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.

Pool DE Filters Guide

DE filters are very common in the world of swimming pools. They are used on above-ground and inground pools and are fairly easy for a homeowner to work with. DE is also an exceptional filtering media, as it can catch very fine debris and keep it out of your pool water. Before you go too …

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Pool Cartridge Filters Guide

If you’re looking to replace an older pool filter or are in the midst of planning a new build, you may have heard about cartridge filters. This type of pool filter uses a cartridge to filter the water instead of other traditional filter media like sand or DE. Before you buy one, there is a …

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Pool Sand Filters Guide

Sand filters are a pretty standard feature in residential swimming pools. They are relatively simple to operate, and they use a natural media, sand, to filter the water of fine debris. But, they have some pluses and minuses, so you should do some research before deciding if they are the right choice for you and …

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Mineral Pool Systems Guide

As a swimming pool owner, you know that there are some tricks to keeping your pool sanitized, clean, and clear. One of the things you may have heard is that you can use a mineral system to sanitize your swimming pool water, and ditch your chemical sanitizers like chlorine. If you’re thinking about a mineral …

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Swimming Pool Flow Meters Guide

Summary: A swimming pool flow meter is a device that tells you how quickly the water in your swimming pool is circulating through its plumbing system. Like most homeowners, you want to find ways to save money on the maintenance and upkeep of your home. When it comes to your swimming pool, a little bit …

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Pool Aerators Guide

If you’re doing your own swimming pool maintenance, you probably want to take advantage of every trick in the book. By understanding the concept of pool aeration, you can put oxygen to work for you and save time and money in the process. You already know that good pool water circulation is essential for keeping …

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How to SLAM a Pool

When summertime hits, the word “SLAM” might become a buzzword among pool owners in your neighborhood. You’ve likely gathered that people SLAM their swimming pools to sanitize them, but you’re probably wondering just how effective SLAMing is. I’ll walk you through everything you need to know about SLAMing a pool and how to do it. …

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