How To Find A Leak In Your Swimming Pool


Nothing is more frustrating than seeing the water level inside your pool dropping over time. While some water is lost to evaporation, a quick drop in water means that there is a leak somewhere in the pool that needs to be found and repaired. These tips can help you find that leak. DIY Leak Detection There are two methods that every pool owner has access to and can use on their own to find a leak.

7 January 2020

Why Tile Your Inground Swimming Pool


Are you planning to design a custom inground swimming pool for your backyard? If so, one of the features you must consider is what to do with the interior walls of the pool. You have complete control over how the finish of the pool will look, with there being several options that you can pick. Instead of using plaster walls for the interior, you may want to consider the following reasons to use tile instead.

26 July 2019

3 Great Steps To Take When Maintaining A Residential Pool


If you have a pool on your property, maintenance is important to master. When you do, your pool will be clean and won't get anyone sick. Pool maintenance won't be that difficult either, as long as you take these steps.  1. Test pH Regularly The pH of your pool's water is something that should never be taken lightly. It needs to be perfectly balanced because otherwise, bacteria could grow and make your pool very unsafe to swim in.

26 March 2019

Two Types of Swimming Pool Maintenance and Why You Need to Hire Both


Swimming pool maintenance services are divided into two separate kinds of services: repair and cleaning. These two kinds of services will work together to keep your pool in its best possible shape, which is why you should hire both kinds of pool services. Cleaning Services Pool maintenance primarily comes in the form of cleaning services. These services send a pool cleaning technician to your home every week. The pool cleaning technician strains out debris and bugs from the surface of the water in the pool and adjusts pool chemicals after sampling the levels of fungus, bacteria, and algae that have begun to form in the pool.

31 October 2018

Is A Natural Pool Right For You?


Are you thinking of putting in a pool? That could be a wise decision. A pool can provide a natural gathering point for your family and friends and provide countless hours of entertainment during the warmer months. However, you may not be thrilled about losing much of your yard to your new pool. You also may be worried about the upkeep. Swimming pools require regular maintenance and can be costly over time if you hire outside pool specialists to handle your chemicals and repairs.

29 August 2018

How To Troubleshoot A Pool Pump Vacuum


If your pool gets dirty, the pool vacuum should suction the debris, and send it through the filter. Pool pump vacuums work similar to a household vacuum, except it uses a pump system to circulate water through the head.  Many issues cause the vacuum to malfunction such as leaks or lack of suction. Follow these troubleshooting tips to fix the pool pump vacuum. Fix Suction Problems Ensure the vacuum hose is firmly connected to the skimmer basket.

17 April 2018

3 Important Questions To Ask Before Building A Pool


There's a lot of preparation and planning that goes into building a pool, from picking a design to selecting the right contractor. But before you can even get started, there are some decisions that need to be made. You probably already have a lot of questions, and a knowledgeable swimming pool builder can help you navigate through the planning phase. But here are the most important questions to ask so you end up with a functional pool you'll enjoy for years to come.

5 December 2017

Four Great Pool Features For Kids


If you have kids and are thinking of having a pool added to your backyard, then it makes sense to design the pool with your kids' needs in mind. Custom pool makers can do so much these days, especially if you opt for a gunite pool, which is shaped on-site. Here are four great pool features that will ensure your kids enjoy the pool to the fullest. Stairs Instead of designing the pool so that you have to enter it with a ladder, build stairs into one side.

30 October 2017

How to Know If Your Swimming Pool Needs Some Repairs


Owning a swimming pool can mean that you are going to have a lot of fun both by yourself and with friends and family. However, with all of that fun comes a lot of responsibility. To ensure that you are not going to find yourself in the middle of summer without a pool because you did not notice the need for pool repairs quick enough, you will want to watch out for the following problems.

10 August 2017

How To Create A Beautiful Back Yard


Do you want a back yard that looks like it could be featured in a home magazine? Maybe you've recently moved into a newly built home that doesn't have an established yard as part of the design. Or it may be that you just want to beautify the yard in the home you've lived in for a longer period of time. Either way, from statuary to pool maintenance, here are some ideas that may help you to design something unique and beautiful.

25 July 2017