Michael Dean

Michael has over 25 years of experience in the swimming pool industry. He has built pools and natural landscapes for hundreds of homes and businesses across the country. He also holds multiple patents for pool performance products he has engineered over the years.

Can You Replaster a Pool Over Existing Plaster?
Acid Washing Pool Plaster: Critical Part of the Installation Process
Pool Shock Calculator: How Much Shock Do You Need?
Every Step In the Pool Plaster Process
How to Prep a Pool for a New Plaster Job
How Thick Is Pool Plaster?
What is Pool Plastering?
Pool Plaster Color Choices: What Are Your Options?
Types of Pool Plaster Finishes and the Pros and Cons of Each
What Happens If You Don’t Brush New Pool Plaster?
What is a Pool Alarm and Can it Help?
How to Connect a Pool Backwash Hose
Should You Brush or Vacuum Your Pool First?
Swimming Pool Statistics: 101+ Important Facts and Trends
How to Brush a Pool
How Often Should You Brush Your Pool?
Can You Run a Pool Pump With Your Solar Cover On?
Pool Timer Cost Breakdown
How to Replace Your Pool Timer
Are Pool Test Strips Accurate?
How Many Swimming Pools Are In the U.S.?
Different Types of Pool Timers and How to Find the Right One For You
Pool Pump Timer Not Working? Here’s How to Fix It
How to Install a Pool Pump Timer (With Wiring Diagram)
How to Set a Pool Timer
Pool Test Kit Instructions PDFs
How to Test Your Pool Water Without a Kit
How to Read Pool Test Strips
How Long Do Pool Test Strips Last?
How to Use a Pool Cover Winch
How to Cover Freeform and Kidney Shaped Pools
How to Install a Pool Cover
How to Clean a Pool Cover
How to Keep a Pool Cover From Blowing Off
How to Store a Pool Cover
When To Leave Your Pool Cover On: Should You Leave It On or Off During the Day?
The Proper Way To Remove a Pool Cover
How Do Solar Pool Heaters Work? Breaking Down the Mechanics
Should You Cover Your Pool In The Summer?
How to Get Water Off Your Pool Cover
Solar Pool Heater Cost Breakdown
Types of Pool Covers & Major Differences Between Them
Solar Pool Heater Plumbing Diagram
How to Install a Solar Pool Heater
Pool Pump Cover Design Ideas
How Effective Are Solar Pool Heaters?
Solar Pool Cover Bubbles: Up or Down?
How To Keep Your Pool Cover From Sagging
How to Build a DIY Pool Cover
Pool Cover Cost Breakdown
Automatic Pool Cleaner Cost Breakdown: Are They Worth It?
Automatic Pool Cleaner Troubleshooting: How to Solve Common Problems
How Automatic Pool Cleaners Work: Breaking It Down
How Long Do Automatic Pool Cleaners Last?
Pool Skimmer Troubleshooting: Common Problems and How to Fix Them
How To Install a New Pool Skimmer
How to Increase the Suction Of Your Pool Skimmer
How Many Skimmers Does a Pool Need?
What is a Pool Skimmer And How Does It Work?
How Long Do Pool Heaters Last?
Can You Add a Heater to an Existing Pool?
How Does a Pool Heater Work?
How to Heat a Pool: Your Options
How to Troubleshoot Every Type of Pool Filter & Problem
Gas vs. Electric Pool Heater: Which Should You Choose?
Cartridge Pool Filter Troubleshooting and Maintenance
How to Use a Solar Pool Cover
How to Clean a Solar Pool Cover
How Fast Does a Solar Cover Heat a Pool?
How Effective Are Solar Pool Covers?
DE Pool Filter Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Sand Pool Filter Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Most Popular Swimming Pool Shapes
Sand Filter Calculator: How Much Sand Do You Need?
Why Is My Pool Filter Blowing Out Sand?
What Should You Do With Old Pool Filter Sand?
How Often Should You Change Sand In Your Pool Filter?
