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Things To Know About Swimming Pools

Things To Know About Swimming Pools

In Myrtle Beach, swimming pools are very popular.  They provide great fun and exercise, along with plenty of entertainment for your entire family.  When you decide to buy a swimming pool, you’ll have two options to choose from – in ground pools or above ground pools.  Both types are different, in appearance and what they have to offer you. Above ground swimming pools are the most affordable, as the prices range from $500.00 – $7,000.00.  Above ground pools are also easier to install, and even portable.  Normally, you can have this type of pool installed and ready for use in a few hours.  You can self install them if you wish, which will save you money.  If you have the money to spare, you can always have a professional install it to ensure that everything is done correctly. Elko Spas, Billiards and Pools is your best bet for above ground pool installation to ensure the job is done right. Pools that are in the ground cost more.  The prices for an in ground swimming pool can reach as high as $50,000.00+, depending on the size of the pool, the design, and the materials that are used.  The most expensive type of in ground pool is concrete, which is custom poured to virtually any shape you can imagine. You can also get a heater to help control the temperature of the water in the pool.  You can get a standard type of heater or solar heater.  If you have a solar heater in mind, you should make sure that your pool has been placed in a location where it will...
Off-Season Swimming Pool Operation Tips

Off-Season Swimming Pool Operation Tips

Swimming Pool  Myrtle BeachFor our clients in Myrtle Beach and Horry County– how do you maintain your pool during the off season? In spite of what season it is, you can keep the swimming pool preserved so that when it’s time to resume, you will not have as much work awaiting you. Closing the pool or maintaining the swimming pool throughout the winter season, that is the question. Certainly, most Myrtle Beach swimming pool owners decide to keep their pool open year-round. If it is warm enough to keep the swimming pool open in the winter, here’s some ideas to assist you remain on top of pool maintenance this winter season. Running the Swimming pool Pump How long should you run the pump for throughout winter season? Lots of sunbelt swimming pool owners lower filtration during the off season to minimize the energy cost. But beware not to go too low! Circulation is necessary if you are keeping the pool open. Let the pump run as long as it takes for the water to cycle through the filter system. This is called the turnover rate. Usually, pumps need to be run for 6 to 8 hours at a time for appropriate flow. Another factor to consider when running the pump is debris– if debris is a concern in your pool, you may have to run the pump longer. Running a pump for only 3 hours every 24 Hr means there is 21 hours for particles to build up. A third aspect is the weather. The temperature will impact how long you run your pump. At temperatures above 65 degrees...
Winterizing Swimming Pool Tips

Winterizing Swimming Pool Tips

CLEAR OUT THE SWIMMING POOL. The primary step is to clear out any leaves, dirt, pests and debris. Utilize your swimming pool vacuum, or simply fish them out with a net. Clear out the skimmer and the pump basket, too. Clean the tile line with tile cleaner. Easier now than next spring, when the scum has actually had all winter to set. STABILIZE THE WATER CHEMISTRY. This protects the swimming pool from corrosion or scale accumulation. Using a water test kit (or bring your water to us to test), change the water to the recommended levels of pH, overall calcium (firmness), alkalinity and chlorination. If you want to include a winterization chemical kit, do it now. These kits put high levels of chlorine and algaecide in the water to prepare it for the winter months ahead. Your swimming pool retailer offers ready-made kits for the function; use according to the maker’s instructions. When it comes to bigger swimming pools, you might be directed to supplement the kit with extra quantities of some chemicals, too. DON’T LET YOUR CHEMICALS DAMAGE YOUR SWIMMING POOL. Don’t include tablets or a floater which contains chlorine or bromine– they can harm the devices nearest them. If you currently have chlorine or bromine tablets in your feeder, let them run out so that none continue to be. If you’re adding winterizing chemicals, pour them into a bucket then into the swimming pool. A few of these chemicals advise you to switch on the swimming pool filter while you add the chemicals. Make certain you do, especially if you have a pool with a vinyl liner...
Enjoy A Warm Myrtle Beach Swimming Pool All Year!

Enjoy A Warm Myrtle Beach Swimming Pool All Year!

Now that the hot summer months are over, the fall season is upon us 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 tend to cost...
The Best Home Exercise – A Swimming Pool

The Best Home Exercise – A Swimming Pool

Having a swimming pool installed in your backyard is a lot of fun, especially if you have kids, but that being said, it’s great fun for the adults as well. Health experts have said for a long time that swimming is almost the perfect exercise. Swimming laps gives you a cardiovascular workout, and helps to keep your muscles toned. Because swimming laps works almost every muscle you have, it also burns lots of calories, which, in turn, keeps us fit. As you can see, it really is the nearly perfect exercise. You could choose to go to an indoor pool, or to a community outdoor pool. An indoor pool has its advantages, but you miss out on that healthy sunshine. If you choose to drive somewhere to swim, you’ll run into scheduling, or the lanes may be crowded, making it difficult to get in your total workout. Of course, the answer is to have your own pool installed in your own backyard. You have many options with regard to pricing, budget and financing. You can install a standard pool, a custom-sized pool, a lap pool, or a swim spa. Call Elko Pools and Spas at 843-492-5656 Ext. 14 to speak directly to a pool expert who can answer all your questions. You will experience the benefits of the best home exercise there is – swimming! Elko Pools and Spas is a proud member of Myrtle Beach Home Services. For your other home service needs, be sure to visit: http://MyrtleBeachHomeServices.com Elko Spas Billiards & Pools 4718 Northgate Blvd Myrtle Beach, SC 29588 (843) 294-3556...