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Pool Water Testing 101

Safe, healthy water. It’s what we all want most when it comes to our pools and spas. Regularly testing your water is an essential part of maintaining your pool’s welfare. Getting an accurate reading of your water chemistry helps you understand exactly how much of what product your pool needs. Testing your pool water prevents

Pool Care 101

Pool care basics can be broken down into four categories: circulation, filtration, cleaning, and testing and balancing The post Pool Care 101 appeared first on Leslie’s Poolapedia.

Cool Pool Tools for a Clean Pool

Pool maintenance can be a tedious task without having some cool pool tools. Having the right tool for the job, as my Grandpa used to say, “makes work almost enjoyable!” And, having a cleaner pool not only makes swimming more … Continue reading →

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New Above-Ground Pools for 2020

Today’s post is a 2020 Buyer’s Guide for Above-Ground Pools, and this year, In The Swim has reaffirmed our commitment to having the best selection of above-ground pool packages available online, with 9 models to choose from. Whether this is … Continue reading →

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Pool Lift Care & Maintenance

Thousands of swimming pool lifts have been installed in the U.S. in the last ten years, to comply with Federal law. Although most see low usage, nearly ten year old pool lifts are now starting to show signs of wear. … Continue reading →

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Pool Pump Parts Explained

Today we begin a new series of ‘Explainer Posts’, designed to educate and enlighten our readership on the inner workings of pool equipment. The heart of the your pool circulation system, your pool pump is called to perform continuous duty, … Continue reading →

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Pool 101: Understanding Your Pool

Would you like help in understanding your pool? Are you a new pool owner or thinking about building your dream pool? You’ve come to the right place!  At Hayward, consumers reach out to us every day with questions about pool ownership. They know we are passionate about pools. We’re excited to help families enjoy a

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Painting the Pool vs. Plastering the Pool

One day you must make a decision. The pool plaster has been looking worse every season. Delaminations, stains, cracks, and generally dull and lifeless. You’ve read of the new types of pool plaster options available (in my previous post), and … Continue reading →

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New Products for 2020

Hello again, we have taken a short break from blogging, since we’ve been busy adding the entire content catalog of poolcenter.com and poolproducts.com, which took a lot of time! We hope you enjoy the fresh information! The In The Swim … Continue reading →

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Above-Ground Pool Safety

Aboveground pools – are they safer than inground pools? That is a common statement made by an above ground pool salesman, that because of their height they are harder for small children to get into, and because of their depth, … Continue reading →

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Winterizing your own swimming pool, or thinking seriously about it? Sure, you can hire a local company to button things up for the season. OR you can save some money and close the pool yourself. Winter pool closing steps must … Continue reading →

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Smart Inground Pool Equipment Upgrades

One of the early discussions we have with our DIY pool kit customers about construction involves the “pool equipment”, or the pump, filter, heater and sanitizing equipment. Our Deluxe and Deluxe Plus Inground Pool Kits both include the very capable Hayward S-244T … Continue reading →

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Keeping Animals & Critters Out of Your Pool

Critters in the pool! Some people can’t stand to see bugs, frogs, ducks or dogs in their pool, and almost everyone would swim faster at the sight of a snake swimming with them! Fact is, bodies of water are a … Continue reading →

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If you are considering building your own inground swimming pool – one of the driving factors for wanting to do it yourself could be the cost. Hiring a local pool company to build your pool can add $15-20,000 to the … Continue reading →

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Pool Opening Saltwater Pool

Starting up a salt water pool is similar to opening a regular pool, but there are some distinct differences that should be noted. It starts the same way as every pool opening, and ends nearly the same way – it’s … Continue reading →

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DIY Pool Openings: How to Open Your Own Pool

I was out in the field doing pool openings for over 30 years and I’ve seen a lot of different things. One time I reached into a pump basket and pulled out a live snake. I was so shocked I … Continue reading →

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Two-Speed pool pumps were introduced in the 70’s in response to the energy crisis. For many states, the energy crisis never stopped, and by 2021, pool owners and pool service companies are required to install multi-speed or variable speed pumps, … Continue reading →

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Winter Pool Safety Tips

It is true – more accidents happen around the pool during the warmer summer months. However, serious tragedies can and do occur during the off-season, in both warm-weather sunbelt pools and in frozen northern pools. It’s easy to be less … Continue reading →

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Choosing a New Pool Pump Wisely

Your new pool pump is an extremely vital piece of equipment; it is the “heart” of your swimming pool. Just as your heart circulates the blood throughout your body, a pool pump circulates the water throughout your pool. A pool … Continue reading →

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Choose Your New Pool Pump Wisely

Your new pool pump is an extremely vital piece of equipment; it is the “heart” of your swimming pool. Just as your heart circulates the blood throughout your body, a pool pump circulates the water throughout your pool. A pool … Continue reading →

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If you are considering building an inground pool yourself, or acting as the general contractor for the project – your first question is: Should I build a Vinyl Pool, Fiberglass Pool or Gunite Pool? The answer to this question will … Continue reading →

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Spa & Hot Tub Winter Freeze Protection

At this point in the winter, if you do not already know that to prevent frozen pipes and equipment you need to keep the pumps running, you’ll have learned that lesson the hard way. Today’s post is a quick one … Continue reading →

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Changing Your Pool Filter Media

Pool filter media is just a fancy term for the stuff inside your pool filter tank – the material that traps the dirt. Now you know that I’m speaking of pool filter sand, filter cartridges, or grids – if you … Continue reading →

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Energy-efficient equipment is not only good for the environment, but can also save you money. Once you’ve decided to increase your pool’s energy-efficiency, the equipment you choose will make all the difference. Pool Pumps Pool pumps can be one of the largest energy costs in your home, causing many pool owners to look for energy-efficient

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