Tips on Operating, Care, Installation & Maintenance
Pool season is close! Most pool owners know how to chlorinate their pool or treat for algae if needed at opening. Balancing the other key elements in your pool chemistry, such as pH, stabilizer, calcium hardness, and total alkalinity levels, can be more confusing. Here are the instructions that you need to make sure that your pool water is sparkling clear. Testing and correcting your pool water at home has never been easier.
Lounging poolside is one of my favorite activities to do when the water is still a little cold to swim, but the sun is warm and inviting. One issue that I have always had to deal with is having to stop reading a book in which I am actively engaged to turn over to my stomach. Afterall, no one wants a tan on one half of their body! I recently found the perfect solution. The Ergo Lounger is an incredibly advanced beach and lounge chair that has a face-down hole for reading that also works as a ponytail hole while laying on your back. As an added benefit, the chair provides a gentle stretch to your neck and back, make… Continue reading
We love our kids and pets, but they often find the most curious ways to make more work for the adults in their lives. Take the backyard swimming pool, for example. We spend countless hours every month ensuring that the pool stays clean and safe for our family and friends. We clean the filters, we test the chemical balance in the water and adjust the pool chemicals as needed, we scrub the sides and bottom of the pool regularly to remove dirt and debris, and more. So, when one of our beloved children (furry or otherwise) decides to use the pool as the drop zone for their poop, we understandably freak… Continue reading
Do you suspect that your pool has a leak? Have you noticed a larger than average drop in your in ground or above ground swimming pool‘s water level? Determining whether there truly is a leak and then locating the source of the leak can present a challenge.
If your swimming pool uses an automatic fill system that keeps the water at a constant level, you may suspect a leak if you spot any of the following situations:
- An out-of-the-ordinary increase in your water bill
- Cracks in the pool deck as a result of settling earth
- Existance of water puddles outside the pool that cannot be easily explained
- An increase in your pool chemical usage
First, turn off… Continue reading