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Protecting Your Pool from Algae During the Colder Months

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

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!

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?

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.

Why and When Pool Caulking Needs Your […] Continue Reading…

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What is Algae!

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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Pool Chemicals for Dummies, Part Two

If you read our article last month, Pool Chemicals For Dummies: Part One, than you now know how important it is to keep up with your pool maintenance—specifically, the pH levels that allows your pool to stay in perfect working order. Now, it’s time for us to dive a little deeper—and metaphorically speaking—into the ‘deep end’ of responsible pool ownership! The more you understand what your pool needs, the less you’ll have to spend in the long run.

A Chemical Tutorial (During Times of Drought or Excessive Summer Heat)

As a responsible pool owner, maintaining the correct pH levels during […] Continue Reading…

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Working Out Blues – How Swimming Can Be a Fun Workout

After years of swimming in public pools, you’ve finally gotten your own pool. Congratulations! So now that you have the pool, we have a very important question to ask you: are you maximizing it to its fullest potential?

A swimming pool goes beyond just floating or getting your laps in. In fact, cancel your gym membership, because we’ve got the low down on how to turn your pool into your head-to-toe fitness routine. Feel the burn while staying nice and cool doing it.

Focus on the Tunes

These days, you can get anything you want, pretty much when you […] Continue Reading…

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Open Your Pool Now!

It’s Spring Time! It is also time to open your pool!  I know what you’re thinking… It’s not warm enough to go swimming yet.  It may not be warm enough for you to enjoy swimming just yet, but here are some good points to consider.

Point One:  Some days it doesn’t seem like Mother Nature can make up her mind if she wants to be Winter or Spring. On those beautiful, sunny weekends where the temperature seems to be sweltering hot, it’s nice to have your pool open and ready for a spontaneous dip to cool off after you’ve cut […] Continue Reading…

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