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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.
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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...
With the recent winter weather across the country, you may have been affected by snow even if wintry weather isn’t the norm where you live. But did you know snow runoff can negatively affect the water quality of your swimming pool?
Due to air pollution, natural precipitation is more acidic than the ideal pH of pool water. So when the ice and snow on your pool cover melts, the...
Fall is upon us, so it’s time to think about closing your pool for the winter. Both inground and above-ground pools are affected by cold weather. Pumps, filters, heaters and other pieces of equipment can freeze, which will cause them malfunction or simply cease to operate when exposed to extremely cold conditions.
Simply closing down the pool is not enough. You will have to...
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