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Finding Pool Leak – Part 2

Pool

Talk about your cliffhanger.  I can’t believe that my last post occurred so many months ago and I did not finish my saga about the hole in the pool. To pick up where I left off, I was able to narrow the general area of where I believed the hole to be. There were 24 […] Read More

First Step to Finding My Pool Leak

Puddle of Water

My first step in finding the leak was ruling out the obvious. I made sure all of my pool hose connections were tight, and that the filter wasn’t leaking water. I made sure the skimmer was securely affixed to the wall (it was leaking earlier in the year because I had replaced it and hadn’t […] Read More

Is it Absolutely Necessary to Use Algaecide?

Clean Pool

Hmm, I don’t know. If you have read a post or two on this blog you’ll know that my pool had brown, dirty, murky water with a colony of frogs living in it at one time. It’s now crystal clear and swimmable. It took a lot of work, diatomaceous earth, chlorine, shock, leaf scooping, vacuuming […] Read More

Oh No, The Pool Has a Leak

Q: How do you find and fix a leak in your above ground pool? A: I don’t know. At this point in time, until I find it, it’s something I’ll just have to live with. How to be Sure There’s a Pool Leak This is a true no brainer. When you find your water levels […] Read More

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 […] Read More

How to Maintain a Properly Functioning Pool Pump

Pool Filter

The beauty of having a pool is that it can provide hours of family fun and a refreshing respite to the hot summer’s heat. The downside to having a pool is that sometimes your filter and pump don’t function properly and you have to spend time troubleshooting it. The best way to determine if your […] Read More

Why is My Pool Water pH Rising?

pH and Total Alkalinity

I’ve figured out how to get my chlorine levels to stabilize, more or less, in my pool, but how do I get my pH levels to remain within range. It seems that the numbers rise almost daily. I’ve been adding pH Decrease (which is basically muriatic acid) to bring the pH levels down only to […] Read More