Types of Pool Algae

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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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When Should I Replace My Pool Filter Cartridges?

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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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Fourth of July Pool Party Ideas

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Fourth of July pool parties are a great way to stay cool and celebrate the many freedoms we have in the United States. If you are planning on having family and friends over for a spectacular celebration, you are going to want to make sure you pull out all the stops. Patriotic food, fun games, […]

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How to Clear Algae Out of a Pool

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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

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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

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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

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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 does an Infinity Pool Work?

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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

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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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Types of Pool Filters: Which is Right for Me?

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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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