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Is your Sta Rite pool pump struggling?

Is your Sta Rite pool pump struggling?

September 10, 2022

Is your Sta Rite swimming pool pumps struggling to prime and pump water? I’ve found that a common reason is […]

What is the bar in my swimming pool skimmer?

What is the bar in my swimming pool skimmer?

August 26, 2022

Do you have a vertical bar in your skimmer opening that looks like one of the photos below? If so, […]

Sta-Rite SunLite conversion to LED color light

Sta-Rite SunLite conversion to LED color light

Do you have a Sta-Rite Sunlite light fixture in your pool or spa? If so, I’m guessing it doesn’t work […]

Turning up the solar set temperature does NOT heat your pool faster!

Turning up the solar set temperature does NOT heat your pool faster!

August 5, 2022

Here’s one I see ALL the time: pool owners set the solar set temp in the 90’s because they think […]

What is my swimming pool filter gauge pressure supposed to be?

What is my swimming pool filter gauge pressure supposed to be?

July 10, 2022

Here’s one of the most common questions I’m asked: “Mike, what is my pool filter gauge pressure supposed to be?” […]

The best swimming pool Saturation Index calculator

The best swimming pool Saturation Index calculator

June 17, 2022

There are many pool saturation index calculators available online. Some are good, some are not so good but this one […]

Why You Don’t Drain Your Pool

Why You Don’t Drain Your Pool

February 8, 2021

Save Water, Save Time, Save Money Use Your Brain before You Drain! Draining a swimming pool can result in financial […]

Is your pool service company cheating you?

Is your pool service company cheating you?

December 17, 2020

Do you know if your pool service company is cheating you? Do you know what drives me crazy? Pool service […]

The gas cost to run a pool heater- 2021

The gas cost to run a pool heater- 2021

June 26, 2020

What is the gas cost to run a pool/spa heater in 2021? I last published this article in 2012. Gas […]

MikeThePoolman.com recognized as one of The Best Pool Owners Websites For 2020

MikeThePoolman.com recognized as one of The Best Pool Owners Websites For 2020

March 7, 2020

Once again our blog has received positive feedback from a fellow member of the swimming pool industry. The Pool Review.com […]

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