The Pool Care Handbook and Video Course by Swim University

The Pool Care Handbook and Video Course

Frustrated by adding chemicals and trying to keep your pool clear all the time? Get instant access to our illustrated ebook and video course to help you take care of your pool so you can enjoy more swimming.

Say Goodbye to Green and Cloudy Swimming Pool Water for Good

You're bound to run into a few problems. Most commonly, green algae, cloudy water, and pool staining. These may seem like a disaster, but they're easy to troubleshoot once you know what causes them.

You'll learn how to solve your pool water problems quickly, so you can get right back to swimming again.

Chronic pool algae or cloudy water can cost you a lot of money to fix each time. This ebook will show you how to spend as little money as possible to fix and prevent these issues from ever happening.

Less Pool Maintenance and Effortless Pool Cleaning Tips

We developed a few tactics for keeping a pool clean and clear without spending too much time on it. We'll teach you how to set up your pool for optimum circulation, which will lead to less skimming and vacuuming.

However, you'll still have to clean it by hand from time to time and we'll show you how to approach it's less of a chore and more of an experience. You'll always have a clean and clear pool that'll be ready to jump in at any given time.

Save Money On Chemicals With Lean Pool Chemistry

 Why can't I keep a chlorine reading? How much shock should I put in? Why is the pH always high or low?.

We explain what chemicals you need and which ones you don't. We also included chemical dosing charts so you'll always know how much to add without second guessing.

Our lean pool chemistry philosophy says to only add the chemicals you need to keep your pool clean and clear, and nothing more. This section alone will save you thousands of dollars a year from buying chemicals you simply don't need.

"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 ebook should be in every pool store! And, it should be given to new pool owners.
Andy Sleeman
Finally an ebook that has all the information I need to make taking care of my pool a better experience. The ebook is easy to understand, to the point and the links to online videos are immensely thank you.
Ann Green

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

This course is made to transform what you learn into concrete action! That’s why I’ve created additional content and tools that will not only help you learn but also bring real change to how your maintain your swimming pool.

A Fully Illustrated DIGITIAL Handbook Designed For Mobile

Instantly download and read The Pool Care Handbook on your smartphone or tablet. Take it out by the pool when you need to reference it.

It's a comprehensive manual for your pool that you can rely on whenever you need it.

And, we always keep it up-to-date with new information. Buy it once, and own the latest for life!

Videos You Can Watch Anytime And On Any Device

As long as you have access to the Internet (and who doesn't?), you can stream all these video lessons anytime you want. Even out by the pool!

And just like the ebook, we keep all the videos up-to-date and add new lessons all the time!

What You'll Learn in The Pool Care Handbook

Here's a list of all the chapters and sections in The Pool Care Handbook.

  1. Introduction to Pool Care: We explain why you should learn to appreciate your pool, introduce you to the idea of lean pool care, and help you see your pool as a great source of happiness in your life. It’s an introduction unlike any how-to book you’ll ever read.
  2. The Anatomy of Your Pool: We’ll go into detail explaining the inner workings of both above-ground and in-ground swimming pools. In this section, the goal is to understand how your pool is built and how water flows in and out of the filter system.
  3. Practice Proper Pool Circulation: This section is the beginning of proper pool care, and it’s the most important and commonly overlooked area. We want you to understand the ebb and flow 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 this section is geared toward keeping your pool clean so you don’t have any major issues that could spoil a good pool season. It includes: 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 all year and how to keep a very rigid schedule so your pool will always be clean and clear. It includes: balancing, sanitizers, shocking, algaecides, clarifiers, and more.
  6. Opening and Closing Your Pool: In this section, we break down how to open and close both above-ground and in-ground pools. It includes: 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. We’ll explain why it happened and how to deal with it when it does. This section aims to cover every possible issue you might run into when taking care of your pool.
  8. Extra Pool Information: 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 how to swim with man’s best friend.
  9. Additional Resources: In this last section, we’ll provide some downloadable and printable resources you can use to keep track of your pool care, as well as the terms you can throw around when educating others on what you learned in this book.

"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 course

Below you’ll see the full table of contents. I made a few videos in each chapter free to preview 👇 so that you have an idea of the type of content I teach in this course.

What's included?

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The Pool Care Handbook and Course Intro
The Pool Care Handbook (PDF)
5.81 MB
The Pool Care Video Course Introduction
7 mins
Pool Anatomy
Types of Inground Pools
4 mins
Types of Above Ground Pools
3 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 level of detail and education..."

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 Like It, We'll Give Your Money Back. No questions asked.

We're very proud of The Pool Care Handbook digital guide and video course. And we're confident that you'll love it. But if you don’t, we'll issue a refund.

But we know you won’t be disappointed.

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


Your pool is suppose to be fun, right? That’s why you had one installed or moved into a house with one. Yet, you’re constantly messing with pool chemicals and it won’t stay clean and clear.

You think you’re in control. But everyday you’re outside skimming and vacuuming and praying it doesn’t turn cloudy and green again.

Your pool has become a chore that you hate. The water is always dirty and no one wants to go in it.

Taking Care of a Pool is REALLY Confusing and frustrating!
You feel like you don’t know what you’re doing. You get advice from a friend, the Internet, or the local pool store. But you have no idea where to start and if the advice was correct.

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. But if you ignore it, it becomes a money pit.

You scream, "all I want is a clear pool I can swim in. Is that too much to ask?" No, it isn't.

If this sounds like you, and you’re tired of being a slave to your pool, just buy this inexpensive ebook. If not, keep reading.

You Don’t Have to Deal With This Pool Bulls**t Anymore!
When you first saw your pool, maybe you thought about swimming with your family. Cooling off on a hot summer day. Relaxing on a float in the middle of the water with a drink in your hand.

This is why you own a pool! You want to throw parties. You want jump in a pool whenever you want!

Your swimming pool is suppose to be fun. It’s suppose to bring happiness. And you don’t have to be confused or frustrated by it anymore.

This is Last and Only Pool Manual and Video Course You'll Ever Need.
This ebook is an easy-to-read digital illustrated guide for new and veteran pool owners. The video course is an even easier way to learn! Both are designed to take the confusion and frustration out of pool maintenance so you can enjoy swimming.

In The Pool Care Handbook and video course, 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 and $300 to close it.
  • To have a better appreciation for your pool, as well as find the joy and peacefulness in taking care of it.
Matt Giovanisci, the founder and creator, started in the pool industry at age 13.

He's been helping thousands of pool and hot tub owners every year, but he wanted to share his knowledge and unique teaching style on a larger scale, so he launched Swim University® in 2007.

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


What type of pool is this eBook and video course created for?

The Pool Care Handbook and video course is for 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?

No. This is a very in-depth guide with lots of pages and illustrations. In order to keep the cost down in printing, we're offering it as a digital download instead.

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

Yes! That said, the ebook and video course is for 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 ebook and video course to make the most comprehensive swimming pool resource on the planet. But for what ever reason you don't find any of it helpful, you can have your money back. No questions asked.

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 product dashboard with the username and password you created. You can log back in at any time (forever) to access these products.

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 swimming 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 still 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). We recommend you download your ebook right away save them locally to your desktop or mobile device. 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. Your credit card data is safer with our SSL than it is buying gas or at your favorite restaurant. Your transaction is completely protected from fraud.