Building an Indoor Pool? What You Need to Know

You’ve considered building a pool before. But now, you’ve made the decision to take the plunge and build a pool for you and your family to enjoy. Thanks to Canada’s cold weather seasons, you’ve probably made the smart decision to build an indoor pool, so that you can enjoy your swim sessions year-round. Before you […]

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Indoor Swimming Pools and Associated Costs

Anyone wondering about the cost of indoor swimming pools, or how much the associated costs might be, cannot expect a hard and fast answer. Apart from describing indoor swimming pools as expensive, there are too many variables to pinpoint exact costs. One rule, however, guesstimates that indoor swimming pools cost twice as much as outdoor pools. All things […]

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Pool Surface Restoration

Pool surface restoration will entail a number of considerations, each relative to the individual pool owner. Pool surface restoration may include simple repairs and re-surfacing, seasonal upgrades or touchups, even a major renovation. And the associated costs will be dependent on the scope of work. But a reliable pool contactor will be able to provide […]

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Pool Reconstruction Services Offered by Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs

Every homeowner has a personal reason for considering a swimming pool reconstruction. It may be that they purchased a home with a deteriorating swimming pool, or it may be that an existing pool needs updating and renovation. Whatever the case, pool reconstruction is a big undertaking and can quickly become a costly undertaking. So a professional […]

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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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