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Paperback The Pool Maintenance Manual Book

ISBN: 0070614083

ISBN13: 9780070614086

The Pool Maintenance Manual

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This comprehensive guide to the water maintenance trade covers all aspects of pools, spas and other recreational water containment units. It considers: design and construction, lighting, winterizing, fiberglassing, tiling, troubleshooting and repair.

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Everything you want to know about pool maintenance

In Arizona, pool care is a common teenage chore, just like snow shoveling in more northerly areas, so I'd had some pool experience when I moved into a house of my own. (Thanks, Dad.) This book will tell you everything there is to know about pool care. Other homeowners have complained that there's too much information, but I think the information is presented in such a way that you can skip the gory details. The author mentions that the chapter on water chemistry is optional, for example, but if you want details, they're there.After we moved in, we had some out-of-town friends stay with us, and being from Chicago, they were curious about owning a pool. They were even more surprised when I could answer every question, from the workings of pool filters to pool chemistry -- I told them it was all in the book.This book is about maintenance as well, and not just the theory of it. With this book on top of the pool heater (don't worry, the heater was off), I stripped my DE filter all the way down to the piping and cleaned it from top to bottom. If you want to know about pools, this is the book. You also get a different perspective on movie and sports stars -- you see them form their pools, as with the description of John McEnroe's pool filter. While not exactly cocktail party chatter, it does liven up the presentation.


Great book. I consulted this book extensively while consulting with my pool builder...I even bought him a copy. If you like delving into things, and don't have a Phd hydrodynamics, aquatic chemistry, or electrical engineering, this book will submerge you in swimming pools but not drown you. I also liked that he is opinionated...if he didn't like something, he said so and told you logically why. The book might help you avoid costly mistakes. If you want to buy just one book on swimming pools this is it. One criticism I have is the lack of detailed, critical discussion of alternative sanitizers i.e. sanitizers otherthan chlorine.

Excellent book, with easy to understand explanations

As a brand new pool owner, I wish I had this book as I was overseeing the pool construction!!! I found the explanations most informative. Helped me to understand the complexities of water chemistry. Great drawings and pictures! Covers everything from minor maintenance to major fixes. (some I would never think of tackling myself)

excellent for the do-it-yourself and save pool owner

I have purchased 4 books in search of practical reference for pool maintenance. This book is outstanding. In this genuine book the author offers a comprensive introduction and reference based on experience and intuition. It is well written and easy to understand.WM Lucking PhD (Engineering)

Truely everything you need to know about pool maintenance

This book covers just about everything about maintaining and/or upgrading your pool equipment. It has very technical but clear information as well as basic troubleshooting problems. I am in process of upgrading my motor/filter and this book will save me money and aggrevation by doing it myself. You can often get wrong or misleading information from so called experts but this book will set you on the right track and you will become your own expert.
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