Tips to Preventing Birds from Hitting Your Glass Pool Fence

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As a budding contractor in the pool fencing industry, you should know that nowadays homeowners prefer glass pool fencing to other types of fences. Such preference can be attributed to the elegance glass brings out in the yard, which in turn increases the value of their homes, especially the frameless glass pool fence. However, that being said, it is critical to recognize that some of your customers will be residing in areas with low flying birds that pose a risk to your fence as well as to the birds themselves.…

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Cleaning Your Hot Tub Filter - A Tutorial

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If you own a hot tub, you’ll know that it’s important to have it serviced regularly by a qualified pool contractor.  However, you can carry out general cleaning and maintenance tasks yourself.  Here’s a quick tutorial on how to deep clean your hot tub’s water filter. Why clean out your hot tub filter? Although your hot tub filter might look clean at first glance, remember that it has been exposed to soap, suntan lotion and natural body oils during the season.…

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Choosing what shape you want for your custom designer pool

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Buying a custom designer pool means that you can decide to have it made almost any way you want it. This is a clear advantage as you will be able to choose every single aspect of the pool in order to make it fit your lifestyle and your home as well as possible. However, there are a lot of decisions that you need to take that might not be all that simple.…

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Pool pump basics | Expert maintenance tips

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As with any other machinery, maintaining a pool pump can greatly prolong its lifespan. You need to ensure that it’s always working as it should be, because this is your pool’s main piece when it comes to the pools plumbing system. It pumps gallons and gallons of water, pushing it though the pipes and ensuring the whole system is functioning as required. The least you can do is conduct a weekly check to ensure everything is running as expected.…

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Swimming Pools | 4 Steps To Ensure Your Kids Remain Safe In Your Backyard Pool

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Your kids probably want to get into the water on the first day of summer, but before you let them in, you must consider the safety aspects involved with owning swimming pools. According to the Royal Life Saving (RLS) Drowning Report, swimming pool drowning accounts for nearly 61 percent of deaths due to drowning for children below five. To prevent accidents, you’ll want the contractors to install safe materials for pools at all times.…

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Do You Need a New Swimming Pool Liner? Five Questions to Help You Decide

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Wondering if it’s time to replace your pool liner? In some cases, you can simply repair blemishes, but there are a number of signs that indicate your pool liner has outlived its lifespan and needs more than a repair. To determine if you need a new liner, work your way through these easy questions: 1. Is the existing liner fading? Before filling up your pool for the season, look over the liner for discolouration or faded patches.…

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What to Expect During Your First Pool Maintenance Appointment

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When you have a swimming pool installed or when you buy a home with a swimming pool, you may not be used to pool maintenance appointments. Depending on the company, there may be certain services they will perform and others that will cost extra. In general, there are a traditional tasks that will be available during all your maintenance appointments. Here are a few tips on what to expect during the first appointment.…

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Save Money on Heating Your Pool By Harnessing the Power of the Sun: Five Ideas

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Heating your pool can be expensive, but there are ways to reduce that expense. Namely, take advantage of the sun to help heat your pool. Here are five ideas. Some of them are used to alleviate the burden on a conventional pool heater while others can be used on their own: 1. Put a cover on your pool when not in use A simple pool cover can help to lock in any heat that your pool has, reducing the burden on your conventional heater.…

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When You Should Replace a Leaking Vinyl Pool Liner

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In this era of keeping costs low, you may be wondering whether you should repair the leaking vinyl liner in your pool or you should buy a replacement liner. There are circumstances that may make it necessary for you to replace the liner instead of attempting to repair it. This article discusses some of the factors you should consider to rule out the possibility that the liner can be successfully repaired.…

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