Making Your Pool Wonderful: A Pool Blog

  • Why Regular Pool Cleaning Is Absolutely Necessary

    14 August 2019

    An outdoor pool is a welcome addition to any yard. It is the perfect place to cool off and spend time with friends and family when indoor temperatures become too hot to bear. However, it does require regular upkeep to ensure it keeps functioning properly. If you're a first-time pool owner, you should know that regular pool cleaning is something that shouldn't be ignored. The following points will help to explain why getting your pool cleaned on a regular basis is a clever move.

  • Signs That Indicate Your Spa Pump Needs a Replacement

    12 April 2019

    Hot tubs have components and parts that experience wear and tear after being used regularly over time. Spa pumps are known to work the hardest, and if you have had a pump for a few years, you should observe if it is starting to make strange noises like banging or whistling. If you do, you might have to replace it. Instead of trying to repair an old pump, it is recommended to get a replacement.

  • The Pros and Cons of Various Types of Pools

    23 October 2017

    When in the market for a new pool for your property, you'll need to choose between in-ground or above-ground models, and between concrete, fibreglass, and vinyl or acrylic liners. Each type of pool will have its own advantages and disadvantages, and there is no pool that is the absolute best choice, as you will need to choose something that fits your property, budget and overall swimming needs. To make that choice easier, note a few advantages and disadvantages of some of the most popular pool types.

  • 4 Reasons Pool Owners With Dogs Should Pick Balustrades Over Glass to Create a Barrier

    13 January 2017

    You can have a dog and you can have a pool, but you can't really have both without making sure there is some sort of barrier between them. Many homeowners are drawn to the idea of fitting glass-panelling around their pool, but this can come with many problems if you have a dog. Here are just four reasons it's going to pay to use balustrades instead. 1. The Cleaning Factor

  • Under Pressure: Detecting and Addressing Issues With the Pressure in Your Pool's Pump

    18 August 2016

    Unfortunately, if the pressure in your pool pump drops or increases dramatically, it can indicate that something is wrong with the pump or another issue. Wondering what you need to know? Take a look at these tips: 1. Know how to check the pressure on your pool pump. Most pool pumps feature a gauge that indicates the internal pressure of the pump. When you buy a new pool pump, make sure that you know which pressure the pump runs at in ideal conditions.

  • Two Pool Renovations You Can Make To Protect Young Kids

    26 July 2016

    Moving into a new home with a pool right before the summer is going to make you number one parent in your children's eyes. However, before the temperatures do warm up to a point swimming can take place, take a look at your pool through your child's eyes. Was it built with adults or children in mind? There are two main pool renovations you can make to your pool right now to keep your children a lot safer once swimming season rolls around.

  • Five Signs a Solar-Powered Pool Pump and Filter Are Right for You

    7 July 2016

    Your pool's pump pulls water through your filtration system and releases it back into your pool. There are many different options available, and you may want to consider a solar-powered pump. Here are five signs you should consider a solar pump for your pool's filtration needs: 1. You have ample amounts of sunlight in your yard. In order to keep a solar pool pump running, you need to have ample amounts of sunlight in your yard.

  • Different Tiles You Can Consider For Your Swimming Pool

    20 June 2016

    One of the most crucial decisions that you have to make when having a swimming pool constructed on your property is the type of tiles to use. Some homeowners tend to make the mistake of simply selecting the cheapest tile available to them. However, this may not be the most functional nor most aesthetic option to consider. When constructing a swimming pool, you have to put thought in your choice of tiles as not only will this affect the overall maintenance of the pool, but it will also affect the curb appeal of your property.

  • 4 Important Factors to Consider Before Building a Pool in Your Home

    8 June 2016

    Many homeowners dreams of owning a pool in their home at some point – not only does it add to the aesthetic appeal of your home, it provides a good relaxation and entertainment spot you can enjoy for years to come. However, designing a pool is no easy task; it must be done after a lot of consideration to ensure that your experience is not marred by unanticipated hurdles. Below are the most important points to think about and go over with your pool designer:

  • Important Considerations to Discuss Before Your Swimming Pool is Built

    6 June 2016

    Your pool builder may have a lot of information to cover when it comes to the construction of your swimming pool, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't ask a few of your own questions as well. This will ensure that you choose the best pool for your family and your property and that you know what's involved with maintaining it over the years. Note a few things to consider and discuss with your contractor before your swimming pool is built.