How-To Pool Articles
Saltwater Pool Conversion: A DIY Guide
Converting your traditional chlorine pool to a saltwater chlorination system may seem complicated at first. But with this helpful step-by-step guide, we'll help you learn how to complete a saltwater pool conversion on your own. We'll also go over common questions related to saltwater pool conversion cost, as well as the pros and cons tied to salt pools.
May 10, 2022
How to Get Rid of Foamy Pool Water
While a foamy pool might look fun — like a bubble bath — it's actually a cause for concern. But don’t fret. If you're currently dealing with foamy pool water, there are several ways to remedy the inconvenience.
May 3, 2022
How to Lower Chlorine Levels in the Pool
When used in the correct doses, chlorine is a fairly inexpensive part of your pool upkeep routine. Sometimes, however, too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. When chlorine levels get too high, how can you bring them back down again?
April 30, 2022
How to Drain an Above Ground Pool
Staying on top of water chemistry and liner integrity will help extend the longevity of your pool. However, situations may arise that require draining your pool.
April 28, 2022
How to Change a Pool Light
Some pool owners will call a professional when it's time to make the switch. But with a little know-how, this is something you can handle yourself. Read on to learn how to safely change or replace a light bulb in an inground swimming pool.
April 22, 2022
How to Troubleshoot Hayward Variable Speed Pumps
When it comes to versatility, reliability, and energy efficiency, Hayward offers a great selection of variable speed pumps for every pool. But when your pump isn’t working as expected, or if it’s throwing an error code, you’ll need to figure out the issue quickly to keep your pool system running smoothly.
April 16, 2022
How To Change Pool Filter Sand
If you notice your filter isn’t working as efficiently as it used to, or if you’re having to backwash the filter more and more frequently, it’s probably time to replace the filter media. Keep reading to learn how.
March 8, 2022
How To Fix Air in a Pool Pump
Seeing large air pockets through the lid of your pool pump? Are bubbles flowing freely from your return jets? No matter the scenario, air in the pool pump is a common issue for pool owners. We'll help you troubleshoot the most common causes of air in the pool.
February 28, 2022
How To Find and Fix a Pool Leak in 3 Easy Steps
If you notice the water level in your pool dropping faster than usual, or if there are wet spots near the pool, you may wonder if there's a leak. This simple 3-step process will help you identify, locate, and repair leaky areas in your pool.
January 20, 2022
Pool Plaster Repair: A How-To Guide
If you own a concrete pool that’s coated in plaster, it’s inevitable that you’ll eventually have to make repairs. Keep reading to learn about the causes of common pool plaster issues, and find step-by-step instructions for pool plaster repairs you can do on your own.
December 8, 2021
How To Prevent Mosquitoes in Your Backyard
It’s safe to say that nobody likes mosquitoes. They buzz in your ears, tickle your skin, and they leave a red, itchy welt behind whenever they bite. They can also spread all kinds of diseases. Here's how to prevent and get rid of them.
October 12, 2021
How To Balance Pool Water
From preparing the pool, to testing the water, to adding balancing chemicals, this in-depth look at maintaining water chemistry will help you become a pool water expert in no time!
July 6, 2021