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The key to keeping a pool clean and trouble free (along with automation) is checking your chemical balance on a weekly basis. I prefer to test my chemical balance myself, as opposed to taking a sample to the pool supply store. My local pool supply store is awesome — all of their staff is highly trained, and I buy everything from them — I just prefer to check my own chemicals.
Summertime is the perfect time for swimming in your backyard pool. So, start the season with a clean pool and maintain it all summer long with a few quick and easy steps.Step 1: Check
At the beginning of each season, check for pool leaks by conducting the bucket test. Weight a bucket with a brick or rock, fill it 75% full of water, and mark the inside water line with a...
Although swimming pools most frequently used during the summer months, it’s important to remember that pools need maintenance year-round. Keeping your pool in great condition during the fall months will help maintain your pool while allowing you to enjoy the last warm days of the year and will make it easier to close for the winter, when that time comes.Keep your pool clean of...
Fall is upon us, so it’s time to think about closing your pool for the winter. Both inground and above-ground pools are affected by cold weather. Pumps, filters, heaters and other pieces of equipment can freeze, which will cause them malfunction or simply cease to operate when exposed to extremely cold conditions.
Simply closing down the pool is not enough. You will have to...
It’s summertime and you know what that means: pool parties! With a few essential items in your packed in your pool bag, the pool parties you attend this summer are bound to go swimmingly. To help you make the most of pool season, we’ve put together a list of five of the basic pool bag essentials you need to pack for your next pool party:
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