What's In The Box: Pentair Lil Rebel Suction Side Above Ground Pool Cleaner

What's In The Box: Pentair Lil Rebel Suction Side Above Ground Pool Cleaner

Zachary Rojas
 What's In The Box: Pentair Lil Rebel Suction Side Above Ground Pool Cleaner Hello and welcome to another Fact Friday! Today we'll cover the Lil' R...
What's In The Box: Pentair Lil Rebel Suction Side Above Ground Pool Cleaner

What's In The Box: Pentair Lil Rebel Suction Side Above Ground Pool Cleaner

Zachary Rojas
 What's In The Box: Pentair Lil Rebel Suction Side Above Ground Pool Cleaner Hello and welcome to another Fact Friday! Today we'll cover the Lil' R...
What's In The Box: Hayward Aquanaut 200

What's In The Box: Hayward Aquanaut 200

Zachary Rojas
What's In The Box: Hayward Aquanaut 200 Hello and welcome to another What's In The Box Wednesday! In this article we'll cover Hayward's Aquanaut 20...
Converting a Caretaker System into an A&A Gamma Series 4 System

Converting a Caretaker System into an A&A Gamma Series 4 System

Zachary Rojas
Converting a Caretaker System into an A&A Gamma Series 4 System Hello everyone, welcome to another Fact Friday from ePoolSupply! Occasionally w...
What's up Wednesday: Kreepy Krauly Legend 2 Overview

What's up Wednesday: Kreepy Krauly Legend 2 Overview

Zachary Rojas
Kreepy Krauly Legend 2 Overview Today we’re diving in to take a closer look at Pentair’s Kreepy Krauly Legend 2 Pressure Side pool cleaner. Like th...
Pentair Kreepy Krauly Platinum Overview

Pentair Kreepy Krauly Platinum Overview

Zachary Rojas
At the end of the day this cleaner gets the job done every single time. When efficiency and dependability are what you’re aiming for, there is no better option than Pentair. With periodic rebates there is usually some additional savings to balance the price tag, factor in the warranty already included and we’d say it's beyond a great deal and a great cleaner to boot, which is really the most important part! Keep your eyes peeled for future blogs regarding the Kreepy Krauly Platinum including installation, troubleshooting, and more.
How To Acid Wash A Plaster Pool

How To Acid Wash A Plaster Pool

Zachary Rojas
How to Acid Wash A Plaster Pool With Muriatic Acid & Bio-Dex Plaster White 'N Brite   Hi everyone! Welcome to a Tutor-Time Tuesday! Occasionall...
Fact Friday: How To Program the Pentair SuperFlo

Fact Friday: How To Program the Pentair SuperFlo

Ben Diefenderfer
How To Program the Pentair SuperFlo Hello everyone, welcome to another Fact Friday from ePoolSupply! Occasionally we like to educate our customers ...
What's up Wednesday: How To Install Pentair IntelliSync

What's up Wednesday: How To Install Pentair IntelliSync

Zachary Rojas
We walk you through an overview of the IntellSync that is designed and manufactured by Pentair Pool and Spa Equipment and Solutions. We show you how it functions and how to properly install it onto your equipment along with any helpful tips and tricks that will prove to be useful. This unit is made specifically for the Pentair SuperFlo 1.5HP horsepower and IntelliFlo 3HP horsepower Variable Speed Pool Pumps.
Filtration: Benefits of Glass Media vs. Sand Pool Filters

Filtration: Benefits of Glass Media vs. Sand Pool Filters

Ben Diefenderfer
What if we told you there is a way to never change the media in your sand filter again? Well, we know a way! Dive in with us as we take a closer look at regular sand filter media versus glass and the pros and cons for each.
HammerTech Solutions' All Metal Pop Up Head Tools

Introducing: HammerTech Solutions' All Metal Pop Up Head Tools!

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Meet The New All-Metal Tools For In-Floor Pop Up Head Cleaning & Installation  Welcome to another wonderful Wednesday from ePoolSupply! We like...
What is a Pool Pop Up & How do they work?

What is a Pool Pop Up & How do they work?

