Tips on Operating, Care, Installation & Maintenance
Owning a swimming pool, whether it is an above ground pool or an in ground pool, means taking responsibility for the safety of children and pets who live on or near your property. There’s more to pool safety, though, than equipping your swimming pool with safety features like anti-entrapment drain covers, safety covers, pool alarms, and pool fences. Even with every available safety device installed, there is still no guarantee that a child will never experience a pool-related injury or accident in your backyard pool, or in a pool owned by a neighbor or family member.
Everything from bumps and scrapes to submersion and drowning accidents are possible… Continue reading
Saltwater pools have become increasingly popular in recent years. Many pool owners are opting for the softer, gentler water produced by salt chlorine generators. Your water will be silky smooth and you can stop spending money on traditional pool chemicals. Many in ground pools are already equipped with this technology, but above ground pool owners can ALSO have salt water pools. Above ground chlorine generators have become an affordable and usable solution for many pool owners. They are easy to install and cost less than $300. No more red eyes, skin irritation, or handling harsh chemicals again. All you add is salt! Convert your above ground pool before the next swimming season and be prepared to be amazed by the… Continue reading
Every design guru knows that a coat of paint goes a long way in sprucing up any room of the house. But, this advice also applies to the swimming pool and pool deck. Pools and pool decks discolor and fade over time due to the effects of weathering, algae, ultraviolet rays, and chlorine.
Before you open your pool for the season this year, perk up the appearance of your pool and pool deck with a coat or two of swimming pool paint and deck paint. Be sure to use paints specifically designed for pools and pool decks, though. You’ll be impressed with the results that a little paint can create.
Longing to jump into the warmer days of summer? Even if there’s snow outside your window, it’s not too early to start thinking ahead to spring and opening your swimming pool. In fact, now is the best time to take inventory of your existing pool supplies and stock up while prices remain low. As we move closer to spring and summer, lower winter prices will begin to melt away.
Don’t jump in when it comes to buying your pool chemicals, though. Pool chemicals are a necessity for every swimming pool, but not all pool chemicals are of the same quality. Cheaper chemicals can stain your pool and create excessive foaming and… Continue reading
Pool safety should be of the utmost concern for any pool owner. In addition to pool alarms, fences, and pool safety covers, anti-entrapment systems and drain covers are very important steps in protecting your friends and family in your pool. Drains can be very dangerous in pools if they are not handled properly. Because traditional drains lay flat, any object or body part that covers that drain can become trapped by a powerful suction from which escape is difficult, and sometimes impossible. Thanks to the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act of 2007, all public pools are required to take anti-entrapment measures to ensure pool safety. This law does not apply to private and personal pools and unfortunately… Continue reading