Dogs and Ducks in the Pool…Oh My!
Three years ago in March, I brought home a 13-week-old golden retriever puppy. I named her Josie, and our adventure together began.
Photo credit: Allison Bradshaw
That first weekend with Josie, I had a pair of mallard ducks swimming on the winter cover of my pool. There was about 5 inches of water on the...
This winter has been a wild ride with Mother Nature and after last weekend’s deep freeze, we’re all ready for summer! If you didn’t close your pool this winter, you’re not alone. For many pool owners in areas that winter temperatures don’t typically dip below freezing (and if they do, it doesn’t last long) closing your pool is optional. So if you’re one of those lucky pool owners, don...
Winter is still a few months away in the northern states, but as the weather begins to cool, it's time to start preparing your pool for hibernation. Year-round pool upkeep is crucial to maintain a healthy pool and protect it for years to come. If you’re new to pool...
Winter has so much to offer, from festive holidays to cozy evenings by the fire. It’s time to add another tradition to the list: winter pool parties! Depending on where you live—or if you have an indoor pool—turn up the heat with a fun, summerlike pool party, right in the middle of winter!Let Tropical Décor Themes Set the Scene
You and your guests are probably ready for a...
In our first winterization post, we learned about proper chemical balance. Next we will meet the most formidable winter enemy. Can you guess what it is?
THE #1 ENEMY: FREEZING
When water freezes, it expands with enormous force. It's the force that breaks up highways, splits garden hoses, explodes beverage cans in your freezer, and it's the force that expands and cracks pool...
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