Black & Decker The Complete Guide: Maintain Your Pool & Spa: Repair & Upkeep Made Easy (Black & Decker Complete Guide)

Black & Decker The Complete Guide: Maintain Your Pool & Spa: Repair & Upkeep Made Easy (Black & Decker Complete Guide)

Rich Binsacca

Language: English

Pages: 240

ISBN: 1589232860

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Better maintenance means more enjoyment of your pool or spa.

Black & Decker The Complete Guide Maintain Your Pool & Spa will both inspire and educate readers on the practical points of owning and maintaining a home swimming pool, hot tub, or recreational whirlpool.

For those considering a recreational water feature, an exciting gallery chapter and a planning/design chapter will show the latest trends and products, and unique new ways to integrate a pool or spa into the landscape. The book also includes an overview of each type of structure, including above-ground and in-ground swimming pools, stand-alone whirlpools, integrated pool/spa installations, and pool houses and accessories. For readers who already own a pool or spa, lengthy, detailed chapters on basic maintenance, water quality, seasonal upkeep, and routine repairs provide everything needed to keep water features in good operating condition. Even the mechanical systems - pumps, heaters, drains and skimmers - are covered in depth. With this book, no pool or spa owner will need to spend money on a professional pool-care service, and may never need to call a repairman.

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spa for cleaning. Consider one with a nylon scrubbing pad on one side for ceramic tile surfaces. Lubricant. Available at pool and spa retailers, a liquid lubricant can be applied to gaskets within the filter and pump housings to keep them supple and effective against air and water leaks. Pump lid wrench. Specially designed to gently but safely and effectively remove the lid of the pump for cleaning and maintenance, as opposed to using a standard wrench or other tool that might damage the

enables you to decide which parts of the system you want to tackle yourself in terms of maintenance and repair and which you prefer to hire out under your educated supervision to sustain your investment. Before we dive into the details of each part of a pool or spa equipment set, it’s important to get a bird’s eye view of the components and how they all fit together, and in what order. Every vessel, no matter the size or its intended function, includes some way for the water to be recirculated,

former is manually or automatically controlled to be either in the open or closed position; the latter opens and closed based on the water pressure against either side. Union fittings function like manifolds, redirecting the water flow from multiple sources at one junction point. Tees, wyes and elbows are typical shapes. Elbow fittings connect straight runs of pipe to follow a directional line. Most have a 90 degree or a 45 degree curve. A multiport valve like this backwash valve

indicates a leak in the pool shell or recirculation system, requiring further investigation and repair. Assuming there are no structural problems with the shell, a plaster resurfacing or liner replacement job is fairly straightforward. If you can wait, it might be cost-effective to schedule the work at the end of the swim or soak season to allow the new finish to adjust without the rigors or everyday use, cleaning, and frequent chemical balancing. As mentioned earlier, a new vinyl liner can

support may buckle the fiberglass. As an alternative, fiberglass pool manufacturers are broadening the design options for the integral coping (or top edge) molded and finished into their products. Above-ground Pools Long perceived as a cheap alternative to in-ground pools, those resting above ground have recently and dramatically been improved in appearance, durability, and performance to close the status gap. Resins are now the rule for exterior shell materials, providing one-piece

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