The Pump Is the Heart of Your Swimming Pool

The Pump Is the Heart of Your Swimming Pool

Swimming pool water needs to be recirculated in order to remove impurities like dirt, debris, and potentially harmful bacteria. Moving your pool water through a filter helps keep your pool clean and safe. The pool pump is what keeps the water recirculating. The pump pushes the water through your pool filter to be cleaned before pushing it back out to rejoin the rest of the water. Keeping your pump running effectively is key to the safety of your pool. But how often should you run your pump...

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Planning the Perfect Pool Party

Planning the Perfect Pool Party

It's summer! And you know what that means!  It's pool party season! This year, your pool party can be the hit of the summer social season. All you need is the perfect combination of good food, great songs, and the coolest companions. To help get your summer pool season started, here's a list of everything you need to plan your pool party summer fun. Pool Service Boca Raton -- Kick Out the Jams Great music is the fuel of any successful party. Plan your pool party playlist so that it ...

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Get Your Pool Ready for Summer’s Hottest Months

Get Your Pool Ready for Summer’s Hottest Months

When the mercury in the thermometer starts to head toward triple-digit territory, most homeowners are happy with their decision to install a swimming pool in their backyard. Jumping in a cool pool is the perfect antidote to summer's hottest weather. Those sweltering temperatures are right around the corner. So the last thing you want when the weather turns hot is to have a pool that is dirty, cloudy, or out of service altogether. The time to schedule your regular pool maintenance is right ...

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Handling Pool Chemicals Best Left to the Experts

Handling Pool Chemicals Best Left to the Experts

While pools provide a safe, enjoyable place to relax with family and friends right in your own backyard, keeping your pool in optimal condition requires the use of a lot of potentially dangerous chemicals and equipment. Handling chlorine and other common pool chemicals requires the use of rubber gloves, goggles, and other personal protective equipment. And while many homeowners choose to take on the duties of maintaining and cleaning their pool on their own, it can be risky. A better plan...

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Getting Ready for the Rare Florida Freeze

Getting Ready for the Rare Florida Freeze

Once in a great while, Florida gets a taste of the kind of winter weather most of the rest of the country has to deal with every year. Snow, ice, and freezing temperatures in Florida is rare, but occasionally it does happen. Depending on which part of the state you live in, it could be once every few years or once in a lifetime. For your backyard swimming pool, preparing for wintry weather is usually quite simple. Here are some tips to help your pool survive the rare Florida freeze. Poo...

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Schedule Extra Pool Cleaning Services for the Holidays

Schedule Extra Pool Cleaning Services for the Holidays

While it's unlikely South Florida residents will enjoy a White Christmas, there's a very good chance that they may be able to enjoy their holiday celebration poolside. One of the best things about living in South Florida is that it's warm enough to use your backyard swimming pool pretty much all year round -- including the holidays. So if your pool will be part of your holiday party, it's a good idea to schedule an additional cleaning appointment with Eagle Pools. Pool Service Boca Raton -...

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Schedule Big Repairs for the End of the Swimming Season

Schedule Big Repairs for the End of the Swimming Season

Maintaining a swimming pool requires due diligence all year round. In addition to the regular cleaning, skimming, and balancing of chemicals, there are upgrades, repairs, and other more involved maintenance projects to perform. Whenever possible, it usually is most cost-effective to schedule big repairs such as equipment replacement, pool painting, or major repairs after the summer swimming season is over. Pool Service Boca Raton -- When to Schedule Repairs From an operational perspecti...

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How to Prepare Your Pool for a Hurricane

How to Prepare Your Pool for a Hurricane

Hurricane season is in full force. East Texas has already been devastated by one hurricane and now another is bearing down on South Florida. Strong winds, heavy rains, and flooding caused by hurricanes are not only dangerous to people, but also property. But you can minimize the risk to your swimming pool by taking these simple steps to prepare it for a hurricane. Pool Service Boca Raton -- Don't Drain Your Pool Whether you have an in-ground pool or an above-ground version, it's importa...

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Maybe It’s Finally Time You Hired a Pool Service

Maybe It’s Finally Time You Hired a Pool Service

Everybody loves having their own backyard swimming pool. But not everybody loves having to clean and maintain it. Homeowners who choose to do the work of cleaning and maintaining their pools on their own often discover that it's a lot more work than they bargained for. Taking care of your pool isn't something that can be done just once or twice per season. It's an ongoing project that requires a lot more attention than most people have time for. Pool Service Boca Raton -- Warning Signs...

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Tips for Avoiding Sunburn This Summer Swim Season

Tips for Avoiding Sunburn This Summer Swim Season

This time of year, the sun's rays are at their most intense. So the risk of sunburn is also at its highest. Overexposure to the sun can cause painful sunburn, peeling, and even blistering. But it also can have long-term effects on your body, including increasing the risk of skin cancer and causing wrinkles to form prematurely. Pool Service Boca Raton -- Protecting Your Skin from the Sun The best way to prevent sunburn is to stay out of the sun as much as possible. While it may not be po...

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