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Winterizing Your Pool: Why It’s Important & What Should Be Done

BY: Sara Hansen
December 2, 2022
Read Time: 5 minutes
winterizing your pool | prepping pool for winter
Weather

The days are getting shorter and the temperatures a bit lower. Your kids run into the house to get warm after swimming a bit faster. It’s time to think about preparing your pool for cold temperatures. How important is it–really? Very!  In this article, we’ve broken down the difference between closing and winterizing and some… Read More »Winterizing Your Pool: Why It’s Important & What Should Be Done

The Differences Between Above-Ground and In-Ground Pools

BY: Sara Hansen
November 29, 2022
Read Time: 5 minutes
Types of Pools

Your neighbor just had a beautiful in-ground pool put in his backyard. But a family member had an above-ground pool with a deck installed recently, too, and it looks like a tropical oasis! You’ve been thinking about adding a pool for your family but now that you’ve seen both, you aren’t sure which would be… Read More »The Differences Between Above-Ground and In-Ground Pools

The Great Saltwater Pool vs Chlorine Pool Debate

BY: Sara Hansen
November 14, 2022
Read Time: 4 minutes
saltwater pool vs chlorine pool | saltwater pool vs freshwater pool
Types of Pools

Some people love saltwater pools. Others see no reason to have one and prefer a chlorine pool. So, is a saltwater pool or a chlorine pool the best choice for you and your family? To answer that question, you need the facts! What’s the difference? Pros and cons? In this article, we’ve broken down the… Read More »The Great Saltwater Pool vs Chlorine Pool Debate

How Long After Shocking a Pool Can You Swim?

BY: Sara Hansen
October 31, 2022
Read Time: 4 minutes
how long after shocking pool can you swim | shocking swimming pool
Pool Water Quality

The term “shocking a pool” sounds more interesting than it really is! The short version of shocking simply refers to adding chemicals to the pool to kill algae and bacteria. In other words, it’s a necessary part of pool maintenance.  Of course, it’s all a bit more complicated than that, like most things with keeping… Read More »How Long After Shocking a Pool Can You Swim?

What Can Cause a pH Imbalance in Pools?

BY: Sara Hansen
October 24, 2022
Read Time: 4 minutes
Pool Water Quality

It doesn’t take long after you have your first pool to realize you need to know some chemistry! As much as you would like to avoid it, you do have to regularly test your pool water and then correct any pH imbalance that may be present. But first, it helps to know what pH is.… Read More »What Can Cause a pH Imbalance in Pools?

The Most Common Kinds of Insects and Other Critters That Are Attracted to Pools

BY: Sara Hansen
October 12, 2022
Read Time: 5 minutes
animals often found in pools | insects often found in pools | critters attracted to pools
General

Put a lush garden area together with a large pool of water and you have a natural magnet for spiders, snakes, and an array of other critters. You love your swimming pool for its recreational value while the critters are grateful you provide a source of hydration and in some cases, a place to lay… Read More »The Most Common Kinds of Insects and Other Critters That Are Attracted to Pools

5 Top Reasons To Add a Pool Enclosure Over Your Pool

BY: Sara Hansen
September 29, 2022
Read Time: 4 minutes
reasons for pool enclosure | benefits of a pool enclosure
Your Pool Area

Maybe your family has been enjoying your pool for a while now but lately, you’ve been considering putting an enclosure over the pool area. Of course, in this scenario, it is common to wonder about the value/benefits versus the expense. To help with this decision, we’ve put together five of the top reasons a pool… Read More »5 Top Reasons To Add a Pool Enclosure Over Your Pool

How Climate and Weather Affect Pool Care

BY: Sara Hansen
October 31, 2022
Read Time: 4 minutes
Weather

A swimming pool brings family and friends together for many relaxing days in the water, often along with eating and drinking by the barbecue grill. It’s everything most people hope for when they invest in a house with a pool or if they add one later. With the enjoyment, of course, comes the responsibility of… Read More »How Climate and Weather Affect Pool Care

The Most Common Types of Algae That Can Turn a Pool Green

BY: Sara Hansen
September 21, 2022
Read Time: 5 minutes
Green Pool

Your pool represents a significant financial investment so it’s normal to be frustrated when algae shows up and turns the water murky green. Aside from the investment, no one wants to swim in green water so the kids are upset and there won’t be any backyard parties for a while! Let’s learn a bit about… Read More »The Most Common Types of Algae That Can Turn a Pool Green

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