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Poolside Chat Episode #30: How Often Should I Add Salt To My Pool?

This is Poolside Chat where every week we answer your questions on how to fix and maintain your swimming pool. Poolside Chat is presented by INYOPools.com, helping pool owners find the right parts since 2001. In today’s episode of Poolside Chat, Rob and Matt tackle another common swimming pool question:
  • When should I add salt to my pool? And how much should I add?

Now here’s your hosts – Matt and Rob.

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Opening Your Pool For Spring Checklist

With winter in our rearview mirrors, the time for opening our pools for Spring is quickly approaching. If the weather permits, we recommend opening your pool as early as possible. The obvious reason is to enjoy as much of your pool season as you can. The other reason is to give you time to inspect your equipment, balance your pool, and to address any issues that may occur with your pool equipment before getting into the heart of your pool season.

If you honestly do not have the time and have the money to spare, you can call a local pool company to come open your pool for you. I am sure there are a ton of qualified pool technicians in your area who would enjoy taking care of your pool for you. But, if you want to start your pool season off with savings, opening your pool for the spring is definitely something a homeowner can do themselves. To help you out, we laid out a step by step process that will walk you through opening your pool. We even created a downloadable checklist that you can print to take by your pool so that you don’t miss a step.

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Poolside Chat Episode #29: Best Above Ground Pool For Salt Systems

Poolside Chat Episode #29: Best Above Ground Pool For Salt Systems

This is Poolside Chat where every week we answer your questions on how to fix and maintain your swimming pool. Poolside Chat is presented by INYOPools.com, helping pool owners find the right parts since 2001. In today’s episode of Poolside Chat, Rob and Matt tackle another common swimming pool question:
  • What is the best above ground pool for salt systems?

Now here’s your hosts – Matt and Rob.

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How to size a salt chlorine generator

How to Size a Salt Chlorine Generator for My Pool

Hello prospective salt chlorine generator owner, I hope all is well and your search for the best brand for your pool is on track. This article will teach you how to size a salt chlorine generator properly for an in-ground pool. The process involves figuring out your pool’s volume in gallons. This process requires a little bit of math, but do not fear, we will walk you through the formulas so no one gets lost along the way. Once we have the pool’s volume set, we can decide what is the best size salt chlorine generator for our particular pool. For more information regarding converting a pool to saltwater, read our article called: The Ultimate Guide to Converting Your Pool to Saltwater

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Landscaping Around Above Ground Pools

How to Landscape Around an Above Ground Pool

Some of today’s above ground swimming pools look nice. When I first started installing them, there wasn’t visually much to choose from beyond the solid blue, white and blue, or the brown wood printed wall. These early above grounds were ugly, but the world wasn’t nearly as complicated so it didn’t matter much to most.

Lately, since the real estate crash of the mid 2000s, more and more homeowners are opting for an above ground pool rather than getting an in-ground. The biggest reason is the cost of in-ground pools as they have become really expensive. The average cost of an in-ground pool here in Central Florida is between $30 000 and $50 000 with the 30k one being pretty small. Because of this, above ground swimming pools aren’t just for the lower income households and people want to spend more to make them look good in their backyards. (more…)

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