How to Get Rid of Algae in Your Pool

With its crystal-clear waters, your swimming pool makes an excellent backyard oasis. It offers a refreshing escape from the sweltering summer heat, providing you with a haven to enjoy countless hours of fun.  However, the tranquility of your pool can be disrupted by an uninvited guest—algae. These stubborn and resilient…

Pool pH Guide: How to Raise and Lower pH in Your Pool

Nothing beats the relaxation you get from swimming on a hot day. Not only does taking a swim relieve stress, but you add that oomph to those summer BBQs you host, too.  However, owning a swimming pool comes with responsibilities, such as maintaining the right pH levels – a measure…
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Troubleshooting Your Hot Tub Circulation Pump

Circulation pumps are low-flow pumps that constantly circulate in water as slowly as possible to provide your spa a continued filter, heat and chemically treated water. While these pumps are known to last 5-10 years, at some point your pump is going to see problems that need some instant attention— unless you enjoy non-chemically…

Why Is My Hot Tub Leaking? How to Find and Repair Spa Leaks

Ask any hot tub owner and they will most likely tell you the one thing that can turn a good day into a bad one is when they find a leak in their spa. Because these leaks are extremely hard to find, you may find yourself spending the entire afternoon locating it, all the more reason to shriek, “Why?!” Today,…
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Why is My Hot Tub Foamy

Have you ever finished up with your hot tub or spa, turned off the jets, and find foam circling its way around your spa? While this is common, most customers don’t realize it’s not some cool feature that came along with the purchase. Hot tub bubbles are fine, but actual…
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Tips for Cleaning and Storing Your Pool Cover

We dedicate much of our blog to topics about pool water and your pool itself, but there’s another part to your swimming pool that doesn’t get much “media time” — your pool cover! That hardly seems fair for an accessory that keeps dirt, leaves, sticks, pollen and other unwanted debris out of…
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How to Choose the Right Pool Pump For Your Inground Pool

Not only is your pool pump is a vital piece of equipment to your swimming pool, but it’s also vitally important that your pool pump is the appropriate size for your pool. Too big and it will soak up more energy than necessary, resulting in higher energy bills each month.…
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How to Repair Your Hot Tub Cover

“Maybe it’s time for a repair.” That’s a sentence that causes many people to cringe. Why? Because time is something we can rarely get enough of, and repairs often require know-how we lack (particularly when it comes to hot tub circulation pumps). But when it comes to repairing your hot…
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How to Care for Your Vinyl Pool Liner

For the most part, pool maintenance is straightforward. However, like most things in life, there are exceptions. For every type of pool, there’s a slightly different set of guidelines. While you can care for your vinyl pool just like you learned to care for your parents’ gunite pool, the reality is, your…
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Complete Guide to Caring for Your Pool

While Mother Nature is great at caring for lakes, oceans, and rivers, she’s not so good at maintaining your swimming pool. (She is pretty busy, after all.) Of course, you’re busy, too, but caring for your pool and keeping up with regular pool maintenance is still your job. If you’re…
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