Above Ground Pool Maintenance Tips

Above Ground Pool Maintenance Tips

Above ground pools are the choice of many homeowners because of its affordability and easy maintenance. Even though it requires minimal upkeep, there are some things you have to do to keep them in good condition. You have to spend time understanding everything that is involved in maintaining an above ground pool. In terms of water chemistry, the maintenance requirements are similar to that of an in-ground swimming pool. The main difference between the two lies on the equipment used. You need to use a special type of tool for maintaining the water chemistry of your above ground pool. It is important to correctly and regularly test the swimming pool water. Your swimming pool water must be clean and healthy to avoid causing health problems to all those who swim on it. Water testing is also essential during the summer, and if you live in a place with constant weather changes. If you are unsure what to do, you can always hire a pool contractor. The water at the top of the pool should not be used so that the pool contractor can obtain a correct reading using a testing kit. He can also help you in making sure that the pool is chemically balanced. Pool chemicals are needed to ensure proper sanitation and get rid of algae. Checking the PH balance is also required. The PH level should be kept within the range 7.2 and 7.6. When it comes to heating, the swimming pool can be kept fifteen degrees warmer with the use of solar blankets, which are made specifically for an above ground pool. Solar blankets are... read more
Above Ground Pools—An Affordable Way To Summer Fun!

Above Ground Pools—An Affordable Way To Summer Fun!

Perhaps you have always wanted a pool in your backyard, but don’t want to spend the big bucks for an in-ground pool. Did you know that there are some wonderful, fun options nowadays for above-ground pools? Gone are the days where your yard has to look tacky with a flimsy round pool that looks like it will fall over at any moment! Now, there are some fantastic options in design, materials, and colors, making above ground pools an option you need to seriously consider. Not only will a pool improve the value of your home, but summer is coming soon, and you will have lots of time with your family to enjoy splashing in the cool water on hot summer days! A Great Name In Above Ground Pools One of our favorite brands of above ground swimming pools is Doughboy Pools. They have been around longer than most anyone else, with the company having started in 1954. Competition has grown fierce over the years, and Doughboy Pools has stayed consistent and full of quality. One of the great features of this company is that they make all of the materials and pieces needed for pool construction right in their own manufacturing plant in Arkansas. This means that they can oversee the construction and personally approve each piece that will be used to construct your above ground pool. When it comes to designing a space for your pool, you can use landscaping to make it even more beautiful. You will most likely have a deck leading to the pool, so be sure to consider safety and put gates up that... read more
Tips For Finding The Best Hot Tub Deal

Tips For Finding The Best Hot Tub Deal

Nothing beats the relaxing feeling that you get when soaking in a bubbly hot bath after a long and tiring day at work. Apart from offering you a great way to relax, hot tubs also offer a lot of health benefits. Although they used to be pricey and out of reach for a typical consumer in the past, they have become more affordable to nearly everyone these days. If you are searching for a great hot tub for sale, there are several places you can check out. Numerous shops sell a wide array of hot tubs and supplies. When you are searching for something that is more lavish or perhaps you wish to purchase from those who are knowledgeable about hot tubs, then you need to visit appliance and hardware, and home improvement stores. You should also check out shops that solely sell outdoor water and bathroom appliances. If you are looking for the best customer service, you should consider buying directly from the manufacturer. There are also instances when manufacturers do not entertain direct sales. However, they usually offer a list of distributors of their hot tubs. In case you are on a shoestring budget and can’t seem to find a great deal, you can always opt for used hot tubs. Websites like Craigslist offer great deals on second-hand items including hot tubs. If you want to shop online and get a good deal, be sure to watch out for online shops that offer sales and discounts. Soaking in a warm jetted Myrtle Beach hot tub is one good way of relaxing and relieving stress. Plus, it is... read more
How To Prevent Injuries Related To Handling Pool Chemicals

