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    Decorative Deck Sets to Accentuate Your Pool

    By Josh
    Spring is just around the corner which means it’s never been a better time to head outdoors to your backyard, and make your swimming pool the main attraction. Accentuate your pool with these decorative deck ideas, and become the talk of the neighborhood.
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    How To Install Coping

    By Laci
    Putting together an inground pool and need help installing the coping? Our guide on how to install pool coping will help get your coping installed quickly and cleanly.
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    Wanting Your Pool to Live Longer Than Ever? Invest in a Heating System!

    By Greg
    Every summer, your pool is a hot spot of fun for the kids, while it’s a gym, and source of entertainment and relaxation for you (sometimes it even feels like a form of therapy!) But come winter, do you abandon it? If so, you may want to rethink closing it up until the sun comes out again, because winter swimming is a great way to stay active and have fun—and by investing in a pool heater, you can enjoy your pool all year long while also extending its lifespan! Here’s what you need to know.
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    Protecting Your Pool from Algae During the Colder Months

    By Greg
    There’s nothing better than the first swim of the year—after a long, cold winter—unless, of course, your pool is covered in green, stringy and slimy algae. This article is just for you if you’ve battled with keeping algae away in the past (without much success), or if you’re a new pool owner who wants to succeed with a crystal clear pool the first time around.
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    Low Budget Pool Game Sets

    By Greg
    Even though pumpkin spice lattes and fall decorations are out (and a cool breeze may be hitting your neck of the woods), it doesn’t mean pool season is over. In fact, you may be able to enjoy your swimming pool throughout the entire fall season! Which means, there’s no better time to invest in a pool game set. Here are some classic games to splash around with, and that fit into every family’s budget.
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    10 Swimming Pool Games to Entertain the Kids this Summer!

    By Meagan
    Every year, whether your family enjoys traveling or just staying home during the summer, your kids love pool time! You could go to the beach, and the kids would rather stay at the hotel and swim all day long. (Sometimes hehe) So, instead of it being all about “MOMMY watch this” or “Do you want to see what I can do,” you can keep them entertained for hours with a few easy and fun pool games.
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    Pool Caulk Damage—Replace or Repair?

    By Greg
    If you have a pool, then you may be due for replacing (or simply repairing) your pool caulk. Pool caulking is the caulk that rests in the joint between your pool coping and your existing deck.  If you live in an area of the country that reaches freezing temperatures, pool caulking can help prevent freezing water cycles (or extreme heat) that can damage the foundation of your pool. Concrete will contract and expand during extreme temperatures.  The caulk joint absorbs this movement in the concrete.  But when and why should you replace it, and how often do you need to repair it? This article answers your most pressing questions.
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    What is Algae?

    By Christi
    Al*ga (plural noun: algae): A simple nonflowering plant of a large group that includes the seaweeds and many single-celled forms. Algae contain chlorophyll but lack true steam, roots, leaves, and vascular tissue.
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    Pool Chemicals for Dummies, Part Two

    By Justin
    If you read our article last month, Pool Chemicals For Dummies: Part One, than you now know how important it is to keep up with your pool maintenance—specifically, the pH levels that allows your pool to stay in perfect working order. Now, it’s time for us to dive a little deeper—and metaphorically speaking—into the ‘deep end’ of responsible pool ownership! The more you understand what your pool needs, the less you’ll have to spend in the long run.
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    Working Out Blues - How Swimming Can Be a Fun Workout

    By Justin
    After years of swimming in public pools, you’ve finally gotten your own pool. Congratulations! So now that you have the pool, we have a very important question to ask you: are you maximizing it to its fullest potential?
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