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Muriatic acid is a cheap way to lower your pool’s alkalinity and pH and keep your pool filters and surfaces clean. But adding an acid to your pool can be dangerous if it’s not done safely. Pool-grade muriatic acid is similar to hydrochloric acid that’s used to clean concrete and brick — just with a

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Pool Filter Troubleshooting Guide

So your pool filter is having problems, and you’re seeking answers. Well, good news – you’re in the right place! Pool filter trouble can take on many forms, and not all issues with filtration are filter problems. Clogged or closed … Continue reading → The post Pool Filter Troubleshooting Guide appeared first on InTheSwim Pool

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If you’re struggling with mild, cloudy pool water and you’re looking for an easy fix, pool clarifier is a great option. It’s a simple method for clearing up cloudiness in your swimming pool. But it won’t work for every cloudy pool problem. So when should you use pool clarifier? And when should you use pool

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If you’ve got cloudy pool water and you want to clear it up fast, pool flocculant can help. It’s fast and effective at clearing up cloudy water. But it won’t work in every cloudy pool situation. So when should you use pool flocculant? And when should you use a pool clarifier instead? Here’s a quick

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Looking for an easier, more reliable way to add chlorine to your pool? If you want to save time taking care of your pool (and stop worrying about your chlorine levels when you’re out of town), an automatic pool chlorinator can help. What is an Automatic Pool Chlorinator? Also known as an automatic chlorine feeder,

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How to Reduce Pool or Spa Chlorine Levels

Maintaining the correct chlorine level can be tricky. And when super-chlorinating or shocking the pool to remove algae, bacteria, and chloramines from the water, it’s very easy to overshoot the mark and over-chlorinate the pool. Ideal pool chlorine levels are … Continue reading → The post How to Reduce Pool or Spa Chlorine Levels appeared

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The Best Pool Alarms To Keep Kids Safe

One of the easiest and least expensive ways to prevent a child from being injured or drowning in your swimming pool is a pool alarm. The safest and most reliable type of pool alarm is a subsurface sensor pool alarm. But there are additional types of pool alarms, like threshold alarms, that you might want

Cyanuric acid (CYA), also known as chlorine stabilizer or pool conditioner, is a chemical that helps stabilize the chlorine in your pool. It protects your chlorine from breaking down under the sun’s UV rays. The right levels of cyanuric acid help your chlorine last longer, which means your sanitizer can continue to kill bacteria, contaminants,

Pool algae is caused by low chlorine levels, poor water chemistry, or bad filtration. It can also be introduced into your pool by swimwear or toys that were used in natural bodies of water. If you notice the early stages of algae, it’s time to act fast. Leave it for too long and it will

Cloudy pool water is caused by 4 common pool issues: poor filtration, low chlorine levels, poor water chemistry, or contaminants in the water, like debris or algae. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to fix these common issues, and how to clear your cloudy pool fast using a clarifier or flocculant. You can watch the

The Best Solar Pool Covers

Unless you’re one of those adventurous polar bear people who like jumping into ice-cold water, you probably want to keep your swimming pool heated. But before you run out and drop the dough on a traditional electric or gas heater, have you considered a solar pool cover? A solar cover can raise and hold the

Holiday Pool Party Decoration Ideas

It’s December, and that means a whole month of holiday parties to attend. For those of you in the sunbelt, your pool can become a festive focal point. Decorate the area in bright red and green, glittering silver and gold, … Continue reading → The post Holiday Pool Party Decoration Ideas appeared first on InTheSwim

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Looking for a bright idea? Enhance your backyard pool with lighting! For most pool owners, having their own backyard pool with lighting is a must. After all, lighting enhances your backyard’s ambiance, visibility, and safety. And during the shorter days of spring and fall, lighting extends pool time into the early mornings and evenings. Not

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Winter will be here soon, and for snowbelt pool owners, thoughts have already turned towards closing up the pool for winter. But what supplies and chemicals do you need to winterize a pool, and do you have enough of them … Continue reading → The post What Chemicals are Needed to Close a Pool? first

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Winter covers for your above ground pool: you know you need one, but how do you choose the right one? There are many quality grades available for each type of pool cover but beside your pool cover budget, how do … Continue reading → The post Above Ground Winter Pool Covers – Mesh or Solid?

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How to Drain & Store an Intex Pool

Intex makes a few types of portable pools, namely its Easy-Set™ pool and Frame-Set™ pools. Neither of these is particularly well suited to weather a winter, and most Intex pool owners dismantle their pool at the end of the season. … Continue reading → The post How to Drain & Store an Intex Pool first

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Pool Shock: When & How Much?

Welcome to our discussion on swimming pool shock,  specifically, when should one shock the pool, and how much do I need to add? Shocking the pool with chlorine is the raising of free chlorine levels in the pool to such … Continue reading → The post Pool Shock: When & How Much? first appeared on

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Come fall, the benefits of a heated swimming pool become clearly evident. The cooler days and even cooler evenings of fall can bring an abrupt stop to healthy outdoor activity. Don’t move indoors just yet! Cooler weather shouldn’t stop you from using your pool. Extend your pool time with a heated swimming pool. You can

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Hurricane information and resources can be beneficial to US coastal residents in areas affected by hurricanes. These powerful storms can pose a significant risk, causing loss of life and property from winds, precipitation, and storm surges in coastal areas. Let’s take a look at how hurricanes form, how they affect coastal communities, and what residents

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If you’re a backyard pool owner, you’ll want to vacuum your above-ground pool on a regular basis during the swimming season for a clean, healthful swimming experience. Because debris is unpleasant and can cause unhealthy algae growth, it’s a good idea to stay on top of your pool cleaning schedule. Pool pros recommend pool cleaning

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Here are five ways Hayward is helping pool professionals transition to new Department of Energy standards. 1. We have the broadest range of DOE-compliant pool pumps—including single-speed options. Contrary to some industry misconceptions, many Hayward single-speed pumps are DOE-compliant and will continue to be manufactured and sold. More specifically, Hayward TriStar,® Super Pump® and MaxFlo®

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We have three reasons why getting ahead of upcoming changes from the Department of Energy (DOE) gives your business a huge advantage. It’s not only about needing to comply, but it’s also about offering the best products possible to your loyal customers. Selling compliant pumps is beneficial for both you & your consumers. Everybody wins

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Your backyard can be anything but ordinary when it’s transformed into the oasis of your dreams, complete with a pool. It’s easy to beat the heat and find the fun when you have your own swimming pool, the ultimate summer backyard destination. Let this be the summer when you enjoy a resort oasis of recreation

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Robotic Pool Cleaner Buyer’s Guide

Robotic pool cleaners are an extremely valuable piece of pool equipment. They’re easy to install, cost just pennies per day to operate, reduce strain on your pool’s filtration system, and so much more. But with so many benefits, it can … Continue reading → The post Robotic Pool Cleaner Buyer’s Guide first appeared on InTheSwim

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