Learn how to test and maintain your swimming pool water

How do you test your pool water, and why would you want to? Mike the Pool Guy from Family Leisure explains just that in the first part of a three part series on Pool Water Testing. The three components you will test for in your swimming pool water are alkalinity, pH and chlorine. Alkalinity is the most important factor, then pH and finally chlorine. We explain to you which water testing method we prefer and we show you how to do it at home. Family Leisure Pool School videos are detailed tutorials that teach you to purchase, install, maintain and enjoy your home swimming pool. The Pool Water Testing series is made for both above ground swimming pool maintenance and inground swimming pool maintenance. Follow along with Mike the Pool Guy as he tests swimming pool water to keep it clean, clear and enjoyable for all who will swim in it! Pool School Notes Here 



Swimming pool water chemical maintenance is overwhelming for new swimming pool owners and seasoned veterans alike. When one component gets out of balance, your pool may turn green, cloudy, smelly or worse. The Pool Water Testing series of videos tells you how to test your pool water to ensure clean and clear water. In the second video of this series, Mike the Pool Guy explains the importance of chlorine and how it works. Sometimes, you’ll test your water and find that one component or more is out of balance. That’s when tools like pool shock and other chemicals are required. In this video, Mike the Pool Guy explains what to do when your water test strips come back with bad results. After you’ve watched this video, be sure to watch part three in the series!


In this video, Mike the Pool Guy explains that some components of pool water maintenance are on a case by case basis. For example, Mike cannot tell you exactly how many chlorine tablets you should put into your pool. But, he can tell you how to figure it out for yourself. Factors like rainwater, water temperature, the amount of people using the pool and how often they use it, and more. When components like chlorine, pH and alkalinity become imbalanced in your pool, you will have to deal with a world of problems. Watch this video series to become familiar with Pool Water Testing. That way, you won’t have to deal with green, murky, cloudy, or harsh water down the line. You and your guests will thank Mike the Pool Guy later!

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