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How to Use Chlorine Tablets in Your Pool

How to Use Chlorine Tablets in Your Pool

Chlorine tablets are an excellent chemical treatment to keep in your pool supply. These tablets contain concentrated chlorine that releases slowly into the water. If you struggle to keep your chlorine levels up, then you may want to use chlorine tablets in your...

The Best Pool Pump for Energy Savings

The Best Pool Pump for Energy Savings

The best types of pool pumps for saving energy are variable-speed pool pumps. These pumps have various speed settings that allow pool owners to choose the most efficient speeds for their pool needs. These pumps cost more upfront but will save you more money in energy...

What Causes Black Algae in Pools? (and How to Remove It)

What Causes Black Algae in Pools? (and How to Remove It)

Black algae is a stubborn growth in the pool that is both dangerous and unpleasant to look at. It can leave black stains all over the pool floor, walls, and steps, which can take a lot of elbow grease to finally remove. If you notice blue-green spots on your pool...

The Best Automatic Pool Timers for Your Filter

The Best Automatic Pool Timers for Your Filter

Automatic pool timers are devices that regulate pool pumps. These devices allow the pool owner to program their timer to turn their pool pump on and off several times daily. Timers also enable users to set a schedule every month to regulate how often the pump turns on...

How to Acid Wash a Pool

How to Acid Wash a Pool

Acid washing your swimming pool should not be the first choice for cleaning your pool’s surfaces. However, it’s a good way to deep clean your swimming pool every 5-7 years or whenever it gets so dirty, there’s no fixing it with pool brushes.  How do you acid wash...

How to Test Your Pool Water

How to Test Your Pool Water

Testing your pool water is fairly simple if you have the right tools. Pool test strips and liquid testers both use a chemical reaction to display estimated chlorine, pH, and alkalinity levels.  Do you want to know what type of test strip is right for you? Have...

How to Kill Algae in Your Swimming Pool

How to Kill Algae in Your Swimming Pool

Algae in a swimming pool can come in several varieties. One of the most common types is green pool algae. These algae are found in local waterways, like streams and ponds, and are easily cross-contaminated into swimming pools.  While green algae isn’t deadly,...

How Long to Wait After Shocking Your Pool

How Long to Wait After Shocking Your Pool

Most pool owners add shock to their swimming pool when the water chemistry is unbalanced. If you’re experiencing bad algae bloom or cloudy water, it’s time to shock the water.  But how long should it take for the shock to do its job? Can you swim in the pool...

How to Maintain Your Hot Tub

How to Maintain Your Hot Tub

Hot tub maintenance is an essential part of safe spa care. Since the water in your spa is warmer than in pools, it's harder for water sanitizer levels to remain properly balanced. Make sure you clean your hot tub filter and spa cover and regularly balance your hot tub...