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Blue Devil B3705 Above Ground Pool Cover Siphon Review

Blue Devil Pool Siphon

My electric pool cover pump (The Little Giant) died on me with just a few gallons of water left on the pool cover. Being so close to having the pool cover clear of leaves and water, I decided to forgo the time and effort of researching another electric pump for such a small job. I’d [...]

Don’t Forget to Ground the Pump

Grounding Wire

Here’s a tidbit of advice that is probably unnecessary for most pool owners, but I found out quite by accident that my pool pump wasn’t grounded. Let me back up a bit. I originally had a Sta-Rite pool filter and pump, but I threw it away. A couple of years later my neighbor was selling [...]

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.  [...]

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 [...]

Pool Pumps – Some Things Can’t be Fixed

Hayward Power Flo Pump

After purchasing the Hayward filter from my neighbor, among other things I had to spend some time getting warm and fuzzy with the pump.  Once I plugged it in and heard it roar (and I mean it really ROARED), I figured it was old and angry but it worked.  I was wrong. I was right [...]