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Pool Maintenance

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 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.

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.

Pollen in Your Pool? Remove It in 5 Steps

Pollen in Your Pool? Remove It in 5 Steps

Finding a thick film of pollen in your pool is no fun. Removing it isn't much fun either. But at least it's easy as long as you have the right tools.

9 Best Pool Supplies You Absolutely Need

9 Best Pool Supplies You Absolutely Need

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.

How to Drain Water from Your Pool after Rain

How to Drain Water from Your Pool after Rain

Rain can put gallons of untreated water in your pool, weakening sanitizer and filtration. You need to know how to drain water from your pool after rain.

The Ultimate Guide to Intex Pool Care

The Ultimate Guide to Intex Pool Care

Not ready to dig up the back yard for an inground pool? Snap together an Intex pool, stock up on a few supplies, and be swimming before you know it!

11 Household Products to Clean Your Pool

11 Household Products to Clean Your Pool

Want to reduce the number of chemicals in your pool? Try creating your own natural pool cleaner with household products you probably already have on hand.

12 Money Saving Tips For Your Pool

12 Money Saving Tips For Your Pool

Are you really saving as much money on pool maintenance as you could be? Check out our money-saving swimming pool tips and start lowering your costs today!

How to Repair Plaster in a Pool Whether It’s Empty or Full

How to Repair Plaster in a Pool Whether It’s Empty or Full

Leave a crack in your concrete pool for too long, and you could have a leak on your hands. Learn how to perform pool plaster repair before that happens.

How to Drain a Pool of Any Kind

How to Drain a Pool of Any Kind

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.

How to Acid Wash a Pool

How to Acid Wash a Pool

Has your pool plaster pooped out? Have the white walls turned gray? Sounds like it's time to acid wash your pool. Get all the how-to info right here.

How to Backwash a Pool Filter

How to Backwash a Pool Filter

If a pool filter is dirty, it can't keep the water clean. Learning how and when to backwash a pool will help your filter work better and last longer.

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 Change a Pool Light Bulb

How To Change a Pool Light Bulb

Changing a pool light bulb isn't like changing a bulb in a lamp, but it's not difficult, either. You can do it with the right tools, and a careful process.

How to Find a Pool Store You Can Trust

How to Find a Pool Store You Can Trust

Finding a pool store you can trust is paramount to make sure you can get what you need, not spend more than you have to, and fully enjoy pool ownership.

How to Choose The Right Pool Paint For Your Inground Pool

How to Choose The Right Pool Paint For Your Inground Pool

Pool looking faded and stained? It may be time for a new paint job! The key to bringing your pool back to life is choosing the right pool paint.

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.

What is Pool Coping And Why Do You Need It?

What is Pool Coping And Why Do You Need It?

The best place for pool water is in your pool. Once it escapes, it can wreak havoc. That's where pool coping can save you a lot of money and time.

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 Resurface a Concrete Pool Deck

How to Resurface a Concrete Pool Deck

Repair cracks in your concrete pool deck before they become bigger, more expensive problems. Or resurface your whole pool deck for a new look and feel.

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.

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 Keep Mice Out of Your Pool Heater

How to Keep Mice Out of Your Pool Heater

Keep your pool heater safe from vermin by learning how to keep mice and rodents out of your pool heater so it will warm your water when you need it.

How to Use Inground Pool Caulking

How to Use Inground Pool Caulking

Prevent major pool repairs and make your pool look its very best by learning how to caulk your swimming pool today.

20 Spa and Pool Chemical Calculator Apps

20 Spa and 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.

3 Tips for Vacation Pool Maintenance

3 Tips for Vacation Pool Maintenance

If you plan to go away on vacation this summer, but fear that your pool might turn cloudy or green, here are some tips to prevent it.