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5 Areas To Check Before Opening Your Pool

So here we are together again, embarking on another pool season. To us, a new pool season means another year of enjoying the good weather while barbecuing with friends and family around the pool. In fact, I can almost taste the barbecue now. Are you ready for it? Better yet, is your pool ready? Believe it or not, most pool owners get a late start in opening their swimming pools for the season. Sure, there are a few factors that play a role in determining when to open the pool, e.g. the weather, money, time, and opportunity.

Still, even if you have certain things holding you back from physically opening the pool, there are things you can do to jump- start the preparation. Most of the time, pool owners don’t actually realize they are falling behind schedule until it’s too late. Trust us, we encounter the “last- minute- motor- shopping” stories every season. If we polled pool owners to check who were confidently ready to open their pools, how many of you could say yes? My guess is the majority of pool owners will say no. Either way, let’s explore the five areas all pool owners should check before opening their pools. (more…)

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Poolside Repair: How to install an energy efficient pool pump motor

Poolside Repair: How to install an energy efficient pool pump motor

Hello and welcome to Poolside Repair. We’re in lovely Orlando, Florida. Matt and Rob are helping out Dennis who wants to install a new Century V-Green with V-Link control on his daughter’s pool.She currently has a single speed motor that’s not cost-efficient. By upgrading to a V-green motor we hope to cut utility cost by at least 50%. The V-Link control and app  allows you to track your pump motor’s power consumption, so you can see the savings in real-time.

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Are Saltwater Pools Salty?

Are saltwater pools actually salty? Most people, pool owners included, assume that having a salt water generator makes their swimming pool water salty. I think that they are expecting to swim in water that you find at the beach. I mean, who doesn’t love going to the beach, right? Unfortunately, though, this is a common misconception and a high expectation. Though it would be nice, salt water generators do not mimic the beach experience. There are some pool owners out there who DO fill their pools with beach water. Sea water pools actually require special equipment and surfaces and as a result, do not make up a large percentage of pools across the U.S.

Sure, salt water generators provide many benefits to your pool and pockets, however, making your water “beach salty” is not one of them. If your pool isn’t as salty as the water found at the beach, how salty is your pool after using a salt water generator? (more…)

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