Tips on Operating, Care, Installation & Maintenance
It’s no secret that chlorine can be harsh on skin and irritate eyes. Plus, the strong smell of chlorine is more than a little unpleasant to many swimmers. For these reasons, bromine tablets are a desirable alternative for sanitizing pools and spas.
Because bromine doesn’t have a harsh chemical odor, like chlorine, it is often used in indoor pools where chlorine odor can be overpowering. Bromine is also preferred in spas and hot tubs because it is more stable in high temperature water than chlorine, making it a more effective spa sanitizer.
Using bromine in standard outdoor swimming pools is something to consider, too. Bromine continues to kill bacteria even after… Continue reading
Now is the time to spruce up your pool before summer fun begins. If your concrete, plaster, gunite, or fiberglass pool has chipping or peeling paint, you might want to consider repainting it. Pool paint is more affordable and easier to use than ever before. Most pool paints last up to 8 years and can be applied without the help of a pool professional, saving you lots of money. If you have a liner pool, check your liner for fading and discoloration. Due to long exposure to chemicals and sunlight, vinyl liners can eventually become weakened and worn. Spring is a perfect time to consider replacement. Even if your pool surfaces are intact, they will certainly need to be… Continue reading
Winter is finally over, and the winter pool cover will soon be stored away until next year. Continuing to cover your pool throughout the swimming season is important, though. Whether you use a solar pool cover or a safety cover, you can enjoy the following benefits from consistently covering your swimming pool when it is not in use:
- A covered pool significantly reduces evaporation and retains the pool’s heat, thereby lowering expenses and extending the swimming season.
- A covered pool requires fewer chemicals because evaporation is greatly reduced, and the water stays chemically balanced for longer periods of time.
- A covered pool means a cleaner pool. Dirt, leaves, and other debris stay out… Continue reading
Saunas are often a major draw of sports clubs and gyms across the world. These high heat steam rooms have long been heralded for their ability to ease post-work out aches and pains, but did you know that they also offer many other health benefits? They are so numerous that you will long to enjoy the therapeutic benefits. You don’t have to join a gym to enjoy infrared saunas. In fact, you don’t even have to leave your own home! At-home saunas are more affordable than ever and the price will be small compared to the benefits you receive. Saunas have been proven to relieve the following symptoms:
- Aches, Pains, and Tension
- Asthma, Bronchitis, and Other Breathing Problems
- Arthritis… Continue reading
One of the many advantages of owning your own backyard swimming pool is having the freedom to use pool toys and floats to your heart’s content. Most public pools don’t allow the use of toys or floats, which limits the number of ways the pool can be enjoyed. Even the most creative kids can grow bored with the public pool when games of Marco Polo and underwater tea parties have been exhausted. Luckily, no such limitations exist at home.