Pool Cleaning

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 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 […]

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Do You Remove the Skimmer Basket When Vacuuming the Pool?

Do You Remove the Skimmer Basket When Vacuuming the Pool?

If you own or maintain a pool, then you might be familiar with the various ways to keep it clean, like using vacuums and skimmers. These various cleaning methods and how to use them together can get confusing, and the way to use them can vary between different types of pools. You will need to […]

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when to vacuum a pool to waste

When to Vacuum a Pool to Waste

Purchasing a pool for your home is an exciting time. Owning a pool brings with it some new responsibilities, and you will probably have many questions. One of these will undoubtedly be when to vacuum a pool to waste and when to vacuum to filter? You will need to vacuum your pool to waste when […]

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How Often Should You Shock Your Pool?

How Often Should You Shock Your Pool?

If you have a chlorinated pool, shocking it with chemicals is one of the most important pool maintenance steps that keep the pool sparkling clear and clean. Without it, algae and other contaminants will quickly build up in the water.┬áBut how often should you shock your pool? During the swimming season pools should be shocked […]

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Pool mainenance schedule

My Pool Maintenance Schedule with Printable Checklist

When I first bought my house with a pool I soon discovered that the only way to properly maintain my pool was to get into a regular maintenance schedule. That way I didn’t miss anything and ensured that I reduced the possibility of having problems. There are simple pool maintenance tasks that ideally should be […]

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How often should I backwash my pool

How Often Should I Backwash My Pool?

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

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vacuuming leaves from a pool

Vacuuming Leaves From a Pool – Best Ways to Do It

If you have lots of trees around your pool you are likely to get lots of leaves constantly falling in it, particularly during fall, and to deal with them effectively you need to act sooner rather than later. When vacuuming leaves from a pool, if there are many, you will constantly need to stop vacuuming […]

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What length pool vacuum hose do I need?

What Length Pool Vacuum Hose Do I Need?

What length pool vacuum hose is going to be best for your pool when vacuuming is a pretty easy question to answer. A pool vacuum hose should be long enough to reach to the farthest corner of your pool from your skimmer or vacuum port plus an allowance for the depth at that point. So […]

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how to vacuum a pool to waste

How to Vacuum Pool to Waste – Cleaning a Dirty Pool

If you have a very dirty pool, particularly when you open it in the spring, it is likely that the only way to clean it properly will be to vacuum pool to waste. This means using the waste setting on a sand filter multiport valve in conjunction with your pool vac. Vacuuming pool to waste […]

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