What Color Is Your Swimming Pool? The Guide to Trouble-Free Pool Maintenance

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9781580170369: What Color Is Your Swimming Pool? The Guide to Trouble-Free Pool Maintenance

Clean, healthful, sparkling water - that's what a backyard swimming pool is all about. Professional pool maintenance crews can keep a swimming pool clean and its water crystal clear, but they cost a small fortune. Yet many pool owners who try the do-it-yourself approach find themselves plagued by a host of troubles. Cloudy water. Algae sprouting on the pool's walls and bottom. Pumps, pipes, and other equipment that corrode and deteriorate at an alarming rate. Funky odors.

That's where WHAT COLOR IS YOUR SWIMMING POOL? steps in. This classic time-tested resource for pool owners is back in a completely rewritten edition and with a new author. Alan E. Sanderfoot has updated the text to spotlight the latest swimming pool technology and has greatly expanded the range of information about hot tubs and spas.

This easy-to-use, easy-to-understand resource teaches pool owners everything they need to know about keeping a pool or spa beautiful and healthful. Sanderfoot starts with basics: water treatment and filtration systems. Then he moves on to the nitty gritty of how to select and care for filters, pumps, motors, and heaters. He explains the best way to clean a pool, how to make minor repairs yourself, and what to look for in pool covers and such pool accessories as automatic water monitors.


You'll find step-by-step directions for winterizing a pool, and for opening it up again in the spring. There is even a chapter on inexpensive things the owner can do to give the pool a face-lift. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR SWIMMING POOL? demonstrates how a little investment of time throughout the swimming pool season can prevent major problems and expenses down the road.
 

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This may not be the snappy tome you take with you to read on vacation, but if you have and maintain a swimming pool, it's a book you will want to have handy. It covers the basic construction of pools of all kinds, cleaning routines, water chemistry and treatment, simple repairs, caring for hot tubs and spas, and even pool safety. Also included are tips on water and energy conservation, a glossary of terms, and a thorough index for quick reference. If you own a swimming pool, you should own this book. --Mark Hetts

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Forget costly commercial pool maintenance. You can establish your own pool-maintenance routine and save money with sparkling results. With the easy-to-understand information and clear photographs and illustrations in What Color Is Your Swimming Pool? you'll learn about every aspect of pool maintenance including:

* Basic construction of all types of pools

* Easy, step-by-step cleaning routines

* Basic water chemistry and treatment

* Winterizing and opening

* Making simple repairs

* Selecting and caring for pool components, such as filters, pumps, motors, and heaters

* Caring for hot tubs and spas

* Pool safety

Acclaim for the first edition of What Color Is Your Swimming Pool?

"Pool owners puzzling over the best way to keep the water safe and clear are bound to find enlightenment here."

-- Better Homes & Gardens Remodeling Ideas

"If your swimming pool looks more like the Cuyahoga River after a heavy rain than the Caribbean on a clear, sunny day, this book is for you."

-- Cleveland Plain Dealer

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