Resources From Watson's Experts & Our Brands
We have the most experienced veterans in the pool industry. We have also partnered with the top manufacturers in the world. Together, we can answer any questions you have about opening or maintaining your pool or spa.
Watson's own pool experts and the industry’s top brands have provided videos exclusively for our 36th Annual Pool School. See those, and a few of our most popular blogs and educational resources, below.
Still have questions or want to learn more? Register for and tune into this year's virtual Pool School seminars, broadcast exclusively on Facebook Live, 4/26/22-4/28/22 at 1pm and 7pm EST.
How To Open Your Pool
If you are looking for the low-down on what steps to take when it comes to opening your pool, this video from Watson's pool experts provides you with all the basics so that you can make opening quick and easy.
How To Test & Balance Your Water
Water chemistry doesn't have to be confusing. This video from Watson's pool experts will help guide you in how to properly test and balance your pool water to perfection in a few simple steps.
Why an Automatic Pool Cleaner is the Best Way to Clean Your Pool
Here are the pro's and con's of a suction cleaner, pressure cleaner and an automatic pool cleaner -- an exclusive, easy-to-understand guide that Maytronics created exclusively for Watson's annual Pool School.
How to Choose the Right Automatic Pool Cleaner
This exclusive overview shows the various Dolphin automatic pool cleaners for above ground and in-ground pools. This will help you pick, plus understand why we love automatic pool cleaners. Select models even allow you to drive the robot cleaner with your smartphone or set a weekly timer. This video was made by Maytronics exclusively for Watson's annual Pool School.
Pool Water Chemistry 101: How to Balance Your Pool Water
Here's an easy-to-understand explanation of proper balance for your above ground pool, with quick tips on things like how protect swimmers against algae or germs and why the sun's UV rays are like kryptonite. Haviland and John "The Legend" Bokor provided this video exclusively for Watson's annual Pool School.
How to Have Crystal Clear Pool Water, Hassle-Free
Learn more about our algae-free pool care plan! This content was provided exclusively for our Annual Pool School by our partners at Natural Chemistry.
How The Aqua Smarte Plus Mineral System Perfects Your Pool Water
Learn more about our exclusive Aqua Smarte Plus system and how it works to deliver fresh mineral water that perfects your pool water.
Why Fresh Mineral Water Pool is Cleaner, Clearer, Softer and Easier to Clean
Here’s a quick overview of the Aqua Smarte Plus fresh mineral water system. Thanks to Aqua Smarte for providing this exclusive content for Pool School!
Swimming Pool Heaters 101
The right swimming pool heater will warm up your pool quickly and extend your season. Here’s a quick overview of gas heaters to electric heaters. Thanks to Rheem for providing this exclusive content for Pool School!
How to Properly Open Your Pool
Whether it’s your first time opening your pool or you’re a seasoned pro, it’s easy to forget or simply not be aware of all the essential steps needed to properly prep your pool for the season. Adapted from our own pool experts, the following basic instructions can help you save time, money, and open your pool the right way. Happy swimming!
8 Pool Care and Maintenance Steps
How well your pool water is maintained governs its cleanliness, clarity, color, and safety. What’s more, proper chemical balance is critical to protecting the health of your swimmers, their comfort, and the aesthetics of your pool. The following guidelines, if used as directed on a regular basis, are designed to help you maintain proper chemical balance and prevent troublesome problems.
Pool Care 101: Headache-Saving Tips
Having your very own pool is a blast. There’s also a long list of to-do’s in order to keep your pool safe and sparkling clean. In an effort to spare you from the stress, we’ve compiled a few insider tips to help you spend more time enjoying your pool, and less time maintaining it.
Common Pool Problems: A Troubleshooting Guide
Learn more about common pool problems like discolored water, algae spots, strong odors and more. This guide will help you diagnose and correct most problems you may face as a pool owner.