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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...
Summertime is the perfect time for swimming in your backyard pool. So, start the season with a clean pool and maintain it all summer long with a few quick and easy steps.Step 1: Check
At the beginning of each season, check for pool leaks by conducting the bucket test. Weight a bucket with a brick or rock, fill it 75% full of water, and mark the inside water line with a...
Although swimming pools most frequently used during the summer months, it’s important to remember that pools need maintenance year-round. Keeping your pool in great condition during the fall months will help maintain your pool while allowing you to enjoy the last warm days of the year and will make it easier to close for the winter, when that time comes.Keep your pool clean of...
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