If you’re looking to sell your home and have a pool, you may wonder if that swimming pool adds value to your property. The answer isn’t cut and dried. It depends on many factors, such as market trends, what each buyer is looking for, and the appearance of the pool area itself. This last one…

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It can get pretty expensive to own a pool! However, the joy you derive from it likely surpasses the money you’re spending. Still, it would be nice to keep some money in your wallet when you can. Here are some money-saving tips to consider: Use a solar cover: In conjunction with your pool heater, use…

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Start Up Tips for Swimming Pools – As a pool owner, you’ve likely started up your pool countless times over the years. Do you have it down to a science? That’s great! But what about all those first timers out there? Here are some tips for the uninitiated. Starting Out Remove plugs from all suction…

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How-to Guide: Caulking Your Swimming Pool  – If you’ve been noticing cracks and holes around your pool, it’s necessary to address these problems right away to prevent further damage and leaking. Caulking will help with this, plus it will make your pool more aesthetically pleasing because those cracks will no longer be visible. You may…

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Top Pool Safety Tips – Above Ground Pools & In Ground Pools If you have a pool, whether above or in ground, you as the home owner have a responsibility to keep everyone around you safe from the inherent threats of the large body of water in your backyard. From drownings to paralysis, no one…

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How Can I Get Rid of Mustard Algae in My Pool? Aptly named due to its resemblance to the common hot dog condiment, mustard algae is a type of pool algae that can resemble sand, dirt or stains. While typical of warmer locales, it can pop up in any climate if the conditions are right.…

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How to Get Rid of Pool Algae Nothing stops a fun summer day in its tracks than green water. UGH. You have pool algae again. You may have had it before and know it’s not easy to get rid of. However, it’s not impossible. So, before your kids start raising a ruckus and you have…

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This is a common problem, especially upon opening your pool first thing in the season… What to do About Air Bubbles in Your Pool – If you’ve been noticing air bubbles coming out of the return jets in your swimming pool, don’t worry – this is a common problem, especially upon opening your pool first…

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Is it best to do it right before summer, or wait till fall? Homeowners in New Jersey who want to invest in a pool may be unsure of which time of year to make the move. Is it best to do it right before summer, or wait till fall? What about the spring? Let’s go…

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Do you really know all the little steps involved that lead to a successful pool opening? Opening and maintain your pool is a huge task that’s not for the faint of heart. Sure, you can handle the main job of taking off the cover and starting up the filter come spring. But do you really…

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