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Everything you need to know about your swimming pool in 18 minutes: 

This video covers everything from pool surface types, chemistry, cleaning of the pool, automatic cleaners, equipment & equipment problems and more. I spent weeks filming and putting together this video from over 2 hours of footage to give you the most comprehensive guide all in one video. 

 

Many people decide to maintain and clean their own pool and if you invest the time and acquire some basic knowledge you can do it without any issues. 

 

If of course, you don't have the time you might want to consider hiring a competent Pool Service Company in your area. There is nothing wrong with that and there will be plenty of guys and gals willing to service your pool. After all, that is how I make my living and pay my bills ;).

Here is a video showing you how to empty your pool skimmer basket. It is pretty basic but always good to see it being done.

 

One of the best ways to keep your pool running smoothly is to empty the skimmer basket at least once a week.

 

If it stays clogged the pool will not flow well and it could cause problems.

This can be somewhat complex depending on your pump and your level of pool experience. But keeping your pump basket clean is essential in proper water flow and a dirty pump basket could damage the pump over time and cause algae growth due to poor flow.

 

This video will cover several of the most common pool pumps.

Keeping your pool water properly balanced is the key to a blue pool. If you don't test the water regularly your pool will start to reflect that with either cloudy water or algae growth. To prevent costly shocking of the pool keeping the water balanced each week not only saves you money but time also.

Basic Pool Chemistry:

SanitizerAfter the alkalinity & pH are brought into range, the next adjustment is the sanitizer. Chlorine is the most common and least expensive of the available sanitizers. The acceptable range is 1.5 - 3 ppm, though 4 - 5 ppm is absolutely fine. A commercial spa should be maintained at much higher levels - 5 - 6 ppm. A residential pool should be maintained at 3.0 ppm. The higher levels ( 4 - 5 ppm) should be established, prior to a large party or heat spell. Try not to allow the levels to drop below 3 ppm, as this will prevent the need to shock ...