Let Terry Tamminen, "poolman to the stars," show you how to have a beautiful, hassle-free pool for thousands of dollars less than commercial installers charge - by doing it yourself. Pool expert Tamminen helps you purchase, install, repair, maintain, and upgrade above-ground pools. You get parts and tools lists, tricks of the trade for each procedure, and a difficulty rating to help you decide if it's time to call a professional. Soon you'll be saying, "Okay, everybody into the pool!"This book covers: selecting the right pool (from over a dozen types) for your site, budget, and individual needs; realistic cost estimates; easy-to-understand, photo-illustrated installation and repair guides; heating inexpensively and heater repair; repairing and replacing liners; winterizing; decks made easy; pool enhancements for added enjoyment and value; sources of cost-saving generic parts; and more!
Terry Tamminen is a leading expert on pools and spas. The owner/operator of a Malibu, California pool/spa service business with a star-studded clientele, he has provided technical advice on large-scale water chemistry and pool technology projects for over 25 years. With Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Mr. Tamminen founded numerous Waterkeeper programs to protect our nation's rivers and coastlines. He currently serves as Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency and is also author of The Ultimate Pool Maintenance Manual, published by McGraw-Hill.