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Ultimate Guide to Pool Maintenance

ISBN-10: 0071470174
ISBN-13: 9780071470179
Edition: 3rd 2007 (Revised)
Authors: Terry Tamminen
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 4/13/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 580
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

Harness All the Latest Technology, Equipment, and Methods Needed to Keep Any Pool or Spa in Top Condition! "The Ultimate Guide to Pool Maintenance" provides complete guidance on all the maintenance and repair tasks required to keep pools and spas working at peak efficiency. This Third Edition now contains information on the latest technology and equipment, together with Quick Start Guides and difficulty ratings for each procedure. Filled with hundreds of detailed illustrations, this updated classic features: A step-by-step explanation of each pool maintenance procedure with easy-to-follow photos Quick Start Guides to help readers start and finish each task quickly Tricks of the Trade to make each procedure easier Tools of the Trade highlighting parts and tools for each job An Easy, Advanced, or Pro difficulty rating for every task The following new material: new information on chlorine alternatives; a new section on maintaining saltwater pools; expanded coverage of pools with built-in spas Inside This Updated Pool Maintenance " Bible" - The Pool and Spa - Basic Plumbing Systems - Advanced Plumbing Systems - Pumps and Motors _ Filters - Heaters - Additional Equipment - Water Chemistry - Cleaning and Servicing - Special Procedures - Water Features - Commercial Pools - Winterizing - Basic Electricity - The Toolbox - 50 Things Your Pool and Spa Can Do for Our Environment - Facts and Formulas - Typical Pool and Spa Health, Safety, and Building Codes

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Pool and Spa
How It Works
How Much Water Does It Hold?
Square or Rectangular
Circular
Kidney or Irregular Shapes
Parts per Million (ppm)
Types of Pools and Spas
Concrete and Plaster
Vinyl-Lined
Fiberglass
Above-Ground Pools
Wood
Pool and Spa Design and Construction
Plans and Permits
Excavation
Plumbing
Steel
Electrical
Gunite
Tile
Rock, Brick, or Stone
Coping, Decks, and Expansion Joints
Equipment Set
Cleanup
Plaster
Start-up
Basic Plumbing Systems
Skimmers
Main Drains
General Plumbing Guidelines
PVC Plumbing
Plumbing Methods
Copper Plumbing
Plumbing Methods
Miscellaneous Plumbing
Sizing of Plumbing
Advanced Plumbing Systems
Manual Three-Port Valves
Operation
Construction
Maintenance and Repair
Motorized/Automated Three-Port Valve Systems
Operation
Construction
Maintenance and Repair
Reverse Flow and Heater Plumbing
Unions
Gate and Ball Valves
Check Valves
Solar Heating Systems
Types of Solar Heating Systems
Plumbing
To Solar or Not to Solar?
Installation
Maintenance and Repair
Water Level Controls
Pumps and Motors
Overview
Strainer Pot and Basket
Volute
Impeller
Seal Plate and Adapter Bracket
Shaft and Shaft Extender
Seal
Motor
Types
Voltage
Housing Design
Ratings
Nameplate
Horsepower and Hydraulics Equals Sizing
Hydraulics
Sizing
Maintenance and Repairs
Strainer Pots
Gaskets and O-Rings
Changing a Seal
Pump and/or Motor Removal and Reinstallation
New Installation
Replacing a Pump or Motor
Troubleshooting Motors
Priming the Pump
T-Handles
Motor Covers
Submersible Pumps and Motors
High-Volume Pump-Out Units
Low-Volume Pumps and Motors
Cost of Operation
Booster Pumps and Motors for Spas
Basic Electricity
Electrical Terms
Electrical Theory
Electrical Panel
Circuit Breakers
Wiring
Gauge and Type
Ground Fault Interrupter (GFI)
Switches
Safety
Testing
Something Better
Filters
Types
Diatomaceous Earth (DE) Filters
Sand Filters
Cartridge Filters
Makes and Models
Sizing and Selection
Backwash Valves
Backwash Hoses
Pressure Gauges and Air Relief Valves
Sight Glasses
Repair and Maintenance
Installation
Filter Cleaning and Media Replacement
Leaks
Heaters
Gas-Fueled Heaters
The Millivolt or Standing Pilot Heater
The Control Circuit
Natural versus Propane Gas
Electric-Fueled Heaters
Solar-Fueled Heaters
Heat Pumps
Oil-Fueled Heaters
Makes and Models
Selection
Sizing
Cost of Operation
Installation, Repairs, and Maintenance
Installation
Repairs
Preventive Maintenance
Additional Equipment
Time Clocks
Electromechanical Timers
Twist Timers
Electronic Timers
Repairs
Remote Controls
Air Switches
Troubleshooting
Wireless Remote Control
Hardwired Remote Control
Flow Meters
Diving Boards, Slides, Ladders, and Rails
Diving Boards
Slides
Ladders and Rails
Safety Barriers
Automatic Pool Cleaners
Electric Robot
Booster Pump Systems
Suction-Side Systems
Lighting
Standard 120/240-Volt Lighting
Low-Voltage Lights
Fiberoptics
Covers
Bubble Solar Covers
Foam
Sheet Vinyl
Electric Covers
Water Chemistry
Demand and Balance
Components of Water Chemistry
Sanitizers
pH
Total Alkalinity
Hardness
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
Cyanuric Acid
Weather
Algae
Forms of Algae
Algae Elimination Techniques
Water Testing
Test Methods
Chlorine
pH
Total Alkalinity
Hardness
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
Heavy Metals
Cyanuric Acid
Test Procedures
Langlier Index
Water Treatment
Liquids
Granulars
Tabs and Floaters
Mechanical Delivery Devices
Salt Chlorine Generators
Cleaning and Servicing
Tools
Telepoles
Leaf Rake
Wall Brush
Vacuum Head and Hose
Leaf Vacuum and Garden Hose
Tile Brush and Tile Soap
Test Kit and Thermometer
Spa Vacuum
Pumice Stones
Pool Cleaning Procedures
Deck and Cover Cleaning
Water Level
Surface Skimming
Tiles
Equipment Check
Vacuuming
Chemical Testing and Application
Brushing
Winterizing
Temperate Climates
Colder Climates
Special Procedures
Draining a Pool
Breaking-in New Plaster
Break-in Step by Step
Leak Repair
Leak Detection Made Easy: Four Tests
Patching and Repairing
Remodeling Techniques
Plastering and Replastering
Fiberglass Coatings
Inexpensive Pool Face-Lifts: Paint
Acid Washing
Remodeling the Deck
Water Features
Fountains
Koi Ponds
Installing a Koi Pond
Rockscapes
Waterfalls and the Vanishing Edge
Commercial Pools
Types of Commercial Pools
Volume Calculations
Slope Calculations
Bather Loads
Bather Displacement
Commercial Equipment
Surge Chamber
Slurry Feeder
Filter
Gas Chlorinator
Chlorine Generators
High-Capacity Automatic Chlorine Feeders
The Commercial Equipment Room
Safety Equipment
Toss Rings
Life Hooks
Thermometers
Dehumidification of Indoor Commercial Pools
Health Issues
50 Things Your Pool or Spa Can Do for Our Environment
Chemicals
Energy Conservation
Water Conservation
Recycle
Miscellaneous
Labor Reference Guide
Glossary
Reference Sources and Websites
Index

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