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How to Remove Sediment, Fine Dust, and Sand from a Pool

Fine dust is actually common in a pool. It can be carried in via the wind or on the bottom of swimmers’ feet. Fine particles of dust can’t be removed with a skimmer. That particular tool works best for insects, leaves, and other larger debris. Fine matter typically drifts to the bottom of the pool and a layer of sediment can eventually form. Basic Read more...

How to Have a Swimming Pool Free of Water Bugs

A swimming pool has such wonderful appeal in summer. Unfortunately, lots of other creatures are irresistibly drawn to a pool. It can be really frustrating to encounter bugs the entire time you’re trying to swim and enjoy the refreshing water. Bees, spiders, and beetles may all make themselves at home. There are things you can do to discourage insects, but there are Read more...

4 Ways to Clear Up Cloudy Pool Water

Does your swimming pool sometimes look like a pristine oasis one day and a cloudy mess the next? If so, no need to panic or become frustrated. It is actually common for pool water to become cloudy. There are a range of reasons that this unwelcome event occurs, and the fix is often a fairly easy one.   Why is my Pool Water Read more...

Summer Safety Checklist for Pool and Spa Owners

A swimming pool is perfect for serious summer fun. A pool also happens to be a serious safety hazard. Ensuring that the joys of splashing and swimming aren’t turned into tragedy means putting safety first. Homeowners who follow all of the basic safety precautions help prevent fatal and non-fatal drownings. When a new, busy swim season begins, pool and spa owners can Read more...

Pool Algae and How to Get Rid of It

If you have a pool, algae is something you can’t avoid dealing with. Where there is water, there are algae. These microscopic organisms can quickly multiply, causing your pool to turn various shades of green. Not only will a pool eventually turn blackish green if the algae aren’t killed, but the growth will attract harmful bacteria that make swimming hazardous. Knowing how to get rid of pool algae Read more...

Be In-the-Know with these Swimming Pool Maintenance Tips

Professional swimming pool maintenance technicians offer the advantage of their knowledge, training, and experience. They obviously have a deeper understanding of what’s going on with a pool than the average pool owner. Even when leaving pool care to the experts, savvy pool owners become familiar with the ins and outs of how to keep a pool safe and running at an optimal level. The more you know, the more Read more...

Pool Opening Checklist

Has the warmer South Florida spring or summer weather signaled that it’s time to get your pool ready for the beginning of a long splash season? Pool Works can handle all of your pool and spa needs, to avoid making pool opening errors. Some steps in pool prep are outside the usual routine of professional pool maintenance, and you will want to take care Read more...

New Energy-Efficient Pool Pump System – Dual or Variable Speed?

What do pool pumps do? Pool pumps are absolutely necessary for proper maintenance of a pool, and they serve several purposes. More specifically, the pump is an essential component of pool sanitation. You can get greater longevity from a name brand, quality pump, such as those offered by Pentair and Hayward. The following are among their functions. Pool pumps: ·      Prevent water-borne illness. ·    Read more...

Is my Pool Leaking? If so, what Might Be the Cause?

The answer to whether or not your pool is leaking can be fairly simple to answer. Determining the cause of a leak, on the other hand, often requires the help of a leak detection specialist. The following are a few potentially cost-saving suggestions and answers that can help you as a pool owner maneuver through the ordeal of having a leaky pool. How Read more...

Is it Time to Shock Your Pool?

It’s possible that a well-maintained pool will rarely need shock treatment. It is sometimes necessary, however. Depending on circumstances, shock treatment can be frequently required, to maintain a healthy swimming environment. See the following answers to common questions about shocking your swimming pool. What does it mean when you shock a pool? Shocking a pool is a process of adding chemicals in the Read more...