Author: John Parker

  • Should I run my pool pump at night

    Should I Run My Pool Pump at Night?

    It’s the age-old question among pool owners, “When is the best time to run a pool pump? Should it be daytime or nighttime?” There are certain situations when it is a good idea to run your pool pump at night, such as when you have shocked the pool in the evening or if you have…

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  • How often should I backwash my pool

    How Often to Backwash Pool Filters?

    Backwashing your pool is essential to the health of your pool filter and your pump. Regular backwashing and proper pool maintenance can help you get the most out of your pool filter system. As a general rule you should backwash your pool filter once a week, normally after vacuuming. If you begin to lose suction…

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  • Should I run my pool pump when it rains

    Should I Turn Off Pool Pump When Raining?

    If you have a pool, you probably wonder about the best practices for maintaining the right chemical balance in the water, especially when it rains. You might ask yourself questions about what chemicals to add after the rain stops; when you should clean the pool after rain; and whether or not you should run the…

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  • how long to wait after shocking pool

    How Long to Wait After Shocking Pool: Is 12 Hours Enough?

    Have you shocked your pool and are itching to dive back in? I know the feeling. The sun is shining, the water is sparkling, and all you want to do is take a refreshing plunge. But before you jump in, it’s essential to know how long after shocking a pool can you swim. Shock treatments…

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  • Should I leave my hot tub on all the time

    Do You Leave a Hot Tub Running All the Time?

    As a first-time hot tub owner, you undoubtedly have many questions, and you are not alone! While most people know how to use a hot tub, very few understand what owning a hot tub entails. Among the questions most frequently asked by new hot tub owners is should I keep my hot tub on all…

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  • Best hot tub temperature

    Ideal Hot Tub Temperature for Summer, Winter, Kids, Pregnancy

    Just picture this – it’s been a long, stressful day, and all you want to do is sink into your hot tub and let the warm water work its magic. But as you dip your toes in, you realize that the temperature is all wrong – too hot, too cold, just not quite right. We’ve…

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  • How long should I run my pool pump after shocking

    How Long Should I Run My Pool Pump After Shocking?

    Shocking your pool at regular intervals is important but it will not be very effective if you do not run your pool pump long enough to allow it to do its work. So how long should you run the filter after shocking the pool? You should run your pool pump for a minimum of 6…

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  • What is a pool noodle

    What is a Pool Noodle? What is a pool noodle made of?

    Up to 8 million pool noodles are sold each year in the US alone, making the inventor, Steve Hartman, a very rich man. But what are they? A pool noodle is a long cylinder of flexible foam, usually made of polyethylene, which is up to 6 feet in length and 3 inches in diameter. They…

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  • How to drain water from a pool after rain

    How to Drain Water from Pool After Rain

    It is surprising just how quickly a pool can become full, and even overflow, after a heavy downpour of rain. We get virtually no rain for much of the year where I live but when we do it really rains and my pool overflows. To drain water from a pool after rain you will either…

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  • Should you turn off pool pump while swimming? 1

    Should you turn off pool pump while swimming?

    Pool safety is of course very important and new pool owners will naturally have many questions initially, not least of which is whether it is safe to swim when the pool pump is running (or without). It is safe to swim while the pool pump is running and, in fact, having the filter working while…

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