Cleaning Up Your Swimming Pool After A Storm

Cleaning Up Your Swimming Pool After A Storm

Summer months mean longer and warmer days when you can enjoy your swimming pool. However, it likewise means that you are in store for some rain. Once the summer’s warm humid air comes across a cold front, you may be on to a rainy situation. In some cases, this may even cause some damages due to the lighting and strong winds it brings. It can be quite hard to know how to go about reopening the swimming pool following a storm. However, a quick turnaround is a must especially if you are a facility that caters to a huge number of people. Pool management should be one of the primary concerns when it comes to post storm cleanup. This will help you prepare your pool so that swimmers can get back in the water right away. You can hire professionals to help you in cleaning pool after storm. Skim And Brush The Pool Water Before adding new chemicals to your swimming pool water, you need to first check the pool’s surface for large debris. Leaves, branches, and other objects may have fallen into the pool water during the storm, and there’s no filter that can clear these kinds of huge objects from the pool water. The first step when it comes to cleaning pool after a storm is to get rid of the branches and other objects in the pool. Once you are done cleaning the surface of the pool water, the next thing you have to do is to agitate the whole pool so you can stir up any debris or dirt that might have dropped into the... read more
The Only Billiards Table Maintenance Guide You’ll Need

The Only Billiards Table Maintenance Guide You’ll Need

Billiards table are now considered by many as a precious investment that should be properly maintained and taken care of. Myrtle Beach pool tables are not cheap investments, regardless of whether you buy a brand new or already used table. Add to this the costs required for maintenance and upkeep. If you own a pool table, it is important that you know how to properly take care of your investment. Failure to do so may mean more expenses for you to either restore or repair your table. And if the damage of wear and tear is beyond repair, you are left with the option to buy a new one or forget everything about owning a pool table and playing a game at your convenience. Here is an easy maintenance guide that you can follow to be able to use your billiards tables for much longer. Who knows, you just might be able to pass it on as a family heirloom to your children. 1. Do not attempt to move the table on your own If you want to rearrange the furniture in your game or recreation room and would have to move your pool table, it is best to hire professionals like those from Elko Spas Billiards & Pools to help you do this. Keep in mind that pool tables are installed and leveled in a certain way to ensure efficiency when using the table and playing a game. Should you try and move it or even give it a slight push, this will cause the table to become un-level. Aside from this, it may also cause the slate seams... read more
Essential Tips For First Time Buyers Of Billiard Table

Essential Tips For First Time Buyers Of Billiard Table

Billiards has become a popular sport and hobby for many individuals. This is why many homes and restaurants now have one or two pool tables. They don’t only serve as a form of entertainment when you are inviting some friends over, but they also serve as an attractive piece of decoration/furniture in a room, not to mention a profit-earning addition to one’s restaurant or bar. If you are considering buying your first billiard table, here are some useful tips to make your purchase more successful. Determine if you have sufficient space for a pool table. Generally, the standard size of a pool table is 9 feet. You need add several feet more on every side to ensure maximum comfort when playing the game. You can opt to get the specific measurements of the table you want to buy and find out if you have a room or if there is an area in your home or restaurant that is big enough for the pool table plus the necessary adjustments to allow people to maneuver efficiently and comfortably. You can also do it the other way around. Find a room where you want to place the billiard table and get its measurements. Once you have the measurements, you’ll know what size pool table to purchase and it will be easier for you to shop for the best table for your home. Since this is the first time you’ll be buying a table for Myrtle Beach billiards, it’s best to get the highest quality available. Buying a pool table is also an investment so you need to ensure you purchase a... read more
How Warm Should Your Pool Water Be?

How Warm Should Your Pool Water Be?

