Pool Covers – 5 Great Reasons To Use One

Five compelling reasons to cover your swimming pool.

No matter if you have an inground pool or an above ground pool there are some accessories that every pool owner should have, and a pool cover is one of these items. If you already have a pool but don’t have a cover, read on as we give you 5 excellent reasons to use one on your swimming pool. Below are a few of my favorite reasons that will save you time, money and hours of work.

Evaporation

Evaporating water from your pool means you will need to add more water pool on a regular basis. Having too low of a water level can cause the filter system to operate less efficiently. Water evaporation not only can also cause your water bill to go up as additional water is needed, but the now diluted pool water will also require more chemicals to get the water chemistry balanced again. (more…)

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Jan. 10, 2014

What to look for when buying an Above Ground Pool

Above Ground Pools

An above ground pool is an investment, and you will want to make sure that you are getting the best pool for your budget and needs. A good quality average sized above ground pool package will generally start at around $2,000. Of course, this price will vary depending on how large the pool is, what it is made of, and what is included in the pool kit. To ensure that you buy the best product, there are many things to look for when you are buying an above ground pool.

Narrowing Down Your Options

At first, the thought of buying an above ground pool can seem overwhelming. With so many different products to choose from, you may have trouble focusing on the key factors in the search. (more…)

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Dec. 9, 2013

The History of Swimming Pools

People of all ages turn to a swimming pool for fun and exercise.  According to the National Swimming Pool Foundation, in the US there are more than 10 million swimming pools. Not only do Americans love their swimming pools, people in virtually every country around the world enjoy pools. The country with the most pools per capita is New Zealand, with 200,000 pools in a country of 4 million people. It seems everybody knows how fun it is to swim in a pool, yet very few people know the origins of the swimming pool.

The invention of the swimming pool can be traced back to more than 5,000 years to Ancient Pakistan and a public water tank. This public pool was called the Great Bath and it measured approximately 40 feet by 23 feet. At its deepest, the Great Bath reached almost eight feet. The Great Bath is still in existence today, and it features intricate edging and wide staircases at either end. The floors and walls were made with tightly fitted bricks covered with a gypsum plaster and then tar. (more…)

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Dec. 9, 2013

How To Install An Above Ground Pool

How To Install An Above Ground Pool

 

A new pool is exciting – especially when it has been installed correctly and is ready to be used. If you have recently purchased an above ground pool and are ready for the installation process, there are some things to be aware of. From choosing the right location to taking measurements and preparing for the unexpected, it’s useful to know the right way to install an above ground pool. Regardless of which model you have purchased, there are certain requirements for installation. You should be familiar with the main components of the pool, which will vary slightly depending on the model you have. (more…)

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Dec. 2, 2013

Proper Swimming Pool Maintenance, In 8 Easy Steps

According to Lowes, “Maintaining your pool can be a tedious job, but it’s an important part  of keeping your pool sparkling clean,and safe for years of enjoyment.”

The fact is, many families mull over the idea of poolside summers, but dread the maintenance involved. The cleaning, maintenance and time time-consumption are not necessarily a drain on your wallet and your time.

While all pools are created different they all share ONE common trait, routine care is the key to pristine pool health.

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Nov. 7, 2013