Knowing the volume of your swimming pool is tremendously important. By knowing how much water is needed to fill or refill your pool each season, you are able to anticipate your water bill costs more accurately. 

Don’t put all the blame on chlorine when your eyes turn red and get irritated from swimming in a pool. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released its annual swimming report and it includes that the combination of the pool’s chemicals along with swimmers’ urine, sweat and excrement as well as dirt are the leading cause of your eyes turning red in the pool or burning.

A swimming pool liner is an important investment that is meant to last you several seasons. However, vinyl liners are far from impervious. Improper treatment can drastically shorten the lifespan of your liner, meaning more replacements and higher costs to you over time. 

Chemicals are used to keep your swimming pool’s water clear and clean. Water, when left stagnate and untreated over long periods of time, is prone to developing bacteria, mold and algae.  A mixture of pool chemicals prevent this from happening and keep your water ready for healthy swimming.

Pool closing for the season can be a daunting task requiring a lot of supplies. We’ve assembled a list of what you may need to get your pool closed properly and safely protected during the winter months.  

Lowering your swimming pool’s water level can be an important part of protecting your pool and its equipment while the pool is closed down for the winter. To prepare for winter closing, drain your pool so the water level is 4″ below the pool’s wall skimmer. 

The process of building an inground swimming pool in your backyard involves a lot of decision making. You’ll have to decide on a budget, design and a location for your new pool. One of the most important decisions that will have to be made is the company that you choose to install your swimming pool.  Before signing any contracts, it’s crucial that you ask the right questions so that you're confident in your final decision. While it may seem that you’re putting a potential builder in the hot seat, the answers to these questions can reveal major red flags. You will thank yourself later when you’re floating around and relaxing in your new pool.

In order to ensure that you have a clean and healthy swimming pool you are going to have to channel your inner scientist and experiment with the chemicals in your pool. Maintaining a balanced pool can be the most confusing and frustrating part of pool ownership, especially if you don’t have much of a background with chemistry.