Easy Clear Pool

Why Did We Start A Podcast?

October 07, 2020 John Berry Episode 2
Easy Clear Pool
Why Did We Start A Podcast?
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Email or Call Us
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Swimming Pool Questions
00:09:22
Why Podcasting?
00:11:47
Recap
Easy Clear Pool
Why Did We Start A Podcast?
Oct 07, 2020 Episode 2
John Berry

We discuss briefly why we started this podcast as well as answer a couple of pool questions that pool owners may have.

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Email us at podcast@easyclearpool.com or leave us a voicemail at (405) 804-1377 to get your comments and questions on the show.

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We discuss briefly why we started this podcast as well as answer a couple of pool questions that pool owners may have.

Become Part of the Podcast
Email us at podcast@easyclearpool.com or leave us a voicemail at (405) 804-1377 to get your comments and questions on the show.

John:

[ Intro] Welcome back to the easyclearpool.com podcast. Once again, my name is John I'm here with , Dolores and we started this podcast. This is only our second episode. This is episode number two. It's really like episode number one, though, we're just getting started and getting into this. So we're learning as we go it's new to us. So hopefully we improve and get things better as we go along the way. Before we get into the , topic of this podcast, which is the reason we started it, a few main things. There's some questions that we have , stumbled up on the internet through Reddit and through , um, Facebook groups and things that we found that people are asking. And we're going to go ahead and answer those on this podcast, but if you want to go ahead and contribute to this podcast yourself , uh, you could do so quite easily and we'd welcome you to do so. Yeah , just go ahead and email us a t podcastat@easyclearpool. com. Just email your question and it's g oing t o go ahead and be on the next episode or a future episode. At least w e'll answer that question. There's also a phone number that you can call and leave a voicemail and your voicemail will be aired on this podcast and a nswered t hem. What is that phone number?

Dolores:

(405) 804-1377

John:

Right. So go ahead and get that phone number punched in your phone. Call it , leave your message. It will be recorded and replayed on this podcast in an upcoming episode in one, two or three weeks, and we will answer that question. It will be great content for this podcast as well. You can help grow this podcast and become a contributor. I think it'll be fun to answer your questions , but we do have some questions now like I said, that we've found all over the internet and Dolores here is going to go ahead and ask some of them. I'll answer them here. What are some of the questions that we have available right now?

Dolores:

Okay. Frank asked is it recommended we pump the water off the cover before it freezes.

John:

Okay. So he is apparently already covered his pool and it has rained and there's water all on the cover and he asked, should we remove the water from the cover? And the answer to that is probably so now, if it's just a small amount, it's not a major issue, but if you're getting a lot of rain, you start to have stress on the pools sidewalls. That is if you have an above ground pool, which you most likely do, if you have water on it and that can actually damage your pool some. Also, if it freezes, then you're going to have the water freeze. And that also is not the best thing for your pool cover. So I would say yes, now there are a couple of things you can do to help alleviate how much water you get on the pool and that would be by putting the pool pillow under your , cover and that way some of the stress will be alleviated and that pool pillow will kind of float up and the water won't weigh quite as much the walls of the pool. So that is one option. You can have to kind of get the stress off of it. Of course, if you had it high enough you may actually allow some of the water to run off the pool, but most likely you wouldn't have that and a couple of things you can do to alleviate this is just to get a submersible pump. You can get that at Lowe's or Home Depot, or even at Amazon. And when you get one, you want one that has a wide square on the bottom, if possible, that way it does not fall over. Of course, if it falls over on its side, i t'll still be able to pump water off the pool. But when it gets toward the last inch or two, it's going to have more trouble. So getting one that's able to stand and not fall over would be good. Another way you can do it is just to siphon it with a water hose. And I do have a video on my YouTube channel. If you search on how to remove the rainwater off of your cover, and you can do it with just a water hose, you simply , go ahead and put the end of the one end of the water hose in your pool. And the other end on your faucet, turn the water on until water is going in the pool and there is no bubbles. And the water is going in the pool in the water. Then turn the water faucet off, unscrew the hose and lay it on the ground. You will find water to start pouring out the opposite end of the hose and it will drain. That will take a little while that's a free and easy way without having to buy a submersible pump. So you can do that as well to kind of get some of the water out of the pool cover. But yes, you'll want to go ahead and try to keep the water off the cover as much as possible. You got any more questions?

Dolores:

Yes. Pierce asked, what do you use to test your CYA?

John:

Your CYA, your Cyanuracid, well, most people, just some test strips is all you really need for the average person. If you just have an above ground pool or your own personal pool, test strips will be fine. You can get those again on Amazon, or even at your local Walmart or Home Depot and get those that basically have a CYA test strip on them or a spot that shows you what it is. And you'll just compare it to the color on the bottle.

Dolores:

Okay. Denise asked, what can she do? Because her pool cover keeps on coming off.

John:

So the pull cover keeps coming off. So she put it on and the pool cover won't stay on the pool?

Dolores:

Yep . We've had that problem before.

