2015

  • Why Is Pool Water Blue?

    Blue water has a pristine, clear appearance even though it isn't technically "clear." Pool owners dedicate much of their maintenance to keeping their water looking its bluest. But why do pools have a blue hue?  ‚ÄčIntrinsic Color  While you probably think of clean water as colorless, this isn't the case. When you observe water without color pollution sources, such as light reflecting off brightly colored surfaces, the liquid has a pale turquoise color.
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  • Want Your Own Training Pool And Lounge Area? Get An Inground Spa

    If swimming is one of your favorite ways to exercise and you love lounging around the pool, you can get a pool that's great for both. You can get a pool that is powered to help you reach your swimming goals, but you can still use it when you want to get wet on a bright and sunny day. You'll want to talk with a pool contractor about getting a spa pool that has a current system powered by jets, and that can be placed outside your home.
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  • Tips for Preventing and Eliminating Algae in Your Pool

    One of the most common problems with backyard swimming pool maintenance is dealing with algae blooms. If the water isn't properly sanitized or the filters aren't getting the job done, algae blooms can thrive. Algae spores can come from many different places, including debris introduced to the pool from the wind or spores that are on your body when you get in the water. While there aren't any completely guaranteed methods to prevent and eliminate algae, here are some of the swimming pool care tips that can improve your odds.
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  • How To Maintain A Commercial Pool

    Commercial pool maintenance can be a big task, but it's critical to maintaining the safety of your guests. Here are some tips for keeping your pool operating at top condition.  Replace Parts Before You Need To Especially for a commercial pool, it's important to replace parts before they actually break. Keep your pool functional by replacing parts at least once per season. The parts that need the most care are the filters, gaskets, and water gauges.
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  • Everything You Need To Know About Your Home's Cracked Swimming Pool

    If you recently purchased a home with a cracked in-ground swimming pool, you've come to the right place. Cracking is a common problem for older pools and those built in areas of the country where the soil is prone to shifting. The good news is that your swimming pool can be repaired and continue to provide fun for your family for many more years to come. Here's some helpful information on pool crack formation, their repair, and how to prevent future cracks from forming in your home's pool:
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  • Two Things To Consider When Shopping For A Hot Tub

    Hot tubs come along with a number of benefits. Not only do they add value to your home, but they offer a great place to wind down and relax while still being in the comfort of your own home. Given the financial and time commitments that come along with installing a hot tub on your property, you want to make a decision that you will be satisfied with for many years to come.
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  • Keeping Your Hot Tub Clean And Comfy

    If you have just bought a hot tub, you will soon be enjoying the relaxing benefits it will provide. There are several steps to take in maintaining your hot tub so it lives up to its potential. Here are some of the basic steps a new hot tub owner should be aware of in order to keep their new luxury item running as it should. Balancing The Water The water that comes out of your tap will be used to fill up your hot tub.
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  • Four Things That You May Want To Repair Before Opening Your Pool This Year

    As the weather continues to get warmer, the time to jump in the pool is getting closer. There are many things that you may want to do when opening your pool.  You may want to get it open as soon as possible, but doing repairs is often needed. This can include things like replacing drain covers, repairing filters and pumps, and patching up the surface or liner of your pool. If you want to get the most out of your pool this year, here are some of the repairs you may want to do before you open it:
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  • Beyond Fish - Your Options For A Unique Tile Mosaic For Your Home's Swimming Pool

    If you are getting ready to have your home's inground swimming pool re-tiled and resurfaced to give it a more updated look that integrates better with your home's look, then you should consider adding a unique decorative tile mosaic design into your pools surface. A tile mosaic design adds an individual style to your pool and also adds to the overall look of your backyard space. Here are some unique pool tile mosaics to get your inner designer thinking about how you can enhance the look of your family's pool:
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  • Ways To Make Your Pool Greener And More Energy Efficient

    It seems like everyone nowadays is looking for ways to make the systems in their homes greener and more energy efficient--even pool owners. If you're looking for ways to make your pool more environmentally friendly, consider the following tips.  Solar Heating System and Solar Blanket Solar heating systems are comparable in price with traditional gas heaters and pool pump heaters. Using clean energy from the sun, solar pool heaters are versatile and effective and are an excellent option in households with unshaded access to sunlight.
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