Working with Pool Chemicals Can Be Risky

Working with Pool Chemicals Can Be Risky

Parents with teenagers often want to teach them responsibility and the value of a dollar by assigning them household chores. When teens earn an allowance by doing things like mowing the lawn, cleaning their rooms, or even helping out with the shopping or cooking, it not only gives them a little extra pocket change but also helps build their self-esteem. That's a worthwhile goal. But one job that shouldn't be assigned to teenagers is performing technical maintenance on the family pool. Poo...

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Pool Surfaces Don’t Last Forever

Pool Surfaces Don't Last Forever

Having a backyard swimming pool is a luxury and a blessing. It provides a fun, refreshing place for you to relax with your family and friends. And it adds value to the resale value of your home. But as any pool owner can tell you, having a pool is not maintenance-free. Keeping your pool clean and safe requires constant care and attention. And while it can be a lot of work, all that effort pays off when you are enjoying your pool on a hot summer's day. Pool Resurfacing Boca Raton -- Pool Ca...

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Before Buying a Pool, Factor in Hidden Costs

Before Buying a Pool, Factor in Hidden Costs

Installing a pool in your home's backyard is not a casual undertaking. The upfront construction costs of an in-ground pool can be substantial. Even an above ground pool can be costly to build. But the initial costs of having a pool built isn't the end of the expenses for homeowners. There are hidden costs that might not be immediately evident to anyone considering adding a pool to their home. Taxes and Insurance The first hidden expense is taxes. A pool can increase the value of your ho...

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Keep Pets, Pests, and Kids Out of Your Unattended Pool

Keep Pets, Pests, and Kids Out of Your Unattended Pool

Having a backyard swimming pool can be essential when you live in South Florida. Having someplace you can go for a quick dip to escape the region's hot and humid weather can make living here easier. But one of the biggest problems with owning a pool is safety. A backyard swimming pool can be a hazard to people who don't know how to swim, to toddlers, and to pets. So it's essential that you supervise your pool to prevent accidents. The problem is that most people can't be there to watch the...

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Pool Resurfacing Season Is Underway

Pool Resurfacing Season Is Underway

In-ground swimming pools need to be resurfaced periodically. How often depends on the type of pool you have. Cement pools need to be resurfaced approximately every 3 to 7 years. Fiberglass pools are more durable and require resurfacing every 15 to 30 years. It's a good idea to be proactive when it comes to resurfacing your pool. If you want until cracks, chips, or other problems appear on the pool's surface, it may be too late to prevent underlying damage. Pool Resurfacing Boca Raton --...

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Good Pool Fences Make Good Pool Neighbors

Good Pool Fences Make Good Pool Neighbors

Enjoying your backyard swimming pool means relaxing in unguarded fun and frivolity. You and your family can let loose and truly enjoy yourselves when you are splashing around in your bathing suits. But when prying eyes intrude on your family time, it can put a damper on your fun. Private time with your loved ones should be just that: Private. So if your neighbors or even people just passing by on the street or sidewalk are watching you, it may be time to consider adding a pool fence. Pool ...

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Is It Time to Resurface Your Pool?

Is It Time to Resurface Your Pool?

Swimming pools are built to last. Properly cared for and maintained, most in-ground swimming pools can last as long as the home itself. But the interior surface of the pool won't last forever. Eventually, after years of use, it may need to be resurfaced. So how can you tell if your backyard swimming pool needs to be resurfaced? Here are a few things to look for. Pool Resurfacing Boca Raton -- Leaking Water Perhaps the biggest indicator that pool resurfacing is in your short-term future ...

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How to Host the Best Pool Party of the Year

How to Host the Best Pool Party of the Year

If you have a backyard swimming pool, you already have the ideal location for the summer party of the season. Invite your family, friends, and neighbors over for fun in the sun around your pool. But to make your party a smashing success, you need to have all the right ingredients. As one of South Florida's leading pool service companies, we've seen our share of awesome pool parties. So you can take us at our word when we tell you that they all have the same essentials in common: Food and drin...

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Its Not Too Late to Save Your Pool Season

Its Not Too Late to Save Your Pool Season

If you haven't yet opened your backyard swimming pool season for the summer, don't worry. It's not too late. Yes, the Fourth of July has come and gone. Yes, the hottest weather of the summer is already here. And yes, most of your friends and neighbors have probably already had their pools open for weeks now, if not months. But we get it. Life can get in the way. In the spring and early summer, there are plenty of other things that can demand your attention, forcing you to move opening your...

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The ABCs of Swimming Pool Filters

The ABCs of Swimming Pool Filters

Keeping the water in your swimming pool clean and safe is critical to the health and safety of your family, friends, and neighbors who use your pool. Most backyard pools have pumps that push the pool water through specialized pool filters, which remove dirt, debris, and other impurities from the water before pumping the newly-cleaned water back into the pool. Pool filters are a critical step in maintaining the safety of your pool. But they also can be one of the most intimidating parts of ...

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