Pool Maintenance Hacks

Six Pool Maintenance Hacks Using Household Items

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  1. I use baking soda instead of PH plus, this raises the PH and is not costly.

    I also don’t use my blue pool cover any longer, didn’t like dealing with an inflatable in the center and siphoning water off the cover. I use a leaf cover instead…you can see the water at all times, so it’s alway nice looking. I blow leaves off this cover with a blower.

    1. The baking soda hack is a common and cost effective tip for anyone in need of pH stabilizer. Along the same lines, bleach can be used to supplement your chlorine levels. Keep in mind, that pool grade liquid chlorine is more concentrated than your grocery store bleach so you would need to add more to a pool to reach desired FC levels.

      1. Im not sure ‘he’ is or what the question or comment was; HOWEVER, when I shut down my pool for winter, here in the mountains of SC, I pay the huge net on top of the water and secure it with water tubes around the edges. The net floats…and is amazing! I think this winter, I am installing grommets around the pool, so I don’t have to deal with those pesky water tubes! If this isn’t what you were asking, Im sorry. I’ll go back to my corner and be quiet!

  2. I use a large square of heavy duty outdoor Velcro to keep my pillow in place in the winter. Just stick one side to the underside of the cover in the center and the other side to the center of the pillow. Stick them together and put cover on the pool.

  3. My name is Jim and I am a new pool owner. I just had my ingrpund pool closed and the tech said as he was leaving, “Put the pump in a milk crate to siphon out the water.” Why a milk crate?

    1. If you purchase algaecide to put in your water regularly, just put a small amount in a bucket of water and “wash” the side of the your pool liner (inside or out, doesn’t matter) with the algaecide-water. It’s also a really great tip to do this before packing your pool liner away for the winter. It will prevent slime from showing up in the spring. Hope this helps!

  4. I see many back flushing videos for sand filters, they all have a valve to help do this. My D.E. filter has a twist on-off cap. Can the pressure in my DE filter be too strong for a ball valve attachment?

      1. It’s a ClearWater/Waterway DE filter. Can’t find a model number and am unable to post pics here, how can i get them to you? Can however find a Part No. (808-0170-1008) and Serial No. (CW2D-010366) ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  5. If u don’t have a vacuum for ur pool but u do have a hand skimmer , go around ur pool 15 or 20 times in the same direction , making a tornado , and all the leaves and such will be in the middle of the pool , easy to clean with the skimmer

  6. Learned this trick tbe first year i had my pool ( from the pool person. ) Grandchildren know before they get out to make a tornado or grandma has to getin first and she doesn’t like to get wet so they have to wait! Or they forget and volunteer to do it.

  7. Quick question..i vac my 18 ft round pool with a telsa 30. Works great. But it doesn’t get fine stuff. When I brush the bottom almost looks like dust. So it gets discharged back in the pool..can I place panty hose or skimmer over filter?? Which will catch it better? Thanks in advance

    1. Yes, this is a great time to put pantyhose over your skimmer basket to try to catch the finer particles. I found this page during an internet search for information to do the same – my winter cover left fine sand-like particles in the pool that aren’t being easily filtered out. I’m about to put the pantyhose on and see if that helps.

  8. I’m a new pool owner, just figuring things out. My pool gets cloudy with dirt after every rainstorm. Is there anything I can do beside running my filter and vacuum? The Ph levels are fine, it’s just dirty. 🤷🏻‍♀️

  9. I was told to put stabilize in a sock and put that in the skimmer. Does that mean skimmer basket? I tried this, but 1. Water kept coming out and 2. The sock wouldn’t fit in the basket. What am I doing wrong?

    1. Cyanuric acid, also known as stabilizer, is a chemical used to protect chlorine in your pool from UV rays. Without it, the sun would burn off the chlorine before it could sanitize your pool water.

  10. I have an above ground pool any hacks or answers of when the green gunk gets on the floor of the pool? Our water is clear but still can’t get back in the pool due to the floor of the pool being gross.

  11. I have used the blue pillows in the winter for my above ground pool. Some years they end up deflating. Any suggestions on alternative to these pillows?

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