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How Do I Choose A Pool Liner?

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With so many liner patterns to choose from, how do I choose the best one for my pool?  Choosing the right liner for your new or existing swimming pool is one of the most important decisions you will make when planning for your new swimming pool.  This is done not only for durability but also to achieve the style and look that best suits your preferences for your pool.  While there are many liner options available, the first consideration should be the overall color that you would like your pool water to be.  The liner pattern itself makes a […] Continue Reading…

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Wanting Your Pool to Live Longer Than Ever? Invest in a Heating System!

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Every summer, your pool is a hot spot of fun for the kids, while it’s a gym, and source of entertainment and relaxation for you (sometimes it even feels like a form of therapy!) But come winter, do you abandon it? If so, you may want to rethink closing it up until the sun comes out again, because winter swimming is a great way to stay active and have fun—and by investing in a pool heater, you can enjoy your pool all year long while also extending its lifespan! Here’s what you need to know.

The Many Benefits of Heating […] Continue Reading…

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Checklist for Pool Winterization

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It may seem like summer just ended, but it won’t be long before you’re dealing with cold—and depending on where you live, even freezing—temperatures. How will your pool survive the bitter temperatures? By preparing for pool winterization properly, you can prolong the life of your pool, extend your investment, and save yourself hours of hard work come springtime. Here’s your checklist for proper pool winterization.

First Things First: Purchase Your Supplies

Before closing down your pool for the winter season, the single most important thing to do is make sure that your pool is chemically balanced. The calcium hardness […] Continue Reading…

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Protecting Your Pool from Algae During the Colder Months

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There’s nothing better than the first swim of the year—after a long, cold winter—unless, of course, your pool is covered in green, stringy and slimy algae. This article is just for you if you’ve battled with keeping algae away in the past (without much success), or if you’re a new pool owner who wants to succeed with a crystal clear pool the first time around.

Dead Algae Cells and Imbalanced pH Levels

With the end of the summer and the beginning of fall comes the changing colors of leaves, pumpkin-flavored everything (!) and let’s face it—a bit of slack […] Continue Reading…

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Low Budget Pool Game Sets

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Even though pumpkin spice lattes and fall decorations are out (and a cool breeze may be hitting your neck of the woods), it doesn’t mean pool season is over. In fact, you may be able to enjoy your swimming pool throughout the entire fall season! Which means, there’s no better time to invest in a pool game set. Here are some classic games to splash around with, and that fit into every family’s budget.

Floating Basketball Game

The floating basketball game is a win/win—whether you live alone, or have a family of five. You can choose from a variety […] Continue Reading…

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10 Swimming Pool Games to Entertain the Kids this Summer!

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Every year, whether your family enjoys traveling or just staying home during the summer, your kids love pool time! You could go to the beach, and the kids would rather stay at the hotel and swim all day long. (Sometimes hehe) So, instead of it being all about “MOMMY watch this” or “Do you want to see what I can do,” you can keep them entertained for hours with a few easy and fun pool games. […] Continue Reading…

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Pool Caulk Damage—Replace or Repair?

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If you have a pool, then you may be due for replacing (or simply repairing) your pool caulk. Pool caulking, which is the slab of concrete that rests in between your pool and your deck, is essential. If you live in an area of the country that reaches freezing temperatures, pool caulking can help prevent freezing water cycles (or extreme heat) that can damage the foundation of your pool. But when and why should you replace it, and how often do you need to repair it? This article answers your most pressing questions.

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What is Algae!

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Al*ga (plural noun: algae): A simple nonflowering plant of a large group that includes the seaweeds and many single-celled forms. Algae contain chlorophyll but lack true steam, roots, leaves, and vascular tissue.

There are three types of algae that like to form and create a nice home in your swimming pool: Green algae, Black algae, and Mustard algae.

*Green algae can be many different shades of green from dark green, blue green, even a yellow green.  Green algae is the most common type of swimming pool algae.  It can float freely or cling to walls and steps.  If green algae is […] Continue Reading…

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