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The Importance of Swimming in Clean Pool Water

Any swimming pool owner can vouch for the fact that keeping pool water clean is a task that requires unrelenting devotion. It doesn’t take much neglect for the water to begin looking murky. But is it really all that big a deal to have clean water to swim in? Or is it just a matter of pride, like making sure a Read more...

Gas and Electric Pool Heaters for Winter Swimming

Heat your Florida pool in winter to enjoy outstanding benefits. You can continue swimming year around, which is excellent exercise. The warm water can provide healing to ailing joints and stiffness; and there are other health benefits, as well. If there are freezing temperatures, you don’t need to worry about possible damage because the pipes in a heated pool are always flowing with Read more...

Winter Pool Maintenance: The Florida Way    

Tending to winter maintenance can make a big difference in the lifespan of your pool and equipment, whether you live in Florida or a colder climate. Steps in prevention can keep your equipment from becoming damaged by contaminated water or freezing conditions. You’ll save money in the long run by taking care of your pool throughout the off season. Between cutting costs Read more...

Is Pool Ownership the Right Choice for You?

Are you thinking about living the dream of having a swimming pool? On hot summer days, going for a swim is the life, especially compared to sitting inside and cranking up the air conditioning. There’s undeniable appeal to being able to step out into your own backyard and enjoy a refreshing oasis. Something about water has stress-relieving qualities, even if you don’t jump in. There are actually Read more...

How to Prime a Pool Pump, Step-by-Step

The pump is basically the circulation system of a swimming pool. Its job is to pull water from the pool and through the main drain and skimmer, push it through the pool filter, and return it back into the pool through the main returns. A pool pump must be primed, to work properly. Priming is what supplies the pump with enough water to put the Read more...

A Pool Secret with Benefits: Shower Before Swimming

Many people mistakenly believe that showering before entering a swimming pool is “old school,” but that’s not the case at all. There are tremendous benefits when swimmers take a shower before jumping in. Although public pools are known for posting a “Shower before Entering” rule, the same requirement is advantageous for private pools, as well. If the directive is strictly followed, your swimming pool Read more...

Swimming Pool Nitrates and How to Get Rid of Them

A swimming pool is a lot more than an excellent source of family fun and exercise. It is also a magnet for all sorts of organisms and substances that can be a threat to human health, if not controlled. Among the many issues that a pool owner may have to deal with are high nitrate levels. When a pool’s nitrate levels Read more...

Causes of Bubbly Pool Water and How to Get Rid Pool Foam

Keeping a pool clean and problem-free isn’t always easy.  A lot of different problems can arise with an in-ground pool. One of the less common issues is bubbles or foam in the water. A foamy pool is unsightly, and it is also an indication that extra cleaning steps may be needed. If you trust your pool care services to experts like our technicians at Pool Works, it’s an Read more...

Water Testing

Every pool owner typically learns the basics of testing the water for chlorine and pH levels. If you want to maintain remarkably pristine water that won’t wear away at components of your pool, there are other elements you can test for and give the water additional treatment. Your pool water can truly be in top condition if you routinely test for calcium, copper, iron, phosphates, Read more...

How to Manually Vacuum an In-Ground Pool

For a swimming pool that stays sparkling clean, it’s necessary to utilize a variety of cleaning methods. Chemical balance, the pool circulation and filtration system, strainer baskets, and skimmer nets combined take care of all but the bottom of the pool. Vacuuming is usually required to remove the dirt and contaminants that collect on the pool floor. Benefits of automatic pool vacuums There are three Read more...