Pool Cleaning

How to clean pool filter cartridges

How to Clean Pool Filter Cartridges: What You Need to Know

A clean and healthy pool filter is vital for ensuring the pool water is free from dirt and debris. If you have a dirty filter then trying to clean a pool will be much more difficult. Cleaning your cartridge filter for the first time may seem daunting, but you’ll be pleased to know it’s not…

How to kill algae

How to Get Rid of Algae in Pool Quickly

Pool owners know that even chlorinated water can be a breeding ground for a number of pests. If you are a new owner, then you’ve probably faced the dreaded green pool! Don’t sweat, even seasoned owners will tell you that this problem isn’t as uncommon as you’d think. Dirty pools are home to all kinds…

Why Is My Pool Cloudy? How to Fix It

Why Is My Pool Cloudy? How to Fix a Cloudy Pool

Why does swimming pool water get cloudy every now and again, even with the water filter working round the clock? That’s one of the very first questions that comes to mind when keeping up with the maintenance and cleanup of a pool.  Cloudy pool water is a much more common occurrence than you’d imagine. Almost…

How to Clean a Pool Pump Basket (without Getting an Airlock)

How to Clean a Pool Pump Basket (Without Getting an Airlock)

Emptying the basket in the pool pump strainer is a regular part of pool maintenance, just as emptying debris out of the skimmer baskets is. But unlike emptying a skimmer basket, when you empty a pool pump basket it is easy to introduce lots of air into the system which can lead to an airlock….

How to Get Rid of Algae Dust in a Pool

How to Get Rid of Algae Dust in a Pool

Any form of algae in a pool is not good news. Algae dust is no exception as once you have dealt with a green pool and killed an algae bloom using chemicals it sits on the bottom of the pool making it look very unpleasant. To remove dead algae in the form of algae dust…

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), 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. Using a shop vac might be better than…

How to clean a pool with a sand filter

How to Clean an Inground Pool

One of the first things that cross the mind of a new pool owner is how do I manually clean my inground pool? Fortunately, cleaning an inground pool is not a difficult process, although it can be quite time-consuming, at least at first. But in order to keep your pool clean, pool care is something…

How long can you leave a robotic pool cleaner in the pool

Can You Leave a Robotic Pool Cleaner in the Pool?

Robotic pool cleaners are expensive, in fact, they are probably the most expensive of all the swimming pool cleaning equipment you are likely to own. So it is important to know how best to look after it properly and whether it can just be left in the pool. Most manufacturers of robotic pool cleaners do…

why is my pool foaming

Why Is My Pool Foaming? And How to Fix It

Although children may think it is fun, having pool foam 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 from foaming,…

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…