The Ultimate Guide to Plunge Pools (Costs, Size, Maintenance)

concrete plunge pool

As you explore your swimming pool options, you’ll undoubtedly come across what is referred to as plunge pools. You might have a lot of questions, such as what are plunge pools? Are they right for you? A plunge pool is a small swimming pool with an average size of 10 x 22 feet and a … Read more

How Long Should I run my Pool Pump After Shocking?

An often overlooked aspect for many pool owners is how long to run your pool filter after shocking your pool. It is a question a lot of pool owners have and a question that we have the answer to! A pool filter should be run for a minimum of 6 hours after shocking a swimming … Read more

Air Bubbles In Pool Or Pump | Causes and Dangers

Swimming pools are filled with water. So when you start to notice air in your pool or pool pump, it’s a sign that something is not right. So what does air in your pool or pump mean? How can you identify it? And how do you bleed the air? The answers to these questions and … Read more

Do You Need a Pool Flow Meter? (and how to install)

Maintaining your pool perfectly requires the correct flow rate and water turnover. Get this wrong and your pool will be prone to algae and cloudy water. Enter the flow meter or flow sensor. You probably know that a flow meter will measure the number of gallons per minute your pump moves. But do you need … Read more

What Do All the Multiport Valve Pool Filters Settings Do?

Swimming Pool Multiport Valve

You’re new to pools and know you need to use the valve on top of the filter. But it’s a complicated-looking valve with loads of settings. Where’s the simple on/off switch? There are several different settings to choose from, so how do you know which position to choose and when? The “filter” setting on a … Read more

Is It Bad to Put a Magic Eraser in Your Pool Skimmer Box?

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Original

We’re such an interconnected society that when a hack goes viral, it’s impossible not to hear about it. That’s why you’re probably privy to that hack from a couple of years ago that said that placing a Magic Eraser in your pool skimmer box makes the pool less green. Does it work or is it … Read more

How to Choose the Ideal Swimming Pool Pump

Hayward SP2610X15 Super Pump 1.5 HP Pool Pump

Choosing a new pump for your in-ground or above-ground pool can be daunting. There are many options to choose from. In this step-by-step guide, we show you how to choose the best and right size pump for your pool. We’ll start with some general pump recommendations, then get into the steps to choose your pool … Read more

5 Alternatives To Using Chlorine For Pools

Spa Choice 3-pound bromine tablets

Pool chlorine ensures the pool is safe for swimming. But what if you don’t want chlorine in your pool? Are there alternatives to use? How much do these alternatives cost to run? And do they clean the pool as well as chlorine? The answers to all these questions and more will be revealed in this … Read more