Swimming Pool Types, Components, and How They Work

Swimming Pool Types, Components, and How They Work

Swimming Pools: Pool Types, Components, and How They Work Jump To Section: Types of Swimming Pools   Different Types of Above Ground Pools   Different Types of Inground PoolsComponents of a Swimming Pool   Basic Parts of a Swimming Pool   How does a Pool Pump Work? ...

Maintaining Proper Water Circulation

Maintaining Proper Water Circulation

Maintaining Proper Water CirculationYour swimming pool water circulation system is comprised of several parts – the skimmer; main drain; pump; filter; return jets; and chlorinator, ozonator, or heater (if applicable). Working together, the system intercepts any debris...

How to Clean a Pool

How to Clean a Pool

How to Clean a PoolAll pools require some swimming pool cleaning maintenance to prolong their lifespan, prevent bacteria growth, and maintain sanitary and safe swimming conditions. Cleaning a pool typically entails skimming, brushing, vacuuming, and cleaning pool...

Using Less Chemicals

Using Less Chemicals

Using Less ChemicalsA chemical-free or chlorine-free swimming pool is simply not possible. When sanitizer is not present, a pool will quickly become the perfect breeding environment for bacteria, viruses, and parasites. This will, in turn, create unsafe swimming...

Pool Leaks

Pool Leaks

Pool LeaksUsually, pool leaks occur because of structural damage, plumbing issues, or chemical imbalances. Regardless of the cause, promptly addressing the leak is key to avoiding more significant pool damage and money loss. Causes Of Pool Leaks Pool leaks typically...

Wildlife in the Pool

Wildlife in the Pool

Wildlife in the PoolWhen the conditions are right, your winterized pool, heated pool, and even non-heated pool can become an ideal residence for certain critters. Depending on where you live, these can include insects, water bugs, ducks, rodents, and animals. How To...

Foam

Foam

FoamFoam in pool water can occur quickly, appearing white or off-white on the surface. Although swimming is safe as long as your chemicals are balanced, pool foam can make the water feel sticky and uncomfortable. What Is Swimming Pool Foam? Unlike regular bubbles,...

Pool Pump Problems

Pool Pump Problems

Pool Pump ProblemsEven though it’s not overly complicated, a pool pump is the most important component of any pool. Over time, the combination of heat and vibration will eventually create problems, even in the best of pumps. When your pool pump is not working...

Bubbles Coming Out of Pool Jets

Bubbles Coming Out of Pool Jets

Bubbles Coming Out of Pool JetsSeeing bubbles in your pool is a common problem, especially at the start of the pool season. But unless you use an ozone generator installed in your pool plumbing system or have just turned on the pool pump, there should not be a large...

Stains in the Pool

Stains in the Pool

Stains in the PoolTwo main types of pool stains can occur: organic and metal. Correctly identifying pool stains and knowing how to clean them effectively will help make their removal easier. Jump To Section: Causes and Types of Stains in PoolsIdentifying Stains in...