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Is Pool Ownership the Right Choice for You?

Are you thinking about living the dream of having a swimming pool? On hot summer days, going for a swim is the life, especially compared to sitting inside and cranking up the air conditioning. There’s undeniable appeal to being able to step out into your own backyard and enjoy a refreshing oasis. Something about water has stress-relieving qualities, even if you don’t jump in. There are actually Read more...

How to Prime a Pool Pump, Step-by-Step

The pump is basically the circulation system of a swimming pool. Its job is to pull water from the pool and through the main drain and skimmer, push it through the pool filter, and return it back into the pool through the main returns. A pool pump must be primed, to work properly. Priming is what supplies the pump with enough water to put the Read more...

A Pool Secret with Benefits: Shower Before Swimming

Many people mistakenly believe that showering before entering a swimming pool is “old school,” but that’s not the case at all. There are tremendous benefits when swimmers take a shower before jumping in. Although public pools are known for posting a “Shower before Entering” rule, the same requirement is advantageous for private pools, as well. If the directive is strictly followed, your swimming pool Read more...

Swimming Pool Nitrates and How to Get Rid of Them

A swimming pool is a lot more than an excellent source of family fun and exercise. It is also a magnet for all sorts of organisms and substances that can be a threat to human health, if not controlled. Among the many issues that a pool owner may have to deal with are high nitrate levels. When a pool’s nitrate levels Read more...

Causes of Bubbly Pool Water and How to Get Rid Pool Foam

Keeping a pool clean and problem-free isn’t always easy.  A lot of different problems can arise with an in-ground pool. One of the less common issues is bubbles or foam in the water. A foamy pool is unsightly, and it is also an indication that extra cleaning steps may be needed. If you trust your pool care services to experts like our technicians at Pool Works, it’s an Read more...

Water Testing

Every pool owner typically learns the basics of testing the water for chlorine and pH levels. If you want to maintain remarkably pristine water that won’t wear away at components of your pool, there are other elements you can test for and give the water additional treatment. Your pool water can truly be in top condition if you routinely test for calcium, copper, iron, phosphates, Read more...

How to Manually Vacuum an In-Ground Pool

For a swimming pool that stays sparkling clean, it’s necessary to utilize a variety of cleaning methods. Chemical balance, the pool circulation and filtration system, strainer baskets, and skimmer nets combined take care of all but the bottom of the pool. Vacuuming is usually required to remove the dirt and contaminants that collect on the pool floor. Benefits of automatic pool vacuums There are three Read more...

How to Remove Sediment, Fine Dust, and Sand from a Pool

Fine dust is actually common in a pool. It can be carried in via the wind or on the bottom of swimmers’ feet. Fine particles of dust can’t be removed with a skimmer. That particular tool works best for insects, leaves, and other larger debris. Fine matter typically drifts to the bottom of the pool and a layer of sediment can eventually form. Basic Read more...

How to Have a Swimming Pool Free of Water Bugs

A swimming pool has such wonderful appeal in summer. Unfortunately, lots of other creatures are irresistibly drawn to a pool. It can be really frustrating to encounter bugs the entire time you’re trying to swim and enjoy the refreshing water. Bees, spiders, and beetles may all make themselves at home. There are things you can do to discourage insects, but there are Read more...

4 Ways to Clear Up Cloudy Pool Water

Does your swimming pool sometimes look like a pristine oasis one day and a cloudy mess the next? If so, no need to panic or become frustrated. It is actually common for pool water to become cloudy. There are a range of reasons that this unwelcome event occurs, and the fix is often a fairly easy one.   Why is my Pool Water Read more...