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  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
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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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3" Chlorine Tablets

I have asked questions in the past and have purchased your brochures. We had high CYA. We also had stains, which I had sent a pic, rec ascorbic acid.

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Cannot Get Any Chlorine Into My Pool

Stabilized chlorine pucks are added to an in line chlorinator. No idea what further action makes sense.

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Pool Set Up & Relocating Above Ground Pool

Pool Set Up & Relocating Above Ground Pool

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Milky/Chalky Residue In Pool

I painted my pool with epoxy paint 4 years ago. It's a concrete pool with plaster so I painted over the plaster of course.

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Brown Stains On Floor And Walls Of Pool/Fluffy Stuff

I have tested stains and they appear to be iron stains; lighter brown with no shape. I have used Abscorbic acid.

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Brown Stain on Gunite Pool

I have IRREGULAR, BROWN, RUST-COLORED stains mostly in the SHALLOW END bottom of my GUNITE, salt water pool. What's interesting about the stains are that

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Grey Pool Water

Have been working on 27' x 52" round above ground pool for 2 weeks.

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FTA Process

FTA Process

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I"m not sure what my readings should be! The more I read the more confused I get!

I have a 20000 gallon plaster salt water pool with many water features. When filter is running overflow from spa into pool. Also there are also 2 fountains

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All Pool Chemicals High

Inground pool--vinyl liner-- 16 x 32---opened pool--white water mold--running filter 24 hours since 4/16/2017--pool clear but slightly cloudy in deep end.

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How Do I Chlorinate Without Raising The Cyanuric Acid (CYA)

I have a 18 X 36 28,000 inground pool with a sand filter. The first test this season with the pool store gave us a reading of 90ppm in cyanuric acid. The

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Tabs to Liquid Chlorine

I have a service route here in south Texas...i want to only use liquid chlorine...is it more expensive or about the same when using chlorine tabs? love

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Water Coming Out Of Backwash Hose & Meteor Sand Leaking

I have a sand filter and water keeps coming out my backwash hose on every setting except recirculate. Water is still coming out the filter hose. The pool store can't figure it out.

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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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Green Water with Copper | Pool Rx System

THere is 0.32 ppm Cu(ii) in pool. Can this level of Cu(ii)turn water to grean?

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Pools With Black Plaster | Turned Black

I have a pool in Las Vegas which of course is very sunny. It may need re-plastering.

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Winterize & Close Down Pool Very Confusing Commercial Swimming Pool

I am planning to close down the pool whole year round for the long term. Can you please help me with winterizing my above ground pool? This is the first year.

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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 over the original traditional

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I Have A Pool Leak Question

We have a 23,000 gal pool salt water pool with cartridge filters and in ground cleaning system. Our skimmers do not suck. a large in floor return in the

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White Water Mold In Hot Tub

I have cleaned my hot tube with "Clorox", aqua fresh, brought the bromine/chlorine level to 4-5 and cleaned with ahh-some twice.

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Pool Shock & Floc Not Working

The water was green at start of this year. I brushed walls and floor and added 12 pounds of shock & 1qt. of algaecide

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New Pools In General

Moving back to Cincinnati OH from Bradenton FL . Had a pool in FL , but would like one up north . Thinking above ground but made to look like in ground

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How to Clean a Hot Tub

You’ve enjoyed using that hot tub so much and you’ve even had a few parties with friends. Now you’re wondering how best to give your hot tub a good and

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Chlorine Turned Water Brown & Pool Is Dark Green

I shocked it with 2 gallons of liquid shock. Still very dark yellowish green and can't see bottom in shallow end. The nearly clear pool turned brown immediately.

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Recent Articles

  1. 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

    Read More

  2. 3" Chlorine Tablets

    I have asked questions in the past and have purchased your brochures. We had high CYA. We also had stains, which I had sent a pic, rec ascorbic acid.

    Read More

  3. Cannot Get Any Chlorine Into My Pool

    Stabilized chlorine pucks are added to an in line chlorinator. No idea what further action makes sense.

    Read More