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How to Manage Swimming Pool Chemicals

How to Manage Swimming Pool Chemicals

A guide to the basic elements of testing and balancing your own swimming pool chemicals. Learn how to know and adjust the levels of chlorine, pH, total alkalinity, calcium hardness, and, stabilizer.
Why Would You Buy Above Ground Pool Pumps?

Why Would You Buy Above Ground Pool Pumps?

Above ground pool pumps work in the same way as our heart functions in our body. This system sucks out dirty water and lets it pass through a filtration mechanism. The water is thus cleaned of dirt, debris, and other unwanted particles, is treated with disinfectants.
How to Keep a Pool Clean Without a Filter

How to Keep a Pool Clean Without a Filter

Swimming pool maintenance includes weekly tasks to keep your pool water clean and free from debris. While most pools have a filter to help keep the water clear and bacteria free, you can keep the pool clean without one. Unfortunately, the pool water will never be as clean as if you did install a fil
The 4 Worst Mistakes Made by Pool Owners

The 4 Worst Mistakes Made by Pool Owners

We all want our pools to be crystal clear and hassle-free. Sometimes, however, a misguided effort to fix a problem can make things much worse. Read here about the most common mistakes made with a residential swimming pool.
All You Want To Know About Pool Filter Cartridges

All You Want To Know About Pool Filter Cartridges

Are you thinking of buying new pool filter cartridges? How about an option that would provide long term service and cost you less? If you buy branded items from a reputed online dealer, you can ensure loads of beneficial features to the pool filter cartridges. You should immediately remove your old
Prevent Scale Deposits With Magnetic Water Conditioner

Prevent Scale Deposits With Magnetic Water Conditioner

Ever bothered by the continuous scale formations that clog the pool filtration system and also leaves a disgusting look on your pool water? This effect is caused by the improper balancing of calcium hardness on the pool water. That is why pool water chemistry should always be given importance whenev
Maintain Your Swimming Pool

Maintain Your Swimming Pool

The single most important factor that directly affects your health is, of course, the pool water! Your filter system keeps the water clean and the pump keeps it circulating through the filter. So far so good, but what else should you be doing to ensure that your pool water is good enough for you and
Best Gifts For Hot Tub Owners

Best Gifts For Hot Tub Owners

Searching for the best gift for a hot tub lover? There is a lot to choose from and you don't have to break your budget!
Solid Or Mesh Inground Pool Covers - Which Type is Right For You?

Solid Or Mesh Inground Pool Covers - Which Type is Right For You?

It is true that a swimming pool is expensive. It is often more costly to maintain it. That is why you should definitely use items that can provide for the protection of your investment. The inground pool covers have a lot of advantages. They provide for the cleanliness of the tank and the water in i
How to Clean Swimming Pool Grout

How to Clean Swimming Pool Grout

Having your own swimming pool means properly maintaining it. One of the most important facets of cleaning a pool involves the grout. Grout is very porous. Over time grout lines in pools can fill up with dirt, sand and algae to name a few. Failure to maintain correct chemical balances in your pool ca
Sauna Kits For Every Budget

Sauna Kits For Every Budget

Besides being delightfully relaxing, there are several health benefits to proper use of a sauna. The high temperatures cause profuse sweating which flushes toxins and impurities from the body and improves circulation.
Ideas for Celebrating Hanukkah

Ideas for Celebrating Hanukkah

Hanukkah, aka Chanukah, is the eight-day Festival of Lights. It starts on the 25th of the Jewish month of Kislev, which coincides with late November - December on the secular calendar. It celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, purity over adulteration, and spirituality over materiality. We&a
Inground Spa Ideas

Inground Spa Ideas

Inground spas are different from hot tubs, which usually have less "bells and whistles" than spas. An inground spa is a hydrotherapeutic tub used for relaxation and rejuvenation. Inground spas can also use jets, lighting and comfort settings. The circular whirlpool action of the water in a spa can b
Swimming Pool Shapes & Sizes

Swimming Pool Shapes & Sizes

If you've always dreamed of having a nice swimming pool in the backyard, the choices have never been more diverse. Above-ground and in-ground swimming pools come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Three common shapes for in-ground pools are figure-8, rectangular and kidney, of varying depths, but con
Different Kinds of Pools for Your Home

Different Kinds of Pools for Your Home

If you are thinking about installing a swimming pool in your home, you will have to make many decisions. Some of the questions that you need to answer are what kind of swimming pool would you want? What will be the pool's main function? Will kids be using it? How much space do you have?
How to Winterize an Easy Set Pool

How to Winterize an Easy Set Pool

Easy Set pools are very economical and provide a great way to cool off in the summer months. Generally, these pools are not meant to be left out year-round if the temperature falls below 40 degrees. Exposure to the cold temperatures and ice may cause the pool to become brittle and crack. However, if
How to Put in a Small Water Fountain Feature

How to Put in a Small Water Fountain Feature

No matter how small your water fountain is, the key to its success is keeping the pumps and cords hidden from view. An outdoor water fountain should look like it belongs there, as though it is a natural part of the environment. Get creative and find a vessel that will hold water. You can use an anti
Pool Water Fountains: What Is Right for Your Property?

Pool Water Fountains: What Is Right for Your Property?

If a new swimming pool is in the works for your property, why not take it to the limits and design a custom pool water fountain? This is an excellent way to bring your landscape to life and create a special space for entertaining, romantic evenings, or just a lot more fun with the family.
How a Deck Can Enhance the Landscape of Your Swimming Pool

How a Deck Can Enhance the Landscape of Your Swimming Pool

This article discusses how adding a deck to a swimming pool can make a difference.It also discusses how the transformation of this addition to a pool is done.
How to Fix the Foam in a Hot Tub

How to Fix the Foam in a Hot Tub

Foam is a problem that many hot tub owners face. When you go into the hot tub, there are many things that come off of you---hair products, deodorants, lotions, skin and laundry soap from swimsuits (see Tips). These products build up, and while some of it gets taken care of by your filter, a lot rema