Pool Care

Posts all about the care of your swimming pool.

Should You Hook An Extension Cord To An Above Ground Pool Pump?

Extensions cords are a convenient way, but not a recommended way to operate a swimming pool pump. When using an extension cord for an extended period of time, your pool pump will begin to overheat, have a shorter life span and void your manufactures warranty. An...

How Often Should You Vacuum Your Pool?

Owning a swimming pool comes with regular maintenance procedures that include adding chemicals, vacuuming and cleaning. Moreover, cleaning your pool is one of the best ways to avoid a wide range of maintenance problems. Vacuuming your pool is a necessary maintenance...

Why You Should Never Swim During A Thunderstorm

One of the most dangerous things you can do during a thunderstorm is to go swimming. Either in your swimming pool or on the beach or river. Bolts of lightning usually accompany storms and you can easily get electrocuted. The best thing to do is to stay indoors. Water...

How Do You Remove Rain Water Off Your Pool Cover?

During of the off season it is recommended that your swimming pool remains covered when it is no longer necessary to add chemicals or keep your pool pump running due to winter temperatures. If you are unsure when is the best time to close and cover your swimming pool,...

How To Improve Your Swimming Pools Circulation

When it comes to keeping your swimming pool clear and beautiful all season long, circulation is a definite part of the process.  Without adequate circulation your water will not be able to get the proper filtration and chemical balance that is needed to create a safe...

Do you need to cover your swimming pool in the winter?

Swimming pools typically have a short season of just a few months unless you live in an extremely tropical region.  This means that swimming temperatures are not sufficient for swimming anywhere between 6 to 9 months a year depending on your location. When it is time...

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