Pool Liner Coping and When to Repair

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Pool Coping has been around for hundreds if not thousands of years. Almost every pool has some form of coping which finishes off the transition from the pool wall to the pool deck. Most transitions are at 90 degrees (with vertical pool walls and horizontal pool concrete deck) and coping helps to make that corner safe for all. In Manitoba … Read More

Solar Heat For Your Pool

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Having solar heat would be the best and cheapest option would it not? In an ideal world, it probably would be, however we live in Winnipeg and our climate varies a lot from season to season. Solar systems are prone to leaks from frost, roof damage from leaking water, cooling your pool down at night if the diverter valve is … Read More

New Pool Technologies for Easier Pool Maintenance

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Within the last few years pool technologies have exploded. New pool automation products that make pool maintenance much easier are being released almost monthly. With their ease of use and minimal input effort, it is easy to figure out why these products are here to stay. Pool Cleaning Robots Automatic pool cleaners have been around for a long time while … Read More

Chloramines and The Effects of Chlorine on Your Pool

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Chloramines also known as combined chlorines are formed when free chlorine combines with organic matter. They carry the distinct “chlorine” smell that you may smell on an indoor pool or when your pool cover is lifted. The organic matter can be anything from decomposing leaves to body oils or even sun tan lotion. Chloramines eat up your available “free chlorine” … Read More

Why Is My Pool Ladder Rusting?

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Stainless steel pool ladders that have rusted or pitted are often a result of low ph in chlorine pools or too much/too little salt in salt water pools. Types of Stainless Steel: There are 2 main groups of stainless steel that your pool ladders could be made from. If you have a salt water pool you should have “marine grade” type … Read More

Understanding Your Pool pH Levels and What is Normal?

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The sun is out, the BBQ is ready to go and the pool is calling your name. UV Pools wants to help you enjoy your pool to the fullest, and we know that understanding your pool pH levels plays a big part in pool maintenance. It’s important to measure the amount of acid or alkaline in your pool water. If … Read More

3 Backyard Pool Games to Play with your Kids.

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Spending time with the family in your pool is a great source of quality time and can help build stronger relationships. Lounging around the pool is always nice, but introducing your kids to some fabulous pool games can really add some fun! Here are a couple water games that kids and parents will love to play. Game #1: Underwater scavenger hunt … Read More

What Does the Pool Drain Do?

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One of the questions we get asked most often is, what the purpose of the main drain in my swimming pool? The Main drain pot at the bottom of your pool provides increased mixing of the water in your pool. Provided it is hooked up on its own dedicated line. The water gets sucked through your drain and goes into … Read More

Torn and Shredded Pool Liner in Winnipeg

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If your pool liner has torn like in the picture to the left it is definitely time for a pool liner replacement. This means that your pool liner is very brittle and your pool is in need of makeover. If your pool liner is 20 years old then you are doing well and it is definitely time for a new liner. … Read More

Is It Time To Replace Your Pool Liner?

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At UV Pools, we understand just how important your pool is to you. We know you take good care of your pool in an effort to expand its lifespan. But, did you know that your pool could need a liner replacement, and you might not even realize it? UV Pools are experts on vinyl liner replacements. Here are some helpful … Read More

Welcome To UV Pools Winnipeg

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Welcome to UV Pools, a Winnipeg Pool Company that takes care of everything when it comes to your outdoor pool. As much as you enjoy your pool during the summer season in Winnipeg, you always dread when the cooler months arrive. When it’s time to close your pool, UV Pools can inspect it to see if it’s in need of … Read More

Damaged pool liner from rodent

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If your pool has leaked out over the winter or you have pumped it down, it is best to keep it covered. This keeps the liner out of the sun as well as keeps rodents from eating through your pool liner. Pictured left is a liner that was shredded by a rodent. This pool was in need of a new … Read More