Tips on Operating, Care, Installation & Maintenance
Ready to swim, but your pool still isn’t warm enough? Try a creative solution. Liquid solar blankets are a fun and functional alternative to traditional heating methods. They work by slowly admitting a liquid that traps heat and reduces evaporation. The best part? The liquid is non-toxic and invisible. It does not affect skin, clothes, or pool chemical balance. You won’t even notice that its there. Unlike a traditional solar blanket, it is in use WHILE you are using your pool. 100% safe and works 100% of the time? Can’t beat that!
No matter how diligent we may be with our pool cleaners, dirt, debris, and other unsavory bits in our pool water can elude our pool cleaning devices. Luckily, pool water gets pumped through the pool’s filter system where particulates in the water become trapped. A swimming pool’s filter system is an essential component for maintaining clean, safe water. What type of filter system does your swimming pool use?
The three existing types of swimming pool filters are Sand Filters, Cartridge Filters, and Diatomaceous Earth Filters (DE Filters, for short). Here’s how they each work:
Sand filters, often considered the easiest filters to own and maintain, … Continue reading
While most kids long for summer, it can also become monotonous very quickly. Doing the same time, day in and day out, can become dull after awhile. Even something as fun as a swimming pool loses its appeal over time if it remains the same. Give your child some excitement in the pool this summer with one of these amazing pool floats. Whether for one child or a party full, you can find something that will please. Click on the links below for more information on each great choice! Many more are available at BackyardcityPools.com. Happy summer!
What’s the absolute worst job when it comes to maintaining a swimming pool? Ask one hundred pool-owning Dads this question, and you’re sure to hear “cleaning the darn thing” as the top answer. Yes, owning a pool is sheer luxury and fun… when you don’t have to do the regular job of scrubbing and vacuuming to keep the dirt and debris under control. This job, unfortunately, usually falls onto Dad’s shoulders.
Luckily, you can dazzle a pool-cleaning Dad (your own or someone else’s) with the gift of a Robotic Pool Cleaner, which does all the cleaning by itself. Robotic pool cleaners scrub and vacuum just about every inch of a swimming pool without much… Continue reading
As a pool owner, you most likely use a winter cover to keep leaves and debris out of your pool while it is closed, but what do you do if you have leaves and other debris falling into your pool during the summer months? The pool is probably being used frequently, and the thought of using a heavy, burdensome cover while you are not in the pool is daunting and impractical. The solution is a summer leaf net! Made from a super strong, yet lightweight, mesh known as “Magic Mesh”, these covers will keep out leaves and large debris, but have special properties that make them perfect for summer use. Sun can easily travel through the cover, meaning… Continue reading