A leak in your pool needs to be fixed right away. But it also needs to be fixed the right way.
Is a backyard swimming pool just a debt trap? A useless investment? While installing and maintaining a pool can be a significant expense, it’s more affordable than you may realize. Besides, the value of having your own pool extends way beyond the price tag.
Here’s why your own backyard pool could be the best thing you ever buy. … Continue reading
There is nothing quite like the blue of a swimming pool under the Florida sun. The sun shines out of it so brightly you need shades and an extra layer of sunscreen! It’s no secret why pools are so blue: pools are blue because the reflect the sky! For many pool owners, the most cost-effective way to get that color is for the pool surface to be white. You could opt for a blue tint to the liner to make it a slightly different blue, or… … Continue reading
Why pay a professional pool maintenance team to dump in chlorine when your lifeguard can? Why hire professionals when you already have a janitor to skim leaves out of the pool? Why pay for professional services when your maintenance guy can simply top off the water?
Which kind of pool finish is best for you? It all comes down to achieving the aesthetic look you’re going for when building a pool.
Marble or Travertine
Travertine is a little bit different from marble, but the installation and finish of both are very similar. Marble and travertine are soft and smooth stone finishes that are perfect for pool copings, or edges. These stones are durable and comfortable to hold onto when near the pool edge. … Continue reading
A swimming pool is a great amenity to have in your home. But it can be a burden when it’s not in use. How should you close up or maintain your pool when you’re not around?
Closing Your Pool for a Short Time
Are you heading away for a season or taking a trip abroad? Whatever the reason, you may need to leave your pool for some weeks at a time. Ideally, you should arrange to have someone you trust to check in on and maintain your pool while you’re away. … Continue reading
An in-ground pool is a gorgeous asset and enhancement to your home. It can provide your family with hours of fun and countless memories while adding to the value of your home.
But just how long should that pool last you? Here are a few aspects to consider.
Vinyl Pool Liners
You need to line your pool with a vinyl liner to make it waterproof if it isn’t covered with tile or some other watertight coating. Pool liners can be easily damaged if you use the wrong cleaning equipment or let kids play rough in the pool. … Continue reading
Priming a pool pump is part of the basic maintenance that will keep your backyard pool clean. Priming involves flushing air out of the pump system so that it creates a strong enough suction to maintain a constant water flow.
But what if your pool pump won’t prime?
Check to see if the issue is something you can easily remedy.
Pool Water Level Too Low
If your pool is an in-ground one, then the water level should reach the halfway point on the skimmer opening. If it’s too low, the skimmer could be taking in excess air that prevents your pump from priming.
If you have an above ground pool, then you need to make sure the pump is located close to the pool, ideally within 10 feet. It too should be at water level. … Continue reading
Has your backyard pool been showing its age this summer? Now may be a good time to start thinking about a swimming pool remodel since the summer season is about to end.
Here are some things to consider as you dream up your backyard getaway for years to come:
Harmonize with Your Home
A backyard pool is so much more than just a tub of water. You want it to complement your entire home’s style and atmosphere. … Continue reading