The Pool Care Handbook and Video Course by Swim University

The Pool Care Handbook and Video Course

Frustrated trying to keep your pool clear? Feeling confused about when to add the right chemicals?
Get our easy-to-use, illustrated ebook and video course to help you take care of your pool so you can spend less time cleaning and more time swimming.

Say Goodbye to Green and Cloudy Swimming Pool Water for Good

Whether you're a new pool owner or you've had your pool for several years, you've probably run into these common pool problems: Green algae, cloudy water, and pool staining. Yuck. As frustrating as these problems feel, they're easy to troubleshoot once you know what causes these problems, how to fix them and how to prevent them from happening again.

This course will teach you how to solve your pool water problems quickly, so you can get back to swimming ASAP.

Spend Less Time On Pool Maintenance and More Time Swimming

There's nothing more frustrating than running into a problem with your pool and not knowing where to start.

Our course shows you everything you need to know about pool care.

We cover everything from water chemistry, cleaning, and troubleshooting. Including a simple schedule for water testing, filter maintenance, and optimum pool circulation.

Save Hundreds On Chemicals With Our Step-By-Step Water Chemistry Guides

Pool chemistry is tough if you don't know where to start. We walk you through which chemicals you need and which ones you don't. We even include dosing charts so you'll know how much to add without second-guessing.
You'll save hundreds of dollars a year on pool chemicals and equipment! And the average cost to maintain a pool is about $960 to $1,800 yearly.

We know green and cloudy water can cost you a lot of money. This course will show you how to spend less money to fix and prevent these issues from happening.

"Talk about comprehensive!"

First of all, talk about comprehensive! I can't think of a single topic that was missed. Fantastic and easy to read. Not too techie for newbies like me. This guide should be in every pool store! And, it should be given to new pool owners.
Andy Sleeman
Finally an guide that has all the information I need to make taking care of my pool a better experience. The ebook is easy to understand...and the online videos are immensely helpful. So thank you.
Ann Green

What’s Included in the Pool Care Handbook and Video Course?

When you purchase this course, all of the content—our comprehensive illustrated guide and video lessons—will be delivered INSTANTLY to your device. And it's packed full of straightforward steps to help you take what you learn and immediately apply it to your pool. Check out what's inside:

A Fully Illustrated DIGITAL Handbook Designed For Mobile

You'll receive The Pool Care Handbook (PDF) instantly on your smartphone, tablet, or laptop. This is a must-have guide for you as a pool owner. With mobile access, you'll be able to take it out by the pool whenever you need it.

Packed full of helpful illustrations and charts, this comprehensive pool manual covers everything from setting up your pool to keeping it clean and clear. And we always keep it up to date with new information. Buy it once, and own the latest versions for life!

30+ Video Lessons You Can Watch Anytime On Any Device

We've included over 30 step-by-step video lessons to help you master pool chemistry, cleaning and troubleshooting. As long as you're connected to the internet, you can stream each lesson anytime you want. Even out by your pool!

And just like the ebook, we keep all the videos up to date. You'll be able to access new lessons in the future at no extra cost.

Get the Entire eBook and Every Single Video Lesson INSTANTLY When You Buy Now

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What You'll Learn in The Pool Care Handbook and Video Course

Whether you're a new pool owner or you're just sick of running into the same issues over and over again, this course will teach you all the essentials. Here's a rundown of what the course will cover:

  1. Introduction to Pool Care: We'll teach you the basic principles of working smarter (not harder) when it comes to taking care of your pool.
  2. The Anatomy of Your Pool: You'll learn the inner workings of both above-ground and in-ground swimming pools. You'll understand how your pool is built, how water flows in and out of the filter system and why it matters to know how it works.
  3. Practice Proper Pool Circulation: Pool circulation is the most important and commonly overlooked area in pool care. You'll learn the ins and outs of your filter system and how to keep your water clean just by keeping the water moving.
  4. Clean Your Pool The Right Way: Every pool gets dirty once in a while, but you'll learn how to keep your pool consistently clean so you don’t have any major issues. We cover proper skimming, vacuuming, brushing, and backwashing your filter.
  5. Pool Chemistry Made Easy: We explain pool chemistry in its simplest form. We'll only provide you with the most important chemical information you need and how to keep a simple, regular schedule so your pool will always be clean and clear. We cover proper balancing, sanitizer use, shocking, algaecides, clarifiers, and more.
  6. Opening and Closing Your Pool: You'll learn the proper steps for how to open and close both above-ground and in-ground pools. We cover how to open an in-ground pool and above ground pool, how to close an in-ground and above ground pool, how to remove and store a safety cover, and some off-season pool care tips.
  7. Troubleshooting Any Pool Problem: Sometimes green or cloudy water happens. You'll learn why happened and how to deal with it when it does. You'll learn about common issues you might run into and how to fix them ASAP.
  8. Extra Pool Care Tips: In this section you’ll find some additional information including how to take care of your pool after a storm, how to cool down and heat up your swimming pool, and even cleanliness tips for swimming with pets!

