How to Raise Alkalinity In Pool Without Raising pH

Most pool owners have experienced low levels of alkalinity in their pool. But what if the pH is already at the right level. Can you increase the alkalinity of the pool without raising the pH? To raise swimming pool water alkalinity without raising the pH, add 1.5 lbs (680 g) of baking soda (Sodium Bicarbonate) … Read more

Pool Return Jets Not Working (Low Pressure or No Water)

Essential for the return of clean water back to the pool, a weak return jet or jet that is not working is the first sign of trouble in your return lines and pipes. So what causes this? Usually, low pressure or no water coming out of the pool return jets is caused by an air … Read more

How to Unclog Bottom Main Drain in Pool

Pool drains can get clogged from time to time. A clogged pool drain can be a stress to your pool cleaning system. It causes a strain to the pool pump (due to low water intake) preventing proper water circulation and down the road could cause permanent damage to your pool pump. Removing large debris pieces … Read more

Is Antifreeze Necessary for Closing Your Pool? (Winterization)

It’s one of the saddest times of the year when you close down your pool until next summer. Between now and then, you’ll have to winterize your pool to maintain its condition. Should you use antifreeze when closing your pool? If you blow out your plumbing lines of water, then antifreeze is not necessary to … Read more

How to Fix a Leaking Chlorinator

Using a chlorinator or chlorine feeder normally makes your life much easier. But sometimes, your chlorine feeder can leak which is frustrating but luckily, there are some easy solutions to use to fix your leaking chlorinator depending on the leak source. Most of the leak sources in a chlorinator (chlorine feeder) come from its lid … Read more

Is RV Antifreeze OK for a Swimming Pool? (Answered!)

When you’re not swimming in your pool, you, the kids, and your partner are in your RV traveling the globe. You usually winterize your swimming pool with pool antifreeze, but you ran out. Can you use RV antifreeze interchangeably? RV antifreeze is safe to use in a swimming pool because it’s non-toxic and shares the … Read more

When to Replace a Salt Cell – How Long Does It Last?

Saltwater swimming pools rely on saltwater chlorine generators or SWGs to produce chlorine to keep your pool clean. Each salt cell (aka saltwater cell) in the generator converts sodium chloride into chlorine through a process called electrolysis. Yet no salt cell lasts forever. When should you replace yours? The average lifespan of a salt cell … Read more

How to Fix a Leaking Saltwater Generator Cell

Leaks in saltwater cells are common. Sometimes they leak from the unions, where the power cords are, or they develop cracks. It’s super annoying and you’re probably wondering how you can fix it or if you need to replace it. Let’s find out how to fix a leaking salt cell (aka saltwater chlorine generator or … Read more