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A swimming pool is a sought-after backyard addition for many Australians, we like to spend time outside enjoying the sunshine when we can, and a pool is the perfect way to compliment this lifestyle. If you've decided now is...
Looking for the best tools for pool skimmers? Emptying your pool skimmer basket is typically a dreaded chore and can be potentially dangerous and scary. It’s impossible to know what could be lurking just under the skimmer lid or in...
5 Handy Tips for Cleaning Your Fiberglass Swimming Pool Owning a fiberglass pool is a dream come true for many people. Cleaning and maintaining it is another story altogether. Pool maintenance is crucial if you want to avoid health hazards...
Building Inground Pools & Spas timeline of construction & leveling real world expectations. Timeline to build a pool in your backyard in 2020 to 2021 In January 2020 the pool construction industry was swimming along to a seemingly typical start to...
The question: Why is sand going back to the pool after backwashing the filter?   "Clear water ,ph ,chlorine level good. I have an above ground pool with a sand filter. After I vacuum the pool I backwash I lose sand then...
My pool filter pressure goes down, not up, what gives? In a recent experience we had an 18k gallon inground guinite pool with a Hayward S-200 sand filter we helped the customer troubleshoot their sand pool filter to try and...
We get this question a lot: "Chlorine or bromine?" To be honest either will work in a spa or a pool but to be more specific, Bromine works better at higher temperatures than chlorine. Above 75°F, bromine remains stable, whereas chlorine...
Pool Maintenance & Upkeep Costs DIY vs Hiring a Service Company Price Comparison It’s crucial to count the pool maintenance cost of a swimming pool before buying one so you can plan for the future. You also have to budget for...
It's nice to be able to let the dogs play in the pool, let them cool down and wash dirt into the pool. Is it bad to let pets into the pool? Should I treat my pool if I...
Owning AND living near a swimming pool comes with inherent responsibility and risk. Drowning is silent. Drowning is the leading cause of death for children 1-4 years of age in the United States. The percentage of child drowning deaths...
What is a CPO Certification? Education is the best method to increase your chances of succeeding in any profession. This would not be any different in the aquatics industry. The Certified Pool Operator Course® CPO® is one of those educational...
Your pool is what it's made of Dave at Your DIY Pool Plans explains in detail: What is gunite? Is gunite different than shotcrete or concrete? Why do people say gunite is the best way to build a new pool? ......
Swimming Pool Enclosures - a good Idea? Different than an automatic pool cover, a swimming pool enclosure allows you to use the pool while it is protected from the elements. If you have been considering a way to cover the pool...