Pool Maintenance Information, Resources and Guides

To Our Loyal Customers

Thank you for all your email inquiries- we have read them all! Per your requests, we have chosen the highest demand items and made them available for purchase. Be sure to act quickly as the demand is great!

While many of our shippers, receivers and order processors are still sheltering at home, we hope that it will not be long before we will have our entire workforce back. In the meantime, we will continue every day to add demand items to the website for your purchase.

Stay safe and enjoy the sunshine!

Can the virus that causes COVID-19 spread through pools, hot tubs, spas, and water play areas?

There is no evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread to people through the water in pools, hot tubs, spas, or water play areas. Proper operation and maintenance (including disinfection with chlorine & bromine) of these facilities should inactivate the virus in the water.

While there is ongoing community spread of COVID-19 of the virus that causes COVID-19, it is important for individuals as well as owners and operators of these facilities to take steps to ensure health and safety:

  • Everyone should follow local and state guidance that may determine when and how recreational water facilities may operate.
  • Individuals should continue to protect themselves and others at recreational water venues both in and out of the water – for example, by practicing social distancing and good hand hygiene.
  • In addition to ensuring water safety and quality, owners and operators of community pools, hot tubs, spas, and water play areas should follow the interim guidance for businesses and employers for cleaning and disinfecting their community facilities.

Featured Pool Supplies and Maintenance Articles

Six Chemicals to Open Your Pool

Opening your pool is an exciting time of year: and it is almost here! After months of looking at your winter cover it is now time to remove it. After removing your winter cover, you are now ready to get your water sparkling clean. Make sure your pool is ready for the first party of the season by following these best practices for opening your pool.

Opening Your Pool in 10 Easy Steps

1. Clean off your winter pool cover. If you have a solid winter cover you will want to remove as much water as you can before removing your cover. To remove the water, use...

Which Chlorine Type is best for your pool?

Chlorine for above ground pools is the same as chlorine for in ground swimming pools. There is no best chlorine type for any certain pool. Stabilized chlorine is...

Solar Cover Buying Guide

Solar pool covers capture the energy of the sun and transfer it directly into your pool water to keep it warm. These covers can help you save not only money on heating and chemical costs but also water. Solar covers are...

Troubleshooting Your Pool Cover Issues

If your pool cover has fallen into the swimming pool, you have a couple of ways to fix the problem depending on the temperatures. If the cover is frozen in the water then wait until...



Pool Chemical Articles

The Shocking Truth... About Pool Shock It is essential to shock your swimming pool when opening your pool in the spring along with regular pool maintenance during your swimming season. Pool shock is also...

Which Algaecide is Best for Your Pool? With multiple types of algaecides available, how do you determine which one is best to kill and prevent algae blooms? The algaecide that will work best...

3 Ways to Test Your Pool Water There are 3 simple ways to test your swimming pool water: Test Strips, Liquid Test Kits and Digital Testers. You should test your water 2-3 times per...

Pool Maintenance Articles

Tips for less trips to the pool store As you plan to open your pool, there are a few things to do as preparation to save time and energy once you start the process. This is a great time to conduct...

Which Winter Cover is Best For You? When searching for a winter pool cover, the best cover is the one that meets your specific needs within your budget. There are...

Documents, Resources and Guides

Splash Super Center Complete Pool Opening Guide

Pool Opening: Which Startup Chemicals do I Use First

Above Ground Pools Closing Guide

In-Ground Pools Closing Guide

Pool Shock Cheat Sheet

How many gallons are in your pool?

Minerals and Stain Removers

Chemical Testing

Chlorine Usage Guide

Chemical Troubleshooting

Chemical Safety

About Balancers

About Algaecides

Aquabot Comparison Chart

Intex Above Ground Pool Comparison Guide

Safety Cover Comparison Chart

Safety Cover Measuring Guide

Safety Cover Installation Guide

Safety Cover: Do I need a custom cut cover?

Leaf Net Buying Tips

Water Tubes: How many do I need?

Winter Cover Above Ground Comparison Chart

Winter Cover In-Ground Comparision Chart

Winter Cover Above Ground Buying Tips

Winter Cover In-Ground Buying Tips

Winter Cover Instalation Guidelines

Winter Cover Common Installation Mistakes