How Much Does Swimming Pool Water Cost?

If you have never owned a pool before, the thought of refilling the pool with water can be daunting and a bit intimidating. My first thoughts immediately turn to pricing. How much does swimming pool water cost? I can remember as a kid hearing my mother yelling at me to take shorter showers so that her water bill wasn’t as high as it was the previous month. Now that I am an adult and I have to pay my own bills, the idea of paying for 15,000 gallons of water scares me.

Deciding where to get your water from also impacts the price. Depending on the area, pool owners can refill their pool with water using city water, well water, or water that is trucked to your home. Planning and paying to refill your pool with water is a task. There are definitely things a pool owner should consider before choosing a particular method. Let’s explore more on how much it costs for swimming pool water.  (more…)

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How Can You Control Your Pump From Your Smartphone?

The number of things you can do with your smartphone today is incredible. To use Apple’s motto, there’s almost an app for everything. If you can control your car, your alarm system, and your finances through your smartphone, why not your pool pump? It’s not inconceivable or surprising that the pool industry is next to capitalize on this. So, how can you control your pump from your smartphone? Better yet, why would you need to have access to your pool pump from your phone?

At first, I scoffed at the idea of yet another useless app on my phone. Come on, you can admit it. We all have fallen victim to irrational app downloading at some point on our smartphone journey. Still, some apps have proven useful and have stood the test of time.

We always like to say that your pool pump is the heart of your entire pool system. Any phone app that allows you to monitor and control your pool pump can be an essential tool in properly maintaining your pool. There are a few ways pool owners can control their pumps from their smartphones. Let’s explore each way and discuss which option is best for your current pool setup.  (more…)

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Cost To Maintain Your Swimming Pool

One of the biggest benefits of any do-it-yourself (DIY) project is the amount of money you end up saving. Saving money is crucial around this time of year. But, how much money are you actually saving within your DIY pool projects? Is it really worth the time and effort to do it by yourself? Or, is hiring a pool technician money worth spent? In short, what does it cost to maintain your swimming pool?

It would be remiss of me not to mention that every pool is different, which makes every pool owner unique, as well. What you may deem as an easy task may not be for the next pool owner. It is our job not only to inform pool owners that, yes, this is something they can do, but also to provide the necessary content that shows you how.

The purpose of this blog post is to compare the cost-effectiveness of doing projects around your pool on your own versus hiring a pool technician to do it for you. Keep in mind, though, this is not a catch-all solution. Some chores are easy enough to do yourself while other jobs require a licensed professional. Let’s explore a little more. (more…)

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How To Identify Hot Tub Jets

One of the most relaxing feelings in the world is sitting in your hot tub after a stressful day at work while the jets massage your worries away. One of the worst feelings, though, is getting into that hot tub and realizing the jets no longer work. So, then you ask yourself, what now?

From my experience working with INYO, I have realized that most hot tub owners do not know how to identify the jets that are in their hot tub. And, without first identifying which jet you currently have, you will have a difficult time finding a suitable replacement.


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