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Autumn breezes and warm fall days. Beautiful to look at, but if your pool is surrounded by lots of deciduous trees – it can also make a lot of work to keep the pool clean. I consider myself an expert … Continue reading → The post Has Fall Landed in your Pool? Extreme Leaf Removal

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With the cooler weather approaching, some may think it’s time to close the pool. Not so fast! You can extend your swimming season with a pool heat pump.  The NEW Hayward® HeatPro® VS Variable-Speed Heat and Cool Heat Pump is the ideal choice for people who use their pool every day for exercise, entertainment, and

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As we move into the fall season, it’s a great time to take a look at your hot tub cover – especially if your hot tub sits outside. If your spa cover looks a little rough, worn or you can … Continue reading → The post Hot Tub Covers & Year-Round Outdoor Spas – Cover

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Leslie’s Pool Closing Kits

Winter is inching closer and the temperature is cooling, which means it’s just about time to close up your pool until next summer. But before you cover it up, there’s some basic maintenance to take care of. Making sure your pool water is balanced and sanitized after being open all summer can feel tricky, but

National Pool Closing Day

National Pool Closing Day is nearly here! It takes place the third Saturday in September, falling on September 19 this time around! It’s the kick-off to a fall frenzy of activity around here, otherwise known as pool closing season, which … Continue reading →

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Pool Pump Regulation Changes for 2021

The federal regulations for pool pumps are changing in 2021. We’ve put together a guide detailing what’s changing and how it might affect you. After July 19, 2021, variable speed pumps are required on all new and replacement in-ground pool filter pump installations. The Department of Energy has mandated the requirement, as part of new minimum efficiency standards

Hayward Pool Filter Multiport Repairs

When Hayward multiport valves start to age different problems can arise, some are just annoying and some are actually detrimental to the filter system working properly. And in other instances I’ve seen multiport problems occur from an incorrect valve installation on … Continue reading →

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Above Ground Pool Cover Hacks

A few weeks back, we took a look at above ground pool solar cover hacks – and this week we look at the best ways to buy, install and maintain a winter pool cover. BEST WINTER POOL COVER? That can … Continue reading →

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How to Fix Cloudy Water

Imagine having a cloudy, murky, almost-green tinted pool. Don’t fret, the Creature from the Black Lagoon hasn’t taken residence in your place of leisure. What has happened, however, is that something (or things) has caused your pool water to look not as picturesque as you’d like. There are many factors that can contribute to cloudy

National Variable Speed Pool Pump Law

After July 19, 2021, variable speed pumps are required on new and replacement inground pool filter pump installations. The Department of Energy has mandated the requirement, as part of new minimum efficiency standards being put in place for U.S. homes … Continue reading →

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Above Ground Pool Solar Cover Hacks

Solar Covers are a wonderful invention, but I’ve always added that they have a good bit of ‘hassle factor’, in their use. They can be cumbersome to put on and off the pool, and even more when the solar cover … Continue reading →

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Pool floats are a staple of any fun pool. Whether you use them to lounge in the water for relaxation or to ride fearlessly into battle with your friends, a pool just isn’t complete without at least a few of these recreation regulars. But with great fun comes great responsibility. When pool time is over,

Enhance Your Backyard Experience

There isn’t much better than stepping out your back door into your very own backyard oasis. That private paradise is even more special during the summer months, when you can enjoy swimming and lounging in and around your pool. The Leslie’s mission is to always make sure you’re able to make the most of your

Pool Shock: Shocking for Algae Removal

Welcome back to school, students! Summer is the perfect time to discuss algae and how to remove it by shocking the pool with Calcium Hypochlorite – Ca(OCl)2. Chlorine is a Great Algaecide, I like to say. Faster kill rates and … Continue reading →

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Dichlor Shock vs. Cal Hypo Shock

When it comes to shocking your pool there are a variety of options available for use. The most common are Sodium Dichlor (Dichlor) Shock (Dichlor) and Calcium Hypochlorite (Cal Hypo) Shock. So what exactly are the differences between the two? We’re glad you asked. In the article below we will cover the basics of these

Fiberglass pools, vinyl liner pools and concrete/plaster pools can all be great additions to your backyard, but before you jump into a decision, it’s worth looking into the differences between the three, to work out what would best suit your home and lifestyle.

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Proper cleaning of your filter cartridges will not only help to keep your pool as clean as possible, but also increase it’s useful life. Eventually, the cartridge will have to be replaced. Dirt, oils and minerals build up which cleaning … Continue reading →

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Can you Drain & Clean a Vinyl Pool?

For concrete pools, draining and cleaning, and perhaps acid washing or pressure washing, is a routine service, performed when stains exist or water conditions are poor, or both. For vinyl liner pools however (and fiberglass pools too), draining completely is … Continue reading →

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When it comes to the basic rules for taking care of your pool, keeping it clean is most often the first thing that comes to your mind. A clean pool is an inviting pool. Hayward’s reliable robotic pool cleaners provide pool owners peace of mind, total relaxation and effortless maintenance. Cleaners vacuum and scrub the

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Top Pool Pump Timers

Unless you have a very small filter that needs to run all the time to do the job, or a commercial pool required to keep it running, you are probably using a pool pump time clock. Pump timers allow you … Continue reading →

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With the Pool Rush of 2020, thousands of new pool owners were created. Many have never cleaned a pool before, and now need to know how to maintain their Intex pool (or Bestway or Summer Waves pool). Today’s post will … Continue reading →

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Cleaning Your Pool After a Party

Everyone loves a good party. Visiting with friends and family to celebrate an occasion — or just because — is a great way to spend a day and/or evening. And the fun gets kicked up a notch or two when there’s a pool for everyone to enjoy. But when the party ends and it’s time

How To Replace a Pool Pump Motor

Replacing a pool pump motor can be a challenging task, but we’re here to help you do get it done right with step-by-step directions. The post How To Replace a Pool Pump Motor appeared first on Leslie’s Poolapedia.

64 Fun Things To Do With A Pool Noodle

Pool Noodles are a ton of fun to use! Even though they are intended as pool toys, there is so much you can do with them. With a little creativity, you can make just about anything with pool noodles! Updated again, … Continue reading →

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