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The key to keeping a pool clean and trouble free (along with automation) is checking your chemical balance on a weekly basis. I prefer to test my chemical balance myself, as opposed to taking a sample to the pool supply store. My local pool supply store is awesome — all of their staff is highly trained, and I buy everything from them — I just prefer to check my own chemicals.
Building or redesigning your swimming pool is extremely exciting. But, you also have to put in the work to make sure the pool you choose is the perfect addition to your home. From superficial elements such as visual appeal and the area that surrounds your pool right down to the equipment you select, you need to think about all major and minor details. Here are five things to consider...
The design of the water feature catch pool is very important and can affect the expected outcome of the feature. First of all, the size of the catch pool must be considered. To determine the size of the catch pool, the type of nozzle and spray requirement, wind, evaporation and draw down must be considered.
Each type of feature has a required space needed for the...
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Maybe you want to build yourself a beautiful oasis, an escape from the stresses of life. Or maybe you want a place where you can work out and strengthen your muscles. Building a pool is a major decision—one that involves money and energy. Which type of pool is better—an indoor or outdoor pool? Let’s weigh the options.
Buying or building a pool is a big investment, but one that can pay huge dividends. Before you decide to take the plunge, you should know exactly what is involved in owning a pool, as well as the benefits you can expect to enjoy.
Costs of Pool Ownership
In addition to the upfront cost of building the pool and remodeling the surrounding landscape, there are also ongoing...
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