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Algae is an informal term for a large, diverse group of photosynthetic eukaryotic organisms that are not necessarily closely related, and is thus polyphyletic.

The Best Way to Clean Pool Tiles

Pool Cleaning, Houston pool cleaning

Like other good things in life, pool ownership comes with the responsibility of regular pool cleaning. As cleaning tile is, perhaps, the toughest job, here’s what you can do to handle this chore easily and quickly. What Builds Up on Pool Tiles? There can be many things that build up on and around your pool tile, leading to staining and scaling. Some of them include calcium deposits, dirt, and algae, which can all make your pool tiles look dull and Read More


How Does Pool Algae Affect my Swimming Pool?

pool algae, pool maintenance

Pool algae is a common pool maintenance concern for homeowners. No one wants an ugly, dirty, green swimming pool – or the bacteria that comes with it. Read on to learn how pool algae and phosphates affect your swimming pool and how to fight back. What is algae? Algae is a living thing – an aquatic plant that conducts photosynthesis with chlorophyll. Photosynthesis is the process by which plants take in carbon dioxide and produce oxygen. Algae includes seaweeds like Read More


Ask David: Does My Houston Pool Need Cleaning in Winter?

Houston Pool Cleaning,

The short answer is yes. There are several reasons why your Houston pool needs cleaning and maintenance in the winter. Below we’re going to go over 5 reasons you need to keep things clean and running in winter. Are You Using Your Pool in Winter? The bonus to keeping your levels regular is that when Houston does get a surprise warm/hot day you’ll be ready to slip in for a quick dip. 1. Chlorine Levels Matter If you’re not used to using a pool Read More


Rain and Pool Maintenance

Rain and Pool Maintenance

How Does Rain Affect Your Pool? Rain certainly does affect your pool, and this is why pool maintenance is so important. You should perform pool maintenance weekly, but also before and after major weather events like rainstorms. Especially here in Houston, rain is a common occurrence. In fact, Houston actually gets a larger amount of annual rainfall than Seattle, Washington! With rain being so prevalent, proper pool maintenance is key to keeping your swimming pool in tip-top shape. With hurricane Read More


Don’t Leave Your Leaves in the Pool this Winter

Leaves In The Pool

Say Goodbye to Unwanted Leaves As winter approaches, don’t let the falling leaves in the pool make your water look like a mess. Let Manning Pool Service take care of your mess for you. There’s reasons as to why you shouldn’t let your pool become a cemetery for fallen leaves. A Hot Mess Let’s be real. Did you ever go to a friend’s house and see their pool covered with old leaves? It looked like a mess, didn’t it? The sight Read More


Algae and Water – Pool Owners Dealing with the Drought

Houston’s severe drought and heat have drastic effects on swimming pools! The lack of rain causes the soil to dry up and “draw up” becoming looser around tree roots and any structure that is buried in the ground. The weight of the water is what holds the pool shell (gunite, rebar and plaster) in the ground. But even that much weight can shift when soil dries up, shrinks and moves causing cracks in the pool, deck or PVC pipe. We Read More