How to Change a Pool Light

Typically, backyard swimming pools are equipped with 1 or more underwater lights. Just like any light, the bulb can burn out and will need to be replaced. There is no need to lower the water level in your pool to replace the burned out bulb. Instead, you can remove the light housing from the side(…)


How to Keep Ducks Out of a Pool

Ducks are a massive annoyance to pool owners around the world, as they love few things more than a nice place to float and swim in. On top of this, they’ll go to the bathroom in your pool and make it unhygienic for you to swim in it. Some ducks also carry parasites and some(…)


Replace Your Pool and Spa Controller With Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Node Red

In this Instructable I will describe how to build a pool and spa controller that controls a pump motor, multiple electric valve actuators, lights, a cleaner, air blower, and heater. It also measures the water and air temperatures. I built this to replace an old Compool pool controller which broke….By: neilroeth Continue Reading » Instructables:(…)


Portable Water Heater for a Hot Tub or Pool

I recently purchased a portable hot tub – Intex PureSpa 6-Person Portable Inflatable Bubble Jet Hot Tub. While looking at the specs and reviews I was concerned about the heating capacity of the unit. The 1,300 Watt heating unit only heats the water 1-2 degrees Fahrenheit an hour. Customer reviews…By: weber713 Continue Reading » Instructables:(…)


8-Ball Pool

A guide to the game of 8-Ball pool. Rules Every shot in 8-ball pool starts with the players striking the cue ball with their cue stick and driving the cue ball into another ball. Rules If a player pockets the cue ball, it is called a “scratch” and the opposing player places the cue ball(…)


How to Dig Your Own Swimming Pool

Here’s how I built my own swimming pool from scratch. Find the Perfect Spot If you can make sure you place the pool in an unshaded area and out of the wind, it makes a big difference when in use later. Find the best spot on your property before you start digging.Next, mark the area(…)


Build an in Ground Swimming Pool

Hello and welcome to another insanely awesome Instrucable on doing something incredible.I’m Sam, I’ll be your guide to do something you thought you would never do: build and install your own in ground concrete swimming pool! We aren’t talking a silly above ground pool you bury, we are talking custom…By: The Sam D Continue Reading(…)


How to Resurface a Pool

Over time, exposure to the elements and various chemicals can eat away at a pool’s surface, leading to costly repairs. That’s why for most pool owners, it will be necessary to have their pools refinished every 8-10 years. Resurfacing is an ambitious project, but it’s not one that you can’t tackle yourself if you have(…)