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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Playing Safe with Pool Toys

Pool toys have become incredibly popular in Canada and around the world in the past few years. The popularity of massive, impressive floaties on Instagram have made them in-demand and more affordable than ever. Most pool owners now have a huge collection of pool toys.

Pool toys are a great way to add some extra fun to the pool. But, it is important to be aware of how to play safely alongside your pool toys. Some of the most popular toys on the market can actually pose a danger in certain situations, particularly to children. Continue reading Playing Safe with Pool Toys

Can you get Sick from Swimming Pool Water?

Stagnant water, or water that stays in one area, can get dirty and dangerous very quickly. Even though we use swimming pool pumps to keep the water in our pools moving, swimming pool water is technically stagnant. For this reason, swimming pool water can become dangerous to swimmers if left untreated. Continue reading Can you get Sick from Swimming Pool Water?

Best Swimming Pool Apps for your Smartphone

Swimming pool design and technology has come a long way, and there are many helpful smartphone apps that can help you with everything from managing water chemistry to planning your summer season.

If you’re looking for a better way to control and manage your pool, apps are a great place to start. We’ve put together a list of the best swimming pool apps that can help you to manage your pool more effectively.

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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

Can you get Sick from Swimming Pool Water?

Stagnant water, or water that stays in one area, can get dirty and dangerous very quickly. Even though we use swimming pool pumps to keep the water in our pools moving, swimming pool water is technically stagnant. For this reason, swimming pool water can become dangerous to swimmers if left untreated. Continue reading Can you get Sick from Swimming Pool Water?

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 ensure our swimming pools don’t transform into swamps over time. The chemicals we use to treat our swimming pools can be very harsh and are often damaging to local wildlife. Any responsible pool owner looks for ways to minimize the environmental impact of their swimming pool. But, the hazards your pool creates for local wildlife can actually be due to how your pool is structured, rather than how chemicals are used.

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