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    Automatic Pool Cover Information, Use, and FAQ

    By Greg
    These videos should answer most questions you have about using, caring for, or troubleshooting your Automatic Pool Cover. In addition, you will find valuable information about our swimming pool covers whether you are looking to purchase an automatic pool cover or already have one and need assistance.
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    What Size Pump Should I Get for My Pool?

    By Laci
    If you're looking to build a new pool or simply looking to replace a pool pump you may find yourself asking, "Is a larger horsepower (HP) pool pump always better". PRO TIP: No matter which type of pump you choose, you’ll want to make sure you properly select the correct pump and filter combination. The pump needs to be sized appropriately compared to the filter’s flow rate. Choosing a pump with a higher flow rate than the filter will put strain on both the pump and filter, reducing life and efficiency of each. This means that you would not want to choose a pump designed to be used with 2" plumbing piece, and then use a filter designed to be used with 1 1/2" plumbing piece. Proper pairing of these two units is essential for a pleasant pool experience. For example: √ If choosing a pump with a 1-1/2” inlet/outlet, you should choose a filter with a 1-1/2” inlet/outlet as well. However, a pump with a 1-1/2” inlet/outlet can work with a filter with a 2” inlet/outlet if needed to. X You would not want to attempt to use a pump with 2” inlet/outlet with a filter that has a 1-1/2” inlet/outlet as they would not be sized correctly or efficient when used together. You can also learn more about Single Speed and Variable Speed Pumps Here! While outside of this simple yet extremely import we get asked a lot about what HP a pump should be. That being said, it's important to know that pool pumps should really be rated by the gallons per minute of water flow instead of the motor's HP.
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    How to Repair Thermal Plastic Pool Steps

    By Greg
    Many times, pool steps become scratched or dirty during shipping or even during the installation process. It is unforeseeable and many times cannot be prevented. Fortunately there is a way to fix many of the small scratches by using common products.
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    How To Install Your Inground Pool Liner

    By Laci
    Installation Of The Inground Pool Liner
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    Automatic Pool Cover Opening/Closing Operation

    By Greg
    Our automatic pool covers by Coverstar and Automatic Pool Covers Inc. utilize several different methods of operation. The original Key Switch or Toggle Switch is the most basic method to operate your cover, whereas the Touch Pad requires a code in order to operate.
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    Inground Swimming Pool Construction & Installation Videos and Resources

    By Greg
    Pool Kits     Basic Overview 10 Steps to Installing your Inground Swimming Pool Kit   Construction Video   Inground Swimming Pool Kit Construction Video   Pool Base   Inground Swimming Pool Base Information    DIY Savings   Build Your Own Pool and Save
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    Programming Videos for Hayward Aqua Plus and Pro Logic

    By Greg
    The Hayward Aqua Plus and Pro Logic control systems are very complex and can seem difficult to program at times but we are here to help with a variety of videos that overview the process of programming various features on your system. To watch each video, please click the link. To purchase a replacement salt cell, flow switch, remote, or any accessories for the Aqua Plus or Pro Logic Controller please contact us here or by calling 866-532-8194. 
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    Aqua Genie Product Information and Installation Instructions

    By Greg
    The Aqua Genie for inground swimming pools is a skimmer and return system built into one centralized unit. The Aqua Genie's two-pipe installation system is as easy as it gets. One pipe runs from the Aqua Genie to the filter and another pipe returns from the filter to the Aqua Genie. This amazingly uncomplicated design means installation is easy and less expensive.
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    Suction, Pressure & Robotic Automatic Pool Cleaners: What's the Difference?

    By Laci
    With everyone being busy and wanting to spend the extra they do have relaxing, we are seeing more and more of our customers turning to automatic pool cleaners to help give them time back!
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    Single, Two, or Variable Speed Pool Pumps: What are the Real Differences?

    By Laci
    There are three types of pumps to choose from, all based on their speeds. This is important because the speed of the pump directly impacts the amount of energy the pump uses - which, in turn, has a large effect on your electric bill.
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