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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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    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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    The Importance of Swimming Lessons for Safety and Health

    By Justin
    It doesn’t matter what age you may be—swimming lessons can benefit anyone, at any stage. Did you just install a pool, and concerned about your toddler getting just a little too curious about the deep end? Enroll them in swimming lessons, and enroll yourself, as well! When it comes to pool ownership, there’s nothing more important than the safety of your loved ones. Make it a family affair, and grow stronger together…thanks to the many benefits swimming lessons can provide.
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    Pool Chemicals for Dummies (Part 1)

    By Justin
    When it’s no longer swimming season and you aren’t able to reap the wonderful benefits of swimming morning, noon and night, in your pool, we get it—taking care of your pool can feel like a big chore. If you want to save money, and extend the life span of your pool, you’ve got to make sure you’re giving it the chemicals it needs. But, if the mere thought of pool chemicals seem like a foreign language to you, relax, sit back and read on—we’ve simplified it to a science, so even the most inexperienced pool owner can keep their pool in perfect health, all year round.
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    Pool Cover Lifelines – Is It Time to Replace or Can You Keep It?

    By Justin
    You’ve got the pool, the chemicals to go into your pool, and most importantly, the cover to keep your pool and your loved ones safe and secure when you’re not swimming your heart out. Now that you’ve covered all of your bases—and you have been an experienced pool owner for quite a while now—what’s next? Find out how long you can rest easy before replacing the most important safety element of your pool, the cover! Here’s a mini cheat sheet so you’re on top of your pool’s health at all times.
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    Steel vs. Polymer Pool Kits

    By Justin
    Whether you’re building a pool for the very first time (congrats!) or you’re the designing the custom built pool you’ve been waiting a lifetime for, there’s no business quite like pool business. That’s because when it comes to the wear and tear (and hundreds upon hundreds of hours you’ll enjoy your pool over the years) everything needs to be just right. Which will it be—a steel or polymer pool kit? To determine which one best matches your needs, we’ve broken them down so you can determine the perfect one for your pool.
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    Pool Maintenance DIY or Professional Services?

    By Justin
    If you own a pool, it doesn’t matter where you live or how frequent you use it—because the fact of the matter is, no one is safe from the wear and tear that comes from pool ownership. From removing the debris to fixing broken tile, your pool demands attention! The question is, should you maintain the health of your pool by yourself, or enlist in the help of professionals? We’ve put together a ‘cheat sheet’, so you can keep your pool looking its best.
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    Extend Your Summer by Heating the Pool

    By Justin
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