Tag Archive: diy

  1. 10 Tips for Before and After Closing Your Pool

    Winterizing

    It’s that sad time of the year again, time to start prepping to close the pool down.  Ugh!  We had a late start, but the weather in July and August more than made up for it.  Hopefully you all made it through Hurricane Dorian without too many issues.   Here are a few helpful tips […]

  2. Need a Sand / Glass Change? DIY Today!

    DIY, Maintenance

    How to Change the Sand / Glass in your Filter The silica sand in your filter should be changed every 3 to 5 years. Recycled glass should be changed every 7 to 10 years.  An inefficient filter will require frequent backwashing as well as a higher consumption of chemicals. TIP – Changing the sand in the […]

  3. Do it Yourself: Pool Closing

    DIY, R&R News, Winterizing

    Winter Closing                 We all know having difficulties opening a pool in the spring can be a headache. Winterizing your pool is the most important thing you can do to make your spring opening as easy as possible. There are enormous benefits to correctly closing your pool, including protecting your pool surfaces and equipment and keeping […]

  4. How to patch a swimming pool liner

    DIY, Leaks, Money Saver

    First you need to determine the location of the leak. Once found the liner can usually be easily patched both above the water liner and under the water. Typically a pool store will have a patch kit. This will include glue (my favourite is the boxer brand) and patching material (typically clear). If you have […]