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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.

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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)

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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

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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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The Importance of Swimming Lessons for Safety and Health

It doesn’t matter what age you may be—swimming lessons can benefit anyone, at any stage. Did you just install a pool, and concerned about your toddler getting just a little too curious about the deep end? Enroll them in swimming lessons, and enroll yourself, as well! When it comes to pool ownership, there’s nothing more important than the safety of your loved ones. Make it a family affair, and grow stronger together…thanks to the many benefits swimming lessons can provide.

It Teaches Your Children Water Safety

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Pool Chemicals for Dummies (Part 1)

When it’s no longer swimming season and you aren’t able to reap the wonderful benefits of swimming morning, noon and night, in your pool, we get it—taking care of your pool can feel like a big chore. If you want to save money, and extend the life span of your pool, you’ve got to make sure you’re giving it the chemicals it needs. But, if the mere thought of pool chemicals seem like a foreign language to you, relax, sit back and read on—we’ve simplified it to a science, so even the most inexperienced pool owner can keep their […] Continue Reading…

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Pool Cover Lifelines – Is It Time to Replace or Can You Keep It?

You’ve got the pool, the chemicals to go into your pool, and most importantly, the cover to keep your pool and your loved ones safe and secure when you’re not swimming your heart out. Now that you’ve covered all of your bases—and you have been an experienced pool owner for quite a while now—what’s next? Find out how long you can rest easy before replacing the most important safety element of your pool, the cover! Here’s a mini cheat sheet so you’re on top of your pool’s health at all times.

How Long Have You Had Your Cover?

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