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It’s Almost Winter: Is Your Pool Ready?

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It’s Almost Winter: Is Your Pool Ready?

The winter brings about plenty of changes; not only do you swap out your summer wardrobe for your winter selection and start preparing for holiday gatherings and parties, but you also must consider how to prepare your backyard pool for incoming cold. Your preparation will ultimately be determined by your geography. Pools in Pennsylvania need to be completely winterized, but pools in Florida...

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Winterizing Your Pool in Florida

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Winterizing Your Pool in Florida

With the colder months coming up, many northern states close or “winterize” their pools. This includes draining the pool, emptying the pipes, and covering/sealing the top to prevent the water from freezing and damaging any plumbing or the surface of the pool. However, in Florida, there is no need for such action. In fact, there are dangers to draining your pool with the amount of ground...

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Pool Safety for Cats and Dogs

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Sometimes, we think of our pets as another family member. Well some of those family members we love so much like to swim too! We can often overlook pool safety for our pets, but it’s important to keep them out of harm’s way, as well. Here are a few ways to keep your pool safe even for your furry family members. Flotation Devices Some pets enjoy spending time in and near the pool (even...

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What Does It Mean for Your Pool to Be Refinished?

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That backyard swimming pool of yours is a blessing during the hot summer months, and it’s a smart investment for your home equity. You want to enjoy the cool water as much as possible, and an important part of that is making sure your pool looks as great as it feels. Damages to Your Pool’s Surface The interior of your pool will naturally wear out over time, but improper water chemistry can...

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Preparing Your Pool for the Realty Market

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Preparing Your Pool for the Realty Market

Staging a home is often talked about as a great strategy when selling your home. To make your home your very best, you clean and paint, de-clutter and re-decorate with an artist’s flair. If the home also has a pool, staging a pool for the home sale just makes sense. Staging a pool is not difficult, but it requires that you take off your pool owner goggles, because you’ve grown...

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Problems with Pool Plaster

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Problems with Pool Plaster

“Since pool plaster is composed of natural materials that have certain inherent characteristics, some amount of shading or color variation is a natural occurrence which should not be construed as a defect and which only enhances the natural beauty of your pool. Homeowner agrees that the plaster is NOT guaranteed for evenness of color and may not be the exact shade anticipated. The shade and...

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Why You Should Use Bond Kote Before Plastering Your Pool

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Why You Should Use Bond Kote Before Plastering Your Pool

We are nearing the end of summer and the kids are going back to school, what are things you could do to enhance your pool while it is not being used as frequently? How about a full resurface of your swimming pool to freshen up the look of your pool and having it look brand new. Please read our previous articles on Marquis Quartz and Mini Pebble comparing the different surfaces that we offer to...

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Understanding Your Water Balance in Order to Maintain Pool Finish

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Understanding Your Water Balance in Order to Maintain Pool Finish

Many unwanted items can be introduced to and can harm your pool, prevent chemical treatments from doing their job, make the water unhealthy, make pool water visually unappealing, or all of the above. The two most important things to remember about healthy pools are that they must be sanitized and must be balanced. The most efficient way to sanitize your pool and keep swimmers safe is with...

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9 Reasons You Shouldn’t Try DIY Pool Resurfacing

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9 Reasons You Shouldn’t Try DIY Pool Resurfacing

Pool plaster repair can enhance the appearance of your swimming pool and reseal it at the same time. No matter if you need one or both, you will need to decide if you want to complete this project on your own or hire a professional. It’s true that you can find some DIY “success stories” on the Web, but there are many compelling reasons to have an expert perform this work: Insurance A pool...

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6 Reasons to Resurface Your Swimming Pool

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6 Reasons to Resurface Your Swimming Pool

Increase Your Pool’s Usability Pool finishes will become pitted over time due to the excessive sunlight and chemical wear. When pitting occurs, it causes the surface of the pool to become rough. This can often lead to you not wanting to use the pool as often because it is uncomfortable. A new surface will eliminate this issue by providing a smoother surface that is able to handle being...

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