What to Use for Pool Equipment Pad & Best Practices

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You’ve chosen what filter type to use and what other pool equipment you want to include with your pool. But, what do you use to sit all of that equipment on? And what’s the best way to set up your pool equipment? The most common pool pads to use include poured concrete slabs, pavers, stone, … Read more

Genuine vs Generic Salt Water Chlorinator Cells


So the time has come to replace your chlorinator cell and you find yourself in the conundrum facing every pool owner: do I go for the genuine or generic? You’ve seen the price differences (up to 50% in places!) and it’s impossible not to be seduced. The question is, does this cost saving come with … Read more

Saltwater Chlorinator Cell Constantly Clogs Up (Solved!)

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Having a salt water chlorinator cell constantly clog up can spell a lot of trouble. The water clarity in your pool will suffer. But what is the cause of this? The chief cause for your salt water chlorinator clogging up can be due to calcium buildup. This can cause your pool to cloud up and … Read more

13 Reasons Why Saltwater Generator IS Not Working or Generating Chlorine


The saltwater chlorine generator (aka chlorinator or salt generator) in your pool is designed to supply the needed chlorine to sanitize the pool water. If the chlorine generator isn’t producing chlorine or isn’t producing enough chlorine, then something is wrong. Today, we are going to discuss 13 common reasons your saltwater chlorine generator (SWG) isn’t … Read more

What’s the Best Pool Filter? Sand vs. Cartridge vs. DE

Sand Vs DE Vs Cartridge Filters

Your pool needs a filter for to clean the water, but you had never realized there were so many types of pool filters available. When comparing a sand filter to a cartridge filter and one with diatomaceous earth or DE, which is the best filter? There’s no one best type of pool filter between sand, … Read more

How to Prime a Pool Pump (Above Ground & Inground Pool)

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Priming a pool pump is something every pool owner will need to do every now and again. If you’ve just opened the pool from winter, installed a new pool or a new piece of pool equipment or drained the pool, then you’ll have to prime the pump before starting it again. Luckily, it’s an easy … Read more

7 Tips to Prevent Pool Filters Exploding

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Now that you’ve gotten your pool set up and running smoothly, your attention turns to maintaining your pool. One of the most important elements you need to monitor and care for is your pool filter. These filters operate under high pressure to function properly, but they are at risk of exploding if defective or improperly … Read more

How to Fix A Pool Filter Leaking From Backwash Hose or Outlet

Diagram showing pool filter sight glass, backwash outlet and multiport valve.

Water should only come out of the backwash line (waste outline) when the multiport valve is set to backwash. If you notice pool water flowing out of a backwash hose when the multiport valve is on any other setting but backwash, it’s an indication of a leak. So how do you spot the cause of … Read more