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We’ve had a rough winter over in Buffalo NY and the snow isn’t stopping anytime soon! If you’re like us you’ll have a ton of snow covering your pool. Winter covers can protect all different shaped pools including round, oval and rectangular, and come in either solid or mesh. At PoolSupplies.com we are dedicated to keeping your pool safe during the pool season while also making sure that your covers hold up to the heavy and harsh winter.

For some of us, the winter season means closing our pools and waiting for the pool season to begin again. For others it means dipping your toes in a colder pool and wishing you had warmer weather and water. Well, what if you can keep your pool warm and extend your pool season at the same time? At PoolSupplies.com we have several options for pool heaters including those powered by solar and gas.

At PoolSupplies.com, our solar covers are categorized into “series” with a good, better, and best ranking system depending on heat retention and production levels. Varying from 800 to 1600, our covers vary in thickness the higher the series is. Solar covers can be used on their own or in conjunction with pool heaters to heat your pool throughout the season and keep it warmer longer! 


Maintaining a pool is a daunting but rewarding task. We will be listing below 10 common mistakes that pool owners make (sometimes unknowingly) along with solutions for each problem.

To make your swimming pool safe and clean to swim in you’ll have to whip it into shape and then also learn how to maintain that beautiful clarity. Testing kits to check the chemicals in your water come in many different varieties and prices so the options to choose from are large. Before you make a choice, however, you should know exactly how to use these tests to make the best-educated decision. Below is a comprehensive list of test kit types and general instructions on how to properly use them. Even though we have listed instructions below make sure you double-check the instructions on whatever product you decide to purchase. The two most common methods of testing are testing strips and drops (aka regent testing).

As a pool owner you will want to maintain a clean pool; to do so you will have to find the correct filter for your pool. Swimming pool filters will be your best friend when it comes to getting rid of unwanted material that is floating around in your pool’s water. When shopping for filters you should be aware that there are three different types to consider: sand, cartridge, and diatomaceous earth.

You’re going to feel as though you have become a mini scientist after experimenting with the chemicals that will clean and balance your pool. When maintaining a balanced pool will be at times confusing and frustrating it is also the most rewarding aspect when it comes to taking care of your pool. Pool balancers will have to be added to make sure the pH, alkalinity and hardness levels are at the correct levels. That is not the only chemical you will have to use, other chemicals such as sanitizers, clarifiers, shock and algaecide with have to be added to minimize all sorts of bacteria. The benefits you get however are worth the time and energy you spend putting into your pool; your pool’s life will be elongated and you will be healthier and safer in the water you spend your time in. Over time all pools will need extra love to stay clean and balanced; if your pool is constantly acidic for example, over time the surface will begin to dissolve and the metals in your pool will corrode. That is why it is important to frequently check the balances of chemicals in your pool through the use of different test kits so you know exactly what chemicals need to be added to your pool.

Adding a swimming pool to your backyard is just step one when it comes to creating a personal space that you have custom designed. Everyone will have different amounts of space and different budgets to work with but there are many opportunities to customize your backyard and create a gorgeous project. You could want more privacy from your neighbors or just want to minimize the amount of debris that will end up in your pool. From rocks to plants you can choose to create a space that is low to high maintenance.