• Problem of the Month: Cloudy and hazy water

    What is it? Cloudy water is a murky appearance to the water that does not allow you to see the bottom of the pool, whereas Hazy water allows you to see the bottom of the pool, but the water is not clear to the naked eyes.  Hazy and Cloudy water are caused by many things […]

  • Top 3 Common Pool Maintenance Mistakes to Avoid

    As a pool owner, you’ll once in a while make mistakes while carrying out pool maintenance. But it’s your response to such errors that really matters. These slip-ups present an opportunity to learn. Even so, educating yourself on some of the day-to-day pool maintenance mistakes can help you keep your pool cleaner, safer, and running […]

  • How Does Rain Affect Your Swimming Pool?

    There’s a lot of water care that goes into making sure your swimming pool stays in fine condition. Usually, when asked about pool contaminants, most homeowners will list everything except rainfall. Yet we’ve all heard about acid rain, and if you live in Nova Scotia, you know that it’s a huge problem. Besides thunderstorms, you […]

  • An Expert Interview on Safety Covers

    We have been encouraging customers to upgrade to safety covers for many years now as they are one of the most reliable ways to prevent someone from getting into the pool without supervision, such as children and pets. Each safety cover is custom built to your pool.  With their ability to allow precipitation to pass […]

  • Problem of the Month: Pollen

    What is it? Pollen is a powdery substance that is given off by plants, grass, weeds, and trees to fertilize other plants.  Pollen can be spread by insects and by the wind, landing on any surface that finds itself in its path. Although it can be naked to the eye, it will typically leave a […]

  • An Expert Interview on Robotic Pool Cleaners

    Robotic pool cleaners have become increasingly popular, each season, as pool owners keep looking for ways to enjoy their pool lifestyle rather than spending so much time working on their pools.  R&R Pools has a long-standing relationship with Hayward Pool Products.  We carry many pieces of their equipment, and guess that you likely have at […]

  • Problem of the Month: Water Discoloration

    What is it? There are various reasons for water discoloration, and it may be best to speak to your pool professional to determine what the cause is – Algae or Metals. Your pool professional should have a serious of questions they will ask to help determine the cause to help you find the proper solution: […]

  • Borates! The bonus way to reduce your chlorine consumption.

    Borates: How Do They Work?  Borate (Optimizer Plus) This product is a surefire way of adding sparkle and shine to your pool. Besides buffering the water’s alkalinity and pH, it prevents algae growth and helps you reduce chlorine consumption. It’s no secret; it has brought a much-needed change in pool maintenance and cleaning methods. Optimizer plus […]