How Do I Know if My Pool is Leaking?

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Determining whether your pool has a leak or is simply losing water due to evaporation can be difficult. A leak should be taken seriously because it can lead to long-term damage to your pool structure. On the other hand, evaporation is completely normal and an expected process for every pool. Most pools lose an average of a ¼-inch every day. … Read More

Why Should I Choose a Rubber Surface for My Pool Deck?

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Designing the perfect pool oasis consists of more than just your pool itself. Homeowners have to think about the entire experience that they are creating for their family and their guests. You may be enticed by those clear blue waters, but you first have to walk over the decking option you select. There are plenty of choices out there ranging … Read More

Need Help Troubleshooting Chemical Odors from My Pool

Jacob KettnerPool Maintenance

Have you ever been to the pool during the summer only to be hit with the overwhelming chemical odor? This smell can easily assault your nostrils and cause you to spend less time enjoying your backyard oasis. Most people believe that the smell is related to high chlorine levels in the water, while others believe that it is perfectly normal. … Read More

Time is Coming to Replace Inefficient Pool Equipment

Jacob KettnerBlog, Equipment Main, Pool Equipment

All appliances and mechanical devices will eventually reach the end of their lifespan, and your pool equipment is no exception. There will come a time when every homeowner has to replace their inefficient pool equipment with a much better upgrade. However, some of these expenses can run anywhere from $150 to $800. You should definitely be aware of the signs … Read More

Eco-Friendly Rubber Pavers

Jacob KettnerRubberized Deck Coatings, Video

You probably plan to spend a lot of time around your pool during this spring and summer season. Unfortunately, the concrete that’s currently there is scorching hot on the soles of your feet. Children tend to fall and injure themselves on the hard surface, and the extreme temperatures only make it worse. In fact, the patio area that surrounds your … Read More

What is a Salt Water Pool?

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Have you started to hear more and more about salt water pools? This natural alternative to the chlorinated aroma of traditional pools is one of the fastest growing trends in the industry. Many homeowners and business owners love the way the water feels and smells compared to a pool with chlorine. They get all of the same benefits of a … Read More

What Signs Indicate You Need a Pool Liner Replacement?

Jacob KettnerLiner Replacements

Replacing your pool liner is one of the most expensive aspects of upkeep for your swimming pool. The national average comes to approximately $2,000 to replace a vinyl liner, marking a significant chunk of change for most homeowners. It makes sense that you would want to wait until the last possible minute to consider replacing your pool liner with costs … Read More

Indoor Swimming Pool Maintenance

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Swimming is the most popular recreational activity for children in some parts of the world. It makes sense that parents would want to provide a way for everyone to enjoy the water year-round. Maybe this is why indoor swimming pools have become so trendy over the years. They can keep the kids occupied while the adults focus on their own … Read More

Should I Use Rubber Pavers on My Patio?

Jacob KettnerRubberized Deck Coatings

Installing a backyard pool can dramatically alter the appearance of your backyard, but the materials you use around it matter too. When it comes to designing the patio area surrounding your pool, most homeowners quickly become stumped. What materials should you choose to give your backyard oasis both form and function? Concrete, wood, asphalt, and rubber are all valid contenders … Read More

Are Pool Covers Really Effective?

Jacob KettnerBlog, Covers – Main, Pool Renovations

You have been considering covering your pool during the off-season and maybe even when it isn’t currently in use. Investing in a pool cover sounds like a great idea, but is it really effective enough to warrant using one? Some families wonder whether a pool cover is really going to help keep their pool clean and prevent evaporation. After all, … Read More