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Swimming Pool Maintenance
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Information on above ground and inground swimming pool maintenance. Have something to add? Send it to me, the About.com Swimming Guide at swimming.guide@about.com.

Cleaning Your Swimming Pool
There are a few basic procedures that are efficient and save time which any one can follow. Determining the surface composition before starting the cleanup procedure.

Daily Pool Operation
What you need to do to your swimming pool each day.

Fall Swimming Pool Closings
What to do to secure your pool for the winter.

Filters: Your Last Line of Defense
Your filter is your last line of defense in trapping the debris on a constant basis. That's why it's so important to use the right type and keep it operating as cleanly as possible.

Heating a Swimming Pool
Although 78 degrees F to 82 degrees F takes in about everyone, how warm you should keep your pool actually depends on personal preference.

How to Clear Up a Green Pool
Unfortunately, there is no magic way to turn a green or black pool clear overnight ! It usually takes a lot of time, effort and money to clear up a typical "swampy" green pool. It is certainly best if you never let your pool water get this dirty, however most pool owners experience a "green pool problem" from time to time.

How to Close (Winterize) a Pool
weather is getting cold, the leaves are changing color and the warm memories of summertime fun are fading away. This is not usually the time of year that people like to think about their swimming pools, but this is really the most important time of the year to pay attention to the pool to avoid unnecessary problems and costly repairs come Springtime.

How to Open (Summerize) a Pool
A pool properly maintained during the winter months can be prepared for a new season of swimming with a minimum of effort.

Pool Opening Tips
A pool properly maintained during the winter months can be prepared for a new season of swimming with a minimum of effort.

Pool Troubleshooting Guide
Having pump, water, or other problems with your swimming pool? This handy guide might have a solution that helps.

Pool Wizard Swimming Pool Maintenance
Maintenance help on swimming pool water balance and swimming pool maintenance. Includes useful pool calculators and information on the Pool Wizard, a low chlorine alternative to algae control.

Spring Swimming Pool Openings
Steps to follow to get yur pool open in the spring.

Swimming Pool Glossary
ommonly used terminology specific to residential pools.

Swimming Pool Seasonal Check List
What should you check every season when your pool is operating?

Swimming Pool Water Balance
Water balance is not such a complicated exercise. It is simply the relationships of different chemical parameters to each other. Your water is constantly changing. Anything and everything directly and indirectly affects water balance - from sunlight, wind and rain to the oil, dirt and cosmetics which may enter the water.

Swimming Pool Water Chemistry
Some frequently asked questions about pool water chemistry.

Swimming Pool Water Problems
Green, foaming, cloudy, dull, hazy, water? This may help get things back to normal.

Swimming Pool Water Trouble Shooting Guide
Most swimming pool water problems are the result of one of a few things - this will help you narrow it down.

Water Maintenance
The primary reason for treating pool and spa water with sanitizing chemicals is to prevent the growth of bacteria which would make swimmers and bathers sick.

Weekly Pool Maintenance
What to do each week to keep your swimming pool operating smoothly.

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