Can a Plunge Pool Be Heated?

concrete plunge pool

Sometimes, you just want to relax in your pool and soothe your muscles in warm water especially during a cold day. On days like this, can you heat your plunge pool (aka dipping pool)? And what are the best plunge pool heating options? The answers to these questions and more will be revealed in this … 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

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

7 of the Best Pool Timers for Above-Ground Pools

Best Pool Timers

For most of us, remembering to switch your above-ground pool pump on and off each day is a chore. Enter the pool timer. You’re looking for a pool timer for your above ground pool whether that’s an Intex pool, Bestway pool, Summer Waves pool or something more permanent. But you’re not sure which type to … Read more

Can I Use a Bigger Swimming Pool Pump?

Hayward SP2610X15 Super Pump 1.5 HP Pool Pump

So your pool pump is damaged or isn’t working as well as it should and you’re thinking of getting a bigger replacement. But can you use a bigger pool pump? Let’s find out. It isn’t recommended that you use a bigger pool pump unless the pool already has an undersized pump installed, as the filter … Read more

Best Pool Depth for Jumping Rock (3 Builders Weigh In)

You’ve decided it would be a whole lot of fun to have a jumping rock for your swimming pool. Since this will be your first jumping rock, you have no idea what the appropriate depth for your pool should be. How deep must your swimming pool go? The depth of a swimming pool with a … Read more