Residential Pool Service

Is There Any Difference Between Powder and Liquid Chlorine?

From Swim University

Many pool owners when they are shopping for chlorine are overwhelmed by the choices.  Gazing at the vast chlorine aisle at the store, the different chemical options are enough to make even the seasoned pool owner's head spin. In this post from Matt Giovanisci of Swim University, the mystery between these main two forms of chlorine is explained and debunked, making the choice a very simple one.

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How To Fix Pool Plumbing Leaks

From Swimming Pool Steve

Swimming pools, as the owners of them realize, are a great amenity.  The hours of relaxation and family memories being built cannot be replicated with any other recreational activity.  Pools are not maintenenance free, however, as these same pool owners quickly realize.  One of the more serious and potentially costly situations that may arise with swimming pools is the presence of a leak.  As this post from Swimming Pool Steve points out, diagnosing and fixing a leak, specifically when it relates to the swimming pool plumbing system, is best accomplished in a systematic manor to ensure a thorough diagnosis and repair.

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8 More Useful Smartphone Apps for Your Pool or Hot Tub

From Swim University

Anyone with a smart phone knows that there is an app for pretty much anything these days.  Homeowners are controlling their homes, their finances, and even their transportation needs right from the palm of their hands.  As this post from Matt Giovansici from Swim University outlines, the swimming pool and swimming pool maintenance are not immune from this amazing technological development.

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How to Take Care of Your Hot Tub While On Vacation

From Swim University

People with pets understand the difficulty of leaving one's house to go on a family vacation.  House sitters, pet sitters, and people that are familiar with the ins and outs of one's household are crucial to one's ability to comfortably leave for a tropical locale and relax.  Those fortunate enough to own swimming pools have very much the same dilemma, as this post from Matt Giovanisci points out.  Luckily, the post goes on to make recommendations on how to prepare the swimming pool for a vacation to ensure that it is blue and crystal clear when one returns from paradise.

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How to Clean Hot Tub Filters

From Swim University

For hot tub owners, maintenance is a necessary evil.  Just washing out the sides and keeping the chemicals are hard enough, but actually having to clean the cartridge filter on a spa system is a real nuisance for most hot tub owners.  This post from Matt Giovanisci of Swim University provides an easy to follow guide that illustrates the different methods for thoroughly and efficiently cleaning these filters, and eliminating alot of the hassle of ownership.

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Can you Keep a Low Hot Tub Temperature?

From Swim University

Some of the hardest questions to ask are sometimes the most obvious.  In the case of hot tub temperature, most people are used to asking about the upper limit of the range when inquiring about temps.  This post from Matt Giovanisci from Swim University addresses the opposite end of the spectrum:  What happens if I keep my hot tub temperature lower than recommended?

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What is The Perfect Swimming Pool Temperature?

From Swim University

Everyone prefers a different water temperature.  If you think about a couple that are constantly fighting over the heating and air conditioning temperatures inside a house, then you will realize that nearly everyone has a different comfort level at different temperatures.  When it comes to the optimal swimming pool water temperature, there are ideal ranges for different activities.  So says this post from Matt Giovanisci from Swim University in this informative post. 

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Swimming Pool Filter Reviews

From Swimming Pool Steve

As swimming pool and outdoor living designers and maintainers, we have discovered an important fact over the years pertaining to most client's interest in swimming pool mechanical systems:  They Don't Care.  Most swimming pool customers expect the swimming pool professional to vet out the different systems and manufacturers and rely upon the pro to make the right choice for them.  For those people, this post isn't as relevant.  The post by Swimming Pool Steve addresses the smaller but no less fastidious group of pool owners that want to make their own choices of equipment after conducting thorough research.  

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The Future of Pool Care and Maintenance is Here!

From Swim University

Society is constantly moving towards making life easier for its inhabitants.  Convenience equalls progress, as evidenced by self-driving cars, smart houses, and digital currency.  The swimming pool industry is no stranger to progress, and the automatic pool cleaning robot is a major convenience item for swimming pool owners.  This device saves countless hours of time and energy keeping a swimming pool clean, as this post from Matt Giovanisci from Swim University details.

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Pool Heater Checklist

From Swimming Pool Steve

A swimming pool heater is the most expensive piece of equipment on an equipment pad, according to this post from Swimming Pool Steve.  What is surprising is that most swimming pool owners don't take any steps to protect their heaters from damage due to water chemistry, improper bonding, and lack of proper maintenance.  Wouldn't it be great if there was a checklist for the swimming pool owner to follow in order to protect thsi pricey investment?  Well, look no further:

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