2015

New Pool Owner Tips For Dealing With Common Water Problems

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Maintaining a swimming pool requires a significant time investment. You need to test and treat the water on a regular basis. If you’ve just moved into a place with a swimming pool for the first time, you may not know what’s ahead. Luckily, understanding some of the most common issues with pool water can help you to be prepared in case they happen. Here’s a look at some things to watch for and tips to deal with them.…

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How to Replace a Leaking Wet-End Seal in Your Spa's Pump

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If your hot tub has developed a leak between the pump and pump motor, then it is likely that the pump’s wet-end seal has failed. Fortunately, replacement isn’t difficult, and it can be accomplished by most spa owners with a minimum of tools and time. Below is what you need and how to perform the replacement: Tools and materials needed Replacement wet-end seal for your particular spa Phillips screwdriver…

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Four Tips For Winterizing Your Swimming Pool

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When winter approaches, it is time to start preparing different aspects of your home for the rain, snow, and freezing temperatures. Among them include your swimming pool, which most likely doesn’t get used when the temperatures drop. Even if you live in a mild climate, it may still be too cold to go swimming and your pool still needs to be prepared. Here are some tips to help you winterize your pool so it is still in good condition in the spring.…

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Learn How A Pool Contractor Installs A Diving Board

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Having a pool during the summer can be a lot of fun, but many homeowners find that having a diving board makes the pool even more enjoyable. A diving board needs to be installed by professionals to ensure that the job is done properly. The following guide walks you through the steps a professional installer will take to install the new diving board for you. Determine Location of Board The first thing the installers will do is determine the location where the board is to be installed.…

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How To Troubleshoot Pool Pump Vacuum Leaks

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Swimming pools are undoubtedly one of the greatest luxuries of twenty-first century life. Yet pool pumps and filtration systems are notoriously finicky. If you would like to learn more about performing simple maintenance on your pool, read on. This article will teach you how to troubleshoot one common problem–pool pump vacuum leaks: The Two Main Causes of Vacuum Leaks A vacuum leak prevents water from circulating effectively through the filter system.…

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Learn Why You Should Hire A Professional Lifeguard To Work At Your Community Pool

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For many years, community pools were guarded by teenagers who lived in the neighborhood who wanted a job during the summer months while they were out of school. The guards were not well-trained and accidents happened from time to time. In today’s day and age, hiring untrained lifeguards is not only risky, but it is also quite dangerous. Use the following guide to learn a few benefits of hiring a professional lifeguard to work at your community pool.…

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2 Eco-Friendly Ways To Use Drained Pool Water

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The problem with repairing damage in your pool is that it’s often a wasteful exercise that’s not very eco-friendly. This is because of the water you tend to waste draining the pool, as well as the toxic chemicals required to fix leaks. Here are a couple of methods you can use in combination to reduce your negative impact on the environment while you fix leaks. 1. Recycling Pool Water for Plants…

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Frozen Swimming Pool Part Problems? The Problems That Freezing Can Cause

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After what has been one of the worst winters in many years in several areas across the country, there is bound to be many problems with swimming pool parts freezing from the extreme temperatures. Now that spring is just around the corner, the temperatures will begin to warm and the problems caused by the pool parts freezing will start to become evident. Here, you will learn a few elements of your pool to inspect before firing it up for the first time of the season:…

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3 Tips For Getting And Maintaining A Custom Pool

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Building a pool in your home will, on average, cost you about $30,000, but could cost as much as $100,000 depending on the level of customizations and features that you get with the pool. If this is what you’re looking for, make sure that you take full advantage of the process of getting it installed, so that you are able to increase your home property value and get the pool of your dreams.…

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4 Ideal Furniture Options For The Pool Area

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If you have a swimming pool in your backyard, the next project to work on is your patio. A good start to decorating it is having outdoor furniture. The furniture not only serves a functional purpose by giving you somewhere to watch your kids while they swim and get a suntan, but also to provide more comfort while you are outside. Here are some of the best furniture options available for poolside patios.…

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