If you are considering an inground pool, you may be wondering which kind of filter to get to go with it. In general, there are three different types of filters used in inground pools: sand, diatomaceous earth (DE) and cartridge. Each has its own advantages and drawbacks. The type you choose will depend on your…

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If you’re thinking of installing a pool, you likely have many questions. Perhaps the one at the forefront of your mind is: how much time can I expect to spend on maintenance? Valid question! The thought of pool upkeep is often the biggest barrier for people taking that leap into pool ownership. While the tasks…

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Summer is coming to a close for yet another year and you face the unfortunate task of closing up the pool. After a great season of splashing and swimming, you may be reluctant to tackle this chore but it is absolutely necessary. You can call in a professional or you can handle it on your…

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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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Top 7 Tips for Getting the Pool Ready – If you’re like most pool owners, you don’t look forward to opening your pool. However, it’s absolutely critical to do it the right way and follow all the steps. Sometimes, you may see a green color to your water and you might panic. This is normal,…

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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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 How to Prep Your Pool Deck for Winter – Everyone knows how important it is to properly close your pool for the winter with a pool cover, but many people neglect the care of their surrounding decking. Doesn’t matter whether you have an in ground or above ground pool, your decking needs proper care so…

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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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