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What Pool Accessories Should You Have on Standby?

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Every Pool Owner Needs Certain Accessories Swimming pools are one of the best investments you can make. It has many purposes, such as giving you a chance to cool off on hot summer days and allowing you to engage in efficient low-impact exercises. However, while pools are a fun investment, they require a lot of work. You have to be consistent with your upkeep, or your pool may experience serious complications. Caring for and maintaining your pool is not hard, but it does take some …

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Soil and Pool Construction

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Certain Soil Types Can Delay Your Pool Construction Very few things are as exciting as starting construction on a brand-new pool. Not only does it transform the aesthetic of your backyard, but it also gives you a place to relax, cool off, and have fun. Swimming pools are a welcome addition to virtually all homes. However, before you can enjoy the benefits of this new amenity, you must first begin pool construction. Pool construction is a complicated process that involves many people and pieces. What …

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What to Expect During Your First Meeting with Your Pool Builder

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First Meetings with Pool Builders are Important Once you have made the decision to add a custom pool to your backyard, it is time to meet with an experienced pool builder, such as the ones at Mid City Custom Pools. It’s a good thing to keep in mind that building a pool at certain points of the year may make it easier to build your pool faster and without as many delays, which might play a role in your decision to build a pool. However, …

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How to Utilize Your Outdoor Space Over 4th of July Weekend

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The 4th of July is the Perfect Time for an Outdoor Party As we continue through 2020 and into the summer months, we inch closer and closer to the 4th of July. Independence Day is the day Americans all across the country celebrate our nation declaring independence from Great Britain. It’s the day we celebrate the birth of our nation. 4th of July weekend is often full of celebrations that include cooling off at the lake, grilling burgers and hot dogs, getting together with friends …

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Summer Pool Care Tips

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Caring for Your Pool is Crucial Over the Summer With summer knocking on our doors, the time to take full advantage of your swimming pool is now! The days will be longer and hotter, so you’re going to need something to do all day that’ll keep you cool. While pools are the perfect amenity to have around the summer, they are still a lot of work. You can’t enjoy all the good things about your pool without putting in the time and effort to ensure …

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How the Summer Heat Can Affect Your Pool

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Your Pool Is Not Impervious to the Heat With each passing day, we inch closer and closer to summer. The start of summer means that the days will only get even hotter. One of the best ways to stay cool during the summer is by taking a dip into the waters of a swimming pool. Not only are pools great for escaping the summer heat, but they also provide you with a host of other benefits, such as staying active, entertainment for the family, and …

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COVID-19 and Pool Builders

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COVID-19 Has Impacted Many Businesses The world is currently facing an unprecedented crisis that threatens the lives of millions across the globe. In December 2019, a novel coronavirus was discovered in a food market in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, which is now being officially referred to as COVID-19. The virus quickly spread across the entirety of China, and eventually, it made its way outside of the Chinese borders, infiltrating surrounding countries. In due time, it reached far away countries on different continents, including the …

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What is the Perfect Pool Temperature?

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Different Temperatures Are Needed For Different Situations While winter is still in full swing, spring and summer are just around the corner. If you are a pool owner, that means you are inching closer and closer to being able to use your pool again. Even if you have a pool heater, the outdoor temperature may still be too cold to swim. Most pool heaters don’t work as efficiently in temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit (F). As the weather begins to warm up, people are mentally …

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The History of Swimming Pools

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Pools Span Throughout Human History For many years, swimming pools have been viewed as luxuries in many cultures and countries around the world. In today’s era, pools have become commonplace in various corners of the globe. Virtually every country has swimming pools. Because the majority of the world has become so familiar with pools, no one stops to wonder when the first pools first appeared. Were they always a part of our culture, or did they only just make their appearance in human history? Pools …

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How to Maintain a Spa

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Maintaining Your Spa Ensures It Lasts a Lifetime Adding a spa or hot tub to your backyard oasis puts you on the fast track to a life of ultimate relaxation. It provides you with an easy to access spot to unwind and relax after a long, stressful day. While having a spa will undoubtedly improve your overall quality of life, it isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. Your spa can’t function at its best without some tender loving care from you. To optimize your overall hot …