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Can I heat a swim spa with gas and 9 more questions people ask

What’s a swimpool? How fast does it heat up? What’s the hot tub part like? We fast-track your swimpool learning curve with these 10 questions and answers.


11 Must-See Pools For Small Yards

These 11 gorgeous examples of small pools in small yards show that you can have it all: space to eat, lounge, swim and play. Learn how to get the look, too!


Pool vs. swimpool: The winner surprised even us

We put swimpools (also known as swimspas) head-to-head with traditional pools on 14 different criteria, including cost and looks. Find out who wins!

HOW MUCH DOES A SWIMPOOL COST? (You might be surprised.)

How Much Does A Swimpool Cost?

Swimpools offer all the fun and fitness of a traditional pool at a lower cost. This article gives price ranges, installation costs and money-saving tips.


Spring opening: How to treat and prevent algae

This step-by-step guide to treating algae in your pool offers specific instructions and helpful tips so your water will be sparkling as soon as possible.


Helpful tips for maintaining your pool

Whether you’re a new owner or a seasoned pro, this article will help you get the most from your pool, with tips on everything from chemicals to O-ring lube!


How to treat and prevent cloudy water

This 6-step process offers specific instructions and helpful tips to help you fix cloudy water problems and keep your pool sparkling clean.


How to clean a salt cell

Your salt cell is critical to sanitizing your pool water. Here are the 7 steps you need to clean the salt cell, as well as tips for weekly maintenance.


How to treat and prevent metals and staining

Copper and iron are often to blame for metal staining in backyard pools. This article covers the steps to remove stains as well as tips to prevent them.


Unicel cartridge cleaning instructions

These 7 steps will help keep your unicel cartridge element clean. We also offer specific instructions for hot tub owners.


Helpful tips for maintaining your hot tub

This article offers detailed tips for keeping your hot tub in tip top shape, including how to read test strips and how to tell it’s time to drain your tub.


12 swimpools we would love to take a dip in right now

Swimpools (aka swimspas) can be stunning. You can often afford more of the extras (think decking and an outdoor fireplace) because you’re saving on the pool!


How to Clean a Sand Filter

Clean your sand filter once a year before closing and every time you’ve had an algae problem. Here are 12 steps to keeping your filter in tip top shape.


Summer maintenance: How to treat and prevent algae

It’s summer, and you want to be swimming. These steps will help you solve any algae problems, with tips to ensure your vacuuming doesn’t make things worse.


Pool opening instructions

These comprehensive step-by-step instructions will help you open your pool without a hitch, from removing your winter cover to balancing your water.

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Inground pool closing instructions

If you want to close your pool yourself, this detailed guide will help you do it like the pros, from water balancing to storing your unused chemicals.

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Above-ground pool closing instructions

These step-by-step instructions will help you winterize your above ground pool properly so it gives you years of family fun in the sun.


Draining your Hydropool hot tub

Your spa should be drained approximately every 8-12 weeks depending its size and usage. Follow these 16 steps to ensure you do it properly.


How to safely close your hot tub or swim spa for winter

We often close our customers’ hot tubs and swim spas for them. If you’re a do-it-yourselfer, follow these steps to close your spa for winter the right way.


8 things you should never do to your hot tub cover

Using a razor blade on sap? Cleaning with detergent? Avoid these hot tub cover no-nos to keep your cover looking and working like new as long as possible.

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