Archive: 2016

  • 5 Things NOT to Use your Pool for This Winter

    If you’re looking out the back window at snowflakes flying – or avoiding the windows altogether because you can’t bear to see your beloved pool freezing all alone outside – you might be the type that’s tempted to pull on your Sorels and head out back to give your pool some TLC. That’s right, let the rest […]

  • Winter Safety Tips

    If you are planning on working or playing around the pool during the winter, we have compiled a few tips on safety as well. Keep the snow and ice clear from around the pool deck to reduce the risk of slipping or falling into the pool. Refrain from shoveling the snow and ice off the […]

  • 5 Winter Damage Preventative Tips

    Winter is coming… Are you ready? With winter quickly approaching it is time to close your pool if you have not already completed the task.   Here we have 5 Tips to help you prevent Winter Damage this season. 1. Check the pool and surrounding area for leaks before you close.– It is cheaper to address […]

  • Do it Yourself: Pool Closing

    Winter Closing                 We all know having difficulties opening a pool in the spring can be a headache. Winterizing your pool is the most important thing you can do to make your spring opening as easy as possible. There are enormous benefits to correctly closing your pool, including protecting your pool surfaces and equipment and keeping […]

  • 7 Tips for Fall Swimming Pool Care

    If you enjoy watching the seasons turn, you might be excited to welcome fall: turtlenecks, red leaves, crisp air, yada yada yada. On the other hand, you might still be outside shivering in your Speedo and cursing the cloudy gray skies. Whichever type of pool owner you are (but mostly if you’re the second kind) […]

  • Winterizing the pool… Is it really so important?

    Well that time is upon us, the leaves are changing color, pumpkin pies are baking, apple cider is brewing, and the nights are cooler.  Autumn is here and it’s time to start thinking about winterizing the pool.  UGH! Is it really that important to winterize the pool? Pools that are not properly winterized are vulnerable […]

  • How to Choose the Right Winter Cover

    It’s almost here. The blowing leaves, the cooler nights and that real “fall” moment- Thanksgiving. As we begin to get the kids ready to go back to school and look towards the end of pool season now is the time to start thinking about ordering your new winter pool cover. The cover choice you make today […]

  • How to Throw a Stress Free Pool Party

    If you’ve got a backyard pool, your house will automatically be party central, right? True, everything is better when you just add water, especially get-togethers. But if the thought of poolside entertaining makes you cringe, maybe you’ve been reading too many issues of Martha Stewart Living. Relax. You can have the ultimate pool party, without elaborate preparations, Michelin-starred chefs, or heart-pounding […]

  • 10 Commonly Asked Pool Maintenance Questions

    Before you pull your hair out over pool maintenance – hair that might fall into the pool and clog the filter – read these 10 commonly asked pool maintenance questions. If your question isn’t listed here, please visit our pool maintenance guides for more information. How often does my filter need backwashing? Backwash your filter […]