Backfilling a swimming pool does not generally pose any particular technical problem. There are still some basic precautions to take. A poorly made or badly thought out swimming pool backfill or retaining wall can lead to subsequent deterioration of the pool and its surroundings. Before doing your pool backfill, there are some fairly basic and obvious checks to make. And to … [Read more...] about How to Build Retaining Wall for Above Ground Pool on Slope
Covering your pool in the off-season is always a good idea. It will keep animals out of your pool when it isn’t being used, help prevent unnecessary evaporation and make pool cleanup a lot easier when you open it up again. A problem that a lot of pool owners face in the winter months when it comes time to close down their pool for the season is keeping the cover on. … [Read more...] about How to Keep a Pool Cover from Blowing Off
A stabilizer is important for any kind of chlorine pool. This additive will protect your pool chemicals from the sun’s rays which can evaporate up to 90% of them. That’s a lot of wasted money if you are not protecting your chlorine and other chemicals. The problem is that when chlorine is free, or does not have a buffer between it and the sun’s rays, it is much more … [Read more...] about How to Add Stabilizer to Pool Without Skimmer
There is an ongoing debate among pool experts about whether to use baking soda to raise pool ph or whether to use soda ash. The debate is still going to this day because both methods have their pros and cons. Another common topic is the actual difference between the two balancers. A lot of people have cause to ask the question, is baking soda the same as soda ash? … [Read more...] about Soda Ash Vs. Baking Soda: Which is Better to Balance Your Pool?
If you are beginning to notice a pink or light red growth developing on the liner of your pool, you are most likely dealing with pink algae. If you have ever had the misfortune of touching it then you know how slimy it is. Many pool owners wonder what this mysterious growth is and how to get rid of it. In reality, pink algae is not an algae at all. It’s a type of … [Read more...] about Pink Algae in Pool: Thing to Know and What to Do?