BONUSES and Additional Resources: We've included a whole section full of bonus materials, including printable resources you can use to keep track of your pool care, as well as common pool equipment and chemistry terms.

"Your tips are concise, well-written, and comprehensive."

Fabulous ebook and video course! Just what we needed. It has been able to answer all the questions we had and clarify some of the things we were not sure about. So very pleased with it and it is so very easy to follow.
Pauline Aitchison
Where were you when I bought my house with an in-ground pool 30 years ago? Your tips are concise, well-written, and comprehensive. I like that you have included tips for the Baqaucil and Soft Swim pool care users since it's hard to get this information.
George Riley

Get A Sneak Peek Inside The Video Lessons

Below, you’ll see the full table of contents of all the videos in the course. And we included some free previews 👇 so you can get a taste of the content you'll be getting!

What's included?

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The Pool Care Handbook and Course Intro
The Pool Care Handbook (PDF)
5.81 MB
Pool Maintenance Schedule (PDF)
844 KB
The Pool Care Video Course Introduction
7 mins
Pool Anatomy
Types of Above Ground Pools
3 mins
Types of Inground Pools
4 mins
The Anatomy of a Filter System
7 mins
Pool Circulation
Improving Pool Water Circulation
8 mins
How to Operate and Prime a Pool Pump
5 mins
How to Operate and Clean a Sand Filter
7 mins
How to Operate and Clean a D.E. Filter
6 mins
How to Operate and Clean a Cartridge Filter
5 mins
Pool Cleaning
An Introduction to Pool Cleaning
3 mins
How to Brush and Skim a Pool Like a Pro
3 mins
How to Vacuum a Pool Manually
5 mins
Types of Automatic Pool Cleaners
7 mins
Pool Water Chemistry
An Introduction To Pool Chemistry
2 mins
Testing Pool Water Accurately
6 mins
Balancing the Water and Adding the Right Chemicals
6 mins
Sanitizing the Water and Adding the Right Chemicals
9 mins
How to Shock a Swimming Pool
10 mins
Chlorine Stabilizer, Clarifiers, Algaecides, and Stain Removers
6 mins
Pool Opening and Closing
How to Open an Inground Pool
11 mins
How to Open an Above Ground Pool
10 mins
How to Close an Inground Pool
13 mins
How to Close an Above Ground Pool
8 mins
Pool Troubleshooting
How to Clear a Cloudy Pool
7 mins
How to Get Rid of Pool Algae
9 mins
How to Remove Pool Stains
6 mins
Solar Pool Covers and Liquid Solar Pool Covers
5 mins
Keeping Bugs and Critters Out of a Pool
7 mins
How to Create a Pool Maintenance Schedule
4 mins
Pool Care Mistakes To Avoid
4 mins
Additional Resources For Pool Owners
2 mins

The Ultimate Money-Saving Guide for Pool Owners

This is a bonus course where you'll learn how to save money with pool maintenance hacks, the right equipment upgrades, and exclusive discounts for pool supplies.

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"It has so much useful infromation..."

I think The Pool Care Handbook and Video Course is awesome! It has so much useful information, every time I read it I learn something new!
Gene Manuel
It's a great ebook and video course. It's huge! I love the Zen aspect of it and the level of detail and education. At nearly 300 pages, you cover most of it.
Jim Wang

If You Don't Solve Your Pool Problems, We'll Give Your Money Back.

We're proud of The Pool Care Handbook and Video Course, and we're confident you'll find it incredibly helpful. But if you don’t, we'll be happy to refund your money.

But we know you won’t be disappointed!

Still Not Convinced You Need The Pool Care Handbook and Video Course?


You deserve to stop wasting time and money taking care of your pool. It's as simple as that. Your pool is suppose to be fun, right? That’s why you have one in the first place. You might be throwing your hands up in frustration, saying: "All I want is a clear pool I can swim in. Is that too much to ask?"

No, it's not too much! And yes, it's possible!

You have a pool to ENJOY it, not work on it! But every day you’re outside skimming and vacuuming and praying it doesn’t turn cloudy and green again is a day you're not enjoying what you have.

