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Pool Budgeting

Pool Budgeting is an important part of becoming a new swimming pool owner. Swimming pools are very expensive. This is one of the aspects covered in the last post about the different types of pools. (Click HERE to visit and read that post.) In that post the main pool types are compared and contrasting under many categories of comparison. Like I …

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Underground or Aboveground Pool?

Having a swimming pool is an immaculate thing to have. Though buying one may be pretty difficult. There are plenty of options for swimming pools but the two main categories to choose from are underground (or inground) pools and aboveground pools. Below we’ll go over what to consider when deciding what kind of pool to purchase. COST: Lets start with …

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Pool Safety Devices

We’ve hit summer and that means swimming pools are coming back into everyone’s everyday life. Though we need to be safe around our pools to keep the joy and fun alive and healthy. Pool safety is a very important thing when owning and maintaining a pool. It should be at the forefront of the mind of any swimming pool owner …

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Rain and Swimming Pools

The sunshine state of Florida sees heavy rains just about every afternoon. Even as I type out this post a rain storm is brushing along through our pool-filled landscape. These rains are wonderful for all those gardeners and landscapers out there, but just as rain is unfortunate for bicyclists, heavy rains can be quite inconvenient for swimming pool owners. There …

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Should I Clean My Own Pool?

Having a pool is a wonderful thing. We even made another post on the top 5 reasons you should have a pool. It’s a luxury product that allows for hours upon hours of entertainment. Sadly, those hours upon hours of pool entertainment come along with hours and hours of pool cleaning and maintenance. Having a pool in your backyard adds …

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Stabilizing in the Summer

If you already own a pool then you know the great importance of keeping your pool stabilized. Stabilizers, also known as Conditioners are white granules/powder that you add to your pool water that dissolve slowly. This is a chemical compound made up of Cyanuric Acid (CNOH) that seeks out and attaches itself to the chlorine molecule. This stabilizer absorbs sunlight and reduces the …

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Pools have come a long way

Living in a tropical climate state as a child we had to come up with many inventive ways to stay cool during the hot summer months. When I lived in Miami I must have been around 10 years old when going to the pool was my favorite activity. Sure there was the daily fun of setting up of the slip and …

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Five reasons why homeowners want a pool

Buying a home can be an exciting experience and deciding to get a pool is a question most homeowners come across at some point. Getting a pool is an investment that requires you to think about a few things. Make sure you research the pros and cons of owning a pool before you dive into buying one. What is the …

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Why is your pool water green?

Some pool owners maintain their pool themselves and some get their pool serviced by pool technicians. Both ways require the same regiment. When a pool is not maintained properly it can go from crystal clear blue to Everglades swampy green. What makes the pool green is algae. It is important to identify the type of algae you have as algae …

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Why is it important to shower before swimming in your pool

Most people think of swimming in a pool as a refreshing big old bathtub. We certainly don’t take a pre-shower before taking a bath so why shower before swimming in a pool? It’s no different right? Wrong. Unless you live a 100% organic lifestyle you are like most of us that use shampoo, conditioner, soap, aftershave, deodorant, lotion, oils, styling …