August 2011

How to Protect Your Pool During Hurricane

Well the Northeast is preparing for Hurricane Irene. As I write this traffic and grocery stores are busy, filled with people stocking up on food, water and batteries; but what about your swimming pool? How do you prepare your pool for such an event as a hurricane in the Northeast? Depending upon your available time you may wish to close down the pool before the storm arrives, for some as school is beginning next week this may be appealing. By closing the pool and covering it you will avoid the windblown debris such as leaves, sticks etc. from going into the pool.

Fall is Perfect Time to Begin a Backyard Swimming Pool Project

Many times we are contacted toward the end of the swimming season as to when the best time is to change a swimming pool liner or begin a new in the ground pool project. The fall is an excellent time to take a look and plan for what you want to have in place for the next summer season. Other advantages to fall pool construction is the temperature has cooled and you are not dealing with the rainy spring season which can not only delay construction because of the rain but also delay your project because of higher water tables leaving your yard inaccessible for days to weeks