4 Signs That Your Pool Is Chemically Imbalanced

Posted by Jim Riggs on Jun 16, 2017 8:00:00 AM

A chemical imbalance—it happens to humans, and it can happen to your pool, too.

Really, it can! And it does. And it's really not something to play around with.

If your pool is chemically imbalanced, you'll know. There are some hard-to-miss signs that show up if a pool's chlorine, alkalinity, and pH levels are off. Let's look at four of these signs, so you'll know what to do if you notice your pool isn't looking or feeling quite as great as it used to.

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Topics: Maintenance, Safety

Gadgets And Equipment For A Safer Pool

Posted by Jim Riggs on May 26, 2017 8:00:00 AM

It's all fun and games until somebody gets hurt.

We've all heard that before. So, let's avoid the "hurt stage" altogether by making your pool a safe place.

No, that doesn't mean you have to hire a lifeguard. But it does mean you should have some safety equipment designed to protect you, your family and your friends from potential poolside accidents.

We've identified some popular pool gadgets that can ensure your pool stays a safe place all summer long.

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Topics: Safety

How Long Can I Soak In My Hot Tub?

Posted by Jim Riggs on Mar 3, 2017 8:00:00 AM

You have this beautiful hot tub that has been one of your more significant investments over the years. Naturally, you want to make your purchase worthwhile by using the spa as much as possible -- as often and as long as you can.

But how long is too long when you're soaking in a hot tub? While some may be content after a 15-minute soak, others may want to sit longer. Maybe 30 minutes? An hour? Can you overdo it? The answer to that question depends on varrious factors. 

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Topics: Safety, Spas (Hot Tubs)

Safety Tips for Handling, Storing, and Cleaning Pool Chemicals

Posted by Jim Riggs on Oct 14, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Keeping your pool clean may seem like a daunting task when you're first learning about pool vacuums, filter settings, and maintaining chemical levels like some kind of scientist — but once you get your routine down, you'll think back and wonder what you were so worried about!

We've already helped you learn the right chemical levels to keep your pool water clean, so we wanted to take this time to help you learn how to properly handle and store pool chemicals, as well as how to clean up in case of an accidental spill. Let's get started:

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Topics: Safety

4 Ways to Make Your Pool Fun & Safe for Those Who Can't Swim

Posted by Jim Riggs on Aug 19, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Did you know that about half of the population doesn't know how to swim? While that number may be a little lower here in the south where swimming pools are a summertime staple, there's still a a pretty good chance that at least one person you invite to your pool party won't be able to dive in with everyone else.

To make sure everyone has fun and stays safe, here are some ideas that'll help make your pool fun for people who can't swim:

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Topics: Safety, Fun & Games

Pool and Spa Safety Tips

Posted by Jim Riggs on May 20, 2016 8:00:00 AM

As the weather warms up and you and your family start spending more time around the pool or in the hot tub, you need the peace of mind knowing that everyone is safe. Between powerful drains, accidental slips and falls, and lots of deep — and maybe even hot — water, swimming can be just as risky as it is fun. To help you solidify the safety of your family, here are 5 pool and spa safety tips to give you a worry-free summer:

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Topics: Safety