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Most Common Maintenance Mistakes Made by Pool Owners

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Having a custom pool installed in your backyard comes with a lot of excitement, but it is also important to ensure you understand all the various maintenance and upkeep needs before you get in too deep. One of the biggest mistakes homeowners make is not staying on top of their pool’s maintenance needs. While it may seem simple enough to take care of a pool (all you have to do is scoop the debris out, right?!), it is actually a bit more complicated than many …

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Outdoor Living Space Building Ideas (Part 1)

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One of the hottest home trends in recent years has been to improve your backyard living space by turning it into a welcoming, comfortable area to kick back and relax. This is especially true for homeowners in Texas and other warm climates, as they are able to enjoy their backyards year-round. With this in mind, it may be time to jump on the bandwagon, so to speak, and step up your outdoor living space game. If this is your first time tackling a backyard project …

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Tips for Upgrading Your Home Swimming Pool

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OK, so you have the home swimming pool that is the envy of all your neighbors, but it has become outdated over the years and could use a major facelift. What do you do? While many people feel remodeling or upgrading their home swimming pool is just too much work and not worth it, we are here to tell you that is not the case. In fact, upgrading your pool can be super simple and doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. …

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Most Popular Home Swimming Pool Features

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Simply deciding to have a home swimming pool installed is not where the decision-making process ends, unfortunately. There are tons of minute details and features that you will have to decide upon in order to make your pool truly yours. While this may seem daunting to the first-time homeowner, there is something exciting about customizing your home swimming pool and finding the features that speak to your style and aesthetics. These days there are many different options when it comes to swimming pool features and …

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Top Trends in Home Swimming Pool Design

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Swimming pools come in many different shapes and sizes – from traditional rectangular pools to oval and more unique, custom designs. If you are thinking about having a swimming pool installed in your backyard, you may want to see what others are doing. Swimming pool design trends evolve constantly, oftentimes depending on what features have hit the market. Thanks to the booming industry, homeowners now have more choices than ever when it comes to the design of their home pool and other backyard surroundings. From …

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Selling Your Home with a Pool? Here’s What You Should Know

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With Spring right around the corner, chances are some of you are thinking about putting your home on the market. While it is true that there is no ‘wrong’ time to sell a home, statistics show that waiting until Spring to market your home could pay off in the end. If the home you are thinking about selling has a swimming pool, there are a few things to keep in mind. Selling a home with a pool requires a bit more thought and attention to …

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How to Keep Pool Water from Freezing During the Winter

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Just like in most other states throughout the United States, it is essential in Texas for pool owners to freeze guard their pool when the temperature dips below freezing (32 degrees Fahrenheit). We recommend freeze guarding your pool for a degree or two above 32-degree F, as that is the temperature when the water will freeze. As you may be able to guess, freeze guard means to protect your pool water from freezing during the winter. If your pool is not properly prepared for the …

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Tips for Creating a Maintenance Schedule for Your Pool

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As any homeowner who has a pool in their backyard knows, it is of the utmost importance that you create a maintenance schedule for your pool right away. One of the biggest mistakes homeowners make is failing to stay on top of regular pool maintenance. We know it can be easy to lose sight of upkeep and maintenance when all you want to do is laze about in your crystal clear pool – but it is incredibly important for the pool’s longevity and overall health. …

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Common Signs Your Pool is Experiencing Plumbing Problems

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Having a pool in your backyard is a great luxury that many people benefit from. Not only is swimming an excellent form of exercise, but it also offers endless hours of entertainment and fun for the whole family. This is especially true for Texas residents, as the summers are hot, humid, and long. Thanks to the balmy weather the rest of the year, backyard pools can be utilized year-round in this part of the country. While you may love having a pool in your backyard, …

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Chlorine vs. Salt Water Pools: Which is Best?

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If you have a pool in your background already or have started shopping around for a custom pool, chances are you’ve stumbled upon the debate of chlorine vs. salt water pools. One of the greatest debate topics in the world of home pools, there are pros and cons to both chlorine and salt water pools. Chlorine is the most common chemical used to kill bacteria in swimming pools and Jacuzzis, however, in recent years people have been opting for salt water pools over chlorine because …