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Should I Close My Pool Or Leave It Open For Winter ?

As fall approaches and the leaves on your trees begin to change colors, there is one question pool owners ask themselves every year, “Should I close my pool for winter or leave it open?” Sure, there are certainly benefits and drawbacks to both. However, closing your pool is a personal decision. What one pool owner decides may not be the best option for your pool.

If you’re unsure and at a loss at what to do with your pool this year, don’t worry. We are breaking down the pros and cons to keeping your pool open during the winter.  (more…)

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Sizing Your Above Ground Pool Pump

Sizing your above ground pool pump is crucial to the overall performance of your swimming pool. An undersized pump lacks the power needed to circulate your water properly to prevent algal blooms. Adversely, a pump that is too large will completely bypass your filter altogether. This, too, creates a dirty pool. In a way, it’s similar to the likes of Goldilocks and The Three Bears. You don’t want a pump that is too big or too small, you want one that is JUST right.

How can you determine which size pump is right? Let’s explore.

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Troubleshooting Your Hayward Aqua Rite System

Salt chlorine generators are great products. But, you know what’s not great? Troubleshooting and diagnosing their problems. If you’re reading this blog that means you need help troubleshooting your Hayward Aqua Rite salt system. Well, the good news is you are at the right spot and you’re definitely not alone.

This blog is an in-depth look at the Aqua Rite and Aqua Rite XL diagnostics manual created by Hayward.
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How Long Does It Take to Heat a Pool?

No one likes swimming in a cold pool, especially when pool heaters exist. And if you own a heater, I’m sure you especially don’t like playing the waiting game. Once thought as a luxury item, swimming pool heaters are becoming a necessity for pool owners everywhere. Pool heaters add comfort to your swimming experience and can extend your swimming season for weeks.

One of the most frequently asked questions we hear from pool owners is, “How long does it take to heat a pool?” This is an important question because it helps pool owners determine what size pool heater they need to purchase for their pool and how long in advance they need to start their heater so that it is warm enough to swim. 

Overall, buying a heater that is too small for your pool is counter productive.  Even if only for monetary purposes, it’s a good idea to know how long it will take to heat your pool. (more…)

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Controlling Your Pool Light

Although most pool lights don’t have a specific function, they provide something to your pool the rest of your pool equipment cannot: the mood. Sometimes, choosing the right color for your pool makes all the difference to your guests and the overall ambiance of your pool setting. We help new and existing pool owners to find replacement lights all year round. Over time, we have realized that one of the major concerns pool owners have is controlling their light. Controlling your pool light should not be a task. What good is a light if you don’t know how to control it?

Besides locating the model number and the manufacturer’s name, when it comes to pool lights, pool owners tend to have two concerns, how do you turn your pool light on/off and how do you toggle between light shows? Let’s explore the various ways pool owners can control their pool lights.  (more…)

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