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10 Tips Help You Get Your Pool Ready For Myrtle Beach Summer

10 Tips Help You Get Your Pool Ready For Myrtle Beach Summer

Among the big chores of the spring is opening the pool. Most individuals do not have a problem getting the cover off and starting the system, the real problem takes place when they see the color of the swimming pool. It’s going to require some chemicals (and a little elbow grease) making it clear once more. Don’t Worry! Here are 10 pointers to help you open your pool and get ready for another great summer. It is time to grab a friend Opening a pool can be done by only one person, however it’s a lot easier with two, and you can even turn it into party time. Welcome a good friend or two over to assist you in getting your Myrtle Beach swimming pool ready. You might need to provide them a reward. Perhaps some great snacks or access to your swimming pool whenever they desire … ok, perhaps just stick to snacks. Open Your Swimming pool Early If you and your family love swimming, you may want to consider opening your pool early. The weather has been warm, so it is time to start thinking about opening your pool. Likewise, you can take advantage of the early purchase offers at your local pool store. You’ll also have your swimming pool open in case you have an early summer season. Opening your pool early even assists with algae. Algae likes warm and dark locations, which is why it grows so well when you have the winter cover on your swimming pool until the middle of June! Be Prepared Before you get going, make sure you have everything you... read more
Above Ground Swimming Pools in Myrtle Beach

Above Ground Swimming Pools in Myrtle Beach

Swimming pools are very popular these days, proving to be one of the best investments you can make for your home and your family.  If you live in Myrtle Beach, or in an area that is known for a hot climate, a swimming pool can be an ideal way to cool off.  You can have friends over at your pool to have fun, or use it to teach your kids how to swim.  Although many people prefer an in-ground pool, an above ground pool is just as good – if not better. Above ground swimming pools are well known for three reasons – safety, installation, and maintenance.  All types of swimming pools can be a chore to maintain, as you have to clean it on a daily basis and ensure that you have the right balance of chemicals in the water.  You also have to keep an eye on the temperature and keep objects such as leaves out of the water.  Advantages Of Having Above Ground Swimming Pools Easier to maintain for the simple reason of being above ground In ground pools are down low, meaning that debris can easily get into it, and animals such as dogs, cats, and even squirrels have easy access to it.  Above ground pools, on the other hand, are a bit higher up, and make it hard for animals and debris to gain access to the water.  Those of you who are looking for a pool that requires less maintenance – should look into an above ground swimming pool. Safer for children. Children can easily fall into in ground pools, for the simple fact that they are low to the... read more
Myrtle Beach Pool Supplies

Myrtle Beach Pool Supplies

Myrtle Beach pool supplies usually include an entire range of chemicals and equipment for swimming pools. A few of these are pool sweeps filter grids and cartridges saltwater chlorinators filter grids and cartridges swimming pool pumps and motors pump/filter combinations (skid packs for above-ground swimming pools) pool filters pool heaters timers and controls (electronic controls, pool timers, freeze guards) lights valves and plumbing parts (cleaners, pumps, filters, heaters) along with swimming pool covers and chemicals needed for safe swimming Slides, diving boards, ladders, liners, and other devices also form a part of swimming pools. The initial step toward a clean pool is pool water care. For this, a common oxidizer/sanitizer, like chlorine, is utilized to burn up organic product in the water, which considerably lowers the load on the filter. Care has to be taken to preserve the pH balance and perfect total alkalinity level, along with to check calcium hardness and stability. It likewise makes good sense to purchase a pump that is sized appropriately and that will not lose energy. A good pump ought to have the ability to pump the whole capacity of the pool in eight hours. An automatic pool cleaner is a needed high-end that saves time. Come to Elko Spas, Billiards and Pools and ask our experienced staff what pool supplies are right for your pool. They have a large range of pool equipment and cleaners; pool supplies and likewise offer the suggestions needed to pick the best items for the swimming pool. Pool filters are available in 3 varieties: Sand, D.E., and Cartridge. These days, pool heaters offer sophisticated designs that are... read more
3 Swimming Pool Mistakes To Avoid

