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    Above-Ground Cover Installation Instructions

    1. Be sure to buy the right size cover for your pool. You should not stretch your cover across the pool in an attempt to make it fit. Refer to the diagram 2.  
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    How to choose the best mesh safety cover?

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    How Many Gallons of Water Does My Swimming Pool Hold?

    By Debbie
    How Many Gallons is My Pool? There are several reasons you might need to know how many gallons of water your swimming pool holds. And those reasons differ based on if you are installing a new pool or are working out the maintenance plan of your existing pool.
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    Will a Salt System Void My Pool Warranty?

    By Scott
    If you add a salt system to an above ground or inground pool it should not void the warranty however some pool manufacturers may elect to not cover damage caused by misuse of a salt system by excluding it's use in their written warranty. If you test the water of an older pool that has been using chlorine for many years you will find a slight salt level in the water. If you add a salt system to the pool's equipment the slightly salinated water then passes through the electrolytic cell to produce chlorinated water, which prevents algae and purifies the pool. As the chlorinated water kills bacteria and burns up it converts back to salinated water and the process starts over again. If the salt system setting is turned up to high it could produce a very high level of chlorine which could cause corrosion. If you test your pool chemicals on a weekly basis and maintain a 1.0-3.0 chlorine level and pH level of 7.4-7.6 corrosion will not be a problem for your pool.
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    What do the settings on my Sand Filter do?

    By Debbie
    A sand filter uses a multi-port valve to operate the filter which removes dirt, algae and visible contaminants that enter a swimming pool. You must operate the filter system at least eight to twelve hours per day in order to remove wastes effectively.
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    Termites and Vinyl Swimming Pool Liners

    By Debbie
    Can termites cause damage to a vinyl liner in a swimming pool? It doesn't happen very often, but yes termites can eat through a swimming pool liner. We assume that they gravitate toward the dampness in the ground. Termites can create small pin-like holes in the swimming pool liner, usually starting just above the waterline on your in-ground swimming pool, on an above-ground pool the damage usually starts in the cove area. If your swimming pool liner has suspected termite damage, you can try pulling the vinyl swimming pool liner away from the pool wall to see if you can see any noticeable termite trails or tunnels.
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    New Robotic Swimming Pool Cleaners

      We have added a full line of new inground and above ground robotic pool cleaners to our website. Brands include Aquabot, Aqua Max, Dolphin, Dolphin commercial, Jetmax commercial, Nitro, Pentair, and Hayward TigerShark for inground swimming pools. For above ground swimming pool we have added four robotic pool cleaners the Pool Rover, Pool Rover Junior, Dolphin Robo-Kleen and the RoboKleen Plus. We added the smart ring drain cover that prevents the robotic cleaner from getting stuck on the main drains. We also added a universal carry caddy to transport almost any inground robotic pool cleaner or above ground robotic pool cleaner. We will add the brand new Polaris 9300 Sport coming spring 2010.
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    Finding Qualified Swimming Pool Help

    By Debbie
    When looking for qualified swimming pool help, whether it be for building your swimming pool or for swimming pool maintenance we have a few suggestions. 
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    What Do I Do Now That My Pool is Closed

    By Scott
    Now that your pool is closed for the winter here is a list of do's and don’ts that will help make spring opening quick and easy. Do pump excessive water off the winter cover. Excessive water on the cover can cause damage to the cover or can cause the cover to fall into the pool. Don't pump off all the water. Leave 1-3 inches of water on the cover to protect the cover from wind damage. Do check the pool water level. Excessive rain can affect the pool level. Draining water from the cover can also drain water from the pool. Don't leave leaves on the cover. Use a deep leaf net to remove leaves from the cover. Don't move sheets of ice. Shifting ice can damage your pool liner. If the pool is properly winterized it will not be damaged from frozen water in the pool. Do check pool chemicals early spring. Maintaining proper chlorine and algaecide levels will help keep your water crystal clear especially in warmer climates.
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    New Accessories for your Hot Tub Spa

    By Debbie
    We are now offering a few new accessories for your hot tub spa. For instance we are now offering special order spa covers, umbrellas, steps, cover lifts and a spa bar and stools.
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