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Pool Care Made Easy

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[In my best “swimming pool voice”] STOP!!!! Don’t walk away!!!! Don’t hire that guy!!!! Come take care of me!!!! It’s EASY, I’ll show you how….let’s learn how to make pool care EASY Ok now, let’s breakdown the myth that pool care is soooo technical, soooo complex that you have to have a degree or something […]

Pool Care After Swimming

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As fun as it is having a pool party for an occasion like Memorial Day or July 4th, there can be some consequences for having that many people in the pool. Sweat, dirt, oil, and sunscreen people may be carrying all may enter your pool. This can alter your water chemistry and maybe even allow […]

Pool Care After a Haboob

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In 2011, every pool owner in Phoenix, AZ had to deal with incredible dust-storms called “haboobs”. These storms were widely considered some of the biggest Phoenix had ever seen. Phoenix Haboob Video So what is the best way to take care of your pool after a haboob? There are a few steps that, if followed, […]

Basic Pool Care

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This Leslie’s Swimming Pool Supplies video will teach you how to keep your pool clean by having a regular maintenance schedule. Clean the pool surface and floor using a skimmer or leaf rake Empty the skimmer and pump baskets Brush the pool walls, steps, and floor Clean the water line around your pool Vacuum your […]

Natural Swimming Pools

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Without the need for traditional sanitation methods, natural swimming pools are gaining a lot of popularity. They’re filled with rock landscaping, plush decorative water and friendly plant life. In fact, these elements are a necessity. Natural swimming pools work differently than your normal, “everyday”, swimming pool and, as such, have to be constructed differently. A […]

Hot Tub Care

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Keeping a clean, well balanced hot tub is much like maintenance on a pool, just a bit faster rate. Hot tubs go through faster chemical changes due to heat and aeration so they require additional care and upkeep. Below we have outlined some simple steps to ensure your hot tub stays clean and safe. When […]

Pool Test Kits

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This Leslie’s Swimming Pool Supplies video will teach you how to properly use a test kit at home. Test kits measure pH, total alkalinity, and sanitizer We recommend the DPD Deluxe Test Kit from Taylor The test kit has enough supplies to last for 1 year Store your test materials in a cool, dry place, […]

Spa Care

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This Leslie’s Swimming Pool Supplies video will show you how to maintain your spa. Use bromine as a sanitizer instead of chlorine Many chemicals have specific spa versions, because the strength of those chemicals is better suited for the smaller size of spas Drain your spa every 3-4 months Test your water often Video transcription: […]

Using Conditioner in Your Pool

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Not only will chlorine burn off when sanitizing water, but it can also be dissipated by the sun’s UV rays if not protected. This protection is from cyanuric acid (CYA) in your pool that is provided by Leslie’s Conditioner. If there is no CYA in the water, up to 90% of your chlorine may burn […]

Calculating Pool Volume

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Knowing how many gallons of water your pool holds is essential to properly balancing your water. Rough estimations can be made, but errors can end up causing issues. Over estimate how many gallons you have and you could end up spending more money than you need to and end up adjusting your chemistry too much. […]