Tracy’s Tips: Do I Need to Remove Snow from My Pool Cover?

Tracy’s Tips: Do I Need to Remove Snow from My Pool Cover?

We are often asked what to do with the snow that piles up on your pool cover. The answer is simple…NOTHING! Your pool cover is designed to sit on the water, which supports the weight of the snow and ice.  The only time the snow can cause a problem is if the water in your […]

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Choosing the Best Safety Cover for Your Pool

Choosing the Best Safety Cover for Your Pool

When you purchase a home with a swimming pool or decide to add one to enhance your backyard and entertainment space, your first priority should be safety. Pools are SO much fun, but can also be dangerous for non-swimmers including adults, children and animals. Consider a safety cover to ease your worries in the off-season […]

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Tracy’s Tips: No Swimming After Eating: Fact or Fiction?

Tracy’s Tips: No Swimming After Eating: Fact or Fiction?

Just about anyone who enjoys swimming has heard that it can be dangerous to swim after you eat. You may even recall your parents telling you to wait 30 minutes or more to get back into the pool to avoid getting a cramp. The thought behind the waiting period is that your body uses a […]

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Salt Water Pools: What to Love

Salt Water Pools: What to Love

Salt water pools are growing in popularity as an alternative to traditional chlorine pools. The benefits of owning a salt water pool are impressive and may have you considering the switch. Safety Contrary to popular belief, salt water pools are not chlorine or chemical-free, but they are safer because pool owners do not have to […]

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Clean Swimming: Does it Really Matter?

Clean Swimming: Does it Really Matter?

Do you shower before swimming? While it may seem strange to shower before jumping into a swimming pool, it is a highly recommended practice for a number of reasons. Avoid Harmful Contaminants Chances are that your body has contaminants on it that are not beneficial for the pool. These include sweat, soap, sunscreen, perfume, shampoo, […]

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Pool Party Prep Checklist

Pool Party Prep Checklist

Thinking about hosting a pool party? Make your party memorable with these helpful tips to get your pool and patio ready. Have something to add? Leave your suggestion in the comments! 1. Budget Accordingly Planning your budget in advance will keep you on track with your party planning and avoid stress as your party date approaches. […]

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10 Pool Chemical Storage Safety Tips

10 Pool Chemical Storage Safety Tips

Keeping your spa water fresh and clean is the #1 rule of spa ownership. Don’t let your spa water make you sick! It is critical that you drain your spa as often as every three months.  Aqua Magazine says: “The average person brings 100 million bacteria into the water. These join other living organisms such […]

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Swimming Pool Safety 101

Swimming Pool Safety 101

The pool is open! Make safety your #1 priority this year. May is National Water Safety Month and the perfect time to make sure your pool and patio is up to par. Follow these recommendations to keep your family and friends safe and give yourself peace of mind so you can sit back, relax and just enjoy […]

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Pool Care Don’ts

Pool Care Don’ts

While we generally guide pool owners toward solutions to their pool care woes, sometimes it’s best to learn from others’ mistakes to avoid making them yourself. Here are some things we DO NOT recommend. Shocking Don’t shock your pool during the day. Sunlight will burn off your unstable chlorine (aka shock), so it is vital […]

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