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How to Repair Cracks in a Fiberglass Pool

Fiberglass pools are generally durable and long-lasting, but like all other types of pools, they may become damaged over time. One of many good characteristics of fiberglass is that it's easy to repair, and if done properly a patch or repair will make the pool stronger than it was before the damage.

Hot Spring Spas and Limelight Hot Tubs Recalled

Watkins Manufacturing and Therm Products is recalling approximately 5,600 Hot Spring spas and Limelight hot tubs because a loose internal electrical connection of the spa heaters can overheat and ignite, posing a fire hazard.

Pool Problems Caused by HTH Chlorine

HTC chlorine is used as a pool disinfectant.Swimming pool and pool house image by Jim Mills from Fotolia.comSwimming pools are susceptible to a wide range of pathogenic, disease-causing microorganisms. These harmful substances must be inhibited to prevent diseases. Chlorine effectively...

How to Measure the Size of a Pool Ball

Spheres such as pool balls are measured by their circumference and diameter. Squares and sided objects are measured according to width and length, but round three-dimensional objects are measured by calculating the distance around and through the object. Calculate the circumference of a pool ball wi

Pool Installation Procedures

Putting a swimming pool in your backyard can provide hours of entertainment. Pool installation can be as quick and easy as snapping a few pieces together and filling the pool with water. For a longer lasting pool, you need to install a swimming pool that's either above or in ground. Most in-ground p

Above Ground Pool Pumps

Swimming pool filtration systems need a pool pump to keep it clean. It is one of the most important equipments for cleaning. One can maintain correct level of cleanliness with it. The above ground pools draw water out, pushes the water to filter in all required areas.

Swimming Pool Chemicals - Effective Use

Are you a new pool owner who isn't sure how to use his swimming chemicals properly? Check out this article for the specific information you'll need.

Benefits of Using the Above Ground Pool Covers

The different types of pool covers offer wide-ranging benefits to the backyard pool owner. Above ground pool covers are particularly beneficial in the winter to protect against dirt and debris. They are also appreciated for providing a safety feature to stop small children or animals gaining entry t

Front of Jesse James House

In an interview on ABC-TV's "Nightline" in May 2010, Jesse James said he is probably the "most-hated man in the world right now." Since Jesse and Sandy presumably won't be romping together anymore on the sands of their Sunset Beach, California, pad, James listed the hou

How to Clean Inground Pool Sand Filters

Cleaning your inground pool sand filters is done through a process called backwashing. It is necessary to backwash the sand filters periodically but doing it too often is counterproductive. Dirty sand filters actually filter more effectively than clean sand filters. Various factors contribute to the

Aquarium Thermometers Types

Aquarium thermometers are an important but often overlooked piece of equipment. This guide covers different thermometer types, including the pros and cons of each.

How to Add Chlorine to My Cloudy Pool

A cloudy pool is the result of many possible problems, including improperly chlorinated water, a pH imbalance, dead algae not getting filtered out of the water, algae growing in the water, and calcium levels in the water. According to an article in Pool Solutions, the most likely problem in many cas

How to Convert From Baquacil to Chlorine

Baquacil water disinfectant is a popular alternative to chlorine for many pool owners. Baquacil is not as harsh on the skin as chlorine, and the smell of chlorine can be repugnant to some. However, Baquacil is not as strong as chlorine and can be very expensive to maintain. Additional filters requir

What Are the Dangers of Termite Monitoring & Baiting Systems?

Usually, termites prefer feeding on decaying logs, woodpiles, plant debris and decaying tree roots and stumps to man-made structures. In doing this, termites serve a beneficial function by helping to return the nutrients in decaying material to the soil. It is important to understand that only an ac

Above Ground Pool Kits - Buying Advice

Domestic Swimming Pools come in a range of differing styles and materials so there are lots of options available. The initial decision will be between in-ground and above ground swimming pools and for the regular family the latter are the most common choice. Read on to find out what else you should

Bloodfin Tetra

A photo profile of the Bloodfin Tetra (Aphyocharax anisitsi), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.

Spa Cover and Hot Tub Cover Care Guide

There is nothing worse than spending a lot of money on a luxury item such as a spa or hot tub and then letting it deteriorate, especially when by following a few simple steps of maintenance, it can give pleasure for years to come. The first step is to make sure your spa or hot tub cover fits properl

Native Fish Ornament

These hand carved wooden ornaments are part of an aquatic / fish themed Christmas tree