What Color Is Your Swimming Pool?: A Homeowner's Guide to Trouble-Free Pool, Spa, and Hot Tub Maintenance

Overview

Forget costly commercial pool maintenance. You can establish your own pool-maintenance routine and save money with sparkling results. With the easy-to-understand information and clear photographs and illustrations in What Color Is Your Swimming Pool? you'll learn about every aspect of pool maintenance including:

• Basic construction of all types of pools

• Easy, step-by-step cleaning routines

• Basic water chemistry and treatment

• Winterizing and opening

• Making simple repairs

• Selecting and caring for pool ...

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Overview

Forget costly commercial pool maintenance. You can establish your own pool-maintenance routine and save money with sparkling results. With the easy-to-understand information and clear photographs and illustrations in What Color Is Your Swimming Pool? you'll learn about every aspect of pool maintenance including:

• Basic construction of all types of pools

• Easy, step-by-step cleaning routines

• Basic water chemistry and treatment

• Winterizing and opening

• Making simple repairs

• Selecting and caring for pool components, such as filters, pumps, motors, and heaters

• Caring for hot tubs and spas

• Pool safety

Acclaim for the first edition of What Color Is Your Swimming Pool?

"Pool owners puzzling over the best way to keep the water safe and clear are bound to find enlightenment here."

— Better Homes & Gardens Remodeling Ideas

"If your swimming pool looks more like the Cuyahoga River after a heavy rain than the Caribbean on a clear, sunny day, this book is for you."

— Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Since I had an in-ground swimming pool installed last spring [John] O’Keefe’s book has been my maintenance bible.” –Newsday

“O’Keefe does an excellent job of organizing subjects so that even a pool novice like me can find the solution to a problem.” –Newsday

“O’Keefe provides an excellent glossary, chapters on energy conservation and pool safety, and even a chapter on maintaining hot tubs and spas.” –Newsday

“I’d recommend O’Keefe’s book to both owners of above-ground and in-ground pools, and to those thinking about purchasing a pool.” –Newsday

“…this is a something-for-everyone type of manual.” –Newsday

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580173094
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 5/5/2003
  • Edition description: 3RD
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 788,371
  • Product dimensions: 8.48 (w) x 10.84 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Author John O'Keefe is currently a marine engineer and the former managing editor of Pool & Spa News. His book What Color Is Your Swimming Pool? has received much acclaim from various publications, including Better Homes & Gardens Remodeling Ideas: "Pool owners puzzling over the best way to keep the water safe and clear are bound to find enlightenment here." Additionally, the Star Ledger (Newark, NJ) has said, "If you've got a pool, or there's one in your future, take a look at this book."

Alan E. Sanderfoot, author of What Color Is Your Swimming Pool?, is the former editor and associate publisher of AQUA Magazine, the leading trade magazine for the pool and spa industry.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. Basic Pool Types and Construction

2. Water

3. Water Treatment

4. Filtration Systems

5. Pumps and Motors

6. Pool Heaters

7. Pool Covers

8. Pool Cleaning

9. Pool Accessories

10. Winterizing the Pool

11. Opening Up the Pool

12. Pool Face-Lifts

13. Pool Repairs to Do Yourself

14. Pool Safety

15. Hot Tubs and Spas

Appendix

Glossary

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