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Pool Types to Consider

Considering a pool for your home and are confused over what kind of pool to get installed? Here is a primer on five pool types you could consider Read More

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How to Hire the Right Pool Contractor

If you are planning to get a pool constructed in your backyard, you certainly must have considered hiring a pool contractor. Hiring the right contractor is crucial if you want a pool that lasts long, is aesthetic and well planned. Among the most important aspects while choosing a pool contractor is getting your research right. Carry out a background check on whether the contractor has the license to install a pool. Also ensure that you get a guarantee or a warranty and understand all the terms and condition written therein. Ensure that the contractor is insured so there is … Read More

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Swim Spa or Pool?

If you are in a dilemma over whether to choose a pool or a swim spa, here are some reasons why a swim spa might be a better idea. A swim spa offers a better opportunity than a pool in terms of relaxation and therapy. Swim spas can also be used throughout the year irrespective of the weather. If you have kids and want to splash around in the hot spa in the winter, a swim spa is a better idea than a pool. Swim spas can be used indoors because of their modular structure. You could install them … Read More

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Benefits of Vinyl-liner Pools

If you are a busy professional without the luxury of time, vinyl pool liners are great for you. There are many advantages when it comes to vinyl-liner pools when compared to fiberglass or concrete pools.Here is a list of some of those advantages: Vinyl-liner pools are not expensive, so if you are looking to get a pool designed on a budget, vinyl is the way to go. Pools can be quite a drain on your pocket and it is always better to choose a material that is less expensive and yet sturdy. Low on maintenance Vinyl-liner pools are easier … Read More

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Fixing the Problem of Cloudy Water in your Pool

Not having any debris doesn’t mean that your swimming pool is clean. If the water in your pool is cloudy, it not only makes your pool look uninviting, but it also means that your pool water is very dirty. There are many reasons for your pool water getting cloudy. The process of cleaning cloudy water is not only difficult, but it is very time consuming as well. Some of the reasons include filtration problems, increased swimmer usage and lack of chlorine. The main causes of your pool water getting cloudy: The environment around your pool Whatever surrounds your pool … Read More

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10 Ways a Pool Can Transform Your Home Into a Palace

You know when can a house be considered successful? When it becomes a pleasant place to live in. When every article of home décor you have in the house, is beautiful and meaningful to you. When your home is your palace – a fortress of safety, a manor of exquisite taste and a mansion where warm memories are made. There are several ways you can achieve this and adding a pool to the outer space is one of the most lavish and elegant methods of doing so. A pool can in fact, transform your entire space and well life! … Read More

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All About Pool Paints

So your pool has now been installed in your yard, but it is not quite complete because you haven’t chosen the right paint for it. Or you have an old pool that needs a fresh coat of paint to look good. What kind of paint you choose depends entirely on what the surface is like. If your pool has already been painted before, but you are not aware of the kind of paint it has, you can wipe some solvent alcohol and xylene on a certain area. If the coating becomes soft when you use only alcohol, it could … Read More

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Fiberglass Pools vs Concrete Pools

You have decided to install a pool in your yard, but are unsure about what kind of pool to choose. You have heard terms such as fiberglass pools or concrete pools, but aren’t sure what they mean. You have come to the right place. Here are some differences between the two kinds of pools: List of differences If you are the kind of person who is looking to install a pool on a budget, the fiberglass pool is an attractive proposition for you. Fiberglass is easier to install and you can get the whole project done in a fortnight. … Read More

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Gunite Pools: What are they all About?

The most common dilemma when it comes to choosing a certain kind of pool over another is whether it is cost-effective, easy to maintain and install, and still looks good. When it comes to gunite too, the owner is bound to ask similar questions. Before that, the owner will also wonder what the material is all about. Both gunite and concrete contain cement, but while concrete has a mix of large and fine particles, gunite is composed of fine particles. A huge advantage when it comes to using gunite is that it sets faster and dries quicker than concrete … Read More

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Building an Aromatherapy Pool

After a tiring day at work, it is wonderful to look forward to a relaxing bath in a spa or pool which will ease your tired muscles and slowly lull you into a deep slumber. If the pool is indoors and has temperature-controlled water, then a few drops of aromatic oil or scented salts can provide the right setting for a late evening. While manufacturers of hot tubs and temperature-controlled pools just provide you with the required components and fittings, it is up to you to create a setting for an enjoyable bathing experience. Aromatherapy pool facilities Since you … Read More

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