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Swimming Pool Inspection Checklist: What to Look For

There are many reasons for both commercial and residential pool operators to inspect their pools. However, the selling or buying of a new home is the most common reason for a swimming pool inspection. Checklists for these inspections should be thorough, examining every part of the pool, from its aesthetics to the nuts and bolts… Read more »

An Easy Guide to De-Winterizing Your Swimming Pool

In many places, the time to open a swimming pool depends on both the weather outlook and the climate. In many respects, de-winterizing pools is a process similar to winterizing them, which also happens at different times countrywide. Winterizing pools in the northern hemisphere occurs earlier in more northern climates like Minnesota, and later in… Read more »

Can You Convert a Chlorine Pool to Saltwater?

Can you convert a chlorine pool to salt? Though the simple answer to this question is “yes” there are numerous caveats that must be taken into account to convert a chlorine pool to saltwater. First, a quick chemistry lesson for pool owners and operators. Salt is made up of the chemical elements sodium and chloride,… Read more »

Swimming Pool Design Guide for Your Home

Water can become an integral part of a home’s architecture, supporting the mental well-being of the residents. The very presence of water enriches a person’s mood and promotes relaxation, relieving stress. The importance of water plays into swimming pool design for homes as well, and for those looking to build a pool for their home,… Read more »

Your Guide to Saltwater Pool Maintenance

Saltwater pools are becoming popular among pool owners due to their reduced chemical usage and lower maintenance costs. However, keeping your saltwater pool in top condition is crucial to ensure its longevity and your ongoing satisfaction with its performance. Despite a simpler chemical system, saltwater pools still require regular upkeep to maintain optimal conditions. This… Read more »

4 Must-Have Features of Above-Ground Winter Pool Covers

Winter is approaching, and it is time to prepare your above-ground pool for the harsh weather. Installing a winter pool cover is one of the most important maintenance tasks. Above-ground winter pool covers are designed to protect your pool from debris and harsh weather conditions and to prevent unauthorized access. They offer several benefits to… Read more »

How to Close a Pool: The Essential Guide

Now that summer is ending, it’s time to start considering closing your pool for the season. Properly closing your pool is important to maintain your pool’s lifespan and keep it in good shape so that it’s ready to use again next summer. But, if you’ve never closed a pool, it can seem overwhelming and confusing…. Read more »

Understanding Phosphates in Swimming Pools: How to Remove Them

If you are a residential or commercial swimming pool owner, you might have heard of phosphates. But what exactly are they, and why do they matter? The answer lies in the quality of your pool water. A buildup of phosphates leads to poor water chemistry, potentially leading to other issues like algae growth and cloudy… Read more »