Pool Maintenance

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An above ground pool.
How to Repair an Above-Ground Pool Leak

Leaks are common occurrences in an above ground pool.

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How Does a Pool Filter System Work?

A pool filter system is vital to the health your pool water.

A child going down a pool slide.
Swimming Pool Maintenance and Seasonal Care

Having a pool is great, but do you know what it takes to maintain a pool?

an old fashioned timer by a pool
Building a Swimming Pool Timer

If you heat your pool, a timer could save you a bundle.

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Beaded Pool Liner vs Overlap Pool Liner

A liner for your swimming pool can be a beaded pool liner or overlap pool liner.

How to Repair a Pool Vacuum Hose

A clogged or damaged pool vacuum hose can be a nightmare.

A pool water test strip.
How to Use Muriatic Acid in Pools and Spas

A dash of muriatic acid could be just what your pool needs.

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How to Repair a Swimming Pool Main Drain Leak

A main drain leak can be a repair technician's nightmare.

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How to Raise Pool Alkalinity

Keep your water healthy and your skin and eyes safe.

An empty, corroded concrete pool.
Things to Consider Before Resurfacing a Pool

Resurfacing a pool can be both time-consuming and rewarding.

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Troubleshooting Problems with Underwater Pool Lights

You shouldn't have to sink too much time into this.

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Change Your Pool Filter In Five Steps

Pool filters keep swimming water clean and sanitary.

A small pile of DE (diatomaceous earth) powder.
Adding DE to a Pool Filter

Find out how fossilized algae can benefit your pool.

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How to Keep Your Pool Clean with Products from the Grocery Store

Cut the chemical cost for your pool in half this season.

a pool sand filter
How to Install a Pool Sand Filter

Pool sand filters are very useful for keeping a pool clean.

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How to Install a Pool Deck Drain

It is important to have a drain system.

a plastic pool full of children
Inflatable Water Slides: Quick Fixes to Common Problems

Follow this advice to troubleshoot your problems!

A pool cover next to a pool.
How to Winterize a Pool in 6 Steps

Follow these steps to winterize your swimming pool.

How to Test and Adjust Calcium Hardness

Testing calcium harness involves a simple three-step process. All you need is a Taylor test kit.

A family hangs out at a pool.
How to Clean a Pool Pump Impeller

Debris build-up may cause slow pool pumps.

Concrete Pool Resurfacing Guide

Concrete pool resurfacing is one of the most important maintenance requirements for inground concrete

Stone Pool Coping: Cleaning and Maintenance

Among the most durable pool edgings is stone pool coping.

Repair Tile Pool Coping in 6 Steps

Tile pool coping is the precast, bullnose tile, separating the pool wall from the pool deck.

Essential Pool Equipment List

Not only is pool equipment vital to keeping the pool safe and healthy, but it may also prevent the need for a major repair bill in the future.

Troubleshooting A Robotic Pool Cleaner

An automatic robotic pool cleaner has become a common way for pool owners to save time and effort in keeping their pools clean.

How to Clean a Swimming Pool Main Drain

A main pool drain serves as the primary site of all drainage for a swimming pool of any size.

How to Build a Pool Pump Cover

Love the pool but hate the pool pump? Your swimming pool is a great addition to your back yard.

An outdoor pool.
2 Tips for Cleaning Pool Coping

Pool coping stones are susceptible to dirt and grime.

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Salt Water Pool Maintenance: How to Balance Alkalinity

The proper water chemistry is critical to your pool.

How To Clean A Pool Sand Filter

Doing annual cleaning and maintenance of a swimming pool sand filter helps to keep the pool in good condition all year long.

How to Install a Pool Timer

Using a pool timer on your pool pump for a fixed amount of time daily can save you energy and money.

How to Patch a Vinyl Pool Liner

A vinyl pool liner is a very forgiving material. Several summers can pass where the pool is seeing heavy use and the vinyl pool liner will still hold strong and do its job.

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How to Use a Sand Filter in a Salt Water Pool

The sand filter in a salt water pool helps to maintain high levels of hygiene in the water and makes

An outdoor pool.
How to Paint Pool Coping

You can successfully re-paint your pool coping in just a few simple steps.

An outdoor pool.
How to Make a Pool Skimmer

A pool skimmer removes leaves and debris.

An above ground pool.
How To Patch An Above-Ground Pool Liner

An above-ground pool liner has a tendency to rip after a few years of use. Here are some steps to take to patch the liner in your above-ground pool.

How to Replace a Swimming Pool Main Drain

Maintaining your swimming pool can sometimes involve replacing the main pool drain and the drain cover.

4 Easy Steps to Drain an Inground Pool

Conducting an inground pool drain is something that all pool owners have to deal with at some point.

6 Tips for Unclogging Pool Drains

Pool drains get clogged from time to time, even if you properly care for and maintain your pool. You have to maintain the drains to avoid bigger problems later on.

Three kids at a pool.
Swimming Pool Water: Test and Adjust Alkalinity

Alkalinity measures the water's ability to keep the pH stable.