That's the reason we put together this course: so pool owners like yourself can get back to what really matters.

Your pool has doesn't have to be a chore that you hate. And pool care doesn't have to be confusing and frustrating!

Maybe you’ve thought about hiring someone to take care of it. But why? You’re smart and good at following instructions. You understand a well maintained pool will cost you less in the long run. 

If this sounds like you, and you’re tired of constantly trying to figure out what your pool needs, this course is for you.

No more frustration, no more guessing games and no more problems!
We took out all the guesswork and packed the essential information about pool care into one place.
  • No fluff! Each word has been carefully chosen so you can read and move on to using your pool.
  • Detailed information: Fully illustrated guides and detailed videos so you can easily understand each tip.
  • Access on any device: You can take all this information with you when you take care of your pool.

This is the LAST and ONLY pool guide you'll need.
The Pool Care Handbook and Video Course is designed to take the confusion and frustration out of your pool. And you'll never have to go searching around the web for information again. You'll learn:
  • The easiest pool chemical ever illustrated, taking all the guesswork out of the water chemistry.
  • The secrets to handling green or cloudy water without breaking the bank.
  • How to save a TON of money by taking better care of your pool, using only what you need.
  • Hacks to keeping your pool clean and clear all year long.
  • Exactly what kind of pool you own, how much water is in it, and how it works.
  • The ability to assess and address any problem you have with your pool without asking for help.
  • Everything you need to know in one guide, so you no longer have to rely on everyone else giving you conflicting information.
  • How to open and close the pool yourself, so you don’t have to pay the pool guy $300 to open it and $300 to close it.

Ready For A Care-Free Pool, Once And For All?

The Pool Care Handbook and Video Course was the perfect comprehensive guide for me to have the confidence to fire my pool guys. Easy to learn and now my two sons take care of the pool with far better results than we've ever had before. Funny how swimming is more enjoyable now that I'm not paying someone else $250 per month.
- Jason, San Luis Obispo.

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Hey there! I'm Matt Giovanisci, the Founder of Swim University®

I started in the pool industry over 20 years ago and have been helping thousands of pool and hot tub owners ever since. I wanted to share my knowledge and unique teaching style on a larger scale, so I launched Swim University® in 2007.

Since then, Swim University® has made pool and hot tub care easy for more than 10 million homeowners. Each year, we continue to help more and more people with water chemistry, cleaning, and troubleshooting.


Does this course cover the type of pool I own?

The Pool Care Handbook And Video Course covers every type of swimming pool including inground (concrete, vinyl, and fiberglass), aboveground, and Intex/Quick-Set pools.

Is there a physical copy of this book?

This in-depth guide contains a lot of pages and detailed illustrations. In order to keep the cost down, we're offering it as a digital download instead of a physical book that would have to be printed.

Will this course help me if I have a salt water pool?

Yes! This course covers every type of pool, no matter what you choose to sanitize your water with.

Is there a money-back guarantee?

You bet. We put a lot of work into this course to make the most comprehensive pool guide on the planet. But if, for whatever reason, you don't find it helpful, we'll refund your money.

What device can I read this ebook on?

You can read it on your desktop, laptop, or mobile device. Take it out to your swimming pool using your laptop, e-reader, smartphone (iPhone or Android) or tablet. This includes iPads, Galaxy, Nook, Kindle, Sony eReader and more.

How do I access the video course?

Once your payment is processed, you'll be instantly logged into your dashboard with the username and password you created. You can log back in at any time (forever) to access the course.

What device can I watch the video course on?

You can stream every video lesson on your desktop, laptop, or mobile device. Take it out to your pool using your laptop, smartphone, or tablet. The only requirement is an internet connection.

Can I download the video course lessons?

The video course is streaming only. That means you need an active internet connection to watch these videos. But you can download the ebook.

What is an ebook?

Ebooks are digital guides that you can read on your computer or mobile device. When you purchase the ebook, we'll send a PDF (which works on all devices), an EPUB file (coming soon for Apple and Nook) and MOBI file (coming soon for Kindle devices).

How do I download the ebook?

Once your payment is processed, you'll see an order confirmation screen which includes links to download your purchase(s). You'll also receive an order confirmation email with a link to your downloads. If you don't get an email after you purchase, check your spam folder. If it's not there, send an email to

Is my credit card secure?

100% yes. We've partnered with Stripe and PayPal to handle the billing and provide a secure 256-bit encryption. We take every step available to us to help keep your transaction safe.