Maintenance Checklist for First Time Pool Owners

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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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Caring for Your Pool’s Circulation Health

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You’ve probably heard all about how maintaining the circulation in your body is important. After all, circulation is how every area of your body gets the water, nutrients, and oxygen it needs.  However, you might be surprised to know that just as maintaining good circulation is essential for your health, maintaining good circulation is also […]

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How Different Types of Weather Affects Your Pool

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Your pool provides your family a little paradise to escape to for some much-needed rest and relaxation. In Texas, you can enjoy your pool most of the year. However, did you know that the different weather patterns of the season can affect your pool? Depending on what type of weather your area is experiencing, the […]

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Protecting Your Pool From Rain Water

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Swimming in your own pool has many advantages, but one, in particular, is the fact that you know exactly what is in it. But that can change quickly when the rain comes. There’s no need to treat your pool like it’s suddenly become a marsh, however; with the information below, you can feel confident that […]

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How to Remove Pollen From a Pool

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If you find yourself sneezing and your eyes feel itchy, your body has probably realized that pollen is the heaviest in Northern Texas between the months of March and May. Specifically, the highest counts are from tree pollen and grass pollen. You might think this pollen in the air wouldn’t affect your refreshing morning swim, […]

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How Do I Test My Pool Water Chemistry?

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Many of us had dreams of having our own backyard pool to lounge in during the sweltering heat of summer during our childhood. If you’ve managed to make that dream a reality, you’ve probably also realized that that childhood daydream neglected to account for all the upkeep a personal pool requires. There’s no need to […]

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Get Your Pool Ready For Winter

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As we wave goodbye to summertime and decorate our homes for the upcoming winter holidays, don’t forget to pay attention to your pool. It needs maintenance, just like the rest of your home, to get it prepared for the winter. Cleaning your pool, checking the equipment, and balancing the water can ensure that your pool […]

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How to Keep My Pool From Freezing

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Texas isn’t really known for its cold winters, but occasionally Mother Nature sends a chilling reminder who’s boss. When temperatures dip below 32-degrees Fahrenheit, your swimming pool is at risk of freezing. A frozen pool can be catastrophic; the pump and pipes can freeze and your equipment can crack. In order to avoid this, there […]

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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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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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