Swimming Pool Maintenance Made Easy

Swimming Pool Maintenance Made Easy

by John Brace

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BN ID: 2940148307372
Publisher: John Brace
Publication date: 02/18/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

My main goal is to help people better understand and maintain their swimming pool. I know how confusing it can be and how much money and time can be wasted when you do not have the right information. I think you will like the format and information provided in my book "Pool Maintenance Made Easy".

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Swimming Pool Maintenance Made Easy 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Janet16 More than 1 year ago
This is a basic book about pool maintenance and better suited for people who have never owned a pool. Most of the information in this book is common sense and you will learn it after having your pool for a season. However, there are a few things in here that are useful, especially if you have never owned a pool before. 1. I like that the author explains the ideal ranges of ph, alkalinity, chlorine, calcium hardness, conditioner, phosphate, and total dissolved solids that your pool should have. Again, if you have never had a pool before then this is vital information. 2. The author discusses the various types of algae that can accumulate into the pool and ruin it. The author does discuss what each algae looks like, and provides pictures, and what can be done to eliminate / prevent them. 3. The author discusses the types of chlorine that can be used to keep the pool clean and provides a chart the illustrates how much to use depending on the size of your pool. Despite some of the useful information in this book, there were a few problems I had with it. 1. The beginning that discusses the weekly tasks that you should do is mostly common sense stuff that anyone should know, and can easily be found on the internet. Yes, you have to skim it each week. Yes, you should keep debris away from the pool and cover it while not in use. 2. The winter preparations made no sense. Most people I know drain their pool entirely for the winter. Who's going to be swimming when its 30 degrees outside? But I come from a place where subzero temperatures and blizzards are the norm in the winter. The methods described in this book would ruin your pool. If you live in these artic-type areas, the best thing you can do when winter arrives is to drain you pool and make sure that the pumps and everything are dried as well. If water is in them it will freeze and ruin them. Then, cover the pool. 3. The last problem I had with this book was the pictures. Many of them looked like cheap clip art. I would have loved to have seen diagrams when the author describes how to properly clean a pump and other equipment. But also, the pictures are not properly formatted for the kindle version. While reading this book, the pictures seemed to be in the center of the page, or in a corner, basically, all over the place, which made reading difficult and distracting. This isn't a bad book. It is basic, but if you want more details about pool maintenance then you will want to buy other books on the subject.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am the author John Brace. I am very excited to offer you the new version of this book. The original book was sold for the first time last summer and received an average of 3.5 stars (not good enough for me). I took into consideration all positive and negative comments from last summer and completely rewrote the book this winter. I think you will love the way the book is formatted and find the information inside very helpful. I am very proud of the new version of my book! I hope it helps you with your pool maintenance for years to come!