Shocking the pool is a key part of running a clean (and usable!) swim pool. Here’s a detailed look at signs you need to shock the pool, how often do it, and steps for doing it like a pro. Clean pool water, engage! If you’re a new pool owner, you may have heard the term […]
Feeling overwhelmed by everything necessary to keep your pool clean? No sweat, this guide to pool chemistry will help you understand the key chemicals you need for a clean, safe, and fun pool. Becoming a pool owner isn’t just cannonballs and cold bevies poolside. The balancing, shocking, and testing can feel overwhelming as you try to […]
Wondering how to get started with cleaning an above-ground pool? Here’s a step-by-step guide to crystal-clear pool water in your above-ground swim pool. Your backyard pool is ground zero for summertime fun. Cooling off on hot, sunny days, drinks in hand, are kind of the best. But you know what’s not the best? The cleaning […]
Wondering what the differences are between free chlorine vs total vs combined chlorine? Here’s why each matter, the differences, how to test, and more. If you’ve ever been to your local pool, you already know the smell… The distinctive odor of chlorine that permeates the air, latches onto your skin, and gets into your hair. […]
Wondering why Olympic swimmers wear coats before racing? Here are the reasons swimmers rely on swim parkas to swim fast when it matters most. Each time the Olympics come around the interwebs get flooded with questions about all of the idiosyncratic things competitive swimmers do. Things like: Why do swimmers slap themselves? Why do they […]
If you are like most people, when you are trying to keep your swimming pool’s water crystal clear, you focus on adding chemicals and doing regular tasks such as vacuuming and brushing off the walls of your swimming pool. While these are hugely important pool maintenance steps, they can be made much more difficult and […]
Get more from your swim pool by avoiding these costly mistakes when cleaning and maintaining your pool.
Vacuuming your above-ground pool task is a crucial step in maintaining and cleaning your pool and keeping the water crystal clear. Here is how to do it right the first time.
Even though your pool is closed for the winter, there is still work to be done. By doing just a few simple things you can protect your pool and make opening the above-ground pool a breeze.
Looking for some simple tips for winterizing your above-ground pool? Here’s an overview of when and how to prepare your pool for winter.