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Pool Troubleshooting

Is your pool not looking as pristine and inviting as it used to? Is the water cloudy or green? Have you noticed any unusual smells coming from the pool recently? Here are some of the most common problems that plague pools and how to solve them.

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.

How to Kill Black Algae in Your Pool

How to Kill Black Algae in Your Pool

Got black algae in your pool? It's extremely difficult to get rid of because it's actually a type of bacteria. But knowing that is half the battle won.

7 Troubleshooting Tips For Your Pool Pump Not Working

7 Troubleshooting Tips For Your Pool Pump Not Working

If you’re pool pump's not working, you can troubleshoot it yourself. Here are some common pool pump problems and how to fix them.

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 Keep Bees and Wasps Away From a Pool

How to Keep Bees and Wasps Away From a Pool

Stinging insects invading your back yard? You don't have to kill them. Learn how to keep bees and wasps away from your pool effectively and nonviolently.

How to Prime a Pool Pump in 4 Easy Steps

How to Prime a Pool Pump in 4 Easy Steps

A lot of things can happen to keep a pump from working properly, but a lot of those things can be avoided by knowing how to prime a pool pump.

How to Keep Frogs Out of Your Pool

How to Keep Frogs Out of Your Pool

It's important to know how to keep frogs out of your pool not because of cleanliness, but to live harmoniously with the creatures in your yard.

How to Get Rid of Pool Foam

How to Get Rid of Pool Foam

It may look pretty, but pool foam is definitely not a good thing. The key to getting rid of it and then preventing it is understanding what causes it.

Why Blond Hair Turns Green in the Pool and How to Fix It

Why Blond Hair Turns Green in the Pool and How to Fix It

Has your hair turned green from the pool? Don't worry, it's easy to fix, and even easier to take steps to keep it from happening again.

How to Fix a Green Salt Water Pool

How to Fix a Green Salt Water Pool

Remove the algae in your salt water pool with aggressive treatment and consistent prevention. Attack that algae today and enjoy your clear pool tomorrow.

How to Get Rid of Mustard Algae in a Pool

How to Get Rid of Mustard Algae in a Pool

Got mustard algae? Here's a very simple tutorial that will walk you through how to remove stubborn mustard algae from your swimming pool.

Polaris Pool Cleaner Troubleshooting Made Easy

Polaris Pool Cleaner Troubleshooting Made Easy

Stallouts. Hose tangles. Frustration. All of these can be solved via Polaris pool cleaner troubleshooting. Learn the easy fixes and get back to swimming!

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 Remove Pool Liner Wrinkles

How to Remove Pool Liner Wrinkles

Do you have pool liner wrinkles? Try these tips to remove them so walking in your pool is a smooth experience, and you can avoid snags and tears.

How to Get Rid of Worms in Your Pool

How to Get Rid of Worms in Your Pool

Learn how to get rid of worms in your pool so you don't have to worry about creepy crawlies dirtying up your pool or running down your back.