Using Muriatic Acid To Clear A Green Pool Quickly

swimming pool with green algae

Has your swimming pool turned green and you are looking for a solution to fix it quickly? In this article, we will discuss why your pool is green and how you can use muriatic acid to adjust the pH level and get your pool looking clear again. Why is My Pool Green? If your swimming … Read more

How to Get Rid of Swimming Pool Bugs that Swim

Different types and kinds of beetles

Perhaps one day you entered your pool and noticed some swimming pool bugs (also known as water bugs) in the water, which you’re probably hoping to get rid of. In this article, I’ll be describing some of the most common swimming pool bugs you’re likely to find, as well as the best ways to remove … Read more

How Much Muriatic Acid To Lower Pool pH & Alkalinity

Muriatic Acid to Lower pH & Alkalinity

Perhaps you’ve recently tested the pH and alkalinity of your pool and realized they were too high so now you’re trying to lower them using muriatic acid. In this article, I’ll help you determine the exact amount of muriatic acid you’ll need to lower these water chemicals, as well as the step-by-step procedure. To lower … Read more

Can You Over Shock Your Hot Tub or Spa?

hot tub jacuzzi with jets

Shocking is crucial for crystal-clear water in your hot tub. But is it possible to over shock your hot tub? It is possible to over shock your hot tub, and many experienced owners accidentally do it. Over-shocking throws the water chemistry balance off and can damage seals and components. However, you’re unlikely to damage your … Read more

Swimming Pool & Spa Electrical Requirements in New York State

Electrician fixing electrical wirings of the hot tub.

Whether you’ve just started your research or are in the middle of installing a swimming pool or hot tub in New York state, you’ll likely know that there are laws, codes, regulations, and requirements that must be met, for the electrical systems. In this article, we’ll review and try to simplify the current electrical requirements … Read more

Pool Pump Current (Amps) – 0.5 to 2.5 HP Motors

Swimming pool pump

Pool pump motors draw different amounts of current (amps) depending on the size of the pump. The current usage can be used to calculate and check if your power circuit will handle a pool pump. It can also be used to calculate the power use and cost to run a pool pump. Here’s a summary … Read more

How Much Sand to Put in a Sand Filter (How Far to Fill)

Pile of sand to go under an Intex pool, kiddie pool or above ground.

Your sand filter has been running well up until now. But the time has come to replace the sand, and you have no idea how much sand to add. How far should you fill up your sand filter? Does it require 2 bags of sand or 5? If your sand filter is 16 inches (41 … Read more

What Gauge or Thickness Wire Does a Pool Pump Need?

Pool hot tub wire gauge chart

If you’re installing a new swimming pool, you’ll need to run power to the pump. With a lot of different size cables and wires available, you may be unsure of what thickness you need to run for your pool pump. The National Electrical Code (NEC) states the minimum wire gauge (thickness) for pool pumps is … Read more