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Each system has a set number of "zones" that the water cycles through. As the water passes through the actuator, it turns a series of gears that allows the high pressure water to escape through one zone at a time. The more common valves use 5 or 6 zones however, there are systems that use 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, or 12 zones as well. Once the zone of heads is activated, the heads stay popped up for approximately thirty seconds up to a full minute (depending on the system). Once they retract into the pool floor, the heads rotate slightly to make sure they face a new direction the next time they are activated.
Single Speed Pumps Obsolete: 2021 Variable Speed Pump Law Breakdown

Single Speed Pumps Obsolete: 2021 Variable Speed Pump Law Breakdown

Ben Diefenderfer
With 2021 comes a few changes to day to day waterborne operations as well as general pool operation. Starting July 19th, 2021 the Department of Energy new regulation will go into effect making it illegal to operate most single speed pool pumps due to the efficiency and energy consumption associated with single speed motors and pumps. As of July 19th, 2021 all newly installed, refurbished, and replacement pumps installed on filtration systems will need to be compliant with the new regulations.
What's in the Box: Zodiac MX6 & MX6 Elite!

What's in the Box: Zodiac MX6 & MX6 Elite!

Ben Diefenderfer
Welcome to another Fact Friday at ePoolSupply! Each week we like to discuss helpful tips and tricks regarding the pool industry. Today we will be d...
Fact Friday: How to Maintain a Chlorine Free Pool

Fact Friday: How to Maintain a Chlorine Free Pool

Ben Diefenderfer
Welcome to another Fact Friday at ePoolSupply! Each week we like to discuss helpful tips and tricks regarding the pool industry. Today we will be t...
How to Rebuild a Caretaker 5-Port Cleaning System using the OEM 5-9-2001

How to Rebuild a Caretaker 5-Port Cleaning System using the OEM 5-9-2001

Ben Diefenderfer
Hello again! Periodically we like to provide our customers with some helpful tips and tricks to assist in the maintenance of their swimming pools. ...
pool water test kit for chlorine and ph levels

Fact Friday: Chlorination 101

Ben Diefenderfer
General water chemistry relies on concentration and ppm, or parts per million. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends pH 7.2–7.8 (with pH 7.5 being optimal) and a free chlorine concentration of at least 1 ppm in pools and at least 3 ppm in hot tubs/spas. What does that mean for your pool or spa? To start, as the pH levels in water rise, the potency at which chlorine or free chlorine can kill germs and bacteria lowers. In layman's terms, as pH lowers, even more so if the pH is <7.0, the ability of free chlorine to kill germs returns.
What's Up Wednesday: Caretaker Nozzle Overview

What's Up Wednesday: Caretaker Nozzle Overview

Ben Diefenderfer
As with any pool, the water is circulated through a system of suction lines, run through a filter, and returned back into the pool through various pool jets and water features. This is where the infloor system comes in. Once the water has been filtered, it is driven through an actuator which disperses the water at high pressure to a designated "zone" of three to five cleaning heads. These heads "pop up" from the pool floor and spray dirt & debris towards the main suction drain. Depending on where the heads are located in your pool in relation to the other cleaning heads, Caretaker offers five different Nozzle Inserts to determine the cleaning radius for each pop up head to ensure proper water circulation and precise cleaning. We'll go over each one in detail to give you the best recommendation!
Maintenance Monday: A&A Style 2 vs. Gamma Series 2

Maintenance Monday: A&A Style 2 vs. Gamma Series 2

Ben Diefenderfer

Introduced mid-2012, the Gamma 2 utilizes a bigger locking tab to guarantee a seamless fit into your existing Style 2 Collars. Easily diagnose or install these cleaning heads with the A&A Style 2 Tool. A&A has also made some improvements to the spring which allows the head to pop up fully when the pump is running at lower RPM's; a big plus for anyone who has recently switched over to a Variable Speed pump! Another new feature on the Gamma Series 2 Standard is the four-in-one Adjustable Nozzle which eliminates the need to choose between High Flow and Low Flow. 

Pentair Lil Shark above ground pool cleaner

What's in the Box: Pentair Lil' Shark Above Ground Pool Cleaner

Ben Diefenderfer
The Pentair Lil’ Shark features a replaceable shark fin, teeth and everything you’d expect with a little shark swimming around cleaning your pool. This cleaner has an open mouth port with an oscillator and agitator that moves this cleaner around the pool. This same function combined with the multiple brushes present around the bottom rim of the cleaner is what knocks out dirt and debris in the pool itself. The agitation combined with the suction allows for easy, simple removal of debris from the pool once picked up by the cleaner. Less moving parts means less items that wear and need replacing.
Pentair Kreepy Krauly: What's in the Box?

Pentair Kreepy Krauly: What's in the Box?

