant.

How to Identify and Remove Pool Stains

How to Identify and Remove Pool Stains

Finding the occasional pool stain? Learn how to identify them and apply the correct pool stain remover to quickly get rid of them.

How to Drain an Above Ground Pool (Even Without a Pump)

How to Drain an Above Ground Pool (Even Without a Pump)

Need to drain your pool? Here's how to drain an above ground pool with either a garden hose siphon or a sump pump.

Pool Leak Detection: How To Quickly Find The Leak Yourself

Pool Leak Detection: How To Quickly Find The Leak Yourself

Pool leak detection is the first step to fixing what can be a very damaging and expensive problem. Here's how to quickly find and fix a leak.

The Smart Way to Kill Algae in Your Pool Quickly

The Smart Way to Kill Algae in Your Pool Quickly

Get rid of pool algae fast by following this sequence of pool cleaning steps. The quicker you act, the faster you can kill algae in your pool!

How to Get Rid of White Water Mold and Pink Slime in a Pool

How to Get Rid of White Water Mold and Pink Slime in a Pool

Pink, white and blue isn't a good look for your pool. Kick the white water mold and pink slime out to avoid illness and keep your pool swimmable.

How to Keep Mosquitoes Away From Your Pool

How to Keep Mosquitoes Away From Your Pool

West Nile Virus. Zika Virus. Both transmitted by mosquitoes. Learn how to keep mosquitoes away from your pool, and protect your family from these diseases.

How to Fix Air in a Pool Pump

How to Fix Air in a Pool Pump

Air can be a good thing in lots of places. But you know what's not so good? Air in a pool pump. To fix it, you need to know where to look.

Why There’s Sand in Your Pool and How to Get it Out

Why There’s Sand in Your Pool and How to Get it Out

You have a pool, not a beach, so you don't want any sand in your pool. To get it out and keep it from returning, you have to understand how it got there.

How To Get Rid Of Water Bugs In Your Pool

How To Get Rid Of Water Bugs In Your Pool

Water bugs in your pool? Not for long! All you need is a few tools, a couple of chemicals, and a little time, and you can get rid of them for good.

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Pool Water Chemistry

How to Add Chlorine to a Pool (Tablets, Granules, Liquid)

How to Add Chlorine to a Pool (Tablets, Granules, Liquid)

Whether you’re using tablets, granules, or liquid chlorine, you need to add chlorine to your pool about once a week. So here’s a quick guide...

The Complete Guide to Pool Water Testing

The Complete Guide to Pool Water Testing

Are you leaving some important substances out of your pool water testing? Learn what you might be missing, how it can affect your pool, and how to fix it.

How Much Chlorine Should I Add to My Pool?

How Much Chlorine Should I Add to My Pool?

How much chlorine does your pool need? It depends on the size of your pool and what type of chlorine you buy. Here's our complete guide...

How to Raise Free Chlorine Levels in a Pool

How to Raise Free Chlorine Levels in a Pool

There are a few causes of low chlorine in a pool. But they're easy to fix. So here's a quick guide on how to raise free chlorine in your pool.

How Much Shock Should You Add to Your Pool

How Much Shock Should You Add to Your Pool

Exactly how much shock should you add to your pool? It depends on your pool's water. Here's how to calculate the right amount of pool shock.

CYA Levels Low? Here’s How To Raise Cyanuric Acid in a Pool

CYA Levels Low? Here’s How To Raise Cyanuric Acid in a Pool

Need to raise the cyanuric acid in your pool? Here are two simple ways to bring up the CYA levels in your pool.

How to Safely Use Muriatic Acid In Your Pool

How to Safely Use Muriatic Acid In Your Pool

Muriatic acid is a cheap way to balance your pool's chemistry, but it can be dangerous. Here's how to use muriatic acid safely in your pool.

The Best Pool Chemical Calculator Apps

The Best Pool Chemical Calculator Apps

We’ve put together a list of exceptional spa and pool chemical calculator apps you can use for water balancing and maintenance.

How Much Salt to Add to Your Pool (Easy Pool Salt Calculation)

How Much Salt to Add to Your Pool (Easy Pool Salt Calculation)

Wondering how much salt to add to your pool? Here's a simple formula for figuring out how many bags of salt you need.

Pool Volume Calculator: How Many Gallons of Water Does Your Pool Hold?

Pool Volume Calculator: How Many Gallons of Water Does Your Pool Hold?

Exactly how much water does your pool hold? Use this pool volume calculator and reference chart to quickly find out.

Alkalinity Too High? Here’s How to Lower Alkalinity in a Pool Quickly

Alkalinity Too High? Here’s How to Lower Alkalinity in a Pool Quickly

If your total alkalinity levels are too high, here's how to how to lower alkalinity in a pool with either muriatic acid or pH reducer.

The Best Chlorine Tablets for Your Pool (and How to Safely Add Them)

The Best Chlorine Tablets for Your Pool (and How to Safely Add Them)

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.

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Pool Maintenance

How to Drain an Inground Pool

How to Drain an Inground Pool

Knowing how to drain an inground pool before you start can help the process go more smoothly, and help you avoid costly damage.

How to Drain Water Out of Your Pool (FAST)

How to Drain Water Out of Your Pool (FAST)

Do you know how to drain a pool? Above ground is simple. But draining an inground pool incorrectly could destroy it. Learn the right ways for both.

The Best Pool Supplies You Absolutely Need in 2024

The Best Pool Supplies You Absolutely Need in 2024

Do you have everything you need to take care of your pool? If you don't have these few essentials, your pool maintenance is a lot harder than it has to be.

