A New Homebuyer’s Guide to Pool Maintenance

If you’ve purchased a home with a swimming pool, congratulations! A swimming pool can add so much to a home each summer – encouraging your family to socialize, exercise, and spend more time together.

Before you dive in and enjoy your new pool, you’ll need to be sure you understand each of its components and how to operate the pool correctly. We’ve put together some recommendations on how to familiarize yourself with a new-to-you swimming pool you’ve purchased from someone else. Continue reading A New Homebuyer’s Guide to Pool Maintenance

A Complete Guide to Solar Pool Covers

In Canada, our swimming season is disappointingly short. During the hot days at the beginning of the summer, the weather is perfect for a swim – but your water will take some time to catch up, especially if you don’t have a heater. Over time, the summer sun will begin to warm your water, but it can take weeks off of your swimming season. Solar pool covers offer an effective and affordable way to use the sun to heat your swimming pool more quickly.

A solar pool cover can help you to quickly add a few degrees to your pool water, and to prevent heat loss during chilly nights. Continue reading A Complete Guide to Solar Pool Covers

Tips to Make Your Vinyl Liner Last Longer

A new vinyl liner is a significant investment for any pool owner. If you have a swimming pool with a vinyl liner installed, you will eventually need to replace your liner to keep your pool in good condition. Extending the life of a vinyl liner will significantly reduce the lifetime costs of owning and operating your pool. As a bonus, a liner that is well-cared for will look beautiful until it comes time to purchase a replacement. Continue reading Tips to Make Your Vinyl Liner Last Longer

How to Protect Local Wildlife from your Swimming Pool

A swimming pool can make your backyard feel like a natural oasis. But, the water in your swimming pool is far from natural. Pool owners spend each summer keeping their pool clean, clear and free of pests, and there is a reason that pool maintenance takes so much work. A body of water is naturally attractive to insects and animals, particularly during hot and dry weather. Attentive cleaning and maintenance ensures our swimming pools don’t transform into swamps over time.  Continue reading How to Protect Local Wildlife from your Swimming Pool

Wild Encounters People have had in their Swimming Pools

Nothing is more exciting than a swimming pool in the summer – a perfect place for friends and families to cool down. Unfortunately, swimming pools are attractive to animals for the same reasons. In the heat of the summer, a large, cool body of water can be irresistible to local wildlife, and having a swimming pool can sometimes lead to some wild encounters.  Continue reading Wild Encounters People have had in their Swimming Pools

How to Remove Foam from your Swimming Pool Water

Most pool owners are frustrated when their swimming pool isn’t looking its best – and sometimes, the problem with your pool can be very confusing when it first emerges. If your water is crystal clear but you have a layer of foam on top, it can be baffling.

While it is natural for your return jets to form some bubbles as they return water to your pool, these air bubbles should dissipate quickly. A layer of foam that sticks around in your swimming pool water means there is an issue with your water. Continue reading How to Remove Foam from your Swimming Pool Water

Fun and Free Games for the Swimming Pool

Expensive floats and elaborate pool games are very popular right now. It can be tempting to purchase the latest equipment every summer. But, staying on top of the latest trends can be incredibly expensive – especially when you consider the cost of owning and operating a swimming pool.

One of the best things about relaxing by the pool is getting enjoyment out of the simpler things in life. Having a list of fun and free swimming pool games at your disposal is a great way to get more out of the pool this summer. Inviting your friends, families and kids to play games that challenge their creativity and encourage them to enjoy each other’s company can enhance any day at the pool. Continue reading Fun and Free Games for the Swimming Pool