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Have You Fallen for These Common Swimming Pool Myths?

When it comes to pools there is a lot of common wisdom that isn’t grounded in facts. Today, we are going to bust some of the most prevalent myths about swimming pools. Myth #1: Peeing in a pool turns the water blue. Verdict: False According to a survey, 52% of adults believe that pee turns chlorinated water blue. It is not Read more...

How to Prepare Your Inground Pool for a Major Storm

Flash rains, thunderstorms and hurricanes are common here in Florida. When you know that a big storm is brewing, it’s a good idea to prepare your pool before the high winds and hard rain hit. Prepping your pool for bad weather can make cleanup easier and prevent expensive damage to your pool and pool equipment. There are 5 things that you should Read more...

Vinyl Liner Pools vs Fiberglass Pools

You’ve made the decision to get a swimming pool now the question is should you get a fiberglass pool or vinyl liner pool? These are advantage and disadvantages to both. What type you choose will play a big role in shaping the aesthetics and maintenance needs of your pool. It will also determine both the Read more...

Ultimate Guide to Pool Shock

Pool shock is a term used frequently in the world of pool maintenance. But, what does it mean to shock a pool? When we suggest shocking a pool, we’re recommending adding an oxidizer to your pool that will powerfully sanitize and disinfect the water. The process is sometimes described as over-chlorination. “Shock” is the name Read more...

How to Care for Your Pool Before & After a Rainstorm

Hurricane season is only a couple of weeks away. It is good time to think about how to prepare your pool for extreme weather. Every year, we receive hundreds of calls about pool problems caused by storms. With a little preparation, you can prevent many of these problems and establish smart habits for pool care Read more...

5 Tricks to Keep Ducks and Other Birds Out of Your Pool

Ducks are beautiful to watch swimming in a pond but you don’t want to see them in your pool. They are a headache when they stop by for a pool party. They force your pool chemicals to work overtime to fight the germs they carry and also leave behind duck droppings. Since ducks are protected Read more...

Basic Pool Chemistry 101

Have you ever gotten out of a pool with red eyes because the water had too much chlorine? Or been hesitant to get into a pool because the water looked cloudy? Both of these issues are caused by a chemical imbalance in the water. Understanding your pool’s chemistry is essential to maintaining a healthy pool. Read more...

8 Money Saving Tips for Your Swimming Pool

Maintaining a swimming pool can be expensive. Thankfully, there are many ways that you can cut down on the cost. Here are 8 of the best tips to save money on your swimming pool. 1. Buy Chemicals for Your Pool Early and In Bulk Many pool supply stores have specials at the beginning of the spring. Get in the door Read more...

7 Tips for a Healthy Pool

When you have the chance to spend a sunny afternoon in your inground pool or lying beside it on lounge chairs, it can feel like your home is a vacation resort. Pool maintenance issues can bring you back to reality. Much like a car, pools require routine maintenance. If you aren’t vigilant, your pool’s crystal-clear water can quickly become cloudy and discolored. Here are 7 tips Read more...

What is the Best Type of Pool Filter?

Pool filters are an essential part of your pool’s plumbing system. They filter out dirt, sunscreen residue, body oils, algae and other types of debris to keep the water in your pool clear and clean. If you have an inground pool, there are three different types of filters to choose from: sand filters, cartridge filters or diatomaceous earth (DE) filters. The best pool Read more...