Why Is My Pool Green?

If you go online and do a search for,”Why is My Pool Green?”, you will get a ton of articles about how you can get rid of the algae in your pool. I think it’s pretty safe to say that if your pool is green, algae are most likely the culprit.  However, what these articles fail to do is to explain how algae grew in your swimming pool in the first place. Did you lose sight of your chlorine levels? Or, are you not running your pump long enough for your filter to be effective? These are just a few concerns that you need to address on your quest to rid your green pool of algae. And sometimes, knowing what went wrong is as important as getting it back right.

For some pool owners, their pool can turn green in what seems like overnight. However, for many of you, your pool slowly turns green over a period of time. If your pool has a bad habit of turning green in the most inopportune times, then there’s probably something more going on than just a lack of chlorine.

Let’s continue to explore so that your pool does not end up like the green Summer Olympic swimming pool.


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inground pool equipment selection series

How to Select an Inground Pool Pump

Hello Inyo Fans and pool owners, we have a special treat in store for you this pool season. Matt and Rob are unveiling Inyo’s Pool Equipment Selection Series where we show you the correct way to size your pool equipment. The guys will guide you through how to select the right pool pump, filter, heater, sanitizers, lights, and MORE. Along with sizing, we’ll also explain and demonstrate how parts of your system work. Read the article below the video, for extra information and links.

But enough with the intro, let’s gets to show started with the first topic in our Pool Equipment Selection Series, Pumps. Take it away guys…


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Poolside Chat Episode 11: How Many GPM Does a Pump Motor Push?

Video: Poolside Chat Episode #11 – What is My Motor’s GPM Rating?

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 is the flow rate of my pool pump motor? Here’s a hint, it’s a trick question.

Now here’s your hosts – Matt and Rob.

Poolside Chat Episode #11 Video

Watch the video it’s easier than reading ;)


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Worst pool advice ever

The 5 Worst Pool Advice We Have Ever Heard

Let’s face it, with access to the internet, a lot of jobs and skills that were once sought out and paid for have become jobs you can do yourself. With a little advice and a Youtube video, you can almost build anything on your own. Still, not all advice given is created equal nor should be treated equally. Unfortunately, in the pool industry, bad advice can sometimes mean hundreds of dollars out of your pocket and a lot of missed time out of your pool. Throughout the years we have encountered a lot of customers who have taken their share of bad advice. We wanted to share the top 5 with you in hopes you won’t make those same mistakes. Caveat Emptor! (more…)

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