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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
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How To Clear Up A Green Pool eBook: Clear Pool Water

How To Clear Up A Green Pool eBook. From Swamp Green To Balanced & Clear.

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How To Clear Up A Cloudy Pool eBook

How To Clear Up A Cloudy Pool eBook

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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

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Easy Swimming Pool Care: Maintenance, Instructions, Tips, Guide

Simple Swimming Pool Care Guide & Pool Water Chemistry

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The black algae in my pool does not look like the pictures on your website

Hello, I don't know if what I have in my pool is the black algae that you refer to on your website. I'm not even sure it's algae, but I assume that it

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Black Algae in my 20,000 gallon fiberglass pool

Over a 2 week period of time, I have emptied two bottles of black algae killer which looks blue when it is poured in with the skimmer working. I have

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Indoor Pool Humidity Problem

The windows are steamed over all the time and moisture is dripping from the ceiling and heat ducts. We put a big dehumidifier in.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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FTA Process

FTA Process

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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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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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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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