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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...

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Pool Caulking Damage: How to Replace or Repair Pool Caulk

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Automatic Pool Covers – Is It Time to Replace or Can You Keep It?

By Justin

A pool cover works hard for your swimming pool, keeping it safe from the elements and your family safe from potential accidents. Over the years all this hard work will start to cause wear and tear, and at some point you'll have to either remove...

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Steel vs. Polymer Swimming Pool Kits

By Justin

Which will it be—a steel or polymer pool kit? This is one of the main decisions you'll need to make in designing your swimming pool, as the walls make up your pool's primary structure. They're the part that gets buried in the ground and holds the...

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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...

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Extend Your Summer by Heating the Pool

By Justin

 

Winter is here, and the temperatures are dropping. Whether it’s raining in your neck of the woods, or foggy with a hint of “Brrr,” your swimming pool may be covered, uninhabited and forgotten about until next summer. But does it have to be? No...

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