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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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How To Clear Up A Cloudy Pool eBook

How To Clear Up A Cloudy Pool eBook

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Pool Float & Sweep

How do I keep the hose from my pool sweep and the floater from colliding? If I tie the float off where is the best place, and one last if the float is tied off.

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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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At A Loss On Pool Chemical Levels

My TH is 200 My FC/Bromine is 0 My pH is 8.4 My TA is 240 My CYA is 30-50 I have shocked a few times, added that myur#*}~* acid once. I have chlorine

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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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Cold Weather Saltwater Pool Closing Winterization

Do I need to do anything special to close my saltwater pool? To do anything to saltwater pool for winters in Iowa because saltwater will not freeze-is this true?

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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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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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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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  2. Pool Float & Sweep

    How do I keep the hose from my pool sweep and the floater from colliding? If I tie the float off where is the best place, and one last if the float is tied off.

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  3. 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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