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There are many fears and apprehensions when doing any repair project. That is especially true when you're faced with needing to replace parts for your hot tub or spa. The task can appear somewhat daunting and intimidating for any novice hot tub or spa owner. While some projects are more difficult than others, some are simple and can easily be accomplished by anyone. In this guide, we are going to walk you through the simple steps of replacing a heater element in a flow-through heater.

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With regular use, a quality spa pump can last an average of five to ten years. If you’ve had your spa pump longer than five years and start to experience frequent maintenance problems or major breakdowns, we recommend replacing the entire pump instead of troubleshooting its various components. In this guide, we’ll go over some of the common causes for spa pump and motor failure and provide troubleshooting tips. We’ll also cover what you need to know and what steps to take to replace your spa pump.

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At the start of a new swim season, it is a good idea to inspect all your pool equipment, plumbing and if you have an above ground pool; the liner. A solid liner is critical to your pool and should be inspected every year at least. If you determine that you do in fact need to replace your pool liner, we have prepared a helpful guide on getting started and replacing your liner. Drain the Pool The first thing you need to do is drain the pool, this can be done in a few different ways and varies depending on the pool. You can use a sump pump or can use your pool vacuum and turn your pump to waste and it should start pumping out the water.

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Use this blog as a step-by-step guide to prepare your above ground pool for the winter months. We give you a quick list of the materials you’ll need as well as the steps it takes to get the job done.

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Fiberstars is renowned for their innovative lighting designs and technically advanced products. Their Pool and Spa Division boasts that they are “realizing backyard dreams with lighting and other complementary products.” We absolutely agree. Fiberstars's newest LED lighting options, the Power Tower Fiber Optic to LED Retrofit and the Pal-Treo Underwater LED RGB Light, are fantastic options to smoothly transition you into the LED generation and give your pool a bright, fresh feeling that will last for years. Here, we’re going to talk about the features and specs of both the Power Tower and the Pal-Treo lights and why they’re an excellent way to breathe new life into your backyard.

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Knowing your pool size is crucial when using or purchasing any pool equipment or chemicals. You need to know how much water your pool holds in order to get the right equipment or to use the right amount of chemicals to balance the water. Calculating a pool’s capacity varies depending on your pool’s shape, dimensions, and average depth.

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The Baracuda T5 Duo is an economically priced suction side cleaner that delivers professional results. Its futuristic body uses patented ergonomic engineering to clean all types of in-ground swimming pools with near silent operation.

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How does a hot tub work...a question you may never have needed to ask yourself. However, if you’re a spa / hot tub owner, the answer is something you should definitely know. Knowing how your spa works can increase the chances that if something does go wrong, you are more likely to identify the problem and repair it yourself rather than hiring a professional to fix it.

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Salt water chlorine generation is a technology that has been around for many years. It can be a great benefit to the water of any swimming pool, but many salt water cell systems require professional installation. This is about to change with the new Jandy AquaPure Ei Series DIY Salt Water Sanitizer.

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Finding the perfect combination of swimming pool pump horsepower and filter is essential in creating an effective filtration system for your above ground pool. The purpose of choosing the correct combination is to avoid any problems that could potentially create premature malfunctions, ineffective filtration or safety hazards.

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Most salt chlorine generators have a salt cell that lasts typically from 3 to 5 years, you should check with the manufacturer to double check the life expectancy. Most salt chlorine systems come with a control panel or a self regulating system that will tell you when the cell needs to be cleaned or replaced. Even though salt systems are lower maintenance you should still check inside your salt cell to make sure there is minimal build up on the metal plates.

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The Jandy AquaPure 1400 salt chlorine generator is the perfect addition for your above ground or in-ground swimming pool to take advantage of cutting edge technology. The AquaPure utilizes ordinary salt that you add to your pool water. As the water passes through the titanium plates, the AquaPure converts the salt into chlorine. This process repeats to keep your swimming pool clean without having to use additional harsh chemicals; effectively making your pool more eco-friendly. The AquaPure 1440 is easy-to-install and is an economical way to keep your swimming pool water crystal clear and feeling great automatically.

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We get a lot of questions about the differences between the Hayward AquaRite salt chlorine systems. Today, we are going to show you how they are different so you can find the right salt chlorinator for your swimming pool. There are a total of four different models of AquaRite series of chlorinators: the AquaRite, the AquaRite x296, the AquaRite Pro and the Aqua Plus.

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The CompuPool CPSC36 Salt Chlorinator is a new salt chlorine system for your swimming pool that uses the latest in salt chlorine technology to offer superior water quality and it frees yourself from using harsh chemicals. Watch this video to learn more.

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Ever wonder what the real differences are between the Polaris 280 and the Polaris 380? We get to the bottom of it in this episode of By the Pool with Katie.

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The CompuPool replacement salt cell for the Goldline Turbo Cell is a great solution for anyone with a Aquarite salt chlorine system that needs a new cell. This replacement cell works just like the Turbo Cell in every way, but lets take a look at what the two look like compared to one another.