Swimming Pool Maintenance

Get Your In-Ground Swimming Pool Ready for Summer!

The early spring will likely turn into an early summer.  And how exciting is that when you have your own in-ground swimming pool and spa in the backyard!  But before you get your bathing suits and pool toys out and ready to roll, it’s time to think about summerizing your pool for a safe pool season.

Get started by cleaning off the pool deck, making it completely free of water, dirt,

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Close Your Pool for the Winter

Closing your pool seems like an obvious decision for any owners of a swimming pool especially in the winter time however some people may forget to close their pool which can be a big mistake. If you are an owner of a pool, having a pool cover that will cover the entire pool is very important. There are a number of reasons to why you should close your pool.

Safety

Even if it is too cold to go for a swim,

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3 Backyard Projects to Keep Your Kids (and Your Property!) Happy

Just because the summer has come to an end doesn’t mean you have to ignore your property for the next few months. Sure, you’ll be shoveling snow in no time (yikes), but you shouldn’t just forget about your backyard altogether. As a homeowner, it’s your responsibility to do whatever you can to increase your property’s resale value. As a parent, it’s your (more important) responsibility to do whatever you can to keep your kids happy and healthy.

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Tips for Ultimate Pool Party Etiquette

Summer has officially begun and pool owners are ready to host parties. Here are some tips to make sure friends and family enjoy the pool safely at your pool party.

Shower Before Jumping In

It is important that you have your swimmers shower off before entering the pool. This will help keep your pool clean and prevent your chlorine from working too hard to get rid of any oil, sweat, or cosmetic products from getting into the pool.

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3 Ideas to Make Your Property Fun For Everyone This Summer

Far too many homeowners spend money only on upgrading their house’s interior and often ignore their front and backyards. But doing this is such a waste of a great amount of open property and can result in a boring landscape. Rather than having a bland yard on your property, consider some outdoor improvements that your entire family will be able to benefit from.

From 2014 to 2015, the outdoor entertainment industry grew 4% to become a $7 billion industry.

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Impress Your Kids This Summer With These 4 Property Additions

According to a new survey by Harris Poll for the National Association of Landscape Professionals conducted among 2,034 U.S. adults, roughly 75% of Americans believe that it’s important to spend time outside in their yards. Especially if you have children, your yard shouldn’t just be a boring patch of grass, but a fun spot where your kids and family members will actually enjoy spending time.

Here are some great ideas that you can do this summer to ensure your kids have a great year and spend plenty of time having fun on your property.

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How to Read Pool Chlorine Levels

Chlorine is added to pool or hot tub water to kill germs and prevent your swimmers from becoming sick. Free chlorine can kill most germs within a few minutes if used properly. To determine your pool’s chlorine levels, dip a test strip in the pool for a few seconds and then match the resulting color of the strip to a chart linked to “parts per million” chlorine levels.

Some pool test kits measure “free chlorine,” while others measure both “free chlorine” and “total chlorine.” There is a difference between “free” and “total” chlorine.

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Pool Maintenance for Starters

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’,

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If your Pool is Showing Signs of Age, it may be Time for a Pool Renovation this Season

A pool is a great thing to have on hand. People can use pools to help them get exercise and welcome guests to their house. Having a pool in the backyard can encourage all members of the family to spend time in the outdoors and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. However, while a pool can help add value to a house and provide people with many hours of enjoyment, it is important to make sure the pool is kept up at all times.

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Installing An Inground Pool Can Increase The Value of Your Home Exponentially!

If you have been looking into ways to increase the value of your home think of adding an inground pool! Inground pools are an easy way to up your home’s value quickly. If you already own a pool, you may want to consider remodeling it, as you can substantially increase the overall value of your home by doing this. Many people have started to get into home renovations and have been looking up all sorts of ways to increase the value of their homes and there is no doubt that a pool remodel is a great option.

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