To troubleshoot a swimming pool pump, check the pump baskets and filters for cleanliness, check the pump for leaks, and listen to the engine. Having foam or debris floating on the pool is an obvious sign that the pump is... More » Home & Garden Outdoor Pools & Hot Tubs

Cloudy water in the swimming pool can result from poor filtration or pH imbalance. It can also result from inadequate chlorine levels. More »

Soda ash is the common name for sodium carbonate which can be used to adjust the pH and total alkalinity of a swimming pool. Swimming pools should have a pH between 7.4 and 7.6. More »

Winterizing an in-ground pool requires draining all the water from the hoses, filters and other parts, using winterizing chemicals and then, covering the pool with a pool cover. The whole process should be done well befo... More » Home & Garden Outdoor Pools & Hot Tubs

To drain a swimming pool, connect a pump and a hose to the pool and drain the water into a sanitary sewer system. Alternately, dechlorinate the water before draining it into a storm sewer. More »

To vacuum an above-ground pool, skim the surface, clean the pump skimmer basket, turn on the pump, assemble the vacuum, prime it, connect it to the suction port, and vacuum the pool floor. This 30-minute process requires... More »

Good ways to clean a swimming pool include skimming debris off the surface, cleaning out strainer baskets, scrubbing the walls and accessories, and vacuuming the bottom. Essential equipment includes a leaf skimmer, brush... More » Home & Garden Outdoor Pools & Hot Tubs