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Pool Care

Northeast Pool Owners Pummeled by Snow

Another harsh winter has crept upon us and we anticipate a few more weeks of winter to deluge our region with snow and ice as we creep toward Springtime.

We are beginning to see the ravages of a harsh winter where in some areas 100inches of snow or more have hit us like a brick. Some of our callers are having questions as to what to do because their covers have fallen in or as they check their pool water levels they are finding their water levels down.

Swimming Pool Equipment Manufacturers Change Landscape and Warranty Policies

For most consumers, the great divide between brick and mortar retailers and online pool supply companies was not something they needed to concern themselves with. The division and heated debates were mostly between the brick and mortar store and online retailers and concerned the wide gap in pricing between the two and to some the unfair practice of online stores offering the same product for less than the brick and mortar owner could buy wholesale from their own distributor.

Buying Pool Products Online Versus Brick and Mortar

This is a touchy subject discussed among ourselves in the pool retail industry but also one that has affected not just the swimming pool industry but more and more mom and pop businesses in any retail situation in downtown USA.

Swimming Pool Weather is Near. Time to Begin Pool Safety Checklist

As we approach the beginning of the swimming pool season I have been contemplating on what I should wright about this year in the blog that was not already covered. Dare I repeat myself? Well, safety from injury or worse is always worth more than one mention in my mind so I will give a few pointers as May is National Water Safety Month.

Perhaps you have not even begun to think about the swimming pool yet as the Northeast weather has been rather cold and rainy in April but as a Yankee surely you know weather in New England and the east in general can turn on a dime and we could have a heat wave upon us before we know it. Rather than waiting till the last minute to check your swimming pool for what preparations you may need to complete before the opening let’s go over a few items that can increase your safety and reduce cost and aggravation in the long run.

Pool Party Tips

Time is running short to prepare your pool for a successful, safe party. It is time to look at your pool water and do some testing to make sure all your chemistry levels are where they should be and that your filter is running clean.

Clarifying the Flack on Flocculants & Clarifiers

Perhaps the most overused chemicals in the now vast array of pool chemicals, clarifiers and flocculants are often thought to be the “wonder chems” that will turn your water crystal clear in an instant.

Spring is Near and Pool Season is Upon Us

I thought it would be a good idea to offer cost effective tips on pool care and most important where not to cut corners specifically in the area of pool safety.
As we near Spring time we are thinking of opening our pools and readying ourselves for a full season of summer fun so the posts to follow will hopefully be enlightening, educational and helpful.