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What To Do After A Storm

What To Do After A Storm

 After The Storm As Before the Storm, Do Not Empty the Pool After a storm, an empty pool is subject to “floating” or “popping” out of the ground due to “lift” pressure from excessive ground water caused by heavy rains that may have accompanied the storm. If it appears necessary to […]

Is Your Pool Storm Ready?

Is Your Pool Storm Ready?

Before the Storm 1. Do Not Empty Your Pool People may ask, “Won’t the pool overflow if we don’t at least lower the water?” Yes it may, but no more so than if a patio or a plot of grass were there instead. Adequate drainage has most always been provided […]

Pool Closing – What to do.

Pool Closing – What to do.

One of the most important steps in successfully closing your pool for the winter involves you doing……..NOTHING.  That’s right NOTHING. Most above ground pool owners make the mistake of lowering the water level in their pool to just below the skimmer opening when closing their pool. This is one of […]

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOUR POOL GETS WET?

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOUR POOL GETS WET?

Most pool owners are well aware of how to maintain their swimming pool when the sun is shining. Some are experts even during heat waves, but most are unaware of the steps they need to take to maintain their pool water when it rains. Most believe that rain gives their […]

I Need A New Pool Pump

I Need A New Pool Pump

DON’T BUY A NEW POOL PUMP…. Whatever you do, do not buy a new pool pump until you read this. If you are like me you have been spending your summers in ignorant bliss. For the last 10 years , each spring I hook up my pool filter system, it […]

A New App for Testing Water

A New App for Testing Water

Taking the MATH out of owning a pool When did taking care of a pool become so complicated?  Things were a lot simpler when I was a kid taking care of the family pool. Throw little chlorine in every day – if we couldn’t see under water add a handful […]

Stop Swimming In A Cold Pool

Stop Swimming In A Cold Pool

How can I heat my pool without draining my wallet? Many pool owners strive to do one thing- extend their swim season. Think about it, you have your very own backyard pool- you wait all winter and spring to use it and then before you know it, Labor Day is […]

Salt Pools 101

Salt Pools 101

What’s the REAL story about salt? There has been a lot of talk recently about Salt Water Pools.  All the pro salt and anti-salt noise is just that, noise.  Just like a few years ago when the “internet was just a fad”, salt is here to stay. The confusion about […]

Vacuuming The Pool

Vacuuming The Pool

How do I get my pool vacuum to suck? Like most pool owners there is one thing about my pool I hate is……vacuuming? Nothing is worse than standing outside the refreshing crystal clear water and having to slowly push around a little vacuum in the hot sun. The whole time […]

Opening The Pool

Opening The Pool

WHEN CAN WE SWIM, WHEN CAN WE SWM……. Most pool owners know this chant all too well. After the first warm weekend of spring, children across America begin chanting it in unison. The longer it goes, the louder it gets, until finally you can’t take it anymore and decide to […]