Category: Pool Maintenance

Is it safe to swim with black algae in my pool?

By Jason Dodge

If you’re a concerned pool owner who’s worried about algae, you’re not alone. There are more than 21,000 types of algae, typically classified by color, including green, yellow, pink and black. You don’t want to see any of them in your pool! Where does black algae come from? All algae can enter your pool a…

Converting Your Pool from Chlorine to Salt Water

By zagers00stg

If you have a chlorine pool, there’s no doubt you’ve read about salt water pools. There’s been a lot of press about salt water, making pool conversions popular in recent years. While you may have heard that salt water has health benefits or that having a salt water makes pool maintenance easier, there is more…

What to Do with Your Pool After a Heavy Rain

By zagers00stg

Is there anything better than having a pool on a sunny summer day? Hardly! Whether you’re hosting kids, adult friends, or just spending a day relaxing, a pool is a wonderful thing. But some summer days bring heavy rains and those downpours can create a challenge for pool care. In addition to debris being blown…

How to Clear a Cloudy Pool

By zagers00stg

When your pool water looks cloudy, you know something isn’t right, but how do you fix it? Before you can implement the solution, you need to know the problem, as different causes come with different remedies. Thus, step one is to determine the cause of the cloudiness. Important: fix the issue before allowing anyone to…

Water Chemistry Tips + Cheat Sheet

By zagers00stg

The dream has been playing in your head for as long as you can remember: Kids laughing, wet feet on the warm concrete, music playing, the ricochet of the diving board, and the inevitable cannonball SPLASH! You’re finally a pool owner! How exciting! …Now, how do you maintain the pool water balance without a degree…

A Guide to Closing Your Above Ground Pool

By zagers00stg

So, you’re ready to close up your above ground pool for the winter. While putting your pool to bed for the winter may not bring a smile to your face, closing your pool the right way will make a huge difference when it comes time to open it in the spring. We’ve broken down winterizing…

I’m Going on Vacation. What Should I Do with My Pool?

By zagers00stg

Bags packed? Check. Lawn mowed? Check. Healthy snacks for kids in the car? Check. Dog dropped off at Aunt Linda’s? Check! You’re almost ready to take that much-needed vacation, when it hits you…What about the pool? Don’t worry, we have you covered! Here are some best practices for preparing your pool before you head out on the…

How to Vacuum a Doughboy Above Ground Pool

By zagers00stg

One of the most important aspects of swimming pool maintenance is keeping it clean, and regular vacuuming is vital to the health and longevity of your pool. Although the concept is the same, the specifics of pool vacuuming vary by brand. Today, we’re looking at how to vacuum a Doughboy above ground pool. Follow Ryan…

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