15 Reasons Why Your Saltwater Pool Is Cloudy (How to Clear)

backyard swimming pool with cloudy water

No one likes a cloudy saltwater pool. Aside from it looking uninviting, it’s a sign that something is wrong. So what causes your saltwater pool water to turn cloudy or milky, and how do you clear the water? The answers to these questions and more will be revealed in this post. Let’s dig in. Why … Read more

How To Fix Low or No Pressure In Pool Filter Quickly

sand filter gauge showing 0 reading

So you’ve just noticed the pressure gauge on your pool filter is really low or the needle is showing no pressure. This is despite that fact that your pump appears to be working. Low or no pressure in the pool filter means the pool water will not circulate properly. This is not a problem you … Read more

Filter Pressure Rises Rapidly After Backwash or Cleaning

Typical pool filter pressure gauge.

Isn’t it frustrating when you’ve recently cleaned your pool filter and now the pressure is still increasing, over a matter of hours or days? Well, rest easy and read on to find out why your pool pump or filter pressure is rising after cleaning. The most common reasons why a cartridge, sand, or DE filter’s … 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

13 Reasons Why Saltwater Generator IS Not Working or Generating Chlorine

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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

Dirt Returning to Pool (Through Jets When Vacuuming or Backwashing)

After spending the afternoon vacuuming and backwashing your pool you notice dirt coming back out through the jets starting to settle at the bottom of the pool. And if you’re like most people, it’s pretty frustrating. Reasons why dirt might return to your pool through the jets during vacuuming or after backwashing include not rinsing … 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

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