How To Prevent Injuries Related To Handling Pool Chemicals

Pool chemicals are essential in maintaining swimming pools, particularly in keeping them clean and sanitized. Specific chemicals are used to prevent the pool water from becoming a breeding ground for bacteria and algae. Additionally, chemicals are also used to protect swimming pool equipment from corroding and scaling. Indeed, there are lots of benefits in using chemicals as part of regular swimming pool maintenance. Despite this, it is important to keep in mind that these are still chemicals that need proper handling. Improper handling and storage can result in injuring the pool owners and members of the household as well as causing harm to the environment. This is why it is also important for pool owners who opt to handle chemicals on their own to learn about effective use of these pool chemicals. Below is a list of tips for pool owners on how to effectively handle pool chemicals to prevent injuries. Build a suitable storage area for your chemicals The best way to keep children and pets from playing with chemicals is to store them in a suitable storage area. Elko Spas, Billiards & Pools recommends a storage area that has spill containment features. These features will help keep spills and leaks from your chemicals in a single place, preventing them from mixing with other chemicals in the storage area including those that you use for a different purpose. It also helps if you have a suitable fire suppression equipment in your storage area, preferably near where you place your chemicals. Make sure the equipment is accessible so you can easily reach them in times of an emergency. In addition to this, experts also... read more
Overview Of Pool Chemicals That May Cause Allergies

Overview Of Pool Chemicals That May Cause Allergies

Keeping yourself fit and staying safe while having fun in the swimming pool is great. Apart from all the fun and excitement that you get, have you ever encountered changes in your body after having a dip in the pool? If the answer is yes, then what you have experienced is an allergic reaction. If you love swimming in pools, don’t you think it is about time for you to learn something about it. There have been several reports swimming pool chemicals can trigger allergic reactions. These reports were also backed by many different scientific studies. These allergies differ according to their type and intensity based on the individual who is affected. It does not matter whether they are physically fit or not. Chlorine – it is one of the most commonly used chemicals for swimming pools and hot tubs. Although it is an effective solution when it comes to sanitizing the pool, chlorine can cause allergies. Some of these allergic reactions are brought on by chlorine intolerance. The affected individual may have difficulty in breathing, which can result in asthma, swollen and watery eyes, nose stuffiness, and skin itchiness. Bromine – this swimming pool chemicals is used as an alternative to bromine. It is also an effective sanitizer but it can trigger allergic contact dermatitis. Potassium Monopersulfate – this chemical is generally used to “shock” the hot tub or the swimming pool for better chlorine efficiency. However, this chemical may cause skin itchiness or skin rashes. Calcium Hypochlorite – this substance is effective at sanitizing and disinfecting swimming pools. However, it can also cause contact dermatitis and asthma.... read more
Swimming Pool Prep Tips For Spring

Swimming Pool Prep Tips For Spring

After a long cold winter season, the majority of us are expecting a summer season that is filled with various exciting outdoor activities having fun at the backyard swimming pool. But before sending out invites for the very first large pool celebration, make sure that you prepare your swimming pool for the upcoming spring season so the water will remain crystal clear throughout the whole summer. Provided here is a simple springtime swimming pool tune-up checklist in order to help prepare the pool for the warm summertime to come. If you have had your pool covered during winter, be sure to take it off and store it properly. Evaluate all the swimming pool tools for damages and if any of its components require replacement. Clean the filters and also inspect the grids or cartridges if they need to be swapped out. For the sand filters, replace or backwash the sand as indicated in the owner’s manual. As soon as the filters are ready to go, turn them on so you can thoroughly check. The pump should work correctly and don’t forget to check for potential signs of damage or upkeep problems. When the Myrtle Beach swimming pool equipment is in working order, it’s time to address the water chemistry. Making use of a test set with brand-new reagents, assess all parameters required for the water chemistry or take a sample of water to the local pool shop for analysis. When you have the results, you can start slowly making adjustments to bring the water into the appropriate chemical equilibrium. Balancing the chemicals according to the Langelier Saturation Index will... read more
Choosing The Right Chemicals For Your Swimming Pool

