POOL MAINTENANCE For Beginners [Step-By-Step ACTION PLAN] | Swim University October 25, 2019 43 By Stanley Isaacs CategoryArticles BlogTagsabove ground pool chlorine how to clean a swimming pool inground pool intex pool maintaining a pool pool care pool care 101 pool care chemicals pool care for dummies above ground pool care tips pool chemicals pool chemistry pool cleaning pool filter pool maintenance pool maintenance for beginners pool pump salt water pool swimming pool swimming pool care swimming pool maintenance swimming pool tips swimming pools 43 Comments cardo says: April 6, 2019 at 1:42 am Excellent vid as always. Very informative yet concise. Reply R L Powell says: April 6, 2019 at 12:15 pm Matt, I have learned so much from you and your site. My husband passed away 5 years ago and he'd always taken care of the pool, so needless to say I had no idea what to do. I depended on the local pool stores to tell me what to do, but I was spending a lot of money per their recommendations and felt like I was being taken advantage of. I began researching anything and everything on the internet to teach me how to care for my saltwater pool and when I came across Swim University, I needed not to look any further. All of the information and videos you share have educated me and I have maintained a healthy clean pool for the past 4 years. I recommend your website to all of my pool owning friends and family. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and helping people like me to have confidence in caring for our pools. Reply callejaraceli says: April 25, 2019 at 3:43 pm Hi, my pressure has gotten to almost 60, I have backwashed my filter. What should I do? Where can I find the last two filters? Just bought this home and am lost. Reply Quiet Storm 76 says: April 28, 2019 at 1:45 pm Get a robot and variable speed pump had mine for 7 years never a problem and Im in Indiana pain in the a for pools Reply Anoobie81 says: May 20, 2019 at 11:48 pm I'm fighting algae as we speak Reply nowayjose _nj says: May 25, 2019 at 4:33 pm You guys focus on below ground pools,what about above vinyl pools? There’s a little bit of difference with vinyl and pump systems. Reply Dylan Langley says: June 3, 2019 at 1:21 pm Hey I accidentally deleted my book and my link you sent me via email has expired. Could you email me another link to your swimming pool care book pdf Reply 59vanity says: June 16, 2019 at 2:32 pm This is our first year with a pool and I must say it’s been very trying! The people who shut down our pool (we moved in the fall last year) never told us to turn off the motor so when we finally figured it out, it was 2 months later. Needless to say, we needed a new motor when we opened the pool this year. We got new people to open our pool and install the motor. It’s a week later and the pool is still green! My husband took a sample to the pool store yesterday and they told him he needed 10 bags of shocks. He came home and mixed them in a bucket and walked away to clean up some debris and boom! There was a yellow cloud of smoke overhead! I was not outback with him but he was drinking a ton of water because I guess he inhaled some of the gas! He could have been killed! He said the guy in the store never explained that he should mix the shock one at a time. We are so aggravated and over this pool! We just feel like everyone who came here basically took the money and then left us to figure it out for ourselves! Reply Chandra Rivenbark says: June 28, 2019 at 7:24 pm If you have a sand filter, do you still have to add chemicals like clorine? Reply Dr. Andrew Rumbaugh says: July 5, 2019 at 10:48 am Excellent. Thanks Reply Sarah Gabbert says: July 8, 2019 at 9:37 am I have de powder in my pool. My filter went bad. Put alote of powder in my pool. I replaced it with a cartridge filter. Now i cant get the powder out of the pool. Help please Reply Brantley Blended says: July 9, 2019 at 2:04 pm This is great info! We just built a salt water pool and want to make sure our water stays clear and safe to swim in. Reply david benson says: July 11, 2019 at 11:50 am Peintair is my prefer Reply david benson says: July 11, 2019 at 11:53 am I like robotic cleaners ,never have to run my pump Reply Dustin Hammond says: July 11, 2019 at 2:56 pm You failed to mention one of the most important chemistry cornerstones… Cyanuric Acid is incredibly important, if you have high CYA as a result of using pucks or stabilized chlorine/shock you will need to more chlorine to fend off algae. Reply SuperFacecloth says: July 11, 2019 at 11:38 pm I just opened a 12' x 44 ". Kiddie pool with a simple pump/filter. I think I've messed up the chems and now I can't get the pH to come down and even when I put chlorine in, it won't take it or it won't register or however you want to say it. Anybody got any suggestions? Reply Princess_Yow says: July 12, 2019 at 3:10 am Thanks for the basic tutorial 👍 Reply ObscureChan says: July 13, 2019 at 1:28 am great vid! i dont even have a swimming pool LOL Reply K14N says: July 14, 2019 at 12:06 pm How many chemical tablets do I need for a 7199L pool?? Reply Fran Elder says: July 15, 