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5 Facts About Chlorine in Swimming Pools

When you think about relaxing in sparkling pool water on hot summer days, you don’t imagine yourself floating around in a giant petri dish full of germs. Without chlorine, this is exactly what swimming pools can be. Pool water that is not sanitized by chlorine can become a home to a host of germs and bacteria that can result in illnesses such as diarrhea, skin infections, and athlete’s foot, to name a few. It is the use of chlorine that keeps these harmful microbes at bay in swimming pools. But while you know tha [...]

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How to Remove Black Algae In Your Pool Fast

Algae are the simplest form of plants that grow very quickly in and on any moist location. Algae can grow easily on stones and other hard surfaces if it moist for longer periods. Algae are easily found growing near water bodies. Anywhere there is water it is possible there are algae present. Of all the algae types, the hardest to remove by far is black algae. Black algae are the most resilient type of algae and can quickly grow back if conditions are favorable for it. Spores can enter pool water through various sou [...]

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Tips to Maintain your Salt Water Swimming Pool

What is a salt water pool? There are some who prefer a salt water pool over a regular chlorinated pool. A saltwater pool is still chlorinated; the difference is the type of chlorine being used. In a saltwater pool, a salt chlorine generator produces its own chlorine; and it is this chlorine that is used to sanitize the pool. Advantages of salt water pool over regular pools Saltwater pool water is gentler on skin, hair and eyes and feels much softer than regular pool water. [...]

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How to Vacuum your Pool Manually with Few Easy Steps

The purpose of this blog is to give you information on how you can vacuum your pool manually in a few simple and easy steps and the tools you need to do the job right. Often times you need to vacuum the pool to clear and get rid of any algal growth happening in your pool. Keep your pool gunk free by maintaining and vacuuming it right. You will need specific tools for this purpose, a pool vacuum head, telescoping pole, vacuum hose, and a vacuum plate. Understanding the tools and how they function is essential. H [...]

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Easy Steps of Inground Pool Liner Installation

Pool liner installation by professionals can cost you thousands of dollars, but if you follow these steps carefully, you can do it yourself. Before you begin, you must take accurate measurements of your pool so that you have the correct pool liner on hand. Other items may need to be purchased or rented and are as follows: Things you will need - Custom vinyl pool liner, wall foam (optional) and adhesive, pool paint, floor repair sand, vermiculite, cyclone blower, 2 – 1×12″ boards, duct tape, razor knife, lea [...]

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Why is My Pool Cloudy and How do I Fix it?

No one likes to swim in a cloudy pool for obvious reasons – a cloudy pool looks dirty and unappealing. The truth is, a cloudy pool isn’t just unsightly, it’s not a healthy environment to swim in-- it’s full of dirt, oil, sweat, sunscreen, pathogens, and bacteria – including E.coli! No one wants to swim in that! Why is my pool cloudy? Cloudy pool water can be caused by different reasons. If your pool water has turned cloudy overnight, the weather might be the reason behind it. Rain water and [...]

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How to get Rid of Algae in the Pool?

Algae in a pool are quite a nightmare for all pool owners. It’s the most common issue and it seems to appear without warning. Algae grow and multiply extremely quickly and this makes the situation worse for both pool owners and swimmers. And let’s be honest--the sight of cloudy pool water is very uninviting for swimming! An algal bloom might happen in a matter of few hours and can occur in either sun or shade, although most algae require light for fast growth. In the presence of light, they photosynthesize and [...]

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How to Clean A Hot Tub?

Relaxing in the hot tub after a tiring day is quite the luxury, and can be very beneficial to your health as well.  But a healthy hot tub requires some work; even the most elegant everyday hot tubs need to be maintained regularly.  A regular cleaning schedule is critical to keep your hot tub free of gunk, slime, or dirty water, and any of these things will make it unhygienic. The water in hot tubs is kept at a certain temperature and this temperature is perfect for molds, bacteria, and other organisms to grow and f [...]

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How to Clean a DE Filter?

All swimming pools require regular maintenance and many pool owners choose to maintain their pool on their own. To do this, you will need to keep a regular schedule, which includes checking to see if the pool filtration system needs cleaning or replacement parts. The most common types of filtration systems are sand, cartridge, and DE (diatomaceous earth). Each system uses a different type of filtering mechanism (media) to filter the water in your pool. Cartridge filtration systems use filter cartridges as the media, [...]

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How Much Liquid Chlorine to Add to Your Pool?

When summer weather comes around, a favorite outdoor activity for many of us will undoubtedly be swimming. While swimming is wonderfully refreshing, great exercise and can help to keep you fit, it’s important to swim in clean water. Every pool owner dreams of sparkling clean pool water that is free of living and non-living impurities. And no one wants to swim in a dirty pool. In order to keep pool water clean, you will need to check chemical balances on a regular basis as well as if you need to clean or replace the [...]

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