Choosing The Right Chemicals For Your Swimming Pool

One of the keys to effectively maintain proper water chemistry is choosing the right pool chemicals. It is important for every pool owner to learn how to properly keep their pool’s chemical balance as this helps to ensure the safety and cleanliness of their swimming pool. As a result, they no longer need to pay for pool repairs. Despite this, not every pool owner knows how to effectively choose the right chemicals for their swimming pool. This article details helpful tips and information to help pool owners choose the right chemicals, primarily chlorine and cyanuric acid. Chlorine to sanitize your swimming pool Chlorine is the most popular among pool chemicals. It is required regardless of the type and size of your swimming pool because chlorine kills bacteria and algae as well as other types of microorganisms that can grow and develop in your swimming pool. Chlorine is available in different forms including 3-inch and 1-inch tablets, granular forms and in sticks. These forms also differ in their active ingredients. Chlorine sticks and tablets contain Trichlor while granular chlorine contains Dichlor. These also differ in price. The most affordable is the 3-inch tablet. It is also the most common and can be used in different types of swimming pool because it dissolves quickly and requires less maintenance. One inch tablet dissolve more quickly as it is smaller. This is why it is more commonly used in smaller sized swimming pools and spas. Chlorine sticks have the longest dissolving time because it is the largest among all chlorine forms. When buying chlorine in stick or tablet form, pool owners should beware... read more
Pool Table Buying Guide

Pool Table Buying Guide

Are you in the market for a pool table? The first thing you need to know is that this venture takes careful planning and preparations. You are on the right track by looking up tips and guides, so congratulations! The second thing you need to remember is that it is not like an ordinary purchase, which you can easily bring back for replacement in case you bought the wrong size, color, style, or dimension. This kind of investment can be stressful especially for someone without sufficient knowledge and experience. With that said, here are things you need to consider to help you easily purchase a pool table Myrtle Beach: Know what you want to buy. Before you even start looking and considering pool tables, you should first find out and decide what you want to buy. You can easily do this by browsing through the internet the various types, sizes, and designs of pool tables available. Make a list of the features that you want in your table, the dimensions, and design. Creating this list will help you not only save time, money, and effort in shopping for pool tables, but it will also help you keep focused on what you are buying. If you have not listed what you are looking for in a pool table, it will be easy for you to get distracted of the various options made available to you when you visit a local shop. When you continue to get distracted, you will end up exhausting all your energy looking around and not finding what you want. As a result, you spend your time and... read more
Hot Tubs: A Memorable Way To Spend Your Valentine’s Day

Hot Tubs: A Memorable Way To Spend Your Valentine’s Day

In just a few days, we will be spending Valentine’s Day. We will once again be seeing lots of chocolates, roses, and stuffed toys. Although these things seem really sweet at first, they eventually become boring especially when you receive the same things every year. So why don’t you change things up a little bit? Why don’t you try something new? You should find ways to break the cycle. One good alternative to the usual date night at a fancy restaurant is a hot tub. If you have a hot tub, there is no need for you to make reservations, wear fancy attires, and find someone who can look after your kids. You do not have to do or decide on anything other than which jets you wish your body to be massaged with. Still need further convincing? Read on. Romance Unlike cupid who only needs a bow and arrow. For us humans, we have to set the mood. The hot tubs that we have in the market these days come with many features apart from the basic hot water. First of all, hot tubs have LED lights that can help make the best ambiance so you can have a relaxing and soothing time with your special someone. The majority of hot tub brands also come with a LED lighting option that have different colors. Don’t forget to check them out specially if you are in the marketing for a hot tub for you home. You can also enhance the experience by adding essential oils to your bath. Aromatherapy crystals gives off an appealing scent while helping you relieve... read more
Hot Tub Maintenance Tips

Hot Tub Maintenance Tips

It’s a dream for most of us to own a hot tub. Today’s models and prices make that dream a reality more than ever before. If you’re one of the lucky ones who owns a hot tub, then you’ll surely want to know how to take care of it and maintain it properly so that you get many years of warm, satisfying soaks! Here are some tips you should follow to keep your hot tub in good working order. The Basics Of Hot Tub Care Chlorine levels: We cannot say enough how critical this step is! You need to check the chlorine levels often and make sure they are always at the right balance in order to keep the water safe. This also goes for Bromine and any other sanitizing agent. Purchase a testing kit from your local pool dealer. Use the economy mode—it saves money! You can save money on your energy bills by keeping the water’s temperature a bit lower than called for, especially if you’re not using it. When you want to take a soak, turn the temperature up around 104 degrees and enjoy! PH levels need to be regularly checked. A couple of times a week will suffice. If the pH levels are off, it can cause eyes to become irritated and the water to be cloudy. Change the water in your hot tub when necessary. A general rule of thumb is 3-4 times a year. You may choose to change it more often depending on how frequently you use it. Keep in mind that you still have to test the ph balance and alkalinity... read more

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