Planning a Pool Party for your Teenager

Anyone who has a teen knows the difficulty of trying to keep them happy while also keeping them out of trouble.  Luckily, as most pool-owning parents have realized by now, pools can be a secret weapon when it comes to entertaining teenagers.   Pools are known to be built-in entertainment for […]


Introducing Parts Diagrams

Parts Diagrams Now Available Find  the pool parts you need easier with new diagram break downs that allow you to see individual parts and where they fit in the whole product. We are excited to introduce parts diagrams on thebackyardpool.com to make it easier to find the parts you need.  […]


Myth or Fact? “All Salt is Not Equal”

Salt Pools Myth or Fact #4  – “All Salt is Not Equal”   Fact. We often get asked the question, “What kind of salt should I add to my pool?”  The answer if you are avoiding added chemicals is as pure as you can find it.  It should be at […]


Myth or Fact? Salt pools do not require any other chlorine.

Salt Pool Myth or Fact? “Pools equipped with a chlorine generator do not require any other source of chlorine.” Myth. There are some instances where the chlorine generator may not be able to produce enough chlorine to overcome the contaminant burden in the pool.  Pools equipped with an ECG (Electronic […]


Myth or Fact? “Salt Pools Are Not Chlorine Pools”

This blog is part of our Salt Pool Myth or Fact? series.  Many people looking at installing a salt pool, or inheriting one with a new property, do not fully understand the system.  This series of blog posts will hopefully help clear up some of the questions that arise. Salt […]


Myth or Fact? “Salt Pools do not require routine maintenance”

This blog is part of our Salt Pool Myth or Fact? series.  Many people looking at getting a salt pool, or inheriting one with a new property, do not fully understand the system.  This series of blog posts will hopefully help clear up some of the questions that arise. Salt […]


Get your salt levels right before starting your Generator

Have a Salt Pool?  If you drained water to close the pool last year, your salt levels likely are low right now.  Make sure to add Bioguard Beginnings or Pristiva Salt right away to prevent your generator from overworking. Low salt can cause your generator to stop working. When your […]


Help!! There’s too much chlorine in my pool!

We come across this scenario more often than you might think.  Luckily, there is an easy and fast solution.  Before we get to that, though, it is important to figure out what is “too high” and why your chlorine is too high, so you don’t end up putting a band […]


4 Ways to Maintain Your Pool Outside of Chemicals

Did you know there are five keys to proper pool care? Only one of them is adding chemicals.  Many people forget they can save money on chemicals by making sure they are maintaining their pool using these other methods. CIRCULATION Pool water must be circulated for maximum sanitizer effectiveness.  The […]


Do I need to shock my pool?

Why do I have to shock my pool?  Isn’t adding chlorine enough? When you walk into the pool room of a lesser-kept up hotel you are often greeted with the strong odor of chlorine.  Most people at this point think, “Wow, there is way too much chlorine in that pool,” […]


Why do I have to Shock at night?

Why do I need to add my pool shock at night? Some shocks and sanitizers need to be added at night because they are not protected from the Sun. The Sun can reduce chlorine by as much as 90-95% in only two hours in shallow water.*  Chlorine and bromine by nature will […]


How do I get rid of phosphates in my swimming pool?

So you have phosphates.  Now what? There are so many options for phosphate removal that it can be tough to figure out what to use.  Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.  Answer this simple questions to find out what phosphate remover is best for your situation: How high is the phosphate […]