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How to Winterize an Above Ground Pool

1. Clean the pool. Vacuum all debris off the floor of the pool. Brush down the walls. Empty the skimmer basket(s) and pump basket. A clean pool now will make a much better opening next Spring. 2. Test and Balance the Water. Adjust your pH to 7.2 to 7.6ppm, Alkalinity to 100 to 120ppm, Calcium […]

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HOW TO CLEAN YOUR IN-GROUND & ABOVE-GROUND POOL

In order to maintain the cleanliness of your swimming pool, there are several tools, tips and tricks that can make this process a lot less troublesome. First off, the more you keep on top of your pool, the easier each cleaning will be and less need for vacuuming and backwashing. For example, daily skimming of […]

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How to Winterize an Inground Swimming Pool

Make sure you have all of the tools and supplies you will need: basic hand tools, an air compressor or shop vac, winterizing plugs and gizmos, winterizing chemicals, pool cover and water tubes. Pool should be vacuumed and the water should have all chemicals balanced PRIOR to closing. Pay particular attention to your pH, Alkalinity, […]

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How to Summerize your Inground Swimming Pool

Make sure you have all of the tools and supplies you will need: basic hand tools, filter pump, drain plugs, gauges, cartridges, sight glasses, timer pins, summarizing chemicals, cover pump, garden hose, return eye balls, skimmer baskets and other accessories i.e. diving board, slide, ladder, hand railing, etc. First you want to try to clean […]

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How to Summerize your Above Ground Swimming Pool

Make sure you have all of the tools and supplies you will need: basic hand tools, filter pump, drain plugs, gauges, cartridges, sight glasses, timer pins, summarizing chemicals, cover pump, garden hose, return eye balls, skimmer baskets and other accessories i.e. ladders, handrails, etc. First you want to try to clean off the cover as […]

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How to Clear a Green Pool

From time to time, pool owners may experience a green, swampy pool problem. Many times it will be green or even black in color, and can require a great deal of effort, time and money to return to the point of swimmable. It is best to never let the pool get to that point, but […]

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How to Backwash a Sand Filter

Backwashing a sand filter is very similar to backwashing a Hayward Pro-Grid D.E. filter except there is no replacement of D.E. or sand afterward. The sand should be replaced about once every 5 years. After 5 years, the sand loses its filtration efficiency and the filter cycle must run even longer to get the same […]

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BASIC POOL MAINTENANCE

Water Care Routine water care as described in the water care section of this guide is an important part of your basic pool maintenance. Please read that section carefully. Debris removal and water line cleaning Empty out skimmer baskets daily. Clean scum line from inside skimmer, walls of skimmer and weir, and water line around […]

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