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The Pool Blog is my knowledge and experience about Basic Pool Care. It...

  1. Lets you know whenever any new Web pages appear on Basic Pool Care, telling you about new products or information including swimming pool repairs
  2. Keeps you up-to-date with other postings or news about pools and pool care and maintenance and up-to-date pool maintenance service
  3. Points out some cool things for your pool and what to look for when hiring pool cleaning services and getting your own pool cleaning business
  4. Lets you know when a question has been answered or a comment left
  5. Lets you know when I send out a Basic Pool Care E-Zine (in case you don't like to give your e-mail address, or if your ISP tends to over-filter causing you to miss an issue).
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Cost Estimate Of A Pool

I am wondering how much a fully heated fully installed with liner pool would be.

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Painting A Salt Water / Concrete Pool

I am repainting my salt water pool that is concrete. I am wondering if it matters what color I decide to go with?

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Use of two filters

I have been using a sand filter on and above ground pool and I recently purchased a cartridge type (Hayward Xstream). My question is whether I can put

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Cloudy water after heavy rain and runoff into pool

First let me thank you for your wonderful informative website. Only wish I had come across it sooner. We had an extreme rain event that introduced dirty

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Return Hose Turning Black

It starts out clear and progressively goes from light green, to dark green and then to solid black! The other hose from the pool into the filter pump remains clear.

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Dead mustard algae

My problem is that I can't get the dead gray looking algae out of the pool.

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Maintaining an indoor swimming pool

I am looking into buying a house with an indoor swimming pool. What would I need to know exactly to know if this indoor building has the proper ventilation,

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Intex Salt Water Above Ground Pool

I have a intex above ground saltwater pool 16x48 and total hardness, PH, total Alkalinity, stabilizer is very high

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Value For Your Money: 4 Reasons Why Investing In Fiberglass Pools Is Worth It

Value For Your Money. Planning to install a swimming pool in your home?

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The calcium hydochlorite will not dissolve in our pool.

The calcium hydochlorite will not dissolve in our pool. It is suspended in the water and clings to the tile line in our gunite pool. Ph is at 7.5 Everything

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Newly Opened Pool Turned Cloudy

We bought the home in January with no pool history, only a loop-loc cover in place with pool filled to closing levels.

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DE Pool Filter High Pressure

DE Pool Filter High Pressure & Reasons Why You Have Them

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Algaecide Overdose

I believe I overdosed my pool with dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride (from Dupont) at the end of the summer season.

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No Chlorine Reading

I've recently refilled my 5,300 gallon pool after draining it due to a high level of CYA

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Why Is There Sand At Bottom Of Pool

How could I clean the sand out of the bottom of my above ground pool

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Using Cal Hypo for the first time

It was recommended to us to use Cal Hypo in our pool, I believed this would replace our current chlorine tablets.

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Viewed Your YouTube Video

Viewed your video on cal-hypo chlorination. I do agree the water in AZ is hard from the TAP. I don't know if you are familiar with a newer method of cleaning

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Pebble Tec Pool Start Up

I finally bit the bullet to have my pool refinished. They're going to sandblast, prep coat, and apply charcoal grey pebbletec

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High Phosphate Levels What's The Range

My pool guy has treated the pool for the phosphates but will treat the black/brown algae wednesday.

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Adding muriatic acid

I just repainted my pool one month ago. I am going to need to add muriatic acid because the alkalinity level is very high.

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Pool Route Care

I have been using tricolor tabs for my pool route and now have several pools needing to be drained to lower the CYA level. I understand I can switch

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Calcium at 1000 and nothing to be concerned?

My salt water pool (20 month old) has a calcium level of 1000 ppm according to the test done by one of the pool service companies. I was told not to

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Above Ground Pool Green Pond & Chemicals

It hasn't been used in a couple of seasons and they never put a winter cover on it. It's just like a pond. I have no idea what to do about chemicals. Where to start how much to add.

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Chlorine or Free Chlorine Green Pools

I have a green pool at start up of the season. I shocked, then put in algaecide, and vaced a few times it is not the dark green

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2017 Pool Opening with Metals In Water

F.T.A. Process To Clear Up Your Pool Another winter gone, another pool opening. Awaiting my pool dude's arrival to commence opening procedures. We

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Recent Articles

  1. Cost Estimate Of A Pool

    I am wondering how much a fully heated fully installed with liner pool would be.

    Read More

  2. Painting A Salt Water / Concrete Pool

    I am repainting my salt water pool that is concrete. I am wondering if it matters what color I decide to go with?

    Read More

  3. Use of two filters

    I have been using a sand filter on and above ground pool and I recently purchased a cartridge type (Hayward Xstream). My question is whether I can put

    Read More