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Oooh Baby, I’ve Got Clear Pool Water!

Pool Bottom Drain

After a couple of days of applying a full-court press, I am seeing a big difference in my pool water. Recovering from green cloudy pool water isn’t hard, but it does take diligence and time. When I checked the water this morning I was impressed with its clarity but felt it could still get just [...]

Pool Water Progress Has Been Made!

Pool Bottom Drain

It’s around 8:00 PM and I went to do my final filter cleaning for the night and didn’t need to! If you have been following this blog, you know I’ve been cleaning a very dirty neglected pool. I’ve been working on clearing my green cloudy water (now that I’ve removed all of the decaying leaves) [...]

The Importance of Proper Pool Water pH

Liquid Shock

Having your pool at the proper pH helps prolong the chemical’s cleaning ability (among other things). A pH that’s too low allows your chemicals to quickly dissipate, and a pH too high prevents optimal sanitizing action. Since I’m currently struggling with high pH, I’ll share my tale of high pH woe If you’ve read any [...]

Recovering from Green Cloudy Pool Water

Pool Water Getting Cleaner

I’m so close to having a pool in swimmable condition. Well, it would be if it weren’t for the annoying algae. I’ve got to say, it’s a nice looking green, but who wants to swim in green cloudy water? I spent some time researching to find out why my pool water was green and cloudy.  [...]

Dirty Pool Full-Court Press

Pool Water Getting Cleaner

I know full court press is a basketball analogy but that’s what I decided to do to get my pool clean. Enough of this half-hearted attempt at getting the pool clean. It’s time to spend an entire day getting up close and personal with the pool. I decided to treat the pool like a newborn. [...]

Back to Discussing Pool Chemistry

Freddie the Frog

Because finding the right recipe for clean pool water can be overwhelming (especially for someone new to the world of chlorine pool chemicals), I’ve decided to take it one step at a time. My pool is showing signs of improvement from an ‘I can almost see the bottom of the pool’ point of view. I’m [...]

Regenerating a Hayward EC40 DE Filter

The Black Handle

What a concept! The regeneration feature is a time (and DE) saver. Ok, I’ll repeat myself a little because most people don’t read blogs from beginning to end. Here’s a concise recap: I bought my neighbor’s old filter/motor set up which was a Hayward DE EC40 filter. No instructions, no guarantee, no nothing. I gave [...]

Hayward DE Filter Pressure Problem Solved

Pressure Problem Solved

After spending an inordinate amount of time trying to figure out why my Hayward filter’s pressure kept diminishing I found out the problem is not really a problem. Hayward DE filters like clean pools. They work hard to get your pool spotlessly clean. If you notice your pressure gauge is rising and the pressure of [...]

5 Minutes of Pressure with My Hayward DE Filter

Hayward EC40

I know I should have given up a few days ago, but I’m still trying to make my “deal” work. If you’ve read more than one post, you know I’m starting this pool season with a very dirty pool. There are leaves at the bottom, bugs and all kinds of yucky stuff Scooping the dead [...]

Another Hayward EC40 DE Filter Discovery

Clean Hayward Filter Fingers

Okay, if you’ve read any of the other posts on this blog, you know that I’m working with a second hand Hayward DE EC40 Perflex pool filter. When I first got it I took it apart to see how it works. It wasn’t until I got it working that I learned that some of the [...]