Author Archives: Stephanie

  • Think you know pool safety? Take our quiz!

    As pool owners and as parents we take safety around the swimming pool very seriously.  We have been promoting safety around the pool every June and have posted many blogs on the subject.  Now lets see if you know your pool safety with this quick quiz!

  • The benefits of using water enhancers

    If you have ever had your water tested at our location, you would have been provided a recommendation on both of the following water enhancers.  Here is a break down of their benefits: Optimizer Plus Optimizer Plus is a great enhancer for your pool.  Typically it is added in the spring and it will usually […]

  • Expert Guide to Opening Pools: Top 5 Tips from the Pros

    1. OPEN EARLY!  After the winter thaw get ready to start up your pool.  Algae loves to grow in dark, uncirculated water.  If a heat wave, even a short one, begins before you open the pool, your chances of opening green become greater.  Once the pool is green you will need to shock and may develop cloudy […]

  • Prowler 920 vs AquaVac 600 – Which do you need?

    Choosing a robotic cleaner for your inground pool is an investment for your pool and a time and money saver for yourself.  With so many options out there, which is the right one for you?  Below we will show you the comparison of two of our favorite models – the Pentair Prowler 920 and the […]

  • Splasher pools need help too

    Perhaps you, or someone you know, has a splasher pool in their yard (a pool purchased from a box store rather than a pool store). Maybe they believe that mom’s old way of adding bleach to the water will kill any bacteria and make the water safe. Perhaps you’ve read up on pool chemicals on […]

  • How to make sure that your pool doesn’t turn on you!

    There is nothing worse than planning a special pool party and your pool is not ready.  Use these tips and tricks to get your pool sparkling before your next big event. 1.  As discussed in our last blog, Test your water!  Use your test strips or visit your pool professional to see your water conditions […]

  • Why not all pools are created equal

    Ever wonder why your neighbours pool is crystal clear and yours is not?  Why your brother spends less time on his pool than what you do?  Not all pools have the same requirements and there are different factors that can affect the outcome. Brand of Chemicals Chemicals do not have the same concentration levels; some […]

  • Take the Plunge to Pool Ownership

    Have your recent family discussions been centered on whether a swimming pool in your backyard is what you really want?  Or do you know someone who is on the fence about having one installed?  Here are a few reasons why you should take the plunge to pool ownership. Pools are a great way to add […]

  • Top 10 Trends for 2020

    We have been scouring the newest products available for pools to help you bring a modern, updated feel to your backyard retreat.   Below is the compiled list of the hottest items and latest styles we must share. Simplifying your lifestyle, because …everyone deserves a little R&R. 1.  pHin Monitoring System. Imagine the peace of mind […]