How to Clean a Cartridge Filter
How to Take Down an Above Ground Pool
How to Manually Vacuum a Pool
How to Select the Right Above Ground Pool Size and Location
How to Clean an Above Ground Pool After Draining
How to Install an Above Ground Pool
How To Drain An Above Ground Pool
How to Heat an Above Ground Pool
How Long Does an Above Ground Pool Last?
How To Find a Leak in an Above Ground Pool
What to Put Under an Above Ground Pool
How to Install a Salt Chlorine Generator
What Happens If There Is Too Much Salt In Your Pool?
Common Salt Chlorine Generator Problems (And How to Fix Them)
Can You Heat a Saltwater Pool?
How to Winterize a Saltwater Pool
How to Empty a Pool Skimmer Basket
DE Filter Pressure Rising Too Fast? Here’s How to Fix It
How to Replace DE Filter Grids
Testing Strips vs. Liquid Drop Tests
What is a Pool Skimmer Diverter?
Sand vs. DE vs. Cartridge Filters: What’s the Difference?
How to Clean and Backwash a DE Filter
Garden Pool Design Guide
Freeform Pool Design Guide
Infinity Pool Design Guide
Pool Supplies You Definitely Need
Pool Water Delivery – How To Get Water into Your Pool
Winter Pool Maintenance Tips For the Off-Season
What Size Pool Pillow Do You Need?
How To Remove Snow From a Pool Cover
How to Protect Your Pool Cover During Winter
Pool DE Filters Guide
Pool Cartridge Filters Guide
Pool Sand Filters Guide
Mineral Pool Systems Guide
Swimming Pool Flow Meters 101: Types, How to Install, Why You Should Use One, and More
How Much Water Do You Actually Lose in Your Pool From Evaporation?
Total Dissolved Solids in Swimming Pools
Pool Aerators 101: Can They Help Your Pool?
How to SLAM a Pool
How to Add Calcium Chloride to Your Pool
Using Baking Soda vs. Soda Ash in Your Pool
How To Use Soda Ash (Sodium Carbonate) in Your Pool
Liquid Solar Covers Guide
How to Use Baking Soda in Your Pool
Everything You Need to Know About Total Alkalinity In Your Pool
Non-Chlorine Shock: Should You Use It in Your Pool?
What Is a Pool Ionizer?
What Are Bromine Tablets? Here’s How to Use Them
How to Lower pH Level in Your Pool Safely
What Is Pool Stabilizer?
How to Keep Leaves Out of Your Pool
How to Remove Pollen From Your Pool Water
How to Get Rid of Worms In Your Pool (And Keep Them Out)
How to Keep Wasps and Bees Away from a Pool
How to Remove Calcium Scale Deposits from Your Pool Wall
How to Use a Pool Valve Actuator
How to Select the Right Pool Check Valve
How to Set Up Pool Diverter Valves
How to Select a Pool Diverter Valve
Pool Valves Explained: Types, Diagrams, and Common Questions
How to Properly Store Your Pool Chemicals
Biguanide Pool Treatments Guide
What To Do if Your Swimming Pool Has Nitrates
Guide to Using Sodium Bisulfate in Your Pool
Guide to Using Sodium Hypochlorite In Your Pool
Guide to Using Borax in Your Pool
How to Get Wrinkles Out of a Vinyl Pool Liner
How to Level the Ground For Your Pool
Stamped vs. Brushed Concrete Around Your Pool: How to Decide
What Is a Semi Inground Pool?
Average Swimming Pool Sizes and How to Choose The Right Size For You
Types of Pool Enclosures: Which Should You Get?
Common Pool Pump Issues and How To Fix Them
How To Find the Right Pool Pump Shaft Seal
How To Replace a Pool Pump Impeller
How to Remove Stubborn Pool Pump Impellers
How To Clean Out a Pool Pump Impeller
Pool Pump Too Loud? Here’s How to Fix It
Causes of a Leaking Pool Pump and How to Fix It
How to Replace Your Pool Pump Motor
Should You Replace Your Pool Pump Motor or the Whole Pump?
How Long Should You Run Your Pool Pump For?
How Much DE to Add To Your Filter
Signs You Need to Replace Your Filter Cartridge
What Is a Spider Gasket?
