What Everyone Should Know About Owning a Swimming Pool

Many homeowners dream about being able to escape the heat by jumping into their very own swimming pool. What many hopeful pool owners don’t know is that there is a lot of planning and budgeting involved in owning a pool. A rise in homeowner’s insurance rates, planning for space to be taken up in their […]

How to Use a Pool Test Kit to Check Chemical Levels

A person using an electric pool test kit to check their chemical levels along with the words checking pool chemical levels

Dirty pool water can contain all sorts of nasty things, including E. coli, protozoa, and hepatitis A. All of these pool water pathogens can make you and your family sick. Fortunately, there are chemicals that will keep your pool clean and sanitary – you just have to keep up with dosage requirements and monitor your pool chemical […]

How to Protect your Pool Equipment from Freezing

A picture from the point of view of someone standing over the ladder to a pool with ice in it along with the words "Protect Pool Equipment from Freezing"

As the weather gets colder, it’s time to start protecting parts of your home from freezing – including your pool equipment. Pool plumbing that cracks and equipment that freezes can end up costing you a lot of money. Fortunately, taking a few steps early on can protect your pool equipment throughout the winter. Here are the steps you should […]

Heating Your Pool: Swimming Pool Heater vs. Heat Pump

A pool heater sits against a brown wall beside the words "Pool Heater vs Heat Pump"

In temperate parts of the country, a pool heater or heat pump can allow you to swim during spring, summer, and fall. Meanwhile, those living in subtropical climates (like Florida, Texas, and southern California) can swim year-round by installing a heating device. But before getting a pool heating element installed, you’ve got to decide between a pool heater […]