Fall Is Here, Time to Close Your Pool

UV PoolsBlog, Pool Maintenance

We’re oftentimes asked when the best time is to close a pool for a season.  There are various factors which dictate when you ought to close the pool, from water temperature to the quantity of debris which could get inside the pool.  The industry standard includes “opening your pool early and closing the pool late”.  While that is the standard, … Read More

When Do You Know It’s Time to Get A Pool Renovation?

UV PoolsBlog, Pool 101

There isn’t anything you love more than swimming in your pool all summer; however, admit it – it is looking a bit rough this year. Is it time for a pool renovation? Read on about these 5 signs your pool may need a bit of restoration:   Fading Colors and Patterns on the Vinyl Liner   Is the color on … Read More

Surf Vs. Turf: Competitive Running and Swimming

UV PoolsBlog, Pool 101

A surf and turf is a great supper for those of us who eat meat; the delicate flavour of lobster or other seafood paired with bold taste of steak. The combo is aesthetically appealing because it brings sea and land together on your plate, uniting the two essential elements of that make up our Planet Earth. Just as swimming and … Read More

Swimming Etiquette 101

UV PoolsBlog, Pool 101

Etiquette is important wherever you go; upscales restaurants, driving around, the maximum of 12 items express checkout at the grocery store, you always need good etiquette so the people around you won’t be tapping their foot and sighing about how impolite you are. The pool is no exception to this rule, except that it’s a bit harder to tap your … Read More

Slippery When Wet

UV PoolsBlog, Equipment Main, Pool Equipment, Pool 101

When we’re on surfaces that aren’t properly gripping, we find ourselves slipping and tripping. That’s not an old saying, but it sounds like one, and it might as well be because it’s good advice. Metaphorically, it might mean “when you’re in a situation you don’t have a handle on, you may make avoidable mistakes”; literally, it means tractionless, wet surfaces … Read More

Closing Your Pool for Winter

UV PoolsBlog, Pool Maintenance

It’s that time of year again; the time before it’s actually cold, but when the dread of winter starts taking its hold over Winnipeg. The stores start filling with Halloween candy and back to school deals, pumpkin spice lattes abound on social media. It’s a melancholy time, where we reflect on the fun things we did during the summer, while … Read More

The Best Time of Day To Take A Swim

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Good morning, good evening or good night! You’ve got a pool in your backyard, and you’ve decided to take the plunge, both metaphorically and literally, into improving your fitness through swimming. Congratulations to you; swimming is an excellent way to get fit. You want to build a schedule, so that you’ll be able to kick yourself if you don’t adhere … Read More

Cool Pool Toys

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It’s summertime, which means it’s time to keep cool, but we know you don’t just want to keep cool, you want to be cool. We’ve got good news; you’re already pretty cool, with that pool in your backyard; we bet all the neighborhood kids wish their parents were cool like the people with the pool. You know what else is … Read More

5 Gross Things About Public Pools

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You’re here, reading the blog of Winnipeg’s pool repair and renovation experts; that means you probably already have a pool. We’re really glad you do, because that means you don’t have to go to public pools. We don’t mean to sound too harsh, but public pools…are gross. You’re really better off having your own. There’s a few reasons why that … Read More

Pool Safety Tips!

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Hanging out by the pool is a ton of fun, and having pals over to enjoy a swim and the sun can be a laugh! It’s always funny until someone gets hurt, though; safety is no laughing matter! We’re going to put the jokes mostly on hold, because we don’t want to kid about kids being unsafe, and go over … Read More

The Chemicals in Your Pool

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You know pools  are a great place to swim, but what you might not know is that they have all kinds of chemicals. “Oh, I know!” you may be thinking “Pools has chlorine”. That’s true, but it has even more chemicals than that. Water, for example; I mean, it’s not what you’d traditionally think of as a chemical, but it … Read More

The Benefits of Swimming

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There’s nothing like a pool party in the summertime; having friends and family over to bask in the rays of the hot sun while cooling off in clear water is paradise. There’s no doubt that swimming is a fun way of spending a summer’s eve; what’s fun is sometimes the opposite of what’s good for us, but that’s not the … Read More