The back to school season is in full swing – you may have already received your kids’ back to school supply lists or even sent them off for their first day. With the beginning of the back-to-school season comes the promise of cooler weather and busier schedules. Because of these factors, you may even be thinking about performing your usual end-of-season pool maintenance and shutting it down – but think again.
Swimming pool safety is an often-covered topic in the pool industry, because it is so important. Most pool safety rules are common sense, but many pool owners who read up on the topic find new information they had never thought about before. If you own a new pool or might soon, use this collection of top safety tips to make your pool a fun, safe space for everyone.
Many new pool owners wonder if they should let dogs swim in the pool with them. They often worry about maintenance concerns and if the dog could mess up vinyl pool liners. In short, you can safely allow your dog in the pool if you want, but you may want to keep these maintenance and safety considerations in mind.
Sand pool filters are generally low maintenance and relatively simple to maintain. A sand pool filter requires a full season’s worth of filtration cycles to operate at peak efficiency, but after three years, it will start to decline in performance.
Purchasing your pool chemicals online from a retailer such as Amazon or Wal-Mart might seem like the most convenient option, but, in reality, a pool owner’s best move is to partner with someone who can deliver a personalized touch.
In deciding to take on a project as big as installing a luxury inground pool this winter, the swimming pool portion of the project is only half the battle. The other half is designing your brand new pool deck! But just as it’s important to choose the features of your pool wisely, deciding the perfect material for your deck can make or break the aesthetic you want your backyard to achieve.
The weather has turned frigid, and snow is piling up on the ground. Those hot summer days where your family ruled the land that comprises your backyard seem so far away. As you stare out the kitchen window, you think about warmer times. You recall a fleeting memory about your swimming pool – the sound of a cannonball, the water splashing out of the pool. “Those were the days,” you think to yourself.
Everything mechanical needs occasional maintenance. You change the oil in your car and check refrigerant levels in your HVAC unit, don’t you? These tune-ups are routine. Why not add your pool to the maintenance rounds?
Each pool comes with its own set of maintenance needs: clearing debris, covering, and prepping for the changing seasons may top the list. One thing common to most above ground and some inground pools: the liners need to be replaced. On average, a pool liner lasts between eight and 12 years, and many don’t show ostensible wear and tear. Having a professional inspect your pool liner can help you determine its current state, and whether it’s time to consider a replacement.