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Top Pool Technology for 2016

In Maintenance and Repairby John & Sabrina Foley

In 2016, top pool technology joins the ranks of upgrades sweeping through every aspect of today’s residential environment and lifestyle. Formerly “dumb” devices in almost every room of the house—as well as outdoors at the pool—are suddenly getting smart with the aid of new technology. Today’s swimming pools can be more efficient, cleaner and more …

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How to Maintain your Pool Decking

In Maintenance and Repairby John & Sabrina Foley

Having an outdoor deck is the perfect way to enjoy outdoor entertaining throughout the year. Because they tend to be high traffic areas that are exposed to the elements all year, decks also need to be well taken care of. Follow the tips below to learn how to maintain your pool decking throughout the year. …

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Ways to Conserve Water in your Swimming Pool

In Maintenance and Repairby John & Sabrina Foley

Water has become a more expensive and scarce commodity as droughts become more common in Texas and across the country. Because of this, taking steps to conserve water in your swimming pool has become even more important than in the past. Typical water loss from an average residential pool can be as much as 19,000 …

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Freeze Protection for your Pool

In Maintenance and Repairby John & Sabrina Foley

Freezing temperatures can lead to damaged pool components. While the pool’s structure itself will usually endure a thin coating of ice on the surface of the water without any negative effects, internal parts like the plumbing, pump, and filter are at risk. Many components of swimming pools such as pipes and skimmer boxes are primarily fabricated of …

What To Do When Your Pool Cover Falls In

In Maintenance and Repairby John & Sabrina Foley

When you own a swimming pool you do everything you can to keep it clean and in good condition, including using a pool cover. Pool covers are beneficial many ways. They can reduce dirt and make cleaning easier, and they can keep the water a little warmer which means you have more time to enjoy it. However as …

Proper Care for your Swimming Pool Cover

In Maintenance and Repairby John & Sabrina Foley

Installing a pool in your backyard is an excellent way to cool off in the summer, and to entertain friends and family. One of the most important parts of owning a swimming pool, though, is maintaining it. While it’s easy to think of the maintenance steps to take during pool season, it’s also important to consider …

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How To Close your Swimming Pool for Winter

In Maintenance and Repairby John & Sabrina Foley

The annual ritual of closing your swimming pool for the winter—also known as “winterizing your pool”—not only protects your investment through the cooler months ahead; it also helps minimize start-up maintenance requirements when swimming season arrives again next year. Exactly when you decide to close your swimming pool is largely a factor of your local climate as …

How To Choose the Right Cover for your Swimming Pool

In Maintenance and Repairby John & Sabrina Foley

Having a swimming pool in your backyard is great on a hot summer day. Not only is it a great way to cool off, it is also a great way to spend time with friends and family. While a pool can provide summer after summer of fun, it does take a great deal of work …