Tips on Operating, Care, Installation & Maintenance
When water freezes, it expands by approximately 9%. When this water is in your pool skimmer, that expansion is just enough to cause damage. Instead of repairing or replacing your pool skimmer each spring, protect it with a Skimmer Guard when you winterize your in ground or above ground pool in the fall. This handy (and affordable) little gadget is made to absorb the expansion that occurs during a freeze, so it protects your skimmer all winter from damage caused by expanding water. Instead of expanding outward and cracking the skimmer, freezing water will actually compress the Skimmer Guard.
Skimmer Guard proves to be an easy… Continue reading
Picture a group of friends, lounging around the pool under an umbrella, sharing drinks and conversation. Sounds fun, right? Now imagine that table and chair IN the water! Swimming pool furniture is a great way to add some unique seating to your pool. With unique foot pads designed for any type of pool finish, your furniture will stay in place without the worry of it scratching and tearing your liner. The furniture and cushions quickly fill with water when they enter the pool, providing balance and security. When lifted from the water, the quick drain features make sure that you can transfer your furniture from pool to pool side with very little effort. This table and chairs is the… Continue reading
I’m vacationing this week with my family at a hotel with an indoor water park. Fun? Yes. Safe? Yes! In addition to having several lifeguards on duty throughout the water park — at the top and bottom of each curvy slide, along the lazy river, near the kiddie spray area — they can also boast a safe hot tub. Safe because the drains at the bottom of the spa are equipped with Anti-Entrapment Drain Covers, also known as Anti-Vortex Drain Covers.
Anti-Entrapment Drain Covers are domed, or in some way raised from the flat surface at the bottom of the pool or spa so that no body parts,… Continue reading
Sometimes, owning a pool can be confusing! Like many pool owners, you are probably looking for easy solutions to answer your pool related questions. One question that many pool owners have been asking lately is “what chemicals do I need to add to my pool to close it for winter?”, and I have the perfect solution to share with you. You can now buy winterizing chemical kits that come premeasured for your pool size! They are the ultimate in hassle free pool closing. Available in chlorine and chlorine-free varieties, you can get them for any pool size. They even come with pool closing instructions. These are so handy that you will wonder why you ever worried with buying… Continue reading
You’ve covered your above ground swimming pool with a winter cover and secured it in place, but what do you do about the water that inevitably accumulates on top of the cover over the fall and winter months? Many people use Automatic Cover Pumps or Manual Cover Pumps to remove that water when it reaches a certain level. These cover pumps are fast, powerful, and often expensive to purchase. There is an alternative, though, that uses absolutely no electricity and costs a fraction of what standard cover pumps cost.