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Smart Ways to Avoid Draining your Wallet on Pool Maintenance

Owning a pool is a dream for many homeowners, but often they forget to factor in the associated costs for maintenance. Worry not! You can own your dream pool and enjoy it without draining your wallet. Below are some excellent tips to cut down on pool maintenance costs. 1. Invest in the Right Pool Equipment Many pool owners make the grave mistake of not choosing high-quality pool equipment to save a few bucks, but skimping on the most important pool essentials can lead to more maintenance and even [...]

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5 Ways to Bid Adieu to Pollen Problems in your Swimming Pool

Spring is in the air – the bees are buzzing, flowers are blooming, and the days have gotten much warmer and longer. You can't wait to take a dip in your home pool, but uh, oh! There is a yellowy substance floating in the water, and it is sticking to your clothes and hair, and even gotten into your nose--making it impossible to take a relaxing dip. Yes, that's pollen – an unwelcome side-effect of spring. Worry not, removing pollen from your pool water is quite easy when you know what needs to be done. First, thou [...]

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The Ultimate Inground Swimming Pool Cost and Pricing Guide

One of the best ways to increase the value of your property and have your very own private, relaxing summer spot is to install a swimming pool. While above-ground pools are known to be more budget-friendly, inground pools are considered more aesthetically pleasing to many. Additionally, an inground pool offers the ability to customize the pool area any way you like. But while homeowners think about building the backyard of their dreams equipped with a fancy swimming pool, actually getting one constructed is an exp [...]

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How Much Does it Cost to Install Fiberglass Swimming Pool?

If you are planning to install an inground swimming pool for your home, one of the most important decisions is to select the right type of pool. Of the different types available, such as concrete, fiberglass, or vinyl, an increasing number of homeowners are choosing fiberglass. Fiberglass pools are generally less expensive than the other options and have low maintenance requirements. Moreover, the advanced gelcoat layer that these pools now come with makes them highly durable and energy-efficient too. If you are c [...]

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5 Facts About Chlorine in Swimming Pools

When you think about relaxing in sparkling pool water on hot summer days, you don’t imagine yourself floating around in a giant petri dish full of germs. Without chlorine, this is exactly what swimming pools can be. Pool water that is not sanitized by chlorine can become a home to a host of germs and bacteria that can result in illnesses such as diarrhea, skin infections, and athlete’s foot, to name a few. It is the use of chlorine that keeps these harmful microbes at bay in swimming pools. But while you know tha [...]

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How to Remove Black Algae In Your Pool Fast

Algae are the simplest form of plants that grow very quickly in and on any moist location. Algae can grow easily on stones and other hard surfaces if it moist for longer periods. Algae are easily found growing near water bodies. Anywhere there is water it is possible there are algae present. Of all the algae types, the hardest to remove by far is black algae. Black algae are the most resilient type of algae and can quickly grow back if conditions are favorable for it. Spores can enter pool water through various sou [...]

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Tips to Maintain your Salt Water Swimming Pool

What is a salt water pool? There are some who prefer a salt water pool over a regular chlorinated pool. A saltwater pool is still chlorinated; the difference is the type of chlorine being used. In a saltwater pool, a salt chlorine generator produces its own chlorine; and it is this chlorine that is used to sanitize the pool. Advantages of salt water pool over regular pools Saltwater pool water is gentler on skin, hair and eyes and feels much softer than regular pool water. [...]

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How to Vacuum your Pool Manually with Few Easy Steps

The purpose of this blog is to give you information on how you can vacuum your pool manually in a few simple and easy steps and the tools you need to do the job right. Often times you need to vacuum the pool to clear and get rid of any algal growth happening in your pool. Keep your pool gunk free by maintaining and vacuuming it right. You will need specific tools for this purpose, a pool vacuum head, telescoping pole, vacuum hose, and a vacuum plate. Understanding the tools and how they function is essential. H [...]

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Easy Steps of Inground Pool Liner Installation

Pool liner installation by professionals can cost you thousands of dollars, but if you follow these steps carefully, you can do it yourself. Before you begin, you must take accurate measurements of your pool so that you have the correct pool liner on hand. Other items may need to be purchased or rented and are as follows: Things you will need - Custom vinyl pool liner, wall foam (optional) and adhesive, pool paint, floor repair sand, vermiculite, cyclone blower, 2 – 1×12″ boards, duct tape, razor knife, lea [...]

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Why is My Pool Cloudy and How do I Fix it?

No one likes to swim in a cloudy pool for obvious reasons – a cloudy pool looks dirty and unappealing. The truth is, a cloudy pool isn’t just unsightly, it’s not a healthy environment to swim in-- it’s full of dirt, oil, sweat, sunscreen, pathogens, and bacteria – including E.coli! No one wants to swim in that! Why is my pool cloudy? Cloudy pool water can be caused by different reasons. If your pool water has turned cloudy overnight, the weather might be the reason behind it. Rain water and [...]

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