Tips on Operating, Care, Installation & Maintenance
The popularity of above ground pools has grown in recent years, and many homeowners who may have never before considered owning one are now taking a second look. The reasons for this turn around are numerous, but cost is most certainly a major contributor to the rise in popularity of above ground pools.
Even before the onset of current economic problems, in ground pools were cost prohibitive for many homeowners. In fact, “sales of new [in ground] pools have fallen nearly 75% from their 2004 peak,” according to research conducted by P.K. Data, Inc. Comparing the cost of purchasing and installing an in ground pool with the cost of purchasing and installing an above ground pool reveals a… Continue reading
Surprises can be fun, but not when it comes to the backyard swimming pool. A cracked or damaged skimmer is one unwelcome surprise that most pool owners have had to experience over the years. If you prepare for the possibility of a wintertime freeze before it happens, though, you can save your skimmer and prevent unwanted surprises in the spring.
When water in a skimmer freezes, it expands outward and often cracks or damages the skimmer. The Skimmer Guard is a product designed to absorb the expansion of the freeze, allowing your skimmer to last throughout the winter undamaged. Place a Skimmer Guard inside each of your pool’s skimmers… Continue reading
The pool off season is a perfect time to check all of your pool maintenance equipment to make sure that it is in great shape and ready for next season. Check for holes in skimmers, leaf rakes, and pool vacuum bags. Look for cracks or damage to plastic pieces on brushes and handles, vacuum hoses, and etc. Keeping this equipment clean, whole, and in working order will ensure that opening your pool next season will be a breeze! Replace any necessary maintenance tools now to avoid opening day drama in the spring.
It’s just about time to think about holiday shopping, and there’s probably no shortage of ideas on your favorite pool owner’s wish list. One of the ultimate gifts for pool owners is both practical and often highly desired — the robotic pool cleaner. Robotic pool cleaners often rank toward the top of the wish list, but they are a little more expensive. As a result, pool owners tend to use their money for more pressing needs.
Why are robotic pool cleaners such a hot item? Cleaning a swimming pool is an ongoing task, and one that is not always a favorite, so finding the easiest and least time consuming method… Continue reading
Spa covers have traditionally come in basic colors. While these are nice, many people are looking for something a bit more bold. Sunbrella to the rescue! The leader in designer outdoor weatherproof fabrics, they have created an outstanding line of Sunbrella spa covers in patterns that will surprise and delight you! If you already own Sunbrella cushions on your patio furniture, you can now match the pattern of your spa cover to your existing outdoor designs. Covers keep debris out of the spa water, insulate the hot tub so the water stays hot, and add safety by preventing accidents. They also help with chemical retention. Sunbrella fabrics are not only beautiful, they are also incredibly durable, sunlight resistant, mildew… Continue reading