John:

Yeah. So really for this one, if you put it on and you go ahead and tighten it up and everything , most of them come with a wire that goes around the pool, something you tighten. Just get you some inexpensive clamps at your Home Depot. There's also some , pool clamps that you can find on Amazon that will fit on most pools. The other thing I would really say is you probably should do that if your pool cover is not staying on properly, but you can also look at some winter cover seals. Now this is like saran wrap, you'll buy, you'll use it one time and it will be disposable. So the next year you'd have to rebuy it. Once you put your pool cover on, you get this saran wrap, kind of like item. Just Google winter cover seal, Blue Wave makes one and you'll run that around. You pull them multiple times after your pools covers one, and that will go ahead and hold it in place. It'll also keep dirt dust and air from coming up under the pool and getting into the water and getting into areas of the pool.

Dolores:

Yes and we live in Oklahoma, so it's very windy and that thing stayed on our pool.

John:

Yeah, it did. And it stayed on it . It worked great, but if you are having trouble with your pool covers, I would recommend putting one of those on a winter cover seal. And then maybe once you get that on, even just for added measure, go ahead and get you about four or five clamps , maybe a half a dozen, and just place those around the pool. Every so many feet,, maybe every five or six feet, and that way , your clamps are on the cover and the seals on. You'll be able to open your pool next year without the cover coming off or dirt, getting all up in the pool . So that's what I would recommend you do with that.

Dolores:

That's all we got on the questions.

John:

Alright , well, thank you for the questions. And once again, if you would like become part of the podcast, just go ahead and email us at podcast@easyclearpool . com, Dolores, will get them printed out and will be asking me in a future episode or call our hotline at (405) 804-1377 and just leave a voice mail. We will air that and answer that on an upcoming podcast episode. So now we're going to go ahead and talk a little bit about why it is we started this podcast. Now I already have a website that's easyclearpool . com, we got a YouTube channel at Easy Clear Pool, and well, there's a lot of people out there that like to listen. There's a lot of people out there that like to watch and read. So now we're going to cover all bases and some of you may want to consume the content in all three platforms. We are even getting in a little bit of Facebook now. You can look us up on Facebook and follow us there as well, but , but really it's just something we wanted to do it. And we thought it would be fun. We come out here and , hopefully , these first few podcasts, aren't horrible and we'll try to improve those over time, but they always say, you've got to have a disaster before you have success. So we're probably there now. So if you just go ahead and realize that we're doing this so that we can get as many people information as we can, and there's not a whole lot of podcasts out there that , uh, are about pool maintenance and care and things like that, most of them are, how do you make money cleaning the pool? How do you become a pool business person? So this podcast is more for the pool care and, and the pool owner that needs help and that type of thing. So we're going to come on here to try and , and give that information in the audio format, and it is kind of new to us. So that's kind of why we started this podcast and to have a little fun. And we're going to go ahead and continue to bring these weekly and hopefully , you guys, or some of you will listen and enjoy the content. And while you do that, don't forget to go ahead and share it, whatever you watch it on Apple or Google or Spotify, and be sure and follow or subscribe as well when you , watch it. You should see that little button on there, and you can click on that, but to recap, this podcast that we've had today is we went ahead, answered a few questions. Um, yes, you should go ahead and remove the water from your pool, cover that away... If it freezes , it doesn't ruin your cover a nd you can use simple strips to test your CYA and if your pool cover keeps coming off, go ahead and add some clamps, maybe a dd a winter seal, cover over the top of it. That will hopefully help you keep that pool cover on. And of course, remember, don't close your pool until the temperatures below 60 to 65 degrees. That w ay y ou don't have a lgae growing. If you must close it sooner, go ahead and add some algaecide to it and that might help you if you close it a little before you should do so.

Dolores:

And have a buddy help you put on the pool cover.

John:

She's adamant on that. Make sure you have help when you put on the pool cover and also that applies to when you take it off, trust me the next year. You don't want to take that pool cover off by yourself. You get you an army of people, call your friends, call your family, have them help you. Because if, when you're taking it off, it falls in the pool, you may not get it out. All the dirt, all the leaves, all the mess goes in the pool and everything on it. This will cause your pool opening season to get worse because all that stuff is now in the pool and want it to go it out of the pool. That pertains to that question we had water cut what you need to remove the water off the po ol. You do really need to have the water off the pool. By the time it comes to taking the cover off the pool, otherwise you're not going to, it's going to be too heavy. So you're going to have to remove the water from the pool cover. If you have a considerable amount before you can remove it, the following season as well. So that's, that's very important. Otherwise you, you will not be able to get that covered off of the pool. All right, well, thank you guys for tuning into the podcast. Just one more time. Remember you can visit our website. You can also find is on YouTube, and don't forget to share and follow us on this podcast. Tell your friends about it. And that a way we can get out there to the world and help other people , uh, that are , uh, owning and maintenance pools for themselves. So they can have an enjoyable time with their family and friends in a clear pool and have more fun. So I want to , again, thank you for tuning in.

Speaker 3:

Thank you for tuning in..

John:

We'll see you next week right here on , easyclearpool.com [Outro]

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