Author: John Parker

  • How to Fill a Hot Tub

    The Right Way to Fill a Hot Tub – Tips for a Perfect Start

    Filling a hot tub may seem simple, but there’s more to it than letting a hose run into it. To maintain the right balance of chemicals and ensure the longevity of your hot tub, it’s important to follow a proper procedure. This article will guide you through the steps to fill a hot tub, including…

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  • How Often Should Pool Water Be Changed

    How Often Should Pool Water Be Changed?

    Swimming pools are a great way to relax and cool down during warm months, but they also require regular maintenance to ensure water quality and safety for swimmers. One crucial aspect of pool maintenance is determining how often to change pool water. The frequency with which you should be changing pool water depends on various…

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  • can you over shock a pool

    Over Shocking Pools – How Much Is Too Much for Crystal Clear Water?

    One question that many pool owners ask is: Can you over shock a pool? Over shocking might seem like a good solution to murky waters or persistent algae, but the ripple effects can be surprising and far-reaching. In this comprehensive post, we’ll unravel the myths, dive into the science of pool chemistry, and provide you…

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  • Differences Between Regular and Inflatable Hot Tubs

    What are the Main Differences Between Regular and Inflatable Hot Tubs

    Hot tubs are popular for relaxation, hydrotherapy, and leisure time with family and friends. The market offers two main types of hot tubs – regular and inflatable. Choosing one based on appearance or price alone can be tempting, but understanding the core differences between these options can make the decision process more informed and help…

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  • How to Get Leaves out of a Pool

    How to Get Leaves Out of a Pool

    Leaves in your pool are more than just an eyesore; they can clog filters, disrupt water flow, and even affect the chemical balance of your pool, making it a breeding ground for algae and bacteria. But with the right strategies, you can keep your pool as inviting as a cool breeze on a hot day.…

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  • How to backwash a pool - step by step guide

    How To Backwash a Pool Sand Filter – Full Step by Step Guide

    Maintaining a crystal-clear pool requires understanding the intricacies of pool equipment, and one of the most vital components in this equation is the sand filter. Over time, as the filter collects debris and impurities, it becomes essential to refresh its filtering capabilities. This involves the process of backwashing. In this post, we will guide you…

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  • Can You Wear an Apple Watch in A Hot Tub

    Wearing an Apple Watch in Hot Tub. Good Idea or Not?

    An Apple Watch is not a cheap item, so the last thing you want is to ruin it by wearing it in a hot tub if that will do it some harm. Apple Watches from series 2 onwards are built to remain waterproof in depths up to 50 meters, which is very deep as the…

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  • Can You Run Your Pool Robot When Shocking Your Pool

    Can You Run Your Pool Robot When Shocking Your Pool?

    Pool robots are an essential tool for pool maintenance. They help clean the pool and reduce the time and effort required for manual cleaning. However, many pool owners are unsure whether it is safe to run their pool robot while shocking the pool. The answer is not straightforward, as it depends on the type of…

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  • Will bleach kill pool algae

    Can You Use Bleach to Shock a Pool?

    Pool algae can be a persistent problem for many pool owners, and many people turn to household cleaners such as bleach in an attempt to eradicate it. But does bleach actually work to kill algae? If you have algae in your pool, the way to kill it is by using chlorine shock. Bleach is a…

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  • can you clean a pool with a shop vac

    Can You Use a Shop Vac to Clean a Pool 

    Although it is theoretically possible to vacuum a pool using a shop vac (sometimes called a wet dry vac or just a wet vac), in practice, it would be a very time-consuming and probably not very effective method of cleaning a pool, unless perhaps it is a small above ground pool. Can I use a…

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