Inground Pool Equipment Selection Part 3: Heaters

Inground Pool Equipment Selection Part 3: Heaters

Hello and welcome Inyo fans, this is a continuation of Inyo pools equipment selection series, and it’s time to heat up the conversation a little bit.

In part three of this inground pool equipment selection series will be discussing, how to select an inground pool heater;  i.e. gas heaters, heat pumps and solar systems. All of which can extend your season by a month or more depending on where you live. We’ll discuss all three types of heating systems but first, let’s start with gas heaters. Sound good?

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maintaining an above ground pool

Maintaining an Above Ground Pool

OK, so you bought an above ground swimming pool. You have decided what size and where to put it and either paid some somewhat sketchy guys to come install it or worse, you and your spouse did it yourselves. Now it’s in your yard full of water and looking good. So what now?

Just like everything you have in your life that’s an extra, swimming pools need this annoying thing called “maintenance”. This means you can’t just enjoy it while it is nice and clean and clear. You’ll also have to pay the price of keeping it that way and that price includes a weekly dose of chemicals, cleaning, and a daily dose of electricity. I could write a really big book on how to take care of a swimming pool, but this is just a blog post so I’ll try to keep it short. (more…)

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Poolside Chat Episode 34: Filling Your Pool With Well Water

Poolside Chat Episode #34: Filling Your Pool With Well Water

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:
  • Is it safe to fill my swimming pool with well water?

Now here’s your hosts – Matt and Rob.

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How much does a swimming pool cost

How Much Does a Pool Cost? 93 Real World Examples

How much does a pool cost is a question I get asked all the time. When I started writing this article I began with the standard items like well it depends on size, location, water features etc.. Then I thought wouldn’t it be cool to just show pools and list how much they cost, so that’s what I’ve done. I emailed our subscribers asking them to send us a photo of their pool and how much it cost and I was overwhelmed by the response I received, 93 pools with photos and pricing, thank you, everyone, who participated.

If you are reading this article you are probably in thinking about building a pool so here are a few other resources I would suggest. How to Save up to 30% by Building Your Own Pool (no this is not you actually digging the hole of the pool, this would be you acting as the contractor and you scheduling the and managing the subcontractors. Another good resource is this TimeLapse Video of a 9 Week Pool Build from Start to Finish this will give you an idea of what the project of building a new pool will look like.

Drumbroll please…. Here are our 93 pools and there cost. (more…)

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Water Temperature of Above Ground Pools

Water Temperature of Above Ground Pools

People get swimming pools for a few reasons. Some get one to keep their kids busy and some to exercise in. Some get them for pool parties and others to have a place to chill out and get a tan. Regardless of the various reasons, everyone wants the water to be refreshing. And in case you don’t know yet, some pools are not always as refreshing as people want them to be.

Come to think of it, what’s considered refreshing pool water anyway? Certainly what’s refreshing to some is not to others. While living in a transient town like Orlando for almost all of my life, I’ve seen the pattern of people coming here from somewhere “up north” and enjoying what the rest of us consider frigid pool water. After they live here for a couple years, their bodies eventually come to their senses and they stop swimming in seventy degrees pool water. (more…)

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