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The Ultimate Guide: Replacement Pool Filter Cartridges

Are you in search of the ultimate replacement cartridge filter guide?

If your pump is the heart of the pool system, then your filter is the kidney. Without proper filtration, your pool will become dirty. Although cartridge filters don’t have a lot of internal parts, they still prove to be troublesome for some pool owners. In order to keep your pool healthy, your filter needs to be intact, free from blockage and properly maintained.

If you’re looking for a one-stop shop for pool cartridge filter maintenance, you found it! In this blog article, we discuss the differences between the original OEM cartridge versus a generic brand. We also discuss filter material, the purpose of the cartridge bands, and list other cartridge-related blog posts and videos.  (more…)

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HELP! My Swimming Pool Is Overflowing

HELP! My swimming pool is overflowing. 

Have you ever uttered these words? Do you have a fear of your swimming pool overflowing after a heavy rain? Do you have an emergency draining plan in place, just in case? We know that the last couple of months have been pretty brutal for the majority of the country. The weather tested our faith in humanity, our faith in our electric companies, and it tested many homeowners with swimming pools.

Just in case of an emergency, your family should always have plans for your swimming pool. Trust us, you don’t want to wait until the water reaches the deck before you jump into action. At that point, it may be too late.

We all have many things to be concerned about during a storm. Flooding shouldn’t be one of them.  Let’s explore ways you can prevent your pool from flooding during a heavy rainstorm. 

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How To Prevent Swimming Pool Evaporation

Did you know that the number one way swimming pools lose water is through evaporation? According to the Department of Energy, 70% of water loss in pools and spas is through evaporation. Of course, you also have leaks- which probably accounts for the second reason. But, how can you tell the difference? How do you prevent swimming pool evaporation?

Are you losing water because of everyday science or are you losing water because you have a leak somewhere? Honestly, both answers warrant an explanation, don’t you think? Let’s dig a little deeper.  (more…)

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How To Maintain and Repair Your Multiport Valve

A sure way to help keep your swimming pool clean is to actively maintain and repair your multiport valve before it gets to the point of no return. The multiport valve on your pool filter is essential. In fact, it acts sort of like the steering wheel on your car. The multiport valve controls the direction you want the pool water to flow in.  By maneuvering the multiport valve, you can rinse, backwash, or filter your pool water.

In this blog post, we provide tips, tools, how to guides, and videos on how to maintain and repair your multiport valve properly.

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Why Does My Swimming Pool Have Foam?

Swimming pool foam can be a huge distraction in and outside of your pool. Foam, or bubbles, make the water feel sticky and can make swimming uncomfortable for some. Good news for the kids, though, a foamy pool is safe to swim in. Still, we always recommend getting rid of the foam as soon as possible.

But, how did it get there in the first place?

This blog dives into what causes pool water to foam and explains how pool owners can prevent foam from forming.  (more…)

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