3 Swimming Pool Mistakes To Avoid

If you have always wanted a swimming pool in your backyard, you no doubt have visions of living the good life, relaxing after a long day, and taking nighttime dips to cool off. But swimming pools also come with a huge responsibility and they do require regular upkeep to ensure they stay running in good order. In this article, we’re breaking down the most common mistakes most people make with pool maintenance. Avoid These Swimming Pool Mistakes! Not Adding Adequate Chlorine Balancing the chemicals in your swimming pool is super important, especially if the pool gets a lot of use. You should check your chemicals everyday, or even more often if there are many people in the pool. Keeping the filter clean and free of debris is also very important. Adding enough chlorine will prevent algae growth and of course, nobody wants to see algae in their pool! If checking chemical levels is a chore to you or you can’t do it as regularly as you should, consider buying a chlorine floater device that will automatically deliver enough chlorine to maintain the pool’s proper balance. Not Regularly Running The Pump This is something that should not be neglected. Lots of homeowners will try to save on energy costs by not running the pump as much as they should. Doing this doesn’t really save money in the long run, due to the fact that you will end up buying more chemicals to compensate. Not running your pump enough could also lead to issues that would require a pool technician’s services, leading to even more costs. Keep in mind that during... read more
Getting Started With Billiard Games

Getting Started With Billiard Games

If you’re looking for a fun game you can play with the whole family, then look no farther than the wonderful world of billiard games. It has a history that dates back to 15th century France and the different styles of the game area as diverse as the regions they come from. There are even several variations of the British, American, Australian, and French styles of billiards. Basically, there are several different types of billiard games and one of the more common ones is the game called Eight Ball. The divisions most often seen in the game of billiards would be Carom billiards, which has no pockets, the game of pool, which has six pockets, and Snooker, which is pretty different than both of the afore mentioned games. All sorts of art and literature through the ages have mentioned the game of billiards. If you know your Shakespeare, then you know that it was a game for royalty. Many great philosophers and kings enjoyed the game as well. Clearly it was thought of as a very intelligent game. The Basics Of Billiard Games All billiard games utilize a pool table for play. However, there are many kinds of pool tables and different billiard games will require different pool tables. A standard pool table is twice the length of its width and are a rectangular shape. Pool tables can be 7, 8, or 9 feet long, and in rare cases, a ten-foot table can be found, although these are most likely antique. If you come across one in great condition or one that has been restored to its former glory,... read more
Five Great Reasons To Choose Aboveground Pools

Five Great Reasons To Choose Aboveground Pools

If you’ve decided to take the plunge and have a swimming pool installed, then you might not realize that aboveground pools are among many fantastic choices. But have you thought about above ground pools as a viable option? Consider these five great reasons why an aboveground pool might just be the perfect choice for your family! Aboveground Pools Are Easy! Low Maintenance. Every pool requires some maintenance to keep it safe. Water testing and chemical balances need to be checked often. This will keep algae out of your pool, as well as bacteria. Also, with aboveground pools, you will have far less debris or leaves getting in the water because the pool sits higher off the ground. This also goes for animals. Dogs or other animals can’t get into the pool nearly as easily if it’s a pool that has some height to it. Safety. Accidents with small children are far more likely with in-ground pools. They can go right up to the edge of the pool and fall in, unable to swim or get out. It only takes 2 inches of water for a child to drown, so imagine an entire pool! Pools above the ground are safer for kids because of the height of the pool. Easy Installation. Installing the pool is much easier with aboveground pools. Whether you hire a contractor to do it for you, or you do it on your own, it’s just far less work. The digging and pipes, etc., that comes with installing in-ground pools safely can quickly make the cost go up. No Decking Necessary. You don’t always have to have... read more
Winter Pool Chemicals In Myrtle Beach

Winter Pool Chemicals In Myrtle Beach

Taking care of a pool at spring, summer and fall is a pretty basic job, but many pool owners do not know how to properly take care of a swimming pool in the winter. While it is not rocket science to make sure your pool gets properly maintained when the weather starts getting colder, you have to know what to do to ensure the best results. To help you out, we have gathered together a couple of special things that you need to remember for winter pool chemicals and maintenance: The basics The basic premise for winter pool maintenance is to keep the pool covered at all times and to make sure that none of the mechanical parts and pipes will get frozen. These two tricks form the baseline for your winter pool maintenance, but sadly, it is not as easy as that. To ensure that the pool stays in the best condition possible, all of the experts in the pool industry recommend that you use chemicals to enhance the results. Algaecides Algaecides are chemicals which are meant to prevent algae from growing in your pool. Without algaecides, the pool would get incredibly dirty during the winter, and most likely there would be a nasty surprise and a big cleaning operation waiting for you when the warmer weather conditions come back. It is essential to add some algaecide to the pool’s water a day before you stop using it for the winter. When you do this, the water will have enough time to circulate throughout the pool and the algaecide will do its trick and be evenly spread. Then,... read more
Hot Tubs Are More Than Just Luxury

