Why are there two holes at the bottom of a pool skimmer?

Why Are There Two Holes at the Bottom of a Pool Skimmer?

have two skimmers, one has two holes and the other only one. Why are there two holes at the bottom of a pool skimmer was one of the earliest questions I had when I first got my inground pool and started to clean it….

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What equipment do I need to clean my pool? A beginners guide

Swimming Pool Cleaning Tools – The Essentials

What swimming pool cleaning tools do you need is an important question asked by most new swimming pool owners. Cleaning a pool is not rocket science but you will need some essential swimming pool cleaning equipment to maintain it properly and keep it clean.

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Free Chlorine vs Total Chlorine vs Combined Chlorine Explained 1

Free Chlorine vs Total Chlorine vs Combined Chlorine Explained

Pool maintainers refer to three types of chlorine to look out for – total chlorine, free chlorine and combined chlorine. I will go into the differences between free chlorine vs total chlorine vs combined chlorine below. Free chlorine refers to the amount of chlorine that is available to actively sanitize the water in a pool […]

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Why Are My Pool Jets Blowing Air Bubbles? 2

Why Are My Pool Jets Blowing Air Bubbles?

Air bubbles coming out of your pool jets and into your pool is a common problem that you may experience, especially when opening your pool for the season. If you have just the odd bubble then that can be quite normal but if you have persistent air bubbles, particularly if the air comes out in […]

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Does a hot tub need plumbing

Does a Hot Tub Need Plumbing? Simple Installation Guide

When most people are considering buying and installing a hot tub or spa one of the things they invariably ask is – do hot tubs require plumbing? Fortunately, the answer is that there are very few external requirements, including plumbing, so it is surprisingly easy to install a hot tub. Hot tubs are almost completely […]

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hot tub water green - prevention

How to Shock a Hot Tub – A Complete Guide

Have you ever been about to take a nice relaxing dip inside your hot tub? Then, right before jumping in, you notice you have cloudy water, the hot tub water feels slimy or there is an unpleasant odor. If that is the case then it’s time to get it cleaned, aka you need to shock! […]

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What does baking soda do to a pool

What Does Baking Soda Do to a Pool?

Baking soda has many uses around the house, and many people are surprised that it can also be used in pool care. But what does baking soda do to a pool? Baking soda is actually sodium bicarbonate, which is an alkaline, so adding it to a pool that is too acidic will raise the pH […]

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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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