How To Maintain and Repair Your Multiport Valve
How To Replace a Lateral in a Pool Sand Filter
When to Replace Your Pool Filter O-Ring
How to Lower The Chlorine Level in Your Pool
Bromine vs. Chlorine: What’s Best for Your Pool
How To Replace Your Pool Return Jets
Pool Jets Not Working? Here’s How to Troubleshoot Them
Pool Landscaping Design Guide
Guide to Using Dichlor Chlorine
Trichlor Chlorine: Should You Use It for Your Pool?
Zinc Anodes For Swimming Pools
What is Pool Ozone?
Pool Lighting Design Guide
Basics of Pool Water Saturation Index
How to Reduce High Pressure in Your Pool Pump System
Monthly Electrical Costs to Run a Swimming Pool
Pool Popping Out of the Ground? Here’s What To Do
Pool Light Troubleshooting
How to Caulk Your Inground Swimming Pool
Best Pool Skimmer Basket
Best Pool Brushes
Best Pool Closing Kits
How to Find and Replace a Skimmer Weir
Pool Privacy Design Guide
Swimming Pool Codes and Regulations Guide
How to Find and Replace a Skimmer Basket
How to Tell if Your Salt Cell Needs Replacing
How To Test The Salt Level Of A Pool
Pool Fence Design Guide
Guide to Pool Permits for Homeowners
Inground Pool Warranties: What You Need to Know
Pool Planning Guide: What To Consider Before Installing an Inground Pool
Most Common Swimming Pool Construction Questions
Pool Deck Design Guide
Pool Excavation: The Process & Questions You Should Ask Your Pool Builder
What You Should Do to Your Pool After it Rains
How to Get Rid of White Water Mold and Pink Slime in Your Pool
How to Remove Algae from a Salt Water Pool
How to Clean a Swimming Pool the Right Way
Pool Tile Design Guide
Stock Tank Pool Design Guide
How to Keep the Mosquitoes Away From Your Swimming Pool
Why You Have Air Bubbles In Your Pool
How to Set Up an Automated Pool Chemical System
Keeping Frogs Out of Your Pool
How to Keep Ducks Out of Your Pool
How to Get Sand Out of Your Pool (& Why It’s There)
Pool Foaming? How to Get Rid of Pool Foam
Liquid Chlorine vs. Chlorine Granules
How to Solve Chlorine Lock and Chlorine Demand
What’s the Difference Between Stabilized and Unstabilized Chlorine?
How To Raise Your Pool’s Alkalinity
Guide to Automatic Pool Chlorinators
Using Household Products to Clean Your Pool
15 Common Pool Maintenance Mistakes
How to Identify and Remove Pool Stains
The Importance of Swimming Pool Circulation
Swimming Pool Anatomy: What Are All the Parts of a Pool?
Automatic Pool Covers 101: How They Work, Pros/Cons & More
How to Change a Pool Light Bulb
How to Use a Pool Air Pillow With Your Winter Cover
How to Troubleshoot a Pool Heater
Best Pool Backwash Hose
Best Pool Shock
How to Patch Any Pool Liner
How to Replace Your Inground Pool Liner (And When To Do It)
How to Repair Plaster in a Pool
Best Pool Thermometers
The 6 Best Solar Pool Heaters (+ a Bonus Option)
The 6 Best Pool Timers
Best Pool Alarms
How To Find a Leak In Your Pool
What Is the Perfect Pool Temperature?
Pool Spillovers Design Guide
How to Acid Wash a Pool
Pool Resurfacing Cost Breakdown
Pool Heater Cost Breakdown
Swimming Pool Automation Guide: What Are Your Options?
Pool Safety: The Essentials
Pool Inspection Checklist
Pool Bubblers Design Guide
How to Kill Black Algae in Your Pool
Total and Free Chlorine: What’s the Difference?
