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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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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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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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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.

Types of Pool Filters: Which is Right for Me?

When you’re getting a pool installed or you need to replace your pool filter, there’s an important decision you must make: what kind of pool filter should I get? There are three different types of pool filters – DE filters, sand filters, and cartridge filters – and each has their own benefits and detriments. As […]

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How to Locate a Leak in a Pool

A leaking pool can be a very costly problem. Pool leaks waste gallons of water and may be a sign of structural damage that will only get worse if not addressed quickly. If you believe that your pool is leaking, it’s important to know how to identify the source of the leak. Fortunately, there are […]

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Signs that your Pool Needs to be Resurfaced

The average regular plaster pool surface is designed to hold up for about 7-10 years. After that (or sometimes earlier), a variety of issues can plague your swimming pool. From a rough texture to unsightly stains, these issues can often make your pool unattractive or even unsafe. While you may think that your pool’s problems […]

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