Hot Tubs Are More Than Just Luxury

If you’re like the majority of Americans, you equate hot tubs with luxury. I mean, how many times have we been on vacation at some fabulous hotel or resort and spent hours soaking in the hot tub. Whether it’s cold weather and you’re coming off the ski slopes, or a nice evening at home, hot tubs provide so many benefits that go far beyond simple luxury. Make no mistake—it is luxurious to sit and relax in a hot tub, but have you thought about the actual benefits from doing it on a regular basis? Well, here are just a few! Hot Tub For Your Health! A good soak in a hot tub can be good for your health, as well as your relationships with your significant other! Who doesn’t want that, right? For centuries, public bathhouses have been part of the culture, not only for hygiene but for medicinal and therapeutic benefits as well. Doctors recommended these hot baths to cure just about anything. Fast-forward to modern day and one of our biggest health challenges is stress. It causes diseases, drives us to addictions and ruins relationship. Stress needs to be managed and part of a great stress relief routine is soaking your tired and tight muscles in a hot tub at the end of a long day! Your hot tub can mean the difference in your health. If you’ve ever soaked in a hot tub with your partner then you know how wonderful it feels to get intimate and share those cuddles in comforting hot water. Add some jets in and it’s pleasure at its best! Why not... read more
How To Throw A Festive Christmas Hot Tub Party

How To Throw A Festive Christmas Hot Tub Party

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and absolutely nothing makes us jollier than keeping warm in a bubbling hot tub from Elko Spas, Billiards and Pools throughout a cold winter night. So we’ve produced the supreme guide to throwing a joyful Christmas hot tub celebration to assist you host the best and most unique Christmas party around! Here’s what you’ll have to do. Make Sure Your Hot Tub is Squeaky Clean Your hot tub water should be shining like fresh snow for your Christmas celebration. Prior to welcoming guests over: Clean your filters and test your water’s chemical balance. Bring a sample of the water to Elko Spas, Billiards and Pools for testing. Drain your hot tub if you haven’t drained your hot tub in 4 months or longer and clean the jets and shell with a recommended all purpose cleaner from our showroom. Ask the technician what they recommend for a cleaner and gloss to clean the surface. Finally, fill up your tub with fresh, sparkling water and add the appropriate chemicals and sanitizers. Change Your Hot Tub into a Winter Wonderland With Christmas Decorations Festively embellish your jacuzzi and the area around it to get your visitors in the Christmas spirit when you: Get your hot tub looking merry by setting your LED lighting to green or red within and finish it off with waterproof Christmas lights. Change your jacuzzi into the best present of the year by wrapping a long waterproof ribbon around it and loving it with waterproof bows. Include wintery details by hanging plastic snowflakes and lights in the trees around your jacuzzi, location... read more
Helpful Tips When Placing Hot Tubs In Small Spaces

Helpful Tips When Placing Hot Tubs In Small Spaces

Hot tubs come in different designs, styles and sizes. They are made to fit any size of room or backyard. Thus, if you have a small backyard or patio, that should not stop you from investing in your own outdoor spa. Do not worry about the limited space available. There are things that you can do to maximize the space and make the space highly comfortable and ultimately relaxing. Here are some helpful tips that you can consider when placing your outdoor spa in small spaces. Natural landscapes effectively complement hot tubs The nice view in your yard is a great compliment to your outdoor spa. All you need is a properly leveled patio or deck. It is also important to ensure that it will have a strong and proper foundation to avoid any accidents and damages to the tub. You can also consider creating a terraced garden and placing your outdoor spa in the center. This is perfect for those homes with yards that are inclined. All you need is to find a flat area where you will have professionals build a level deck to serve as foundation for the tub.  You do not need any other additional features because the natural environment will already provide you with the relaxation and comfort that you need. Replace tall fences with trees and potted plants Tall fences can make your yard look tighter and create an uncomfortable atmosphere. Although it provides you with the privacy that you need, it does not work well with small spaces and yards. It only makes the space look more limited and closed in. What... read more

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