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When and How to Drain a Pool

Immersing yourself in a swimming pool full of clean water is the best feeling you'd love to experience every time you are ready to swim. There are many maintenance practices to keep your pool clean and draining it once in a while is one of them. No matter how clean the pool may look, draining it after a while is essential. Reasons to Drain Your Pool The top reasons to drain your pool evolve around the quality of water. You can clean your pool when it is filled with water, but when saturated with heavy metals, there is a need for complete drainage. Comprehensive repairs are also done when the pool is drained to ensure all the necessary modifications are done. Another reason for draining your pool is the need to change the water and a combination of other tasks such as painting. When to Drain Your Pool Typically, pools are drained and refilled every five years unless it requires necessary repairs. Frequent drainage often leads to additional problems that impact your pool further; hen…

Keeping Your Pool Safe

Warm weather comes with so much fun in the sun. One of the most common summer activities is enjoying a day with family and friends in the pool. It is for this reason that you should keep your pool safe for everyone, especially children who are at risk of drowning. According to a World Health Organisation (WHO) report, more than 300,000 people die annually because of drowning. This translates to more than 3,700 people in the US. Here are tips to ensure your pool is safe: Build a pool fence As a homeowner, the best safety measure you can take is installing a fence around your swimming pool. The fence forms a barrier that will keep children out of the pool when adults are not around to supervise them. The gates to the fence should be made to open outwards, away from the pool and be self-latching and self-closing. Different states and cities have implemented laws that outline fence requirements, so you should check your local building laws for material and height restrictions before buil…

Opening Your Pool In Spring

Spring is a beautiful season. This is when you see trees beginning to grow and plants starting to blossom. The weather will be warmer and daylight will be a lot longer. It's the perfect time to go swimming! But how do you open your swimming pool in the Spring? Check out our tips below. 1. Take Care of the Pool Cover It's a good practice to cover your pool when you are not using it. When Spring comes, remove the water and other debris on top of the pool cover. As much as possible, make it spotlessly clean before taking the cover off. After removing the cover, clean off the remaining dirt and let it dry. When it's dry, sprinkle both sides with talcum powder to prevent mildew and mold. When everything is all neat and clean, loosely fold the cover and store it in a cool and dry place as you will need them in the winter. 2. Raise Pool Water to Normal Levels Get the hose and fill your pool with clean water for swimming. The normal water levels would be either halfway up the til…

Testing Pool Water

Are you planning a big pool party or just want to spend the afternoon soaking in the pool? Remember, the beginning of warm weather means more pool time! Determining if your pool is ready for swimming is an important first step. But how do you determine the aforementioned scenario? The only logical way is through pool water testing. Of course, many people are conversant with the basics of testing pH balance and chlorine. But what most of them don't know is that testing of phosphates and other contaminants like calcium, copper, and iron is of the paramount essence. If you let these high levels of salt remain in your pool, you are leaving it vulnerable to potential damage. That's why you have to routinely check it and make sure the following chemistry is within the given range. pH: 7.4 – 7.6Chlorine: 1.0 – 3.0 ppmTotal Alkalinity: 80 – 140 ppmCalcium Hardness: 200 – 400Cyanuric Acid: 25 – 50 ppm In this regard, let's explore different methods to test pool water. 1. Test Strips

Caring For Your Pool in the Winter

Whether you like it or not, winter is a yearly season that comes with many restrictions and formalities As such, many people might forget to check on their pools during this cold season. Unfortunately, the responsibilities of swimming do not end when the swimming season does. In fact, neglecting your pool during winter might cause extensive damage due to freezing or contaminated water. And you would not want to be at the end of that paycheck for repairs. The following tips will help you take care of your pool better during the cold season. 1. Keep Your Pool Clean The first step to proper swimming pool maintenance during winter is keeping it clean. If your pool is surrounded by foliage decorations, then leaves, insects, and other debris is likely to be blown into the pool. And although a few bugs and leaves may not seem like a big deal, they are the worst. Here's why. Every pool has a filtration system to keep the water fresh and safe. When leaves and insects are stuck inside this…

Sanitizing A Pool

Your swimming pool needs to be a clean and safe place to swim at all times. Removing debris and any other visible foreign objects is never enough. You need to get rid of any pathogens and parasites that may be present. That said, it is only through sanitation that the water can be clean and healthy for swimmers again. Below are 4 of the most common methods you can use to sanitize your pool and maintain a healthy water chemistry. Please have a look at them and choose one that suits you. Ultraviolet (UV) light systems A UV sanitation system is one of the safest ways to clean your swimming pool clean. The method is almost chemical-free and very effective. It destroys up to 99.9% of microorganisms. For sanitation, the pool water goes through a filtration system. The system contains UV light, which acts as a disinfectant. The process is quick and very affordable. Over time, you will need to replace the UV light because its effectiveness keeping reducing over time. Pool Bromine Bromine is a…

Remodeling Your Pool in 2020

If you are thinking about remodeling your pool in 2020, here are the reasons why you should definitely go ahead with this idea…


Boost the appearance of the exterior of your property - The first benefit associated with getting a new pool installed is that you can enhance the exterior of your home. Is it time to make your pool look more modern? You may be surprised by the ways you can enhance your pool area today!Worn out fixtures and surfaces - As time goes on, lighting and pool decking can show signs of wear and tear, as well as the pool’s tiles. In order to maximize your return on investment, it is worth maintaining these elements. Safety features are required - Another reason why you should consider upgrading your pool is to ensure that it falls in line with the safety rules and regulations that are in place today. Your mechanical systems have gotten old - Is equipment such as the plumbing, filter, or pool’s pump beginning to show signs of aging? If so, you should consider replacing …