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Benefits of a saltwater pool

6 Benefits of a Saltwater Pool

Designing a pool and choosing its systems can be a big challenge when you own a house and decide to have a pool built. One of the things you will need to decide is whether to have a salt water pool or use chlorine. These are some of the benefits of salt water pools over…

How to Close an Inground Pool for Winter

How to Close an Inground Pool for Winter – Step by Step

It is always a sad moment when the pool season ends meaning no more watery fun until the spring. In order to be able to get your pool ready as quickly as possible in the spring, and to reduce the possibility of damage, you need to make sure you close (winterize) your pool properly. Ensuring…

How to keep frogs out of pool

How to Keep Frogs Away From Your Pool?

If you have a lot of frogs in your pool and backyard, you can stop their numbers from growing by keeping them away from your swimming pool. This tends to be more of an issue for pool owners of an inground pool rather than an above ground pool as it is much more difficult for…

will running a pool pump prevent freezing

Will Running Pool Pump Prevent Freezing? Find Out Here

Keeping your pool open in the winter months sounds like a great idea, but it takes a lot of effort, especially if you live in a very cold region. A frozen pool can lead to a lot of issues so it’s best to take measures to stop that from happening. One of the most common…

How to use a floating chlorine dispenser

How to Use a Floating Chlorine Dispenser in a Pool: Complete Guide

If you lead a busy lifestyle and struggle to keep up with basic pool maintenance, then you may find that using a floating chlorinator will at least take the effort out of ensuring that your pool receives a sufficient amount of chlorine. Floating chlorine dispensers are a great addition to both aboveground and inground pools…

How to empty an above ground pool

How to Drain an Above Ground Pool

Above ground pools are more likely to experience algae growth due to the lack of circulation of water. This means that they will need to be drained regularly to keep them clean and filled with fresh water. There are a few different ways to drain the water from an above ground swimming pool. One of…

How to drain a swimming pool

How to Drain an Inground Swimming Pool in 5 Easy Steps

Draining a swimming pool is not something you will need to do often, certainly not with an inground pool, and is generally only required in order to repair the structure, to cure a plumbing leak or if you have major contamination. Draining a pool completely is not without risks to the structure of the pool…

How To Keep Birds Away From Swimming Pool

Easy Tips on How to Keep Birds Away from a Pool

Owning a beautiful pool with clean water and a modern design is a blessing, especially during the hot months. But you know how it goes; with good comes with the bad. And the bad ones include bird droppings, feathers, dried leaves, debris, and more. Apart from the awful mess all of this makes in your…

Changing the sand in a pool filter

How Often to Change Sand in Pool Filter

Sand in pool filters should normally be changed every five to six years. It is only effective as long as the sand remains rough and coarse. Over time these particles rub against each other, the filter, and dirt particles, which makes them smooth and inefficient. Five years is generally a good estimate but you can…

salt water pool maintenance

Easy Guide To Salt Water Pool Maintenance

So, by the sound of it, you either have or are thinking about installing a saltwater pool. Great choice by the way! So what does owning a salt water pool entail? And what makes them so different to a traditional chlorine pool? Many pool owners seem to believe that having a salt water pool will…