How to Properly and Safely Dispose of Chlorine

Outside of putting it in their swimming pools, many pool owners are unsure what to do with leftover (or old) chlorine. Others don’t have a pool anymore, but they have chlorine they want to get rid of. How do you safely get the chlorine off your property? To dispose of fresh, unused chlorine, take the … Read more

How Many Chlorine Tablets Do You Get in a Bucket?

If you use chlorine tablets for your pool, chances are you have probably wondered how many tablets are in a pack. Perhaps you’re planning how long a box of chlorine tablets will last? Or trying to figure out how many chlorine tabs you need? Many manufacturers only give you the weight of the box or … Read more

Saltwater Chlorinator Cell Constantly Clogs Up (Solved!)

salt chlorinator cell

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

How to Replace a Spider Gasket in Multiport Valve

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The spider gasket, also known as the spoke gasket or seal is located in a pool filter’s multiport valve. It’s a common cause for water leaks from the filter or poor filtering performance. In this article we’ll show you how to inspect it, clean it or replace it. It’s an easy job any DIYer can … Read more

When Is the Best Time to Heat Your Pool? Day or Night?

Summer always goes by too quickly. In the colder months to follow, you wistfully glance at your pool and dream of the warmer season. A pool heater allows you to keep your pool open longer, potentially all year. When heating your pool, is it better to do it during the day or at night? Heating … Read more

When to Change the Sand in the Pool Filter (And the Risks)

Filter Sand

Is your pool water cloudy? You might have assumed your filter isn’t working at 100 percent efficiency. You figure that changing the pool filter sand is the best fix, but it likely isn’t. That’s not to say that the time won’t inevitably come when you should replace your pool filter sand. How often will that … Read more

When Do Pool Pipes Freeze & How to Prevent Freezing

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So it’s that time of year again. The weather is getting chilly and you are worried about your pool pipes freezing. One question common among pool owners is how long does it take for pipes to freeze solid? Another question is what temperature to close the pool? The answers to these questions and more will … Read more

How to Bleed the Air From Pool Lines

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When you’re reopening your pool after winter or have a brand new pool, it’s likely you’ll have air in the lines. You could also have air in the lines after doing some work on the pool equipment, like replacing the pump or filter. So to get rid of air from the pool lines and pipes, … Read more