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

What To Do If You Add Too Much Muriatic Acid To Pool


A common additive in swimming pools, muriatic acid is essential in ensuring that a proper pH balance and alkalinity are maintained in the water. With increasing pH and alkalinity levels, muriatic acid counteracts this and will restore these levels to an acceptable range. Adding too much muriatic acid, however, may result in excessively low pH … Read more

6 Signs a Pool Pump Capacitor Is Bad (and how to test)

Pool pump motor capacitors

Each day, when you turn on your pool pump, the pool pump run capacitor is at play. When yours starts to go faulty, it can affect the pool pump and even prevent it from turning on or starting. What are some signs the pool pump capacitor is in bad shape? Here’s how to tell if … Read more

Fix a Cloudy Pool After Adding Soda Ash (pH Increaser)

Cloudy inground pool after adding soda ash or baking soda.

Soda ash can work wonders when it comes to raising the pH of your pool, but using it incorrectly will cause the water to become extremely cloudy. Luckily, there are a few ways to clear “milky” water caused by soda ash or another pH increaser. Though there are a few different methods, the most effective … Read more

Easy Way to Clean Algae from a Pool Filter Cartridge

Cartridge filter filled with algae

If you have a heavy algae outbreak in your pool, your pool filter has probably turned green. You may have found that it’s not easy to clean algae from a pool filter. Or the filter is blocked up. So, is there an easy way to clean your cartridge filter of algae? Algae can be cleaned … Read more

Neutralize And Clean Up A Muriatic Acid Spill (Around A Pool)

hose and spraying the area with water after neutralizing muriatic acid.

Muriatic acid, also known as hydrochloric acid, is commonly used to reduce the pH or alkalinity in swimming pools. If this reactive liquid is accidentally spilled, it can easily damage a range of surfaces. In this article, you will discover how to neutralize and clean up a muriatic spill around a pool. Will Spilled Muriatic … Read more

How to Lower Alkalinity in Pool Without Affecting pH

Lower Alkalinity in Pool Without Affecting pH

So perhaps you’ve been looking to lower the alkalinity of your pool, but realize that lowering the usually causes the pH to drop too. In this article, I’ll be showing you the best chemicals and methods to get your alkalinity and pH to where it needs to be. It’s not possible to lower the alkalinity … Read more