Scale Problems In Saltwater Pools

From Aqua

Saltwater pools have been presented to an unwitting public as a panacea:  they are maintenance free.  Additionally, some more unsavory pool professionals have actually sold these Electronic Chlorine Generating systems as Chlorine free.  The public is finally coming around to realize that salt water electronic chlorine generation systems are not everything they have been cracked up to be.  Saline pools do have some real benefits, but there are also some serious issues associated with them that can shorten and damage the life expectancy of major pool equipment and materials.  This post from Aqua explores one of the most common issues associated with these systems, the formation of scale.

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The Fastest Way To Clean Your Pool When You First Open It

From Swim University

Summer is an exciting time, especially for swimming pool owners.  It is time to take off the pool cover, and see what lies in store for the upcoming season.  Some people choose to forego a professional swimming pool service and undertake the opening of the pool themselves.  This post from Matt Giovanisci from Swim University presents this post that instructs these DIY'ers on the fastest way to get things moving in the right direction.  

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How to Clean a Swimming Pool

From Swim University

Our friends at Swim University are at it again.  Matt Giovanisci, the principal of Swim University, propagates some of the most relevant, interesting, and helpful infomation about swimming pools and swimming pool maintenance available anywhere on the Net.  This post relates to the proper means and methods of cleaning an inground swimming pool.   Many swimming pool owners want to do their own swimming pool maintenance, but don't know where to start.  This post gives you the basics and instruction for that very thing.

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ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BUYING AN INFLATABLE HOT TUB

From Inflatable Garden Hot Tubs

Let's face it, we live in an immediate society.  What was once an acceptable wait time is now completely objectionable.  We want things now, and for the most part, we get them.  It was a mere 20 years ago that most people had land line phones with clunky answering machines.  Today we are instantly and inexpensively connected to the entire world.  This type of instant society doesn't like to wait for anything, let alone a somewhat lengthy construction project.  Notwithstanding the fact that construction is our business, we present to you this post from Inflatable Garden Hot Tubs which provides the salve to soothe that homeowner looking for instant gratification with this post.  

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How To Clean A VERY Dirty Pool

From Swimming Pool Steve

 A dirty swimming pool can mean many things to many people.  It is no secret that after a long winter, opening up a swimming pool in the spring can be an adventure for the swimming pool professional and the DIY'er alike.  This post from Swimming Pool Steve takes a unique and humorous approach to cleaning up a pool for the spring, based on the conjecture that taking on a normally green pool in the spring is analagous to finding a decomposing dead body in one's pool.  Obviously a tongue-in-cheek comparison, but humorous nonetheless.

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7 Addicting Hot Tub Games You Can Play With Family and Friends

From Swim University

Summer nights, at least at the beginning and end of summer, tend to be comfortably cool.  Too cool, sometimes, to use the swimming pool for fun and frolicking after dark.  Enter the hot tub.  Long the bastion of rest and relaxation, the hot tub is the perfect recreational vehicle for these cool evenings.  Wouldn't it be great if there were a way to utilize the hot tub in much the same way that the swimming pool is utilized?  This post from Matt Giovanisci from Swim University presents this post which makes the hot tub the gaming center of the entire backyard.

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Keep the Family Entertained This Summer with a Few of These Family Friendly Summer Activities

From Days of a Domestic Dad

This post is as much of a Public Service Announcement as anything else, as we typically post information relating to swimming pools.  Recognizing that not everyone is the perfect customer for our product, we feel that we would be shortchanging our fans if we didn't provide some information for those folks who aren't in the market for our wares.  This post from Days of a Domestic Dad provides 23 Family Friendly activities for Summer that will keep kids engaged, entertained, and keep families together (even without the aid of a swimming pool or outdoor living space).

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10 Money Saving Tips for Your Swimming Pool

From Swim University

 One of the biggest surprises for new swimming pool owners are the ongoing costs.  Swimming Pools are expensive to build, but some might argue that they are even more expensive to maintain in the long run.  Not only to one's utility costs increase, but the costs of cleaning, maintaining, chemically treating, etc. can be a burden for many pool owners.  This post from Matt Giovanisci of Swim University tackles this common problem head-on with this post, and offers 10 ingenious money saving tips that will ease the burden and make swimming pool ownership more enjoyable for the entire family.

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Florida Homeowner Finds 100+ Frogs in Pool

From Aqua

Anyone who has experienced an infestation in any area of their home knows what a frightening experience that this can be.  Every 17 years, the cicada comes out of the ground, and the prehistoric looking bug covers the yard, driveway, and swimming pool.  One Florida homeowner experienced something right out of the Old Testament, and how he dealt with it could be instructive to others who may find themselves in the same situation.

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