What is a Pool Skimmer? (How to Clean and Troubleshooting Tips)

What is a Pool Skimmer? (How to Clean and Troubleshooting Tips)

Learn how pool skimmers work, how to keep them clean and running properly, and how to troubleshoot them when things go wrong.

Pool Plumbing and Anatomy for Beginners

Pool Plumbing and Anatomy for Beginners

Keeping every part of your pool plumbing system in mind will help you maintain your clean, sparkling pool, and extend your equipment's longevity.

How to Change Pool Filter Sand

How to Change Pool Filter Sand

Save money, clarify pool water, and keep your family safe from dangerous water-borne illnesses by changing pool filter sand yourself, quickly and easily.

How to Instantly Patch Any Pool Liner

How to Instantly Patch Any Pool Liner

Learning how to patch a pool liner could save you thousands of dollars and prevent extensive damage. Plus, it's easy enough that almost anyone can do it.

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.

Salt Water Pool Maintenance 101: How to Keep it Clean and Clear

Salt Water Pool Maintenance 101: How to Keep it Clean and Clear

A salt water pool needs everything a normal pool needs, but with a few major differences. Here's an easy guide to salt water pool maintenance.

How to Clean a Pool Filter (Sand, Cartridge, D.E.)

How to Clean a Pool Filter (Sand, Cartridge, D.E.)

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 Vacuum Your Pool Super Quick

How to Vacuum Your Pool Super Quick

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 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.

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Pool Equipment

The Best Inground Pool Cleaner in 2024

The Best Inground Pool Cleaner in 2024

We tested, reviewed, and picked the best inground pool cleaner for every type of inground swimming pool. Here are our top picks...

The Best Inground Pool Heater in 2024

The Best Inground Pool Heater in 2024

Looking for the best inground pool pool heater? Here's how to find the best and most efficient heater for your pool setup.

Best Gas Pool Heaters in 2024

Best Gas Pool Heaters in 2024

Looking for the best gas pool heater? Whether you want natural or propane gas, here's what to look for based on your climate and pool size.

The Best Salt Water System for Above Ground Pools in 2024

The Best Salt Water System for Above Ground Pools in 2024

‌Looking for the best salt water system for your above ground pool? Here's what to consider before you buy and our recommendations.

The Best Above Ground Pool Heater in 2024

The Best Above Ground Pool Heater in 2024

Looking for the best above ground pool heater? Here's how to decide which type (gas, electric or solar) is right for your pool.

Best Solar Heaters for Above Ground Pools in 2024

Best Solar Heaters for Above Ground Pools in 2024

Looking for the best solar heater for an above ground pool? Here's how to find the right one for your pool.

The Best Pool Alarms To Keep Kids Safe in 2024

The Best Pool Alarms To Keep Kids Safe in 2024

A pool alarm is an easy way to keep your family safe. But some alarms are safer than others. Here are the best pool alarms of the year.

6 Best Pool Lights in 2024

6 Best Pool Lights in 2024

Don't dive into a dark pool and right into the arms of a waiting swamp monster. Add illumination with pool lights, and make night swims safer and more fun.

The Best Above Ground Pool Cleaners in 2024

The Best Above Ground Pool Cleaners in 2024

Got an above ground pool and looking for an automatic vacuum? Check out what we ranked as the best above ground pool vacuums this year!

The Best Pressure Side Pool Cleaner in 2024

The Best Pressure Side Pool Cleaner in 2024

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

The Best Suction Pool Cleaner in 2024

The Best Suction Pool Cleaner in 2024

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

The Best Robotic Pool Cleaners in 2024

The Best Robotic Pool Cleaners in 2024

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.

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Pool Opening and Closing

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!

The Best Winter Pool Covers in 2024 (Inground and Above Ground)

The Best Winter Pool Covers in 2024 (Inground and Above Ground)

We picked the best winter covers that'll keep out dirt and debris, reduce the number of opening chores, and protect the pool from damage.

The Best Pool Cover Pumps For Winter Maintenance in 2024

The Best Pool Cover Pumps For Winter Maintenance in 2024

Using a cover is only half the battle to protect your pool during winter. Use a pool cover pump to keep that cover clean.

11 Off Season Pool Care Tips

11 Off Season Pool Care Tips

Taking care of your pool doesn't end when you put the cover on. Maintain your pool during the winter, and make next season's opening a lot easier.

How to Keep Your Pool Cover From Sagging

How to Keep Your Pool Cover From Sagging

No-nonsense strategies to fix your sagging pool cover, keep it snug, and ensure it doesn't get destroyed over the winter months.

Pool Closing Kits: What Chemicals Do You Actually Need to Close Your Pool?

Pool Closing Kits: What Chemicals Do You Actually Need to Close Your Pool?

Is a pool closing kit worth it? Before you buy one, here's what comes in a kit and which chemicals you actually need to close your pool.

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.

When Is The Right Time To Open Your Pool?

When Is The Right Time To Open Your Pool?

It’s better to open your pool sooner than later. Otherwise, algae could start growing. So here’s the right time to open your pool.

How to Remove Snow From a Pool Cover

How to Remove Snow From a Pool Cover

Snow on your pool cover may look pretty, but too much, and you're just asking for damage to the cover and your pool. It's easy to avoid.

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 Use a Pool Pillow With Your Winter Cover

How to Use a Pool Pillow With Your Winter Cover

When you close your above ground pool, one tiny piece of equipment can make a huge difference. Don’t close your pool without a pool pillow.

Stress-Free Intex Pool Setup

Stress-Free Intex Pool Setup

Get an Intex pool, they said. Easier than a regular above ground pool, they said. Well, they weren't wrong. You just need some Intex pool setup guidance.

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