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Signs Your Swimming Pool Needs Service

Pool ladder in the water.

There’s nothing quite like a refreshing dip in the pool on a hot summer’s day. Making sure your pool is ready to be enjoyed when the hot weather hits is all about proper and regular maintenance. But, sometimes, a pool needs some a little bit of TLC over and above your usual maintenance schedule.

Keep your eyes peeled for these following warning signs.

Top 5 Backyard Trends for 2019

Backyard deck with furniture and accessories.

If you are looking for some new ideas to boost your property value while also increasing your pleasure in your home, the backyard is where it’s at. Turning your backyard into your own personal oasis starts with choosing what is most important to you. Is it relaxation? Is it fun? Is it entertainment?

No matter what your goals are, we can help you make your backyard the ideal place to relax after a hard day’s work. Read on to discover the top five ways to give your backyard a facelift while adding value to your property in 2019.

Should I Buy a New or Used Hot Tub?

Outdoor hot tub in the winter time.

Buying a hot tub might be at the top of your wish list, but the reality is all about budget and how much you can spend. You might want one for the whole family to use and enjoy together, but can only afford a two-person hot tub. A great way to surpass a bigger budget, while still finding a high-quality hot tub, is to buy used! While there are many wonderful benefits to purchasing a used hot tub, such as cost and environmental impact to name a few, there can be some cons if you aren’t careful with the purchase. Although some used hot tubs for sale might look like a bargain, you should still do your homework first before spending money on something that could put a hole in your bank account.

Simple Steps to Winterizing Your In-Ground Swimming Pool

Backyard pool installation in the wintertime.

Winterizing your in-ground swimming pool can result in many benefits. Not only can it help save time and money when opening in the spring, it can also reduce, if not eliminate, additional electrical, chemical, and cleaning costs. Winterizing your in-ground swimming pool can also help protect equipment and plumping from any freeze damage. To get your in-ground pool ready for winter, follow the simple steps below.

How to Stop Swimming Pool Algae in 4 Simple Steps


Does your swimming pool look green with envy? Are there spots of fuzzy plant-like organisms taking up residence in the water? If you’re having trouble with excessive amounts of slime, bubble or any types of growth, that’s a sure sign you have algae. But it’s not all bad news! There is a way to remove and prevent algae from rearing its head. Keep reading to learn how in three simple steps.

What You Need to Know About Balancing Your Hot Tub Water


Your hot tub water might look clean, but is it really? And how can you be certain? Instead of relying on guesswork, why not check out our article on the importance of testing the pH levels of your hot tub? With regular testing, you can rest assured your hot tub is as clean and healthy as the day you first bought it. Read on for more!

5 Reasons You Need A Swimming Pool in Your Life


Still sitting on the fence about installing a swimming pool?

Sure, it might seem like an expensive proposition, but imagine how relaxed you’ll feel in your very own backyard oasis. You won’t need to travel to a far-off destination because you can vacation right at home. Every day! There are so many benefits to owning a swimming pool, that we compiled our top five reasons below.

Read on for more!

5 Amazing Swimming Pool Trends Making a Splash in 2018

Swimming Pool

Are you ready to take your swimming pool to the next level? Whether you’re considering a brand-new swimming pool installation in Maryland or Pennsylvania, or simply want to upgrade your existing pool, here are five pool design ideas to keep in mind for 2018 and beyond.

Hot Tub Water Issues Explained

Hot Tub In Garden with Large Tree

Even if you take proper care of your hot tub, you might experience some issues from time to time. There are many factors that could spark a temporary issue, including seasonal changes, weathering, poor maintenance, misused products or water chemistry. Those are only some of the leading causes behind some of the most common hot tub water issues. Read on to learn more and learn how to identify problems seamlessly and treat them.

Should I Buy a Hot Tub or Swim Spa?

Swim Spa

Hot tub or swim spa? This is perhaps one of the most asked questions from anyone who is looking to add some amazing water features to their backyard. There is nothing quite like the comfort of a hot tub and the flexibility of a swim spa. In many ways, both options are very similar, but there are also many other differences between the two. Which one is going to be better suited to your needs? This article might be able to shed some light on the difference between hot tubs and swim spas, and you might be able to gain a better perspective to make your selection!

How Much Does a Hot Tub Cost?

Hot Tub Installation Outside

If you’re looking into purchasing a brand-new hot tub, you are probably aware that there are many options for you out there. It’s important to understand that there might be a difference in quality in relation to your budget. In other words, you do get what you pay for and the most high-end models certainly offer more perks than cheaper, entry-level hot tubs. However, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to spend huge amount of money for a good quality hot tub. Read on to find out more about what you can expect from a hot tub depending on its price range!

How to Clean Your Swimming Pool Perfectly

Pool cleaning supplies

As a pool owner, you probably already know the importance of keeping your pool safe and clean. Keeping your pool from getting dirty is not just a matter of aesthetics. Sure, a clean pool certainly looks much nicer than a dirty, neglected one, but there is so much more at stake. Dirty or unclean pools can become a safety hazard for you and your loved ones.

DIY Pool Hacks

Circular pool in a stone deck

Are you looking for fun, unique and affordable ways to improve your backyard pool experience? There are many ways you can enhance the functionality of your backyard and bring your pool area to life. With some simple hacks, you will certainly be able to improve the quality of the pool experience for you and your family.

Learn how with these intuitive DIY hacks!

Backyard Water Safety

swimming pool with flowers and and cobble stone

Water safety should matter to everyone, especially to those who own a spa or a pool!

In this environment, it’s so important for homeowners and guests alike to follow a set of proper rules and to abide by safety standards. Read this article to learn more about what you can do to improve the safety of your backyard pool or hot tub installation, and how you can ultimately create a better experience for you and your family!

Salt Water VS. Chlorine Pools

Individuals at a pool party

Should you buy a salt water generator or use a traditional chlorine pool?

This is a question that many people ask themselves, particularly when they are planning on buying a new pool. There are actually many pros and cons for both options. We compiled a list for you! Keep reading to learn about the benefits of both, and make the best decision for you and your loved ones!

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