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Best Dog Ramps and Stairs for Above Ground Pools

Best Dog Ramps and Stairs for Above Ground Pools

The swimming pool has long been considered the epitome of the great summer oasis. From the crystal clear water inviting you in, to the gentle relaxation it brings with your pink flamingo floating raft, it’s full of fun for everyone from your toddler to your Aunt Edna and Uncle Albert.  All of that is fine and dandy, but what about the other members of your family? I’m talking about the furry 4-legged members who love to be included in family...
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Best Inflatable Hot Tubs for 2019

Best Inflatable Hot Tubs for 2019

Installing a permanent hot tub can be an expensive and stressful undertaking and beyond the reach of many people. For this reason, they have often been a sign of luxury and comfort, and not something everyone could afford to have in their home. Luckily, in the past few years, a range of high-quality and affordable inflatable hot tubs have hit the market, meaning hot tub ownership is within reach of anyone. A hot tub can be one of the most...
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How to Drain an Above Ground Pool – Easy Method

How to Drain an Above Ground Pool – Easy Method

We take extraordinary measures to preserve the water and avoid the nightmare of draining our pools.  Unfortunately, whether for health or repairs, the day will come when we must drain and refill our pools. It’s not a fun process, but it doesn’t have to be a weekend long burden either.  With a few tips, you can reduce the time it takes and even improve the efficiency of the process. Here’s how to drain an above ground pool, the easy way....
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11 Money Saving Tips to Reduce Pool Maintenance Costs [Infographic]

11 Money Saving Tips to Reduce Pool Maintenance Costs [Infographic]

Many pool owners would agree their pool is a hole in the ground filled with water they throw money into. Jokes aside, there is no getting around the fact that a pool is a big investment of both time and money. Aside from the upfront installation costs, the ongoing maintenance can be a drain on the pocketbook. To save money on pool maintenance costs, here are 11 money saving tips that can help below. We also created the perfect infographic...
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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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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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