Pool Maintenance

Our pool maintenance tips can help you keep your home cost efficient, safe & cozy.

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Our 7 Best Robotic Pool Cleaner Picks (2024 Guide)

This look at the best robotic pool cleaners compares pricing and features to help you find the best pool cleaner for any size pool.

6 Best Pool Shocks (2024 Guide)

Pool shock eliminates algae, bacteria, and other contaminants, keeping your pool water clear all season long. In this review, our team researched the five best pool shocks to help you find the one that’s right for you.

The Best Pool Accessories (2024 Guide)

Accessories, such as games, lights, and cup holders, make using your pool even more fun. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the best pool accessories on Amazon.

5 Best Pool Vacuums (2024 Guide)

In this review, our team compares the best pool vacuums on today’s market, explores key features, and answers common questions.

The 5 Best Upright Vacuums (2023 Review)

Pool vacuums use powerful suction to pick up dirt and other debris that land in the water. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the best pool vacuums on Amazon.The products included in this article are available at various retail stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

5 Best Pool Warranty Providers

Owning a pool can be a significant financial investment. Enrolling in a pool warranty can help you stay ahead of large out-of-pocket expenses and other costs associated with maintaining your pool.

How to Drain a Pool

There’s more to draining a pool than pulling a plug or starting a siphon. If you do it wrong, you could damage your pool, yard, and even your neighbor’s property. These tips on how to drain a pool will help.

All About Pool Resurfacing

No matter what kind of pool you have, at some point they all need to be resurfaced. Here’s the deep dive on methods, materials, and costs. 

How to Clean a Hot Tub

Regularly cleaning your hot tub will keep your spa in tip-top shape. Read our guide to learn the best practices for cleaning and caring for your hot tub.

Tips for Building a Deck Around Your Above-Ground Pool

What you should know before building a deck around your above-ground pool

How to Maintain a Pool

We'll take you to pool school with a pro's tricks for making maintenance less of a chore