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Closing Your Pool

The summer season is at its end, and it's time to close your pool for the winter.  Your pool cover keeps debris and rain out of the pool, but what about the accumulation ON your cover? The rainwater, melting snow & ice can damage your cover and decrease...

Salt System Versus Chlorine

We are frequently asked the question which is better, saltwater or chlorine pools. Let’s try to clear up a few of the most popular asked questions. First, they are both chorine based pools. Salt is used to create chorine using a process called electrolysis, which is...

Hot Tubs-Enjoy Some Winter Warmth

Holidays are done. Time to move on with the New Year. You look outside , and the thought of Spring and warms days fill your mind. But it's overshadowed by cold winter days still ahead. Wouldn't it be great to feel some warmth right now in the...

The Therapeutic Value of a Pool

The definition of therapeutic is something that helps you relax or to feel better about things, serving to cure or heal, or serving to preserve and or maintain health. While most people don't realize a pool is therapeutic, the investment of a pool translates into many...

Purchasing a Home with a Pool? Be in the Know

So you found your dream home. And it has a backyard oasis! Perfect! For some. But for other potential home buyers, this can add some reluctance to the sale. Even if you have decided that you would want a swimming pool, you should be cautious when considering a home...

Can I Afford A Pool?

Can you not afford a pool? When you think of all the things that having a pool could replace, it will seem much more attainable. You won’t have to spend money taking the kids to the movies, the beach, weekend trips, vacations, membership fees to swim clubs and other...

Three Expensive Closing Mistakes

Make sure you clear the leaves, ice, snow and excess water as it collects from your cover during the winter. It is advisable to leave a little water, as it protects the cover from wind damage, but too much water also can turn into large ice chunks, whose weight can...

Properly Storing Pool Chemicals

After you have closed up your swimming pool for the winter it is important to store your chemicals properly and safely.  Doing this will ensure the safety of yourself and your family as well preserving the effectiveness of your chemicals for the following pool...

Things To Avoid When Closing Your Pool

As fall and winter quickly approaches in our area it means preparing for the winterization of your pool. First thing to avoid is leaving your swimming pool susceptible to algae.  Pool chemistry should be maintained and balanced regularly until temperatures reach below...

The importance of pool winterization

The winters in New York can vary from mild to severe.  Winterizing your pool correctly is not only necessary but is an important part of protecting your investment.  Winterizing your inground pool prevents your plumbing lines from freezing and preserves the life of...

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