Blog/News

11 Jul

Part 1: Electric Pool Safety Barriers

by PoolMax

All responsible pool owners must have safety protocol in place to protect children, guests, pets, and others from hurting themselves near the pool. In addition to teaching people about proper pool safety, like not running near the pool or not swimming without a partner, you can employ different types of barriers to control when people use your swimming pool. There are two main categories of pool safety barriers: electric and physical. In part one of this guide, we will explore different types of electric pool safety barriers that you may use in your home or business.

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5 Jul

Save Money by Reducing Your Pool Pump's Energy Usage

by PoolMax

Your pool pump is one of the biggest energy users in your pool's circulation system. If you're tired of paying higher-than-expected electricity bills in the summer, you may be able to cut back on your pump usage to lower your overhead. In the guide below, we will explain how to save money by reducing your pool pump's energy usage this summer.

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27 Jun

Unexpected Benefits of Swimming Lessons

by PoolMax

If you're having trouble justifying the cost or time commitment of swimming lessons, you'll be pleased to know that there are a number of extra benefits to taking these classes. Whether you're trying to enroll your child in a summer activity program or you're an adult learning to swim for the first time, you can get a lot more out of swimming lessons than strokes and breathing techniques. Check out some of these unexpected benefits of swimming lessons so you can determine if they're the right choice for you.

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20 Jun

When Should I Replace My Pool Cover?

by PoolMax

Pool covers can be expensive, which is why it's always best to invest in a quality cover that is going to last for a long time. Even the best products on the market won't last forever though, so you will eventually need to consider getting a new one. This brings up a valid question: When should I replace my pool cover? The information below will help you determine just that.

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14 Jun

Understanding Pool Algae: What It Is and How to Control It

by PoolMax

Algae control is one of the biggest headaches in swimming pool maintenance. Some homeowners are lucky enough to avoid algae blooms altogether, but most have to conquer at least one in their lifetimes. Whether you're dealing with algae now or you just want to prepare yourself for the future, the guide below will help you get a better understanding of what algae is and how you can control it.

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5 Jun

Top 5 Swimming Pool Games for Kids

by Pool Max

Swimming is fun on its own, but it's even more fun when you have games to play at the pool. From classics like Marco Polo to more modern games, there are plenty of opportunities for you to have a great time with your little one. Listed below are our top 5 favorite swimming pool games for kids, along with instructions for how to play each of them.

 

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30 May

Why You Should Wash Your Body BEFORE Using the Pool

by Pool Max

The concept of washing your body before getting into the swimming pool is a little strange to most people. Why would you bother to rinse your body with water when you're about to jump in a pool full of it? There are a number of benefits that come with pre-swim rinses, which is why many pool owners we've worked with have installed outdoor showers by their pools for guests to use before they swim. Here is a look at why washing before swimming is so important to the maintenance and lifetime of your swimming pool.

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26 May

New Residential Pool Construction

by PoolMax

Take a look at this new inground sports pool we are building. It features a sun shelf for lounging, two skimmers and a high velocity filtration system.

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23 May

Types and Uses of Pool Retaining Walls

by PoolMax

If you have a sloped backyard, you have probably already explored the idea of getting a pool retaining wall. This is a special wall installed to hold back dirt in a sloped yard so the swimming pool can be constructed on a flat surface. To give you a better understanding of this concept, let's take a look at different types and uses of pool retaining walls.

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16 May

Public Swimming Pool Safety Tips

by PoolMax

Playing in your own backyard swimming pool can be a lot of fun, but not everyone has the opportunity to do that. Whether you're on vacation, living in an area that doesn't allow pools, or you are waiting for yours to be installed, you may be inclined to take a trip to a public pool. It is imperative that you practice proper public pool safety in order to ensure that you and your family are safe at all times. The tips below will help you do just that.

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9 May

How Trees Impact In-Ground Pool Construction

by PoolMax

Are you thinking about installing an in-ground swimming pool in a yard full of trees? If so, there are some scenarios you need to prepare for. Whether you decide to keep the trees or get rid of some of them, you need to be aware of how trees impact in-ground swimming pool construction. Here is a closer look at what might be in store for you.

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2 May

Getting a Swimming Pool Loan

by PoolMax

It's no secret that in-ground swimming pools are somewhat pricey, even if you work with an affordable pool installation company. If you are looking to install a pool but need money to do so, you may seek out a swimming pool loan. You could get this through a traditional bank or through a swimming pool lender, depending on the nature of your credit and your pool project as a whole. Let's take a look at the process of getting a swimming pool loan so you can know what to expect along the way.

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25 Apr

Simple Ways to Cool Down Your Pool Water

by PoolMax

Most of us spend a great deal of time anxiously waiting for the weather to warm up to get the pool water to the right temperature. What happens when that warming effect goes too far though? In the peak of the summer, many homeowners find themselves avoiding their sparkling swimming pool because the water is simply too hot to swim in. In this discussion, we will go over some simple ways to cool down your pool water so you can enjoy your pool on those hot summer days.

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18 Apr

How to Conserve Swimming Pool Water

by PoolMax

Tired of topping off your pool water? Feel like you're wasting more water than you should? If so, there are a number of ways you can reduce your water usage and save yourself money along the way. The guide below explains how to conserve swimming pool water so you can help the planet and your wallet at the same time.

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11 Apr

How to Extend Your Pool Season

by PoolMax

Who says you can only use your pool for 2-3 months out of the year? After making an investment in such an amazing home feature, you might as well get the most out of it. You can't control the weather, but there are some steps you can take to make your pool usable even longer. Here is a guide explaining how to extend your pool season.

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4 Apr

Choosing the Right Pool Cleaning Machine

by PoolMax

Pool cleaners play a crucial role in swimming pool maintenance. There are several types of pool cleaning machines on the market, and some may be better suited for your needs than others. Before you spend money on a product that isn't right for you, check out this guide for choosing the right pool cleaning machine.

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30 Mar

Should I Let My Dog in My Swimming Pool?

by PoolMax

It's no secret that dogs love to swim. If you have a swimming pool in your backyard, you may be tempted to let your pet in on your backyard fun. Before you do that though, you need to understand the risks and maintenance issues that come with dogs in swimming pools so you can be prepared for the future. The information below answers the age-old question of "Should I let my dog in my swimming pool?"

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21 Mar

Fixing Water Loss Issues in Swimming Pools

by PoolMax

Do you feel like you're topping off your swimming pool water more often than you should? If so, you may be dealing with a water loss issue. There are a number of factors that can lead to water loss in a swimming pool, and some of them are easier to solve then others. In this guide, we will go over how to fix water loss issues in swimming pools so you can preserve your pool's water level.

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14 Mar

Keep Your Swimming Pool Water Clear

by PoolMax

One of the most critical steps in pool maintenance is finding a way to keep your swimming pool water clear. Green water, brown water, and murky water can all make a fantastic swimming pool seem completely unappealing. Professional pool maintenance should ensure that your water stays clean and clear, but here are some go-to tips if your water ever starts looking less-than-perfect.

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