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How To Make Your Swimming Pool Even Better

Adding a pool to your backyard used to be enough for summer fun. Your big decision was in-ground or above ground, chlorine or salt water. Maybe you pondered over a deck instead of a cement patio. That was then, this is now. The classic backyard has been kicked up a notch, or maybe a lot of notches. Let's take a look at some of the incredible things you can do to make your pool area go way beyond ordinary: 1. Waterfall - A waterfall has become one of the most popular features in any pool. It could a modern looking sheet of water falling subtly into the pool or a rustic rush of water crashing over rocks. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination. As an added bonus, the sound of rushing water is soothing and helps block out traffic and neighbor sounds on a busy street. 2. Slide - Remember the pool slides from the old days? They were typically rickety add-on numbers that have mostly been outlawed today. Modern slides are studier, often incorporated into the overall design. You'll find brilliant...

 


Pool Cleaning Equipment Essentials

Although most of us enjoy swimming in our pools more than cleaning them, the truth is that pool cleaning equipment is essential to keeping it running smoothly and protecting the health of all swimmers. If you want to keep your pool in the best condition possible, then here are the essential items you'll need. Telescopic Pole These pool cleaning poles are vital when it comes to pool cleaning equipment, used in conjunction with many of the types of cleaning supplies listed in this article. They come in a variety of lengths so you can choose one to match your pool size. In short, they help you reach impossible areas. Without them, you'd have to get into the pool to clean it properly. Leaf Nets These are used to collect leaves both from the surface of the water or deep in the pool. Using these nets daily helps to keep your pool looking clear and attractive. More than this, however, leaf nets help you to get rid of leaves before they have the chance to decompose and leave bacteria in your pool. Brushes Over ...

 


Above Ground Pool Essential Supplies

Above ground pool supplies are similar to those you'll need for other kinds of pool, though there are some subtle differences in the accessories you may use. Here's a quick guide to the main types of supplies you might think about buying for your pool. Cleaning Supplies The first on the list of above ground pool supplies is a cleaning kit. You'll want to make sure that your pool is clean and healthy to use. You're going to need a skimmer net and a wall brush to clean the surface and the sides of the pool. A pool testing kit will let you know whether you've got the right amount of cleaning chemicals in the pool (such as chlorine), and whether you need to balance the pH levels to keep these chemicals functioning at their optimum levels. On top of this, it's important to keep the filtration system in good working order. Refer to your manufacturer's instructions for exact details on how to do this. In short, you'll need to clean and change your filters regularly with a specialist pool filter cleaner. The pump...

 


Easy Set Pools Buyer’s Guide

When it comes to finding an affordable swimming pool, many families choose Easy Set Pools. They're designed to be easy to set up, and don't have to be dug into the ground like permanent home swimming pools. Instead, they sit around four feet above the ground, with a ladder to get over the wall, and can be big enough to swim in. What Makes Easy Set Pools So Popular? Easy Set Pools are becoming known as the pool of choice for those who'd like a pool in their garden but wouldn't otherwise be able to afford one. They're generally a very inexpensive option, costing just a couple of hundred dollars. The initial set up for the pool can be done in under an hour, and you won't need to hire any additional labor to have the pool installed. In fact, you'll be able to set it up and swim in it the very same day. Easy Set Pools come in a wide variety of shapes, depths and sizes to suit your property. Even better, setting one up on your property doesn't have to be a permanent decision, as with a traditional swimming pool....

 


Pool Supplies on a Budget

Having your own pool is a fantastic experience, but unfortunately it doesn’t come cheap. Although it's important not to risk health and safety by buying subpar supplies for your pool, there are a number of cheap pool supplies that do their job perfectly well. Here are a few tips that'll help you save a lot of money! 1) Buy In Bulk When it comes to swimming pool chemicals, you can save a lot of money simply by ordering in bulk. Although the upfront cost is higher, the chances are that you're going to be using your pool for a long time to come. Why not buy in bulk now and save money later? Just check that the supplies don't have a best before date. 2) Don't Buy From The Pool Store When you first get your pool installed, you may be told that you can only buy your chemicals from the pool store. The truth is that this will cost you a lot more money than necessary. To save money, buy chlorine bleach from the discount store instead. 3) Use Baking Soda This is one of the best kept secrets in the world of...

 


Chlorinating Your Swimming Pool? Remember These Tips

Having your own pool is fantastic in the warm, summer months, but it also comes with the responsibility of keeping it safe and healthy. Swimming pool chlorine is the method of choice for keeping bacteria at bay so you can enjoy your pool free from worry. How Does Swimming Pool Chlorine Keep The Pool Clean? Chlorine works to keep your pool free of bacteria so that it's healthy to swim in the water. This works by causing a chemical reaction - the chlorine breaks down into a number of chemicals that break down microorganisms to ensure they won't harm your health. Although chlorine is dangerous to humans, by the time it has broken down in the pool, the way it's released means that it has now become harmless. How To Make Sure Your Chlorine Is Working Properly It's important to check the pH levels of your swimming pool water every week, preferably daily if your pool is in constant use. They should be between 7 and 8 to ensure that the chemicals can do their job properly. The ideal pH level is 7.4: the same pH l...

 


Guide to Automatic Pool Covers

When it comes to maintaining your pool, pool covers are essential. Manual and automatic pool covers can help to increase pool safety, keep your pool cleaner, and make it generally more easy to maintain. Why Use A Pool Cover? There are so many benefits to using a swimming pool cover, automatic or not: * They help to keep the heat inside your pool, * Help prevent evaporation, * Reduce the amount of chemicals you'll need to use in the pool, * Keep out dirt and debris, * They help improve safety by stopping people falling in, * They save money, * Help reduce maintenance, * And are easy to use! Manual Vs. Automatic Pool Covers Automatic pool covers are generally a lot more easy to use, and can be put on and off very quickly. However, the main drawback is the fact that they are more expensive, and they're usually only designed to fit certain standard pool sizes. Manual pool covers are a lot cheaper and a better option for pools with unique shapes and designs. You could compromise by opting for a semi-automa...

 




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