How to Maintain My Pool Between Cleanings

young adult man, personnel cleaning the pool from leaves

Your pool is a source of endless enjoyment with the beautiful Texas weather, but it can also be a lot of work to keep it in good condition. To keep it clean and functional, you’ll need to skim it daily and check chemical levels regularly, among other things.  Pool maintenance isn’t just about keeping your […]

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What Purpose Does Pool Tile Serve?

pool tile in a pool

Pool tiles look attractive, but they also have other benefits, such as protecting the pool’s shell or liner. Pool tile is specially made for pool use and is different from other types of tile. In this blog post, Summerhill Pools explores the purposes served by pool tiles and how they can benefit your pool. When […]

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How to Protect My Pool’s Plumbing During the Winter Months

freeform pool with rock waterfall

You’ve enjoyed swimming all summer, but now winter is here, so it’s time to winterize your pool to take care of the plumbing and avoid damage. Cleaning your pool’s plumbing during winter can be time-consuming and complicated. But if you don’t put effort into maintaining it, your pool will start to deteriorate. Here are some […]

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How Does an Infinity Pool Work

infinity pool over looking a lake

Since Gaius Maecenas of Rome first had the genius idea to heat a swimming pool, these human-made structures have been popular around the world. It wasn’t until the 1950s, however, that architect John Lautner (a former acolyte of the legendary Frank Lloyd Wright) introduced us to the ever-so-modern concept of the infinity pool. This magical element […]

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How to Style Up a Rectangle Pool

modern pool with red brick wall

Rectangle pools are the most common pool shapes because of their simplicity, functionality, and adaptability that allows them to suit any size or style of backyard. Some homeowners may find their classic appeal lackluster and want to enhance the character and style of their rectangular backyard pool. These ideas can help do exactly that.  Bask […]

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Maintenance Checklist for First Time Pool Owners

pool with raised spa

So, you’re looking to put in a pool! Or, perhaps you have purchased a home that is already equipped with a pool. Either way, this is an exciting time for any homeowner! At Summerhill Pools, we want to make sure you have everything you need to successfully maintain the integrity of your pool—so you can […]

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Types of Pool Filters: Which is Right for Me?

The Canturbury job contained four beautiful water spouts - each creating a stream that jutted out equal distance. It looks beautifully when installed properly but requires a strong understanding of hydrodynamics to plumb correctly.

Swimming pools are a great source of fun for family and friends. This is especially true if you live where it is hot for many months out of the year, like Texas. For homeowners lucky enough to have one, a sparkling cool pool to slip into after a long day at work is great to look forward […]

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What to Know Before Breaking Ground for your Pool

A view from underwater in a pool with the words "What to Know Before Breaking Ground for your Pool"

There are plenty of things to decide before breaking ground for your pool. Before you even get close to moving a single pile of dirt, you need to decide on placement, style, materials, builders, and more. However, the work doesn’t stop after making those design choices. You may also need to consider local ordinances, utility […]

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Finding a Pool Builder You Can Trust

Finding a Pool Builder You Can Trust

Imagine this: you’ve just received a big bonus or finally saved that last bit of money, and you have the perfect idea of what to do with it. You’ve drawn up the plans for a new pool in your mind. The family is eager to jump in. You might even invite your entire extended family […]

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8 Signs That It’s Time to Update your Pool

Shotcrete Phase of a New Pool Build

When you first installed your pool, it probably seemed like your perfect dream pool. But as time takes its toll and your needs grow and change, your pool could probably benefit from a few updates, especially if you didn’t feel like you got it quite right the first time. Here are 8 signs that it […]

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