The Blog

27 Jun

7 Maintenance Tips for Keeping Your Pool Clean Year-Round

For many people, having a swimming pool is a great investment and luxury. It’s such a relief to take a dip and cool off during the sweltering summer months. However, to enjoy these benefits, proper care and maintenance is vital to keep your pool clean. The good news is, keeping your pool sparkling clean isn’t

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28 Apr

Pros and Cons: Saltwater vs. Freshwater Pools

There’s so much to consider when designing your dream backyard oasis, especially when it comes to the pool. Shape, size, cost, material…and these days, you have to consider the type of water, too. Saltwater pools are majorly on the rise—three out of four in-ground pools are now saltwater, compared to just one in eight back

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21 Jan

Protect your Pool from Freezing Temperatures

When temperatures drop below freezing, protect your pool’s equipment to prevent any damage. If you don’t, water can freeze in your pipes causing cracks and costly repairs. In northern states, you’ll need to winterize your pool but in the south where temperatures rarely drop below freezing there are other steps to keep your equipment protected:

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03 Dec

How Cyanuric Acid Affects your Pool

  What is Cyanuric Acid? Cyanuric acid is a stabilizer for chlorine in swimming pools. It’s one of the most common chemicals added to pools and acts as a “sunblock” for chlorine. It works by bonding with chlorine molecules to prevent ultraviolet rays from breaking the molecules down. Without it, the chlorine would quickly be

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27 Mar

What to Do with Ducks in Your Pool

Oh duck, there are ducks in my pool! With the arrival of spring, comes the arrival of ducks. They are officially trying to settle down with that special someone and find a nice place to nest. Should I allow ducks to nest in my pool? No way! It’s not healthy for you, your pool or

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04 Nov

Baby It’s Cold Outside…

Baby it’s cold outside….all things winter dance in my head as the weather gets chillier here in the great state of Texas. Swimming is not on my priority list these days…nor is going outside to take care of my swimming pool..brrrrr! So do our pools need maintenance in the winter months?  We are all trying

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31 Aug

4 Tips and Tricks to Keeping a Healthy Pool in the Fall

4 Tips and Tricks to Keeping a Healthy Pool in the Fall As the weather starts to cool down and leaves start to fall, your pool requires specific care to prolong the life of your equipment and keep the water looking great. The Factors of Fall • Less sunlight • Decreased temperatures • Less pool

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06 Mar

Balancing Your Chemistry

Balancing your chemistry is one of the most important and easy pool maintenance tool to have in your toolbox! Your pool water is always coming into contact with different outside factors; dirt, oil, cosmetics, etc.  Balancing your chemistry is important to keep your pool looking clean and clear all year round. In this post we will

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06 Aug

Mustard Algae

With some help from Swim University and our own Robert Sparks, we can tell you what this stuff is and the best way to get rid of it! First things first, identify your attacker. This stuff is most seen in warmer southern areas.  It does not react to chlorine and can even live on your

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