What Order Should You Add Pool Chemicals? (Answered!)

When it comes to taking care of your pool and keeping your chemicals balanced or opening your pool after winter, it can be hard to know what chemicals you should add and when. Does it really matter what order you add the pool chemicals in? There is in fact a correct order to add your … Read more

How to Clean a Pool Saltwater Cell Like a Pro! (and when)

Dirty Saltwater Cell - Shows calcium scale.

If you’ve got a saltwater pool, then you know that the salt cell or chlorine generator is an integral part of the sanitation system. Every now and again, saltwater cells need cleaning. They clog up with calcium and when that happens the chlorine production can be reduced and the SWG (saltwater generator) doesn’t work properly. … Read more

Lowest Temperatures Salt Cells (Chlorine Generator) Work At

Thermometer in the cold winter snow

Saltwater pools are becoming more and more popular and it’s easy to see why. It’s extremely environmentally friendly and low maintenance, needing much less chemical application than other chlorine pools. However, for the saltwater chlorinator (aka salt chlorine generator) to work properly, it needs a minimum water temperature range. The lowest temperatures a saltwater chlorine … Read more

How To Fix Low or No Pressure In Pool Filter Quickly

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

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

Can You Convert Pool from Cartridge to A Sand Filter?

Did it take you hours of debate to settle on a cartridge filter for your pool? Or maybe it was a quick decision. Whichever it was, now you’re curious if it’s possible to switch from a cartridge filter to a sand filter. Converting a pool’s filtration from cartridge to sand is possible with all pools … 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