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How to Extend Your Pool Season: Tips for Pool Heating and Insulation

BY: Sara Hansen
August 1, 2023
Read Time: 4 minutes
tips for pool heating | pool heaters | tips for pool insulation
Pool Equipment

It’s mid-summer and your family and friends have been enjoying your swimming pool long into the warm evenings. As the maintenance person for all things related to the pool, you will soon need to consider when to close it down as the days stretch toward cooler weather. But, there are ways to maximize your family’s… Read More »How to Extend Your Pool Season: Tips for Pool Heating and Insulation

Pool Plumbing 101: Understanding the Different Parts of Your Pool’s Plumbing System

BY: Sara Hansen
July 25, 2023
Read Time: 8 minutes
parts of a pool plumbing system | swimming pool plumbing system
Pool Equipment

When it comes to pool ownership, a little knowledge can go a long way. One aspect that every pool owner should be familiar with is the pool’s plumbing system. This intricate network of pipes and valves is responsible for keeping your pool clean, safe, and enjoyable.  By gaining a fundamental understanding of the key parts… Read More »Pool Plumbing 101: Understanding the Different Parts of Your Pool’s Plumbing System

5 Benefits of Using a Pool Aerator in Your Swimming Pool

BY: Sara Hansen
July 22, 2023
Read Time: 5 minutes
pool aerator | benefits of a pool aerator | why use a pool aerator
Pool Equipment

You have probably seen swimming pools with beautiful waterfalls, fountains, deck jets, or other water features that add a calming environment to the pool area. What you may not know, though, is those features have another purpose: They are aerating the pool’s water.  An aerator adds oxygen to the water in a swimming pool, which… Read More »5 Benefits of Using a Pool Aerator in Your Swimming Pool

8 Fun and Safe Pool Games for Kids: Keep Them Entertained All Summer Long

BY: Sara Hansen
August 3, 2023
Read Time: 5 minutes
pool games for kids | pool games ideas
Your Pool Area

As the caretaker of your swimming pool, it’s easy to lose sight of why you go to such lengths to make sure the water is clean, clear, and safe for your family and friends. You only have to listen to your kids splashing and playing in the pool, though, to make it all worth it!… Read More »8 Fun and Safe Pool Games for Kids: Keep Them Entertained All Summer Long

12 Essential Pool Accessories to Make It a Great Summer

BY: Sara Hansen
June 29, 2023
Read Time: 4 minutes
essential pool accessories | pool accessory | swimming pool accessories
Your Pool Area

Once you balance the chemicals in your swimming pool and have the water crystal-clear for your family and friends, it’s time to have fun! The right selection of swimming pool accessories provides something for both adults and kids and helps make your pool time as fun and easy as possible. And the accessories don’t have… Read More »12 Essential Pool Accessories to Make It a Great Summer

Muriatic Acid for Pools: What It Is & How It Can Help Maintain pH Levels

BY: Sara Hansen
June 27, 2023
Read Time: 5 minutes
adding muriatic acid | what is muriatic acid | muriatic acid for pools
Pool Maintenance Chemicals

In your research of pool maintenance and the chemicals involved, you may have come across the term “muriatic acid”. And, like many, you may be wondering what it is and what it does. We’ve got you covered! Muriatic acid, also known as hydrochloric acid, is a powerful chemical often used to properly maintain the pH… Read More »Muriatic Acid for Pools: What It Is & How It Can Help Maintain pH Levels

High Alkalinity in Your Pool: What Causes It & Why It’s Important to Bring It Down

BY: Sara Hansen
June 27, 2023
Read Time: 5 minutes
high alkalinity in your pool | how to lower alkalinity
Pool Water Quality

Remember that chemistry class you took in school? Now you finally need all that information! As you work to maintain the correct chemical mixes in your swimming pool, one important measure is alkalinity.  This refers to alkaline substances such as bicarbonates and hydroxides that are present in the pool water. Alkalinity measures the ability of… Read More »High Alkalinity in Your Pool: What Causes It & Why It’s Important to Bring It Down

What is Cyanuric Acid and Why is it Important in Pool Maintenance?

BY: Sara Hansen
June 13, 2023
Read Time: 4 minutes
cyanuric acid | what is cyanuric acid
Pool Maintenance Chemicals

You just found out that the pool stabilizer you add to your pool water is actually an acid known as cyanuric acid. Now you’re wondering if it’s safe for your family and friends who enjoy your outdoor swimming pool. Cyanuric acid (CYA) is sold under the name pool conditioner or chlorine stabilizer. It stabilizes the… Read More »What is Cyanuric Acid and Why is it Important in Pool Maintenance?

Create Your Own Oasis: DIY Pool Landscaping Ideas

BY: Sara Hansen
May 29, 2023
Read Time: 5 minutes
DIY pool landscaping ideas | pool area landscaping
Your Pool Area

You’ve seen them in magazines: The swimming pools with lush landscaping and lighting that glows like a movie set. You would love to freshen up your pool and yard but it all seems a bit daunting, right? And probably expensive, too.  In this article, we will show you many affordable DIY pool landscaping ideas that… Read More »Create Your Own Oasis: DIY Pool Landscaping Ideas

Hurricane Pool Prep 101: How to Prepare Your Pool for a Hurricane Properly

BY: Sara Hansen
May 29, 2023
Read Time: 7 minutes
hurricane pool prep | prepare your pool for a hurricane
Weather

Another thing the summertime means for those living near the Southeast coasts is hurricane season. And when it comes to protecting your property during this time, one area that often gets overlooked is the swimming pool. But, with proper hurricane pool prep, you can minimize potential damage and ensure your pool is ready to use… Read More »Hurricane Pool Prep 101: How to Prepare Your Pool for a Hurricane Properly

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