How to Keep Bees away from your Swimming Pool

Nothing is better than a day in the pool, enjoying the sun. But for many people, spending a day outside comes along with the threat of encountering bees. Many people are simply phobic about bees, but many others are actually very allergic to their sting. Because of allergies or fears, bees near the pool can ruin a summer. Unfortunately, swimming pools can provide an attractive area for bees to hang out, or even build their hive. But, understanding a bit about why your swimming pool attracts bees can help you to deter them from the area, leaving your family to enjoy the pool in peace. Continue reading How to Keep Bees away from your Swimming Pool

Wild Encounters People have had in their Swimming Pools

In city areas, most swimming pool owners only encounter small wild animals and insects that are attracted to their pools. In more suburban or rural areas, there are much larger animals sharing our neighbourhoods. When summer heats up, your swimming pool can lead to some wild encounters with the local animals. 

Canada is a large country with a lot of diverse ecology, and there are thousands of wild encounters in Canadian pools each year. But, this is also a global phenomenon. Check out some of these wild encounters people have had in their pools. 

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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 Swimming Pool Game Ideas

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 game ideas at your disposal is a great way to get more out of the pool this summer. Inviting your family members 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 Swimming Pool Game Ideas

How to Cut your Solar Cover to Perfectly fit your Swimming Pool

The right solar cover can add up to 17 degrees to your average swimming pool temperature over the summer. But, a solar cover needs to be the right size and shape for your swimming pool for it to work correctly. Solar covers come in a variety of sizes, but most of them are rectangular or oval in shape. If you have an oddly-sized pool or an irregular pool shape, you may need to cut your solar cover to fit your swimming pool correctly.

Luckily, it is very easy to cut a solar cover to fit any swimming pool.

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Making your Swimming Pool more Environmentally Friendly

Owning and operating a swimming pool is not the most environmentally friendly choice. But, swimming pools provide a lot of much-needed exercise, relaxation, and outdoor time for families across Canada. Though swimming pools can have a negative impact on the environment, there are things that you can do to ensure you minimize or even offset the impact of your swimming pool.

When maintained well and thoughtfully considered, pool chemicals, pool equipment, maintenance, and your approach to pool management can all help to make your swimming pool greener.

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How to Remove Pollen from your Swimming Pool

Each summer, the “pollen count” or “pollen load” in each neighbourhood is different. If you have a lot of trees near your pool and an active spring, pollen can be produced so intensely that it can create a huge mess in your swimming pool. It is easy to identify and resolve a problem with pollen in your swimming pool, once you know what to look for. With a little research and work, you can make your swimming pool crystal clear again. Continue reading How to Remove Pollen from your Swimming Pool

Creative pool party ideas for kids

If your kid loves to swim, nothing beats a pool party. Even if you have your own pool at home, there is something magical about a pool party done right. Your home swimming pool is the perfect location to host a party for kids (and adults). Although the pool alone is worth the party, there are hundreds of games, activities, and details that you can add to create a magical experience for your kids.   Continue reading Creative pool party ideas for kids

Making sure your swimming pool is safe and legally compliant

Swimming pools are incredibly fun and encourage quality outdoor time every day of the summer.  Unfortunately for homeowners, a swimming pool (and any body of water) can also be incredibly dangerous. As every responsible homeowner knows, every time swimmers are in your pool, it is essential that they are supervised, and that the pool area is free of hazards. But, what about those times when no one is around the pool?  Continue reading Making sure your swimming pool is safe and legally compliant