One of the most critical steps of swimming pool maintenance is water balance. Typically, understanding water balance can also be one of the most confusing processes of pool maintenance. Because of its complexity, many pool owners don’t know everything they have to do to keep their pool safe, comfortable and corrosion free. Our team here at Paradise Oasis Pools has compiled a list of reasons why it is important to balance your pool water, as well as how to go about this general maintenance practice.
The plants you choose to surround your Bryan/College Station swimming pool should be carefully considered before any buying or digging takes place. Once your pool is in place, you may discover that it creates a sort of micro-climate. Heated pools can increase humidity levels, and intense sunlight can fry nearby landscaping. Plants can get splashing with chlorine and other pool and spa chemicals. The key is to find strong plants that can withstand the micro-climate of your pool, and are easy to maintain and still look great.
Summer is just around the corner, and the only thing hotter than the July sun will be the pool trends we are anticipating for the year ahead. If you are looking to upgrade or accessorize your background oasis, consider our list of the most in-demand features and functions for 2017.
Opening your pool is one of the biggest chores of Spring. For many, the real issue occurs when they see the color of the swimming pool. It is going to need some chemicals (and a little elbow grease) to make it clear again. We have compiled a checklist for properly opening your pool for the warmer months.
Pool heaters, in Texas, can stretch the swimming season to 10 months per year, versus 5-6 months without a pool heater. Most Texas pool owners that have heaters use them to take the chill out of the water on those warm days when the water is still too cold. Generally, late December through mid-February are months that even those with heaters do not use them due to the cost of operating them. However, there are outdoor pools in Texas that are heated and used year-round. Here are just a few of the many important reasons to invest in a pool heater even if you live in Texas.
In Texas, the heat of the summer months can cause swimming pool temperatures to increase to the point of being too warm for comfort. Conversely, the spring, fall and winter months can cause swimming pool temperatures to decrease to the point of being too cool for comfort. Depending on what months you like to swim most in, opting to have a Glacier Pool Cooler or a pool heater can be a great investment.
While a traditional pool requires a lot of maintenance, Endless Pools require very little maintenance. On average, a few minutes each week is require to test the water and add some regular household bleach. In addition, the Endless Pool cartridge filter needs to be replaced every so often, depending upon pool use. The copper/silver cartridges used to kill bacteria and algae, also need to be replaced regularly. This article will discuss the maintenance required for Endless Fastlane Pools.
Chlorine pools have been common for residential pools ever since their inception. Adding chlorine to your swimming pool to maintain clean and healthy water is relatively simple and cheap. However, recently there has been a push towards salt water pools as the advantages of setup and maintenance seem to outweigh those of a chlorinated pool. This article will discuss the facts of each type of pool water so you can better understand which one is best for your pool.
Chlorine pools have been common for residential pools ever since their inception. Adding chlorine to your swimming pool to maintain clean and healthy water is relatively simple and cheap. However, recently there has been a push towards salt water pools as the advantages of setup and maintenance seem to outweigh those of a chlorinated pool. This article will discuss the pros and cons of both, so that you can decide which is the better fit for your pool.
The interior finish of a pool can transcend its design to a whole new level of style and grace. There are multiple types of pool finishes to choose from, and each type comes in an array of materials, colors and textures.