Swimming Pool Maintenance Made Easy

At Pool Calculator, we believe in community involvement through the creation of chemically sound swimming environments. Pool Calculator provides the necessary tools and pool maintenance info you need to keep your swimming pool & hot tub water clear and balanced. With a strong sense of community at the forefront of our business, our goal is to help answer your pool chemical & maintenance questions.

Swimming Pool Maintenance Made Easy

Pool Calculator provides the tools and maintenance information you need to keep your swimming pool and hot tub chemicals balanced and your pool water crystal clear

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How to Clean and Maintain Your Swimming Pool or Hot Tub

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How to Test your Swimming Pool Water

Regardless of where you live or what kind of pool you own, you’re going to have to test your pool water chemistry. Testing your pool helps keep the water safe from viruses, bacteria, and algae and ensures chemical levels are safe and comfortable for swimmers.

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Swimming Pool Volume Calculator

To keep your swimming pool or hot tub at its best, it’s important that you accurately calculate your water volume. All of the chemical balancing recommendations you receive from the Pool Calculator are based on it. The Pool Volume Calculator that is built into the Pool Calculator is designed to help you calculate the volume of rectangular, oval, and circular pools quickly. You can get the volume in metric units (liters) or in imperial units (gallons).

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How to Clear Cloudy Swimming Pool Water

There are few things that can stop a pool party altogether—one of these things is cloudy swimming pool water. Cloudy water can be potentially dangerous, so never swim if your water looks less than clear. Testing your pool chemistry can determine whether this issue is caused by a chemical imbalance…

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Introduction to Swimming Pool and Hot Tub Chemistry

Interested in learning more about what it takes to keep your pool or hot tub in great shape? This article describes the chemistry involved in keeping your pool or hot tub safe and your water crystal clear. It will help you better understand what the tests you are taking mean, and what happens when your pool chemistry is no longer in the recommended ranges.

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Saltwater vs. Chlorine Swimming Pool Sanitation Pros and Cons

Your pool is the perfect place for family fun in the sun—if it’s kept safe and clean. It’s important to pick a method of sanitation for your pool that works for your lifestyle. There are two major types of pool sanitation: saltwater and chlorine. This article describes the benefits and challenges with both.

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Swimming Pool Algae: What it is and How to Remove It

Pool algae is an unfortunate yet common consequence that many pool owners face. Once this microscopic plant finds its way from the environment to your pool – maybe on an inconspicuous piece of clothing or a once lakeside inflatable – this plant will multiply rapidly and manifest itself in several different ways in your pool.

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How to Store an Inflatable Hot Tub

The weather is turning cooler, days are getting shorter. Time to time to think about putting away your inflatable hot tub! Most brands recommend putting away your inflatable hot tub once temperatures drop below 40 degrees Fahrenheit (4 degrees Celsius).

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Five Tips for Swimming with Your Dog

Dogs love water! If you have a swimming pool, your dog is going to want to swim. Should you let them? The short answer is that assuming your pool is properly balanced (especially the sanitizer – whether bleach or salt), there’s nothing wrong with allowing your dog in the pool. Here are some ways you can make swimming safer and more healthy for your dog and the entire family.

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Hot Tub Buyer’s Guide

Buying a hot tub is a big decision. There are many important things to think about during the buying process. This article contains helpful guidelines to ensure you buy the right hot tub that meets your needs.

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Swimming Pool Water Testing Basics

Everyone enjoys having a clean and clear pool, but maintaining perfectly balanced pool chemistry can be a challenge. It is necessary to learn what each pool test means and why it is important in keeping your pool in perfect shape. We will cover four components of pool chemistry: free chlorine, pH, total alkalinity and cyanuric acid.

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How to Teach Your Dog to Swim

Most people think that dogs are natural swimmers. Many are, but some are not. Some of the worst swimmers have non-buoyant bodies, so will sink to the bottom of the swimming pool if they aren’t wearing a life vest. Examples of dogs that are not safe unattended by the pool include basset hounds, bulldogs, dachshund, bugs and boxers. Even if your dog is NOT a natural swimmer, you can still introduce them to your pool and give them the enjoyment of swimming with your family.

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