Points to Consider When Purchasing a Hot Tub

If you’re thinking about purchasing a hot tub, you’ve probably been deluged by information, with everything from promotional materials to Internet blogging. Everyone has the answers, everyone knows what to recommend, and everyone has the best products. And while it could be overwhelming, the best way out is to be as well informed and knowledgeable […]

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How to Determine if It’s Time to Buy a New Hot Tub Cover

Replacing a hot tub cover will depend on a number of variables. And although every hot tub cover has a lifespan, there’s really no fixed rule when it comes to replacement. In most cases, a hot tub cover will get water-saturated over time – it will get heavy and the seams will start to come […]

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When is the Right Time to Close the Swimming Pool?

There are no hard and fast rules for closing the swimming pool for the season. What’s good for pool owners in Victoria, British Columbia, or the Okanagan, isn’t going to be suitable for the folks in Ottawa or Montreal. And that’s primarily because of the weather. Closing the pool shouldn’t be about what’s convenient for […]

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Closing Up the Swimming Pool for the Season

Closing up the swimming pool is usually a sad time of the year for most homeowners and their families. Needless to say, the weather is getting cooler, the leaves are falling, and summer fun is now a memory. But closing up the swimming pool is a serious responsibility, and it’s important because it will avoid preventable problems […]

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Energy Efficient Pool Equipment Delivers Benefits and Savings

Energy efficient pool equipment is a good idea when building a new pool, upgrading an existing pool, or retrofitting an aging pool. For the most part, energy efficiency will translate into ongoing money savings. In terms of the bottom line, energy efficient pool equipment and appliances will always “pay off” in reduced utility bills (whether […]

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Proper Storage of Swimming Pool Chemicals

Every swimming pool (and hot tub) owner should have a good understanding of pool chemicals, including everything from disinfectants that are used for cleaning, to sanitizers that are specially designed to control algae and bacteria. Pool chemicals are just that – chemicals – and they require respect when handling, dispensing, or storing. Most importantly, it’s better […]

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How Rainwater Affects Swimming Pool Water

Without getting overly scientific, rainwater in North America is known to be acidic. As such, it can negatively affect the chemistry of a swimming pool’s water. And it can affect everything from the pH balance of the water to the alkalinity level. Aside from rainwater falling directly from the sky (and into the pool), rainwater […]

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An Overview of Pool Heater Options: Gas – Solar – Heat Pump

Unless you live in a particularly hot region of the world, chances are you will need to heat your swimming pool. And whether the pool is for family fun, physical exercise, or entertaining, it will be a much more enjoyable experience when the water is warm. With an appropriate pool heater, your pool will be […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Automatic Pool Covers

Automatic pool covers have come a long way in recent years. With advanced mechanics and the latest in fabricated materials, pool covers have become almost essential. Primarily, they’re designed to keep debris out of the swimming pool. But they can also provide added safety and security, especially for small children. As well, covering the pool can preserve […]

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Understanding Pool Circulation Systems

Pool circulation systems are designed to manage swimming pool water – to filter it, to heat it, and to return it back into the pool. Since all pools are not the same in terms of shape and size, pool circulation systems may be differently designed and installed. But the basics are similar, and having a […]

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