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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Supervise Young Children around Swimming Pools

Supervise Young Children around Swimming Pools

Having a backyard swimming pool is one of the best ways to get the most out of your home. In the summertime, your backyard swimming pool can serve as the social center of the entire neighborhood, and as children, neighbors, and family members relax in your clean, safe pool. But pools can also be dangerous, especially if there are young children living in your home or visiting. It's important that you supervise children whenever they are in or near your pool. It's also a good idea to provid...

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Pool Season Has Officially Begun!

Pool Season Has Officially Begun!

It's official! Pool season in South Florida is officially underway. The weather is now reliable enough to open your pool for the summer. There shouldn't be many more cool days or frigid nights. The sun should be out most of the time. And most of the stormy weather has probably passed for the season. If you haven't opened your pool yet this year, what are you waiting for? With most days sunny and well above 70 degrees F, it's the perfect time to slip on your suit and take a quick dip in you...

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Pools Offer a Healthy Way to Tire Out Overactive Children

Pools Offer a Healthy Way to Tire Out Overactive Children

Most parents have experienced times when their children are just a little too energetic. When kids are super excited, when they've had too much sugar, or even for no reason at all, sometimes it can be exhausting to moms and dads. Finding ways to keep overactive children occupied can be a full-time job for parents. But one of the easiest, best, and most effective ways to give children the activity they need while allowing them to use their socialization skills and have fun is to schedule time ...

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