Best Pool Depth for Jumping Rock (3 Builders Weigh In)

You’ve decided it would be a whole lot of fun to have a jumping rock for your swimming pool. Since this will be your first jumping rock, you have no idea what the appropriate depth for your pool should be. How deep must your swimming pool go? The depth of a swimming pool with a … Read more

Best Pool Depth for a Pool Slide (3 Builders Weigh In)

The kids have been begging you for a pool slide for several summers now. You want to be Superdad and make their summer, but if you’re going to get a pool slide installed, you need to do it right. What pool depth is required for a slide? If your swimming pool slide is designed for … Read more

How to Undo a Stuck Pool Pump Lid Without Breaking It

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Is the strainer lid of your pool pump stuck? Have you tried draining off the pressure and even attempted brutal methods but the little guy is staying put? It must be frustrating, but we have a solution for you. In this article, we will give you a step-by-step guide on how to undo your tight … Read more

How to Clean a Pool Full of Mud or Dirt (Quickly)

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Have you ever watched dark clouds gather before a storm, and you shudder when you imagine the state in which your pool will be left when the rains subside, and the skies clear up? Storms and rain bring mud and dirt into your pool and it’s every pool owner’s nightmare.  Here, we make it easy … Read more

Should You Use Stabilized or Unstabilized Chlorine?


For pool owners chlorinating their pools, it can be hard to know if stabilized or unstabilized chlorine should be used. It is an important decision and choosing the wrong one for your situation can lead to more headaches than solutions.   Read on to find out if you should be using stabilized or unstabilized chlorine in … Read more

What to Do About a Frozen Pool Pump | How to Unfreeze

Your swimming pool pump works hard, maybe too hard, because you discovered today that the pump has frozen. These things can happen, especially if you haven’t winterized the pump. How do you unfreeze your pool pump quickly? To unfreeze and thaw a pool pump, you’ll need to disconnect it, take it somewhere warmer and allow … Read more

8 Reasons Filter Pump Pressure is High (And How to Fix)

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Is your pool’s pressure gauge swinging over the limit? Are you struggling to find out what the problem might be with your pump? Don’t worry, a high pressure reading is quite common.  And believe me, as a pool owner myself, I’ve come across it many times now. But luckily, today, I’ll show you why your … Read more

Should You Run Pool Pump When Raining or in a Storm?


A common question I see come up regularly is if it’s beneficial to run your pool pump during rain or during a storm? Is it dangerous or unsafe to run your pool pump and filtration system? Stick around because we’ll look at what you should do. Running your pool pump during a lightning or electrical … Read more