26/07/2018The Pros and Cons of a Salt Water Pool

When someone says the words salt and water, the mind probably most often goes to the ocean. It sound strange that people own salt water pools, but they absolutely do. The main difference between salt water pools and traditional pools is how they are sanitized. A traditional pool uses chlorine based products, for example. Whether … Continue reading The Pros and Cons of a Salt Water Pool

13/04/2018Why We Need Chlorine For Swimming Pools

Human knowledge has developed over the centuries, and we now have a much firmer understanding of chemicals and how they react with each other. Humans had no qualms about drinking dirty water or food and did not connect it with any illnesses they may have gotten. Contamination just was not something that those early humans … Continue reading Why We Need Chlorine For Swimming Pools

14/02/2018What To Do If You Find a Leaky Pool Pipe

Your pool may be brand new and in perfect condition, but it is probably still costing you money. Pools are a great investment, but some of the costs can be surprising, especially if there is a repair needed. If you find a leaky pipe then it is best not to let it go if you … Continue reading What To Do If You Find a Leaky Pool Pipe

11/09/2017How Long is Minnesota’s Swimming Season?

How Long is Minnesota’s Swimming Season? There are many reasons why Minnesota homeowners install swimming pools on their property, including for social, recreational or health reasons. If you are thinking of installing a swimming pool on your property, you might be wondering how long you will be able to use it in a given year. … Continue reading How Long is Minnesota’s Swimming Season?

What Are The Most Common Types of Inground Swimming Pools?

For those looking for a backyard pool that is cleaner than a simple hole in the mud and more attractive than traditional above-ground pools, there are four primary types of inground pools to consider. Wood is a potential option, but its lack of durability prevents it from being a popular choice for homeowners. Wooden pools … Continue reading What Are The Most Common Types of Inground Swimming Pools?

13/07/2017What Does Rain Do To Your Pool?

Your pool is filled with water, and rain is just water, so rain shouldn’t have any effect at all on your pool, other than changing the level, should it? In fact, rain certainly can have an impact on your pool. Rain is acidic, meaning it’s pH level is lower than your pool. Your pool should … Continue reading What Does Rain Do To Your Pool?

12/05/20173 Types of Pool Algae

There are three types of algae commonly found in swimming pools: yellow, black and green. Each should be a concern of homeowners. Black algae is the most dangerous form of algae pool owners deal with. It is a dark blue-green in color. The early signs of this algae are the appearance of black specks that … Continue reading 3 Types of Pool Algae

26/09/2016Preventing Electric Safety Hazards in Swimming Pools

Most people associate drowning with pool safety hazards. Not often do you hear about someone getting shocked while swimming, but it does happen. Calder Sloan, a 7-year old in Miami, Florida, died of electric shock in his backyard pool in April 2014. He did not receive the shock as a result of faulty, high-voltage pool … Continue reading Preventing Electric Safety Hazards in Swimming Pools

01/08/2016How Much Is Your House Worth with a Swimming Pool?

How much is your house worth with a swimming pool? That depends on who you ask. Local realtors recently discussed how adding a swimming pool to your home affects the value of the property. They had mixed opinions on the subject. There are several factors that go into peoples’ decision on whether or not to … Continue reading How Much Is Your House Worth with a Swimming Pool?

20/05/2016How To Use Your Pool Pressure Gauge and Air Relief Valve

A properly functioning pool pressure gauge, filter, and air relief valve are vital to the performance of your pool’s circulation system. The filter keeps grime and debris from building up in your pool, and circulation plays an important role in the water-chemical balance. That said, it is important that you know how to read the … Continue reading How To Use Your Pool Pressure Gauge and Air Relief Valve

04/04/2016Can Your Small Backyard Accommodate an Inground Swimming Pool?

Can your small backyard accommodate an inground swimming pool? Maybe you have put off installing one because you don’t have much space to work with, or perhaps you were concerned about the quality of the results? Well you can put all those fears to rest. We can get you the luxurious backyard pool you have … Continue reading Can Your Small Backyard Accommodate an Inground Swimming Pool?

21/03/2016Pool Fence Safety Tips

Following pool fence safety tips is essential for everyone to enjoy the leisure atmosphere and added ambiance a pool lends to a property. With the fun of a pool also comes the responsibility of keeping your pool, and family, safe. According to a report published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDPC), drowning … Continue reading Pool Fence Safety Tips

28/01/2016Understanding Your Pool’s Pressure Gauge

Enjoying your pool can come to a screeching halt if it is not well maintained. Your pool’s pressure gauge is indispensable when it comes to diagnosing problems and helping you to determine what needs to be done to ensure correct pool circulation.

Pool Myths

27/01/20163 Swimming Pool Myths

There are many myths surrounding swimming pools. In this article, we will discuss them. We will take the three most commonly heard swimming pools myths that we have heard.

27/10/2015The History of the Modern Day Swimming Pool

The origin of the swimming pool can be traced back to 5000 years ago. Back then, they were better known as Baths. In fact, the first recorded swimming pool ,otherwise known as the great bath, was located in the Pakistani civilization of Mohenjo-Daro. The swimming pool is believed to have been used for religious purposes. … Continue reading The History of the Modern Day Swimming Pool

15/07/2014Swimming Pool Stains

Stains on the walls or floors of your swimming pool are just as unsightly as stains on your home’s carpet or drywall. Although pool stains are harder to notice, they do require action on your part. What is it that causes pool stains and what can you do to avoid stains from developing in your … Continue reading Swimming Pool Stains

24/10/2013Taking The Plunge: How To Pick An Inground Pool

If you have been thinking about getting an inground swimming pool, now’s the time to act. Most pool contractors offer discounts for pools purchased now for installation later in the season or very early next spring, periods when the pool business typically is slow. However, before deciding on when to buy, you must first choose … Continue reading Taking The Plunge: How To Pick An Inground Pool

27/08/2013Swimming Pool Facts

Below we have put together a list of some of the most interesting swimming pool facts: There are 8.8 million residential and public-use swimming pools in the United States. Swimming is the third most-popular sport or activity in the U.S. No. 1 is walking and No. 2 is exercising with equipment. According to statistics, 41 … Continue reading Swimming Pool Facts

16/08/2013Backyard Swimming Pool Basics

When it comes to backyard pools, there isn’t much mystery because all pools basically work the same way. Even though swimming pools come in all shapes and sizes, there are certain things that every pool, from a giant Olympic size pool to a kid friendly wading pool, has to have in order to keep the … Continue reading Backyard Swimming Pool Basics

19/06/2013Swimming Pool Terms & Definitions

AIR BLEEDER ASSEMBLY: It is located on the top of the filter and sometimes accompanied by a pressure gauge. The bleeder is opened to let out air trapped in the filter. AIR-RELIEF VALVE: A manually operated plastic or brass valve is located at the top part of a filter tank. It relieves the pressure that … Continue reading Swimming Pool Terms & Definitions

10/06/2013Swimming Pool Fitness Perks

When it comes to health and fitness, prevention is the best treatment for ailments. If you make the effort to become healthier now, it can pay off in the long run. There are many ways for you to increase your fitness regimen, but many of those techniques can be hard on your body. If you … Continue reading Swimming Pool Fitness Perks