Tips on Operating, Care, Installation & Maintenance
As pool owners already know, owning a swimming pool can be a costly affair. Everything from installation to daily maintenance during swim season requires homeowners to dig deep into their pockets. So, when it comes to gift giving times, the best gifts you can buy for a pool owner are the most practical ones. Sure, it is fun to receive a new game or an amusing sign to post poolside, but the gifts most appreciated are those that help to relieve some of the financial burden involved with the operation and maintenance of a swimming pool.
Hopefully, your pool is now protected for the winter and properly closed (unless you are one of the few lucky enough to live in a tropical location year round). If you DID have a winter time disaster, such as frozen pipes, do you know how to solve to problem come spring? For cracked pipes or leaking pools, excavation can be extremely expensive. Try Fix-A-Leak first. a blended concentrated material designed to seal leaks in virtually any material. It works extremely well on all types of plastics, from spas to plumbing. Fix a leak forms a permanent seal on holes up to 1/8″ in diameter. It is perfect for leaks in the walls, floor, or shell of a pool or hot… Continue reading
Infrared saunas for the home are rising in popularity as availability increases and cost declines. Selecting which sauna to bring into the home may seem like a simple decision initially — most are beautifully constructed wood enclosures with comfortable seating, sound systems, and other luxurious extras. The choice of heating element, though, is where most homeowners get stuck. Infrared saunas are available with either a ceramic heater or a carbon heater. What’s the difference? Both have their advantages and drawbacks, but understanding the basics of each heating option should provide homeowners with enough information to make the best individual decision.
Warm Up Time and Distribution of Heat
In general, ceramic heaters are quicker to heat up than carbon heaters, but… Continue reading
A few weeks ago on this blog, we gave you video instructions on how to install your pool safety cover, but what if you NEED a safety cover? Measuring can be tricky if you have a non-traditional shaped pool. Check out the video below for detailed instructions on how to get the proper measurements to ensure that you get the perfect cover for your pool!
In the past, many people have paid membership fees to gyms just so they could use the sauna and enjoy its many health benefits. Home saunas, until recently, have been a luxury that only the wealthy could afford. Today’s home saunas, though, are affordable, easy to assemble, require very little space, and offer the same health benefits as saunas found in public facilities.
Besides health benefits, home saunas offer an additional benefit that no gym sauna can — privacy. Many people would agree that complete relaxation is hard to achieve when sharing sauna space with strangers. Whether you choose to use the sauna at home or at the gym, though, drinking plenty of water during and after a session… Continue reading