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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...

Pool Safety for your Pets

Pool safety is as important for your pets as it is for children. Every year during pool season, approximately 5,000 family pets drown in swimming pools. No one wants this to happen to their family. If you practice pet pool safety, you can avoid losing your furry friend in a pool accident. Pets at Most Read more...

How Does Hydrostatic Pressure in an Inground Pool Work?

Have you heard stories about entire inground pools floating or popping out? These aren’t just tall tales. Inground pools can become unstable or unsecure under certain conditions. Hydrostatic pressure is the culprit of this phenomena. Hydrostatic pressure is the term for the force that water exerts upon other objects when it is not in motion. For example, water within a pool exerts hydrostatic pressure on the Read more...

Why Hair Turns Green in a Pool & How to Fix It

Most people don’t expect that swimming will change their hair color. If you have light brown or blonde hair, you could leave a pool with green tips. This odd phenomenon is caused by copper particles in the water that oxidize and attach to your hair. There are ways to prevent it and fix it. How Does Copper Get In Pools? Copper is a Read more...