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5 Areas To Check Before Opening Your Pool

So here we are together again, embarking on another pool season. To us, a new pool season means another year of enjoying the good weather while barbecuing with friends and family around the pool. In fact, I can almost taste the barbecue now. Are you ready for it? Better yet, is your pool ready? Believe it or not, most pool owners get a late start in opening their swimming pools for the season. Sure, there are a few factors that play a role in determining when to open the pool, e.g. the weather, money, time, and opportunity.

Still, even if you have certain things holding you back from physically opening the pool, there are things you can do to jump- start the preparation. Most of the time, pool owners don’t actually realize they are falling behind schedule until it’s too late. Trust us, we encounter the “last- minute- motor- shopping” stories every season. If we polled pool owners to check who were confidently ready to open their pools, how many of you could say yes? My guess is the majority of pool owners will say no. Either way, let’s explore the five areas all pool owners should check before opening their pools. (more…)

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Reducing High Pressure In Your Pool System

High pressure in swimming pools is something we hear about quite frequently. We get tons of phone calls, emails, chats, and even questions on our new INYO Pool Forum specifically on how to reduce high pressure in your pool system. There are several high-pressure scenarios that can arise on any day for a number of reasons. Each pool setup is different and therefore variables play a role in determining the root cause. Still, reducing high pressure is a common occurrence that can frequently happen if you’re not careful. In this blog post, we address what high pressure means to your system, the different ways in which pressure can build, and ultimately how to reduce the high pressure in your pool system. Hopefully, our blog is your one-stop-shop for all of your issues related to high pressure.

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Poolside Chat Episode 36: Minimum Swimming Pool Filter Pressure

Poolside Chat Episode #36: Is there a Minimum Filter Pressure (PSI)?

This is Poolside Chat where every week we answer your questions on how to fix and maintain your swimming pool. Poolside Chat is presented by INYOPools.com, helping pool owners find the right parts since 2001. In today’s episode of Poolside Chat, Rob and Matt tackle another common swimming pool question:
  • Do pool filters have a minimum pressure ratings?

Now here’s your hosts – Matt and Rob.

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“What kind of sand should I use in my sand filter?”

Poolside Chat Episode #32: Which Filter Sand Should I Use?

This is Poolside Chat where every week we answer your questions on how to fix and maintain your swimming pool. Poolside Chat is presented by INYOPools.com, helping pool owners find the right parts since 2001. In today’s episode of Poolside Chat, Rob and Matt tackle another common swimming pool question:
  • What kind of sand should I use in my sand filter?

Now here’s your hosts – Matt and Rob.

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5 Signs you need to replace your pool cartridge

5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Filter Cartridge

Welcome to the wonderful world of Pool Cartridge Filters and all the fun it entails. Their relative low cost and maintenance comparative to DE and the better water purification compared to sand filter are huge selling points. The only catch of cartridge filters is the sticky situation of replacing the cartridges. One of the hard parts for pool owners is knowing when to replace these cartridges, and that is why we are here to help. (more…)

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