Category: DIY

  • And it rained and rained and rained?

    And it rained and rained and rained… Posted by Kara Redden on Tue, Jul 02, 2013 @ 05:04 PM What’s a pool owner to do? All this rain puts such a damper on summer. And it seems right now us Nova Scotians just can’t catch a break. Other than reducing our swimming time it also […]

  • Need a Sand Change? DIY Today!

    How to Change the Sand in your Filter The silica sand in your filter should be changed every 3 to 5 years. When the sand is new it’s very rough but smoothes over time from the particles in the water. When the sand becomes smooth your filter is no longer efficient. An inefficient filter will […]

  • How to Backwash your Sand Filter

    The sand filter is the only filter media that can be truly backwashed, making it the most user friendly filter. When backwashing, the water flow is reversed pushing up on the sand and releasing the dirt from its jagged surface. TIP – never gauge how long to backwash on the site glass (clear glass/plastic jar on the side […]

  • Do you see wrinkles in your Pool Liner?

    Is this a great mystery? Numerous tests on swimming pool liners have shown that a low PH can cause a pool liner to “gain weight” by absorbing water. This will make the liner stretch, resulting in wrinkles. A new liner is an expensive part of your pool and with non-balanced pool water the liner takes […]

  • Weekly Pool Maintenance, A Chore No More!

    Weekly Pool Maintenance, A Chore No More! Posted by Brandy Redden on Sat, May 25, 2013 @ 00:12 PM Weekly Pool Maintenance Having a clean and clear swimming pool is easier than you think. With proper upkeep of pool maintenance and water balance, you will reduce the amount of chemicals needed. Chemical Maintenance 1. Chlorine […]

  • Weapons Of Mass Confusion

    Weapons Of Mass Confusion Posted by Guest Blogger on Thu, May 23, 2013 @ 00:09 AM It is once again time to think about your pool. The internal fight begins… do you support your local specialty pool store, or have you become enough of an expert to save a few dollars and purchase from the […]


    YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR Posted by Guest Blogger on Sat, May 11, 2013 @ 19:02 PM It is that time of year again. Time to get the pool up and running to enjoy for the entire season. You just happen to be at your local grocery store and lo and behold they have […]

  • Do it Yourself: Spring Pool Opening

    Spring Pool Opening Posted by Brandy Redden on Wed, May 01, 2013 @ 44:01 PM Spring Opening Made Easy Opening your swimming pool can be super easy if you have some instruction and patience. Also great to have a friend to help you along. Use these tips to make your way through the hassle of […]