Understanding Phosphates in Your Pool Water and When to Use a Phosphate Remover
How to Balance and Maintain the Calcium Hardness Level in Your Pool
How to Get Rid of Mustard Algae in Your Pool
Calcium Hypochlorite: What Is It and How it is Used
Pool Scuppers Design Guide
A Guide to Using Algaecide in Your Pool
Pool Clarifier vs. Flocculant
How to Shock a Swimming Pool
Vinyl Liner Pool Cost Breakdown
Vinyl Liner Pools 101
Fiberglass Pool Cost Breakdown
Fiberglass Pools 101: Pros, Cons & What You Should Know
How to Prime a Pool Pump
Understanding Your Pool Filter Pressure Gauge
How to Use the Multiport Valve on Your Pool Filter
How to Clean Your Pool Filter
How to Backwash a Pool Filter
How to Change Pool Filter Sand
Pool Deck Jets Design Guide
Natural Pool Cost Breakdown
Plunge Pool Cost Breakdown
Above Ground Pool Cost Breakdown
Indoor Pool Cost Breakdown
Salt Water Pool Cost Breakdown
Breaking Down the Cost of an Inground Pool
Pool Water (Infinity) Walls Design Guide
Natural Swimming Pools 101
Salt Water vs. Traditional Chlorine Pool Showdown: Which Is Better?
How Long Does It Take To Build a Swimming Pool?
Pool Alkalinity Calculator: What to Add & How Much
Pool Salt Calculator: How Much Salt Do You Need to Add?
Pool Fountains Design Guide
Pool Waterfalls Design Guide
How to Test Your Pool Water
How To Raise pH Levels In Your Pool
Ultimate Guide to Salt Chlorine Generators
How to Get Rid of Water Bugs in a Pool
How to Use Cyanuric Acid In Your Pool
How to Clear a Green Pool
How to Clear Cloudy Pool Water
Using Muriatic Acid In Your Pool: How to Lower Alkalinity, pH, and More Questions Answered
Best Pool Testing Kits
The Best Chlorine Tablets For Your Pool
Pool Design Ideas, Sorted By Concept
The Best Solar Pool Covers
Best Pool Cover Pumps
Natural Swimming Pool Design Ideas
Pool Coping 101
How to Open an Inground Pool
Salt Water Pool Conversion Guide
Pool Salt – What It Is And The Types of Salt You Should Use
Gunite vs. Shotcrete In The Concrete Pool Construction Process
Considerations When Building an Indoor Swimming Pool
Questions to Ask When Hiring a Pool Construction Company
Types of Swimming Pool Water Features
Indoor Swimming Pool Design Ideas
Pool Pump Size Calculator: What Size Pump Do You Need?
The Best Suction-Side Pool Cleaners
The Best Pressure-Side Pool Cleaners
The Best Robotic Pool Cleaners
Saltwater Pool Maintenance Guide
Plunge Pool Design Ideas
The 6 Best Pool Pumps
The 5 Best Pool Skimmers For Every Type of Pool
The Best Above Ground Pool Ladders
The 6 Best Above Ground Pools
The 6 Best Pool Cleaners
Sizing Your Pool Heater
Pool Volume Calculator: How Much Water Is In Your Pool?
How Much Are Swimming Pool Maintenance Costs?
What is a Plunge Pool?
Retaining Wall Drainage Guide
How to Cool Down Your Swimming Pool Water
Retaining Walls: DIY or Professional Install?
When Should I Drain My Swimming Pool?
What is a Retaining Wall? And When You Need One
Grottos: A Unique Addition to Your Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool Comparison Guide: Concrete vs. Fiberglass vs. Vinyl
Deck Draining Guidelines For Your Inground Pool
Should I Replace My Inground Pool? When to Know It’s Time
Types of Pool Cleaners: What’s the Difference?
How to Treat and Quickly Remove Algae From Your Pool
The 6 Best Swimming Pool Covers For All Pool Types
Salt Water Swimming Pool Basics
Swimming Pool Chemistry 101
How to Winterize Your Swimming Pool
Guide to Swimming Pool Water Quality Standards: Public and Residential
The 6 Best Swimming Pool Filters of Every Type
The Best Swimming Pool Heaters of Every Type
Signs That Your Swimming Pool Needs a Deep Clean
Swimming Pool Maintenance 101: How to Take Care of Your Pool
Getting a Great Workout with a Swim Jet System
Budget-Friendly Pool Renovation Ideas
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