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How Often Should a Pool be Serviced?

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Having a swimming pool is an amazing luxury and great financial investment for your home, however, to keep it that way it must be properly cared for. It is summer here in Texas and that means spending a lot of time in your backyard and in your pool to try and keep cool in this harsh summer heat. With all the time, you are going to be spending in your backyard and in your pool, it is necessary that it is properly cleaned and serviced, for …

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Is your pool ready for the summer? 

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It’s everybody’s favorite time of year again. If you have experienced a summer here in Texas, then you know that means BBQ’s, backyard parties, and a lot of time spent in the pool trying to cope with the intense heat. With the change of seasons, it is always important to make sure you prepare your pool for the weather conditions. Your swimming pool is an investment, so of course, you want to make sure you are doing your best when it comes to properly taking …

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Post Rain Pool Tips

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Spring has definitely sprung here in Texas, which means rain, and lots of it. While we certainly can’t predict the weather, it’s safe to say we will see our fair share of rain in the coming weeks. In some cases, you may have a little heads up from the local weather forecasters that a storm is on its way, but other times you may be caught off guard. If you own a pool, a heavy rain can create quite the challenge. Not only does rain …

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Effect of Rain on Your Water Chemistry

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With March well on its way and April just around the corner, it’s time to start talking about how the rain can affect your pool’s water chemistry. Many pool owners don’t think about this fact, but rain is very acidic, which means it can throw your pool’s entire pH balance out of whack. Why does this matter? Not only can it cause an uncomfortable swim session, but the water can actually become corrosive and damage various parts of your pool. While a little bit of …

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  How to Avoid Algae Build-Up

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One of the biggest problems home pool owners face is algae build-up. Because algae are living marine creatures that can multiply at a rapid rate, they can be frustrating for pool owners. There are many reasons why algae may invade your pool, but one thing to keep in mind is that they need warm, sunny weather in order to thrive. Hello, Texas! Yes, because of the climate here in Texas, algae build-up is a much more common problem than in many other parts of the …

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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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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, …