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Why Are My Pool Jets Blowing Air Bubbles? 1

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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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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Is It OK to Pee in the Pool

Is It OK to Pee in the Pool? Just Gross or Harmful Too?

Most people would certainly think that taking a pee in the pool is gross, and who can disagree with them. It does happen though, perhaps more often than you may think, particularly with small children. So what does that mean for the water quality and what should be done to counter it, if anything? Peeing […]

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How Long Can a Pool Go Without a Pump

How Long Can a Pool Go Without a Pump?

What happens if your pool pump breaks and you can’t fix it, or it breaks over a holiday when no techs can make a house call? Just how long can your pool go without a pump and still be ok to swim in? A pool can only go a short time without a pump, perhaps […]

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Where Does Backwash Pool Water Go?

Where Does Backwash Pool Water Go? Best Ways to Dump It

When you backwash a pool filter, or when you vacuum a pool to waste, the water that is pumped from the pool does not return to the pool. So where does it go? When you backwash the pool water exits the pool and in general either goes directly into the sewer system or to somewhere […]

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When Can Babies Go In the Pool?

When Can Babies Go In the Pool?

Swimming in a pool with babies can be such a fun and cute experience.  Everything from their tiny bathing suits and floppy sun hats to their large and brightly colored flotation devices will bring a smile to anyone’s face. Knowing what age can babies go in the pool is an integral part of preparing for […]

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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?” If you’re new to pool maintenance, it may seem like an excellent idea to have your pump running all day and night. After all, the water will remain clear of any contamination, and your pool will be in […]

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Should I run my pool pump when it rains

Should I Run My Pool Pump When it Rains?

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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What is a pool noodle

What is a Pool Noodle? What can you do with them?

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 a 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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