Tips on Operating, Care, Installation & Maintenance
Who says you can’t swim once the traditional swimming season has passed? With a pool heater or heat pump, you can enjoy swimming in comfortable water for many weeks, or more, after your neighbors have already hung up the towel. Additionally, when other swimming pool owners are waiting for the Spring weather to warm up so they can open their pools, you can be enjoying the luxury of a pleasant Spring time swim.
The most environmentally friendly options for warming your water include Solar Pool Heaters and Heat Pumps:
When choosing an in-ground or above ground winter pool cover, most people will consider quality along with price. An in-ground winter cover constructed of high-grade woven polyethylene will give you the quality and durability you are looking for. The super-strong woven strands of this type swimming pool cover will give you unsurpassed quality along with an affordable price range. It should also be triple-laminated with a specially designed inner scrim that is extremely tough. Premium coating is U.V.-protected to shield a cover from the damaging effects of sunlight. Make sure the pool cover comes with loops every four feet to secure water bags, and… Continue reading
Safety pool covers are one of the most important safety features that every backyard swimming pool should have. Homeowners may already own a solar pool cover and/or a winter pool cover, but these types of pool covers are not safety pool covers and should not be used as such. A pool cover must be able to support a minimum of 485 pounds per 5 square feet before it can be considered a safety pool cover, according to the American Society for Testing and Materials’ (ASTM) F1346-91 standard.
Two choices for safety pool covers include mesh covers and solid material covers. Both varieties of cover are anchored to a pool’s deck with straps that pull the cover… Continue reading
A huge bull frog made its way to our pool three times this summer. We were able to catch him with a pool net and proudly release him into the field behind our house. That means over our fence and a good distance from our swimming pool. Well, he returned two more times.
I do not like frogs or anything else that makes its fury or slimy little way into our pool. I certainly want to spare the life of these little beings even though I can’t stand the sight of them. Then I did some research and found a solution that also helps the environment at the same time. I was… Continue reading
The purpose of a Solar Pool Cover, also known as a solar blanket, is to increase the temperature of your pool’s water by soaking up sunlight in the day and preventing the heat from escaping from your pool at night. A solar cover can raise the temperature of your pool water by an average of 10 degrees, more in sunny climates, which not only makes the water consistently comfortable for longer periods, but allows you to run your pool heater for significantly less time over the course of the season.
Usually the most affordable type of pool cover, solar pool covers can also save you… Continue reading