I have had hot tubs for many years and a pool for the last 8 years. I had to learn how to clean, maintain and fix them the hard way. Since then I have helped many friends and neighbors with their pools and now I want to share everything I have learned with you.
My Pool Is Green but Chlorine Is High

My Pool Is Green but Chlorine Is High. Why and How to Fix?

So you have a pool and you keep it nice and sparkling by adding some chlorine tablets each week. Then one day your pool suddenly turns green so you add more chlorine but it stays green. You test the chlorine level and it is high so why is it still green? A pool can be […]

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What Does Pool Shock Do?

What Does Pool Shock Do? Pool Shock Facts

Every pool owner loves to see their family enjoying the water throughout the summer and just having fun. However, every pool owner quickly starts to dread the signs of algae, bacterial, and other growths in their pool, so turn to a shock treatment for help. But exactly what does pool shock do? Pool shock increases […]

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How Do You Know When to Shock a Pool

How Do You Know When to Shock a Pool?

When to shock a pool falls into two separate sections – under what circumstances should you shock a pool and, if it needs to be shocked, the best time of day to shock a pool. You should shock the pool after being unused for several months, when the weather has been extremely hot, or when […]

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why is my pool foaming

Why Is My Pool Foaming? And How to Fix It

Although children may think it is fun, having foam in your pool is not a great thing. You may wonder why is my pool foaming, which can happen very quickly. Pools can start foaming when the chemicals are unbalanced, unwanted chemicals have entered, or you have added algaecides into the water. To stop the pool […]

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how to cool pool water in summer

How Can I Keep My Pool From Getting Hot in the Summer?

A pool getting too hot is not a problem that many people encounter, in fact it might be a problem some would be grateful for that live in colder areas. But it can be a big problem for those that live in some of the warmer parts as when it is hot is just the […]

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What Are the Pros and Cons of a Hot Tub

What Are the Pros and Cons of a Hot Tub?

Owning a hot tub is the dream for many. It’s the perfect relaxation space after a long work week and a great way to hang out and entertain with friends and family. However, they do cost a lot of money to purchase. It’s a massive decision before you even scope out the location you want […]

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How to Raise the pH in a Pool

Most people that have a pool in their backyard probably know that the pH levels in swimming pools need to be maintained for safety reasons. But if the pH drops how do you raise it? To raise the pH level in a pool, you can use either baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) or soda ash (sodium […]

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How to Vacuum a Pool with a Sand Filter

How to Vacuum a Pool with a Sand Filter – Step by Step

Being able to vacuum a pool is probably one of the most important skills to learn when you have a pool built or buy a house with an existing pool. What I mean by vacuum is using a manual pool vacuum, not an automatic or robotic pool cleaner. To vacuum a pool with a sand […]

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How to Clean Hot Tub Filters

How to Clean a Hot Tub Filter – Top Tips

Cleaning your hot tub filter or filters regularly is one of the most important tasks you can do to keep the hot tub and the water in it clean. Generally, the best way to clean a hot tub filter is by removing them from the hot tub, then rinsing with a garden hose followed by […]

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How to Move a Hot Tub

How to Move a Hot Tub – The Methods I Have Used

When it is empty, it is often its size rather, than the weight, that makes it hard to move a hot tub. Here are a number of suggestions of the best way to move a hot tub in your particular situation. When you want to move a hot tub, although it can be done on […]

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