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Create A Pool Supply and Maintenance Checklist

Create A Pool Supply and Maintenance Checklist

Gathering the right pool supplies and doing your spring pool maintenance should not be difficult and time consuming.  You’ll probably plan to schedule maintenance at least once a week when summer is in full swing, and it can even be a fun and exciting activity with family members, especially older children. However, when you inventory your poosl supplies and perform your pool maintenance and cleaning, one thing is for certain – everything will be easier with a checklist. There are a lot of things for you to remember to inspect when maintaining your swimming pool. You have to check the pool equipment and make sure it is all in proper condition. You also have to look at the pump and sand filter regularly to ensure they are operating optimally. If you fail to check them even once, you might end up paying a huge amount of money for repair or replacement. Add to this the need to have the proper pool supplies and chemicals in the pool water at appropriate levels. For some, this can be difficult and confusing even if they have already done this a couple of times. For others, however, it’s not only the difficulty and complexity of the maintenance itself, but finding time to do the maintenance that bothers them. Some people just don’t have an hour every week to check and maintain their swimming pool, more so after severe weather conditions when another part of their house is damaged. Basic checklist for pool supplies and maintenance: Check the pool’s water level at least once a week – Your water level needs to reach at...
Brushing Up Your Knowledge On Pool Chemicals

Brushing Up Your Knowledge On Pool Chemicals

Although you know about the basic pool chemicals that you need to maintain and take care of your swimming pool, you might have difficulties choosing the specific chemicals to buy may be difficult and overwhelming especially considering the wide variety of chemicals available in the market today. Add to this the right amounts that you need to purchase. You should know the exact amount of chemicals to buy to avoid having the need to store the excess at home, which can be dangerous and risky for your kids and your pets. To help you choose the right pool chemicals to buy, below is a list of some helpful tips. Consider buying a preventive maintenance program. When you visit a pool supplies store or when you consult a pool professional such as Elko Spas Billiards and Pools, they will recommend that you buy maintenance programs. These programs have the complete set of chemicals that you need in order to take care and maintain your swimming pool. Basically, these preventive maintenance programs often include a sanitizer such as chlorine, a shock, algaecide, balancing chemicals to help you adjust water chemistry and test strips so you can ensure you have achieved a balanced chemistry for your pool water. Buy complete chemical programs from legit retailers and pool suppliers. To be sure that you are buying the right types and amounts of pool chemicals, buy only from legit retailers and providers. They can offer professional suggestions about the types of chemicals that you should use depending on the type and size of your swimming pool. If you like, they can also come up...
Everything You Need To Know About Hot Tubs

Everything You Need To Know About Hot Tubs

More and more homeowners are considering installing hot tubs in their homes not only because of the added appeal and beauty to their house. But more for its therapeutic benefits as well as for the opportunity it provides families to gather and spend more time together. The continuously growing demand for outdoor spas and tubs have resulted in the development and manufacturing of different variations of outdoor spas. In fact, there are tubs that come in different colors and designs to complement current climate and the home’s décor. Moreover, many tubs that are available in the market today have different accessories and features including bubbles, jets, cup holders and lounge chairs. Raw materials Early outdoor spas are generally made from plaster, tile and wood. These materials are rarely being used today because they have been proven to be difficult to maintain. Today’s tubs are made from acrylic and fiberglass. Industry experts believe these materials highly durable and very easy to maintain. Moreover, these can be easily manipulated to ensure heat insulation as well as create different colors and styles. Installation process Generally, hot tubs are very easy to install. All you need are garden hose and a power supply. If you bought a basic outdoor spa, you will not need professional assistance in installation since all you need to do is to hose the tub and plug it to the power supply. Once the water is warmed up, call the rest of your family and get in and relax in your outdoor spa. Note, however, that there are certain types of outdoor spas that require installation by a professional....
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...
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...