Pool Maintenance

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Prep your pool
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Open a Pool


Difficulty Intermediate
Time 2-4 hours

Prepare your pool for use after a long winter

An aerial view of an above-ground pool in a backyard
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Install a Pool Liner


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Learn how to install a pool liner for your above-ground or in-ground pool liner

PROJECT GUIDE

How to Wire an Above-ground Pool Pump


Difficulty Intermediate
Time 2-4 hours

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An above ground pool next to an elevated deck with lounge furniture.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Install a Pool Filter


Difficulty Intermediate
Time 2-4 hours

Keep your pool safe and pristine by learning how to install a new or replacement pool filter

A bubbling hot tub sits on a shady patio.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Wire a Hot Tub


Difficulty Advanced
Time Over 1 day

Protect your hot tub by connecting it to its own dedicated breaker panel

PROJECT GUIDE

How to Heat a Swimming Pool with an Air Conditioner


Difficulty Advanced
Time 2-4 hours

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A swimming pool in a fenced yard.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Shock a Pool


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Keep your pool water fresh and clear with regular maintenance

A pump is attached to an aboveground pool.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Install a Pool Pump


Difficulty Advanced
Time Over 1 day

Go with the flow and follow these steps for removing, writing a replacing a pool pump.

A woman wearing safety glasses and gloves adds pool shock to her swimming pool.
BUYING GUIDE

Swimming Pool Maintenance


Learn how to maintain a pool for a safe and fun summer

Learn how to vacuum your pool for clean swimming all season long
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Vacuum a Pool


Difficulty Beginner
Time 2-4 hours

Regularly vacuum your pool for clean swimming all season long

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PROJECT GUIDE

Pool Water Testing


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Learn how to test pool water and ensure the chemical levels are properly balanced
How to select a pool pump.
BUYING GUIDE

How to Select a Pool Pump


Make pool maintenance easy and water free of bugs, algae and debris with the proper size pool pump
Learn how to balance the pH in your pool and avoid skin irritation
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Lower pH in a Pool


Difficulty Beginner
Time Over 1 day

Learn how to balance the pH in your pool and avoid skin irritation
Cloudy Pool
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Clear a Cloudy Pool


Difficulty Intermediate
Time 2-4 hours

Learn how to make pool water clear with these straightforward fixes
Algae
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Get Rid of Algae in a Pool


Difficulty Beginner
Time 2-4 hours

Learn how to treat and prevent visible algae from invading your pool
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