A beautiful waterfall over a free-form pool.

How to Add a Waterfall to a Pool

A pool is a fantastic investment for any home. It provides a cool place to relax during the summer, it looks beautiful when properly maintained, and it helps raise the value of your home. Adding ornaments, such as a waterfall, to your pool can help keep the water clean and increase the value of your […]

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Types of Pool Algae

Summertime is the perfect time to take advantage of your pool. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to do so when your pool fills with algae.  The methods of getting rid of pool algae can vary depending on the type of pool algae you have. Here are the different types of pool algae and how they can infiltrate […]

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A pool filter gauge.

When Should I Replace My Pool Filter Cartridges?

Maintaining your pool’s filter cartridges is essential if you want to provide a clean and safe environment for your family and guests. Dark coloration of the cartridge, a broken band, and broken end caps can all be signs that your pool cartridge needs to be replaced rather than cleaned. If you are unsure what the […]

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How to Clear Algae Out of a Pool

Pool algae is a persistent pest that can be quite difficult to get rid of. If you want to tackle the task of clearing it out yourself, it will be a long process that requires vacuuming, brushing, balancing, and shocking your pool. To ensure that your pool is completely cleaned and that the algae doesn’t […]

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Pool Maintenance Tips

Owning a swimming pool is a wonderful luxury, especially during the sweltering hot summer months in Dallas. Of course, pool ownership also comes with its fair share of headaches—including the ongoing task of pool maintenance. However, some simple maintenance tasks such as balancing pool chemicals, skimming your pool, and monitoring the water levels will help you […]

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Pool Coping Ideas

Pool coping is the wide band of material around your pool’s edge, between the pool water and the pool deck. When you’re having a pool built or remodeled, you’ll need to decide what you want your pool coping to look like. Whether you want your pool coping to stand out boldly or match your pool deck, you have […]

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How to Use a Pool Test Kit to Check Chemical Levels

Swimming is one of America’s favorite summer pastimes. In addition to plunging into the ocean and freshwater lakes and streams, water enthusiasts love to frolic in the 10.4 million residential and 309,000 public swimming pools in the country. If you’re a proud owner of one of these pools, you should know that water quality is necessary for […]

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A cartridge pool filter

How to Clean a Cartridge Pool Filter

If you have a swimming pool, there’s a good chance it operates with a cartridge filter. This is the most common type of pool filter and also one of the most effective. Specifically, this type of filter operates by removing debris and other particles using a fabric or paper cartridge that’s located inside the filter housing […]

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How does an Infinity Pool Work?

Infinity pools are breathtaking additions to any backyard. Also called negative edge or zero edge pools, these pools create the illusion that the pool extends forever into the sky or a nearby body of water. If you want to know the secret behind this illusion, here is how an infinity pool works: The Water Meets the Pool’s […]

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A freeform pool with a hottub and a stone deck and plants

Saltwater Pool vs Chlorine Pool

For many pool owners, a chlorine pool is going to be the best choice. Saltwater pools can be great for those whose skin is overly sensitive to chlorine. But for most, the up-front cost of installing a saltwater pool, combined with the increased maintenance cost of repairing and replacing various pool parts, can make these […]

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