Ben Diefenderfer
The Pentair Kreepy Krauly cleaner features a flat seal for concrete or plaster pools. As such, it isn’t recommended for use on pebble tech. Included is a thread-in skimmer adapter that connects directly to the pool's skimmer. The Kreepy Krauly Suction Side Pool Cleaner utilizes a dual flap system in order to free the cleaner of any slippage or obstructions in the pool. Should the cleaner become stuck, the flaps help the cleaner with mobility and stability while it moves around the bottom of the pool surface. This cleaning system also comes standard with an eyeball diverter for hard to reach places and water dispersion. For ease of installation, the cleaner comes from the factory with the footpad already installed making it that much more appealing to weekend warriors looking to upgrade or replace cleaners with minimal hands on work.
Tech Tuesday: How to Upgrade A&A Ball Valve to a T-Valve with #540234

Tech Tuesday: How to Upgrade A&A Ball Valve to a T-Valve with #540234

Ben Diefenderfer
Before you start gluing everything in, you're going to want to do a dry run to familiarize yourself with the function and orientation of the cleaning system. Each Glue-In Flap includes a metal swing bar to allow the flap to open and close. They will be loose in each flap so be sure to keep your eye on them so they don't fall out. Install each of the six flaps without glue pressing the flap securely over the output port, while clipping the flap onto the valve base. Now you're ready for the glue phase!
Polaris 380 Pressure Cleaner: What's in the box?

Polaris 380 Pressure Cleaner: What's in the box?

Ben Diefenderfer
Welcome to another Magnificent Monday at ePoolSupply. Each week we like to discuss helpful tips and tricks regarding the pool industry. Today we wi...
How to Rebuild an A&A Top Feed Infloor Cleaning System (DIY #522634)

How to Rebuild an A&A Top Feed Infloor Cleaning System (DIY #522634)

Ben Diefenderfer
Beginning at the bottom pin on either side, add a gear with the teeth face-down and stack the next gear on the next corresponding pin. Be sure to check that the gears make contact with each other and they all spin freely without restriction. Once you've added all ten gears, you can begin to add the locking washers by hand. Keep in mind that the middle gear on each side will not need a washer. When adding each washer, be sure not to push them too far down the pin. Triple-check each gear to make sure they all work together and spin without any difficulty.
Polaris 360 Pressure Cleaner: What's in the Box?

Polaris 360 Pressure Cleaner: What's in the Box?

Ben Diefenderfer
Welcome to another Terrific Tuesday at ePoolSupply. Each week we like to discuss helpful tips and tricks regarding the pool industry. This week we ...
pentair intelliflo pool pump

2021 Department of Energy Variable Speed Pump Law Explained

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In case you haven't heard, the Department of Energy has announced that by July 19, 2021 all Dedicated Purpose Pool Pumps must meet a minimum energy requirement, otherwise you could be subject to certain penalties and fines. What does that mean for your pool? We're here to break everything down for you. 
cleaning pool filter and replacing filter media

How Often Should I Clean My Pool Filter & Replace My Filter Media?

Ben Diefenderfer
The pool filter is one of the most important pieces of equipment. Without the filter, your pool would essentially become a swamp after a few short weeks. As the water circulates, the water passes through the filter media; either Sand, Diatomaceous Earth, or Cartridges. This filtration media is designed to catch small particles and debris to prevent them from being redistributed to the swimming pool.
algae in swimming pool

How to Remove Algae Fast!

Ben Diefenderfer
From Green to Clean Welcome to another Fact Friday from ePoolSupply! Every Friday we like to educate our customers with important information re...
Pool with yellow algae

How to Get Rid of Yellow Algae

Ben Diefenderfer
Yellow algae is more commonly found in southern climates. It clings to pool walls, toys, as well as your bathing suits. Contrary to its close cousin green algae, yellow algae is more resistant to chlorine and usually requires the assistance from a good algaecide like Sodium Bromide in order to clear and eliminate the bloom from your swimming pool. So where do you start?
Fact Friday: The Importance of Pool Circulation

Fact Friday: The Importance of Pool Circulation

Ben Diefenderfer
Welcome back to another edition of Fact Friday here at ePoolSupply! Every Friday we like to educate our customers with important information regard...
Swimming Pool Safety Tips

Swimming Pool Safety Tips

Ben Diefenderfer

Pool Safety involves quite a few things actually; ranging from special equipment to regulate chemical distribution, signage and warnings to deter misbehavior, or even physical barriers to prevent accidents. 

How can you adopt these preventative measures and practices? Allow us to lay out some precautions to guide you toward a safer swimming experience. 

pool light replacement bulb

How To Change A Pool Light Bulb

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*PLEASE READ EACH STEP THOROUGHLY BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO REPLACE THE BULB. ALWAYS HAVE SOMEONE WITH YOU TO HELP IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REPLACE THE BULB IF YOU ARE NOT EXPERIENCED WITH ELECTRICITY OR A MULTIMETER.*