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    Steel vs. Polymer Swimming 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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    Removing Stains in the Pool

    By Greg
    It can be frustrating for pool owners to see unsightly stains in their swimming pool. After all, no one wants to jump into a dirty pool. Nonetheless, dealing with stains is just another part of pool maintenance. With the proper knowledge, tools, and chemicals, pool owners can remove just about any stain.
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    Breaking the Cycle of Algae Growth

    By Greg
    When you head to your backyard to take a dip in the pool, the last thing you want to see is a green pool caused by algae growth. This can be frustrating for pool owners, but there are steps you can take to prevent algae growth in the future. You will be enjoying a sparkling clean pool in no time!
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    When to Replace Your Pool Liner

    By Greg
    The vinyl liners in above-ground and in-ground swimming pools do not last forever. From the everyday wear and tear it endures, to damage from sun and weather, it is inevitable that your liner will need to be replaced at some point. Knowing when it’s time to replace your liner is an important part of caring for your pool. Here are just a few things pool owners should know about pool liner repair and replacement.
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    Mid Winter Swimming Pool Check Up

    By Greg
    Just a few weeks ago you were winterizing your pool and closing it for the season. While you may have thought that you were done for the winter when you closed your pool, it is actually important to check your pool in the middle of the cold season. You'll want to make sure that there are no problems with your equipment, as this can lead to big problems and a big expense if left unchecked. With excess snow & rain for many parts of the country this year, how you left your pool in the beginning of winter may not be a true representation of how it is now. Go over this helpful & quick checklist to ensure that your pool remains in good shape.
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    Is it Better to Close Your Pool in the Winter or Leave it Open?

    By Greg
    To close or not to close your pool…that is the question for many pool owners each year. With pros and cons for each, there is not a clear cut answer as to which is best. Rather, pool owners should become familiar with the advantages and disadvantages to each method in order to decide which is right for them.
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    Most Common Causes for Pool Pump Problems

    By Greg
    Your pool’s pump is one of its most important components. It is designed to push the water through a filter, keeping your pool clean and free of algae and scum. Without the pump, your pool can quickly go from sparkling and refreshing to dirty and gross in no time. Unfortunately, the pump is also one part of the pool that is most likely to have problems. The following is a list of the most common issues with swimming pool pumps.
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    Accurate Pool Water Testing

    By Greg
    One of the most important jobs when owning a pool is testing the water regularly. There are 4 main tests to be performed: pH chlorine, total alkalinity calcium hardness While it is unrealistic to think that most people will test their pool on a daily basis, it is recommended that you do so 1-2 times a week. This will help to ensure clean, healthy water for your pool.
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