Most of the pool owners I’ve met are certified animal lovers. Their pool recreation time would not be the same without their furry friend by their side. But that love does not extend to the creepy crawlies or varmints that live in your backyard. Among these critters I count mosquitos, water bugs, frogs, raccoons and birds. In this blog we will identify ways to contain and snuff out pest issues common among pool owners. (more…)
When you hear the question, “do you know a good pool guy(or gal)?”, what is the first thing that comes to mind? You may imagine some gruff but chipper guy named Stan with sun beaten skin and chlorine stained jeans trying to make some cash for the evening festivities. He may not be too careful but he does a good enough job for a low price that you don’t want to make waves. Pun intended. The reason you use that guy is because you trust him; he seems simple and trustworthy.
And that is all we want from any technician or service rep that comes to our house, an honest, hard working person that will give us the straight scoop on what’s wrong with our pool. Sadly, finding a good pool tech is just as difficult as finding a trustworthy mechanic. We know how hard it can be so here are a couple of tips to use while doing research to find a good pool man. (more…)
Snow, ice and blizzards are recent memories for some pool owners but suddenly, it’s spring! The heart of pool season is really only a couple of months away. Those in chilly climes who have closed their pools for the winter usually open them again in the spring. If you are new to pool ownership or just need a refresher course, here’s our step-by-step pool opening guide. (more…)
It’s the pool owner’s version of a horror movie – a week before July 4th and your big backyard pool party, the pump dies (after you just got the chemicals perfectly balanced of course). You call the local pool company and they’re booked for the next two weeks. They can get to you. . . after the holiday. (more…)