Right Water Temperature For Hot Tubs and Pools It’s one of the most frequent questions we get: How hot should I keep my hot tub and/or swimming pool Myrtle Beach? Several deciding factors go into that answer, but we’ll cover some of the things to consider here in this article… What Will Your Pool Be Used For?  This is a good question. The swimming pool temperature should be set depending on which region in the country you live, as well as who uses it and what they are using it for. For competitive purposes, the pool water would need to be around 78 degrees, which is a relatively lower temperature. Public swimming pools on the other hand, are usually a little warmer, with temps anywhere from 78 F – 82 F. The water would be warmer still for therapy uses, classes for children or elderly people. For these purposes, the water would be more like 83-86 F. Many people say that the prefect water temperature for swimming laps would be around 75 degrees. Still others maintain it should be closer to 70 degrees. So that brings us back to the original question of how warm the pool water should be. The truth of the matter is that if you are fortunate enough to own a pool, then the water temperature really comes down to your personal preference. Obviously, if you don’t heat your swimming pool, then the weather will be what determines how warm the water is. If you live in a warm climate, then by the first part of July, the water may feel more like bath water.... read more
Top Pool Supplies For An Energy Efficient Swimming Pool

Top Pool Supplies For An Energy Efficient Swimming Pool

A lot of homeowners are on the hunt for pool supplies that they can use to make their swimming pools more energy efficient and environment friendly. Many would agree that owning a swimming pool entails consuming lots of energy and natural resources. Fortunately, there are things that pool owners can do to reduce the energy and natural resources that they consume in using and maintaining their swimming pools. Pool experts recommend investing in energy efficient pool supplies in Myrtle Beach to help make swimming pools more environment-friendly. Here are some of the supplies and accessories that pool owners can consider adding to their swimming pools. 1. Solar covers – These are specialized pool covers that have the ability to trap the sun’s heat, using it to raise or maintain the pool water temperature. As a result, pool owners no longer need to use electricity to warm up the pool water. Solar covers or solar blankets consist of sheets of bubble wrap, which not only work effectively in trapping the heat from the sun, the bubble wraps also work to prevent the heat from the pool water to escape, especially during colder days and nights of fall season. The best thing about using solar covers is that it is easy to install and put away. You do not need to tie or anchor it down cover the swimming pool. It easily stays in place as it is designed to float on top of your swimming pool. When putting it away, all you have to do is fold or roll it and store in your supplies cabinet. 2. Solar heater –... read more
Myrtle Beach Hot Tubs Provide You With Hydrotherapy Benefits

Myrtle Beach Hot Tubs Provide You With Hydrotherapy Benefits

Aside from being the primary source of backyard entertainment along with the swimming pool, homeowners and manufacturers have realized another important purpose for Myrtle Beach hot tubs – providing hydrotherapy benefits. Many households, especially those living with seniors and elderly, have found that soaking in the tub for a couple of hours every day provides numerous therapeutic benefits. In fact, they have noticed improvements in their health and physical strength. What is hydrotherapy? Hydrotherapy is a type of treatment that uses water to help relieve pain, cure diseases, and maintain or improve an individual’s overall health and well being. It is believed that water has several properties that give it the ability to heal and maintain health. And when manipulated and controlled to having different temperature and pressure, it becomes an effective treatment to diseases, providing relief to various pains and injuries. Some of the diseases that have been cured through hydrotherapy include acne, arthritis, colds, headaches, stomach pains, joints, nerves and muscle problems and many more. In addition to these, hydrotherapy is also being used by many to help improve relaxation and relieve stress. Below are some of the ways that Myrtle Beach hot tubs help to improve people’s health through hydrotherapy. • Provides stress relief – According to recent statistics, among the leading cause of many health problems in the country is stress. In fact, almost 90% of individuals visiting hospitals and physicians have reported dealing with stress related health problems. When someone is stressed, his overall well being and health depreciates making him vulnerable to lots of diseases and illnesses. Stress can come from various sources.... read more
Enjoy A Warm Myrtle Beach Swimming Pool All Year!

Enjoy A Warm Myrtle Beach Swimming Pool All Year!

The hot summer months are here and the fall season is just a couple of months away with much cooler evenings and milder days. For most, that means closing up our pool until next summer but why do that when you can continue to enjoy your pool all year round! Here are some ideas about transforming your Myrtle Beach swimming pool into a luxurious experience no matter the time of year.  How To Keep Your Myrtle Beach Swimming Pool Open All Year Think about putting in a pool heater. Pool heaters will let you extend your pool enjoyment way past the typical summer months. There are a few great types of pool heaters out there, so let’s talk about a few of them and what you should think about before buying….  Consider what the ideal water temp feels like to you. There are three basic pool heater types. Gas heaters, which keep the water maintained at any temperature you desire. Electric heaters, which will keep the water at 80-90 degrees, Fahrenheit. And lastly, solar heaters will maintain the water in your Myrtle Beach swimming pool at the 80-85 degree range. How big is your pool? Larger pools will require energy ratings that are higher and vice versa for the smaller size pools. Consider the budget you would like to stick to. Just as with anything else, the proper maintenance of a Myrtle Beach swimming pool requires some time and money, and so if you are thinking of installing a pool heater, then you’ll want to carefully consider your budget here as well.  For the most part, the gas heaters... read more
The Importance Of Hiring A Pool Cleaning Professional

