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Automatic pool cover failures

Most automatic pool cover failures begin from too much drag on the system. Changing the six pulleys and cleaning out the box is a cheap way to get the most years from your cover.

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Can I use pool salt in my summer escapes pool?


if you have a salt system add salt but you have to shock pool to get it clear

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My phantom remains on the water's surface and will not dive to the bottom of the pool. What do i need to do to have the phantom clean the bottom of the pool?


There is a switch on these pool cleaners that has options "top, bottom, and automatic". If you have the cleaner set to automatic and it is staying on the surface, try changing the switch from the automatic setting and put it on "bottom" until you get the bottom clean.

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Just wondering if my baracuda cleaner can be run with the pool cover on. In ground pool with steps.


Much better if you have the hoses that sink, not float. The action of the hoses rubbing on the cover will affect where the cleaner goes. I would suggest not cleaning while pool is covered.

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pool heater Maintenance


Pool Heater Maintainance - Gas Pool Heater Gas heaters are the most common type of pool heaters being used presently. The gas heaters work on natural gas or propane tanks. The gas heaters are favorite hide out of spiders and other insects. It is recommended to regularly clean the spider webs and the debris off the heater. For it can clog off the burner openings. You can clean them manually or with the help of a vacuum cleaner as well. The most important thing about maintaining the gas pool heaters is to check the gas supply regularly. Check out the pipes to detect any leakages. You can easily detect the leakages using a soap solution. Prepare a liquid dish soap and warm water in the spray bottle. Now spray the solution on the pipe joints. If you find any bubbles emerging from the surface, you immediately need to repair the pipes. Never use the heater until the pipes are replaced or repaired by a qualified plumber. Pool Heater Maintainance - Electrical Pool Heater Electrical pool heaters are also getting popular these days. The heaters produce the heat with the help of heating elements. The element can get coated with certain minerals present in the atmosphere. This hampers the heating process. You can easily take it out and clean with a wire brush. Some elements get damaged beyond repair. You have to replace the element. Take along the old element with you while looking around for a new one in the market. It is absolutely vital to change the element otherwise it can send some current in the swimming pool. First of all, turn off the power supply to the heater to avoid any injuries. Open up the drain pipe and take out water from it. Fix the new element and test the heater by filling water in your swimming pool so that the heater can work to its full efficiency.

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