Easy Ways to Clean Aluminum Pool Coping (And Remove Rust!)

Cleaning Aluminum Pool Coping

Pool coping is the ledge that goes around your pool in order to protect its edge and provide a decorative transition. Coping is available in many different materials, including stone, vinyl, and various metals.   It’s exposed to sun, water, cold, heat, and chlorine, and therefore needs regular cleaning. One of the downfalls with metal coping … Read more

How Much Salt Does a Pool Use Per Month? (The Answer May Surprise You)

How much salt does pool use each month

With the cost of chlorine skyrocketing in recent years, many pool owners (including us) have decided to transition to saltwater pools.  These pools use a saltwater chlorine generator (SWCG) to convert salt into chlorine and keep you pool from turning green.   Using a SWCG will allow you to ditch the traditional dichlor or trichlor products … Read more

8 Tips to Keep Your Patio Dust Free (with Homemade Dust Control Spray)

Removing Dust from Patio

A well-kempt patio is a great way to create an inviting atmosphere for you and your guests.  Patios can be furnished with a wide array of items, such as outdoor furniture, heaters, and grills.  Ultimately, the patio can be used to extend your living space for maximum enjoyment of the outdoors.  However, most people probably … Read more

Can You Swim in a Pool with High Copper Levels? (And How to Remove Copper!)

High Copper Level in Pool Water

If you’ve seen the Statue of Liberty, its green color came from the oxidation of copper due to exposure to air and water. A similar chemical reaction can occur in pools when there’s copper.  The copper-infused water can turn a greenish hue that is commonly confused for algae.  While we generally avoid swimming in algae, … Read more

7 Reasons Why Your Pool Pump Is Not Pulling Water from Skimmer (And How to Fix!)

Water Pulling from Pool Skimmer

Owning a pool provides endless summer fun.  But as pool owners know, it’s not always smooth sailing to keep the water crystal clear. Water chemistry is often one of the top priorities when it comes to pool care.  However, sometimes other situations may arise that could jeopardize the sparkling water. One scenario that should not … Read more