The Importance Of Hiring A Pool Cleaning Professional

For homeowners who have a swimming pool, having the right swimimng pool cleaning service is vital to a healthy and happy swimming experience. You want your pool to not only look beautiful, but also have the perfect balance of chemicals to ensure that you and your family swim safely. There are lots of pool cleaning companies; especially in southern states where pools are popular, but there are some things to consider when choosing one. Getting The Right Pool Cleaning Professional Many people go into the pool cleaning business simply to take advantage of the high demand in areas where pools abound. But these self-employed workers don’t always know their stuff about swimming pools and that can put the safety of you and your family at risk. Pool technicians need to have the proper training and tools and understand how to use them. Believe it or not, a good bit goes into keeping the pool water clean, clear and safe. Your pool technician needs to have a good understanding of the various chemicals used and the pros and cons of each. They should also present you with your options, prices for chemicals, etc. Comparing Pool Service Options When choosing any swimming pool company for any service, like Elko Spas Billiards & Pools most people start with getting at least a couple of quotes or estimates from the potential company. You should be wise here and not think that the least expensive option is the best option. That isn’t always the case! The main thing is that you get someone who really knows their stuff about chemicals, cleaning equipment and how often water... read more
What You Need To Know About Your Myrtle Beach Pool Water

What You Need To Know About Your Myrtle Beach Pool Water

When it comes to swimming in your Myrtle Beach pool water, it is imperative to understand that your tap water does not equal your pool water! There’s much that has to be done to treat your swimming pool water in order to make it safe and healthy for you and your family. Some of the tests needed will be to check for alkalinity levels, as well as the calcium hardness. It is necessary to sequester the various minerals and metals in the water and something known as a stabilizer will need to be added to the water to ensure that the chlorine stays in and does its job. Finally, the pH balance in the water has to be checked frequently to determine how much chlorine is needed. Treating New Water In Your Myrtle Beach Pool One thing that is often forgotten is that you must treat any new pool water that gets added. This means if the pool overflows, gets a lot of rainwater or if the water level gets low and more new water is added. All new water has to be treated! Failing to do this will result in the plaster being damaged or stained, equipment being damaged and also it can cause algae to grow and the water to be unsafe. Any time you have 10-12 inches of water added or replaced, new treatment should be done. Pets In Pools A few things about dogs in pools. First of all, yes it is ok to let your pet swim in the pool. You should understand, however, that you’ll need to pay more attention to cleaning out the... read more
Pool Cleaning Basics

Pool Cleaning Basics

If you own a pool, you already know what a luxury and enjoyment it can be, as well as the need to  keep it clean and safe with regular swimming pool cleaning. Cleaning your swimming pool doesn’t have to be difficult. You just need to learn a few basics, understand the products needed, as well as the timing. Some things need to be done everyday and other things can be a part of a schedule for maintenance. Creating A Schedule For Pool Cleaning Cleaning The Skimmer Baskets. If you create a schedule of the things that need to be done, it’s much less daunting. You will want to check the skimmer baskets on a daily basis, especially if your pool is near trees. At the very least, you should clean the skimmers a few times a week. If these skimmer baskets aren’t cleaned, your pool will begin to get backwash, which can create problems such as clogging pipes that go to the pump room. That can lead to the pool’s filtration system being compromised. Vacuuming The Pool. You should plan on vacuuming the pool about once a week. If you see that the pool is getting leaves or other debris more often, then you will need to clean it more often. The debris will negatively affect the pH levels of the water. Cleaning The Tiles. Myrtle Beach swimming pool cleaning also includes keeping the tiles clean. This should be done weekly in order to keep the pool clean and beautiful. You can get away with a little less often if need be, but keep an eye on it. Cleaning... read more

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