Pentair/Sta-Rite Automation Systems

Having an at-home swimming pool can add so much to your summer! However, a swimming pool also takes a lot of time and effort, also a maintenance schedule can be very restrictive. Pentair/Sta-Rite has developed a line of automation systems that make it easier for you to maintain and monitor your swimming pool, even when you’re not at home. Pentair’s latest equipment offers you the option of built-in automation, like the system in the new Pentair/Sta-Rite IntelliCenter series. Built-in automation allows you to operate your pool more easily and efficiently. 

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Guide to Affordable Home Heating with Ameristar Furnaces

As you know, a furnace is one of the most essential appliances in your home, especially during cold Canadian winter. Furnace also keeps your home at a temperature that protects all of your other appliances and investments. When it comes time to purchase a new furnace it’s essential to find an option that is reliable, efficient, and affordable. Ameristar Furnaces are some of the most popular home heating solutions in Canada. With a great range of home furnaces, Ameristar provides the right heating option to protect your family and your home. Continue reading Guide to Affordable Home Heating with Ameristar Furnaces

Swimming Pool Toys that Can Pose a Danger 

When it comes time to open the pool for the summer, part of the fun is stocking up on new toys and activities to enjoy in the water. Now more than ever, there is a huge selection of fun and affordable toys to enjoy in the pool. 

Even something simple like a pool noodle can inspire hours of fun for kids in the pool. There are many different toys that can add safe adventure to swimming. But, with a whole variety of new swimming pool toys on the market, there are also some serious safety concerns that should be taken into consideration.  Continue reading Swimming Pool Toys that Can Pose a Danger 

Diagnose and Solve Issues Based Upon Hot Tub Water Colour

Nothing is more relaxing than stepping into a clean, clear and wonderfully warm hot tub. But that sense of relaxation can quickly disappear when you’re faced with a hot tub water disaster. Even if you are diligent in maintaining your hot tub, brand new water issues can arise occasionally, and some can be more visually shocking than others. Sometimes, an issue with balance, a chemical reaction or cleanliness can cause your hot tub water to turn from crystal clear to shockingly colourful. This guide will help you diagnose and solve issues based upon your hot tub water colour. 

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Maintaining Hot Tub Filters

Filters are one of the most essential parts of your hot tub. Filters make it possible for you to hop in and enjoy clean, warm water at any time. But, keeping your hot tub filters clean and well-maintained takes some work and effort. Many of the most common hot tub problems occur because of an issue with filters. Understanding how to maintain, clean and replace your hot tub filters will ensure you have an excellent experience in your home hot tub each and every time. Continue reading Maintaining Hot Tub Filters

What is Hot Tub Air Lock?

Taking care of a hot tub takes a lot of diligence and routine maintenance. It can take a while to learn the ins and outs of maintaining a hot tub. After a while, most people get into a seasonal routine that makes it easy for them to keep their hot tub balanced, clean, and ready to use. 

If you’ve ever owned a hot tub (or a pool) you know that every so often, mysterious issues can pop up. One issue that can stump even the most experienced hot tub owners is air lock.  Continue reading What is Hot Tub Air Lock?

Do you need an alarm for your swimming pool?

Pool safety is something that every swimming pool owner must constantly be aware of. A body of water can be dangerous to pets, kids, and even adults who are not prepared for the water. If you’ve installed a swimming pool, you know all about rules and regulations about pool safety. But, there is always a way to go above and beyond. 

Many conscientious pool owners have asked themselves if they need an alarm for their swimming pool. The answer depends on how you will use the alarm, and whether all of your other safety precautions are in place.  Continue reading Do you need an alarm for your swimming pool?

The Importance of Closing your Pool Correctly for the Winter 

Each autumn, pool owners have the sad task of shutting down the pool for winter. Closing the pool signifies the end of the summer, and a weekend full of a lot of work. After seasonal care, maintenance and small repairs, it can seem daunting to have to clean and close everything correctly.

You may be tempted to cut corners as you move through the process of closing down your swimming pool. But, closing each component of your swimming pool correctly at the end of the season is absolutely essential to keeping it in great shape. Neglecting important parts of the closing process can lead to damage, repair bills, and a delay in opening the pool next summer. Worse than that, every time you damage a component of your swimming pool, you shorten the life of your investment.  Continue reading The Importance of Closing your Pool Correctly for the Winter 

Get the Most From Your Hot Tub During Winter

Many people dream of having their own hot tub, especially during the coldest days of winter. Hot tubs are an excellent way to relax, promote time with family, and to get outdoors during the winter. If your family already enjoys the swimming pool, a hot tub may be the perfect way for you to expand your backyard activities into the winter months. Continue reading Get the Most From Your Hot Tub During Winter

Pool Care During the Winter

During the winter months, it can be depressing to look at your pool and remember the fun of summer. You might be tempted to ignore your swimming pool until the first warm days of early summer. But during the winter, your pool and outdoor equipment are exposed to temperatures and conditions that can be very damaging. It is important that you prepare your swimming pool to withstand winter. But it is also essential that you check your pool regularly throughout the winter season. In Canada, our winters can be very harsh, and winter damage can shorten an already narrow summer swimming period. Make sure to get the most out of your swimming pool by taking care of it all year long.

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