2019 at 1:00 pm Should be pool care for dummies, after some of the pools I have had to clean in the past! There is no excuse for someone NOT taking care of their pools, it's just common sense! If you're not going to take care of your pool, don't buy one ! It's not that hard to do ,once you get the hang of it. Maybe a little time consuming but it's so worth it to have a nice clean pool to swim in! Reply George Torrez III says: July 18, 2019 at 2:42 am Great video and information. Answered a lot of my questions. Keep up the awesome work. Reply bhumanecate says: July 19, 2019 at 2:51 am I have a 12' by 31" pool that my dogs get in. I have a sand filter and use a flippin' frog floater. Do I need to shock regardless? Will the shock chemicals hurt my dogs? They are frequently drinking the pool water. Reply christina st onge says: July 19, 2019 at 6:13 am Ok so talking about circulation I would like to know why on above ground pools like Coleman and intext why the 2 hoses running into the filter are at the same height wouldn't it be more logical to have one close to the bottom and one in the middle Reply True Helper says: July 20, 2019 at 6:39 pm By far the best pool tutorial I've ever seen. Thank you for this. We're going to buy the course just for the money you helped us save from your videos. Thank you once again and take care. Reply Dope says: July 22, 2019 at 3:48 am I want to start a side business of pool cleaning will this channel help? Reply aw738 says: July 23, 2019 at 1:32 am Diatomaceous earth is only dangerous if inhaled. It can cause silicosis. Reply opium extract says: July 26, 2019 at 1:23 pm Just the video I was looking for, thanks ! Reply Swim University says: July 28, 2019 at 7:18 pm Do you have a plan for taking care of your swimming pool? Reply ArnoldStats says: July 30, 2019 at 12:45 am 1. Without using a test kit, are there any ways that you can use your senses to detect if you need your alkalinity up or down?2. What does the shock even do? How do you apply it to your pool?3. Please give me some sort of a list weekly of when to shock, use alkalinity up or down, check the basket etc. Reply Denny Jobes says: August 1, 2019 at 9:22 pm Great teaching! Reply Destaphenes says: August 5, 2019 at 1:38 am Great video, it taught me a lot. I just bought my nephews a 5000 Liter above ground pool and I want to do this right. I have a pump, and skimmer, and chlorine tablets. I'm going to watch this video again tomorrow when it's being set up. Thanks for making such a good video. Reply Stephan Ainley says: August 16, 2019 at 4:13 pm Thanks for the video! You said to shock bi-weekly to save money, but did you mean semi-weekly or bi-monthly? Bi-weekly to me means twice a week. Thanks! Reply N G says: August 21, 2019 at 9:04 pm My sand filter after backwash and rinse etc is 23psi. It’s a new system, runs great. Reply Efren Saclolo says: August 23, 2019 at 4:39 pm I have been using just 6 in in 1 chlorine tablet for years and have no problem,I stop covering my pool and found out it is better for the pool to breath like the oceans do .My pH I use baking soda tablet from Walmart. I pump 4 hours a day in summer and 2 hours in the winter no problems what so ever . I have a G3 Zodiac pool cleaner that helps clean the surface every time the pump is on.I been doing this for years.Never shock the pool.Chlorine takes care of it. Reply Brian K says: August 26, 2019 at 2:32 pm I'm in the process of buying a house with a pool and have been looking around for some tips on pool care – your videos are badass i really appreciate them. Thanks dude! Reply Average American says: August 31, 2019 at 9:08 pm New pool owner, new subscriber. Thanks for the info. I need it. Reply Timothy Harris says: September 1, 2019 at 5:17 pm Thanks for your time. New pool owner for 8 months. I have a Viking fiberglass pool and really like it. The mineral system… is that like our Cooper Ion system? Reply Rick Artuso says: September 3, 2019 at 1:46 am My first year owning a pool I spent a tons on chemicals. Now I only use liquid bleach and baking soda. Pools always clear in PA. Reply Arthur Badalian says: September 4, 2019 at 9:09 pm 1st Time listening to you great info thanks 🙏 I’m starting fresh as I’m quitting my job and starting a pool service business. Recommend a startup kit and recommend a good/ inexpensive truck? I’m in California ? Thanks again Reply HARDCORTES ! says: September 26, 2019 at 12:56 pm Should you brush while the pump is running or is it ok not to? Thanks for the info. Reply Stephen Powell says: September 30, 2019 at 3:09 pm You didn't deal with valve settings when circulating, cleaning and backwashing. I would have thought this is essential knowledge for beginners. Reply MakerGuy says: October 3, 2019 at 7:47 pm talking about chlorine, is it good or bad to keep a clorine float (with clorine ofcourse) during the entire winter in a winterized pool? thanks Reply Beast J says: October 10, 2019 at 11:41 pm Just subscribed, this channel is the shit 💪🏼💯🔥 I’m from Palm Springs ,Ca and I’m quitting my job and starting a pool route 💯💯💯💯💯 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.