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Ultimate Above Ground Pool Buyer’s Guide

Ultimate Above Ground Pool Buyer’s Guide

At first glance, buying an above ground pool may seem like a purchase that is obviously easier and less expensive than its in-ground counterpart. And you would be correct, but don’t make the mistake of assuming it’s a quick, Saturday morning trip to the store; or a simple browsing and ordering online. We've done the thorough research to help you with your decision in buying the best above ground pool.This step should be preceded by a few others which we...
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11 Best Goggles For Swimming – Top 2017 Picks

11 Best Goggles For Swimming – Top 2017 Picks

Accessories are an important item to consider for pool fun purchases. From ​rafts to floating coolers, diving rings to fountains and lights, there are many items available to enhance your pool experience. Depending on your needs, swimming goggles are most likely on the top of that list of pool accessory necessities. So let’s take a look at the best swimming goggles options based on Amazon.com customer reviews and ratings, shall we? 1. SealBuddy Panoramic Premium Swimming Goggles SealBuddy PV10 Panoramic...
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9 Easy Steps to Open an Above Ground Pool

9 Easy Steps to Open an Above Ground Pool

After a long, cold winter, opening your pool can seem like a daunting task. Pool covers can attract some serious debris and dirt, and it can seem like the pool will never be clean. But don’t fret. If you follow this list of simple instructions, you’ll have your pool open, clean, and ready for fun in no time. Now let's dive in and learn how to open an above ground pool for the summer. 1. Clean and Drain Your Winter CoverCleaning...
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How to Shock an Above Ground Pool – Easy Method

How to Shock an Above Ground Pool – Easy Method

If you have an above ground pool, you know how quickly that water can turn from pristine to algae pit. Shocking back to something swimmable is necessary not only for aesthetic appeal, but also our health. It’s not too terribly complicated or expensive, but it does require the right chemicals in the right proportions administered at the right time.Earlier, we mentioned the importance of maintaining a healthy pool. This is particularly true because stagnant pool water can become a breeding...
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10 Best Pool Toys To Buy This Summer

10 Best Pool Toys To Buy This Summer

Nothing beats a day by the pool in the summer. Even if you’re not a big swimmer, spending a day outside by the water is the perfect way to relax. If you’re planning a summer by the water, you’re in luck! We’ve put together a list of this summer’s most fun, exciting, and best pool toys for the summer, so kids of all ages can enjoy their time swimming.Check out the 10 pool toys below that we believe will make...
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Best Above Ground Pool Heaters – Top 5 Picks for 2017

Best Above Ground Pool Heaters – Top 5 Picks for 2017

Above ground pools are a fantastic investment for summer fun for many families. If you happen to live in a warmer southern climate, then you get to enjoy your pool time even longer.So what about those in more temperate climates? Is there a way for others to extend their summer pool time fun? Absolutely!Pool heaters come in a variety of options today, from powerful natural gas and electric models to energy and cost efficient solar models.So if you're not quite...
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Best Above Ground Pool Robotic Cleaners (Top 5 Picks)

Best Above Ground Pool Robotic Cleaners (Top 5 Picks)

Keeping your pool clean is an essential part of the daily maintenance for a healthy pool life. Ensuring the pool is free from debris will not only improve its appearance, but will also improve its longevity and cut down on the cost of chemicals for water treatment. So let’s be honest – we know it’s essential, but who wants to spend an hour or 2 every day sweeping and skimming their pools to maintain optimum cleanliness? I hear crickets chirping.Alas,...
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How to Fix a Cloudy Pool Quickly and Easily

How to Fix a Cloudy Pool Quickly and Easily

For swimming pool owners, a cloudy pool is a common occurrence that can occur overnight. Because of this, it can be a time-consuming and difficult process to clear cloudy pool water. We're Going to Explain How To Fix a Cloudy Pool Easily and Quickly So You Can Get Back To Swimming Today.  It’s not easy to fix this problem, especially if you don’t know what causes it. However, if you know the main causes you can easily fix it without...
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Vacuuming Above Ground Pools

Vacuuming Above Ground Pools

Though smaller, above ground pools still largely require the same cleaning and maintenance as their in-ground counterparts. However, much of the task can be streamlined with a vacuum (again, just like in-ground pools). There are many vacuums designed to clean above ground pools, but their functionality tends to be rather similar.Let's "dive" into some of the details involved with vacuuming above ground pools​. Choosing a VacuumIs cheaper always better? No, but then again, neither is more expensive. Above ground pools may...
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What is the Difference Between Free Chlorine and Total Chlorine?

What is the Difference Between Free Chlorine and Total Chlorine?

So we get the question "what is the difference between free chlorine and total chlorine" more than you would imagine. So we decided to write about it and clear up any confusion. One of the most frustrating aspects of maintenance for new pool owners is ensuring accurate proportions of chemicals. How much chlorine is needed? Since when is there more than one type of chlorine? Our goal is to help ease the frustration when cleaning and maintaining your pool, so in...
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10 Amazing Health Benefits of Cold Water Swimming [Infographic]

10 Amazing Health Benefits of Cold Water Swimming [Infographic]

Swimming in cold water may not sound very appealing at first until you realize the incredible benefits you gain from it. There is proven research that shows taking cold showers, ice baths and submerging yourself in cold water will do amazing things for your mind and body. It can literally "change your life" according to many people who practice this on a consistent basis.  Going for a short swim and being totally submerged in cold water will have the most dramatic effect of...
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