‘How Often Should I Drain My Pool?’

‘How Often Should I Drain My Pool?’

Draining a swimming pool and replacing all its water is a long and cumbersome process. It can take hours or even days, depending on the size of the pool. And during all that time, the pool is completely out of commission. So the decision to drain your pool is not one that should be made lightly. Not only is there the inconvenience to consider, but also the expense. If you have a home water meter, you can expect a sharp jump on your next water bill if you replace all your pool water. So how...

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When Did You Last Change Your Pool Filter?

When Did You Last Change Your Pool Filter?

When speaking to new or potential clients, one of the first questions our pool technicians usually ask is, "When did you last change your pool filter?" You would be surprised by how frequently the response is "What pool filter?" It's not actually that surprising. When people purchase pools or have them installed by professional contractors, they rarely read through the instruction manual. Instead, they are anxious to jump in and have fun in their new pool. Pool Pumps 101 Most modern poo...

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Does Your Pool Need a Heater?

Does Your Pool Need a Heater?

In South Florida, there are plenty of backyard swimming pools without heaters. The sun is bright enough and the air is warm enough most of the year that a heater is unnecessary. Commercial pools like those found in health clubs, hotels, resorts, and public facilities often have heaters but they aren't used very often. So the question becomes is a heater even necessary? Should you invest additional money into your pool for a heater that you may not use very often, if ever? To Heat or Not to...

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Owning a Pool Can Be Hard Work

Owning a Pool Can Be Hard Work

When you are in the market for a swimming pool, you dream about splashing in the fun and sun with your family and friends. What you probably don't fantasize about is balancing chemicals, testing pH levels, changing filters, and removing debris from both the pool's bottom and the water's surface. What the pool company brochures don't tell you is that owning a pool is actually a lot of hard work. If you work in an area that gets hard winters, that means emptying out your pool every fall and ref...

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Don’t Wait Until It’s Cold to Check Your Heater

Don’t Wait Until It’s Cold to Check Your Heater

One of the most common pool repair and maintenance calls pool services receive this time of year relates to pool heaters. Pool owners wait until the weather turns cooler to find out that their heater isn't working properly or isn't operating at all. On the practical side, this makes sense. Pool owners usually wouldn't turn on their heaters until they need them. And they don't find out they aren't working right until they turn them on. But here's the problem: When the weather turns cold and...

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Protect Your Pool, Property, and Family

Protect Your Pool, Property, and Family

Having your own backyard swimming pool is one of life's greatest rewards. But it also can be a trouble magnet. Pesky neighbors, troublesome teenagers, and even wild animals want access to your pool when you aren't around. Creepy passersby want to spy on swimmers when you are. And young children in your family want to wander off while enjoying your pool. All of which can put cold water on your dream of having your own pool. But there's a simple solution that will make all these problems go ...

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Demand More from Your Pool Water

Demand More from Your Pool Water

The water in your pool is dynamic, versatile, and (literally) fluid. It can stand up to a lot of use -- but only if it is properly maintained. When it comes down to it, your pool is simply a chemical equation: The more use your pool, the faster the chemicals that keep your pool water safe break down. Fortunately, there's a simple solution. Keep your pool water safe, clean, clear by having it treated and maintained by the experts at Eagle Pool Service. We have the knowledge, experience, equipm...

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Are You Overusing Your Pool?

Are You Overusing Your Pool?

Is your backyard swimming pool constantly in use? Does it seem like there's always somebody swimming, playing, or splashing in your pool to the point that the water is discolored or the water levels are low? If so, it could mean that your pool is being overused. Pool use tends to be cyclical. In the summer months when temperatures are higher and the kids are out of school, pool time is maximized. But in cooler winter months, pools often sit idle. Yet in warm weather climates like South Florid...

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Winter Best Time for Major Pool Projects

Winter Best Time for Major Pool Projects

Now that the summer swimming season is coming to a close, it's time to start planning any major pool projects that can be performed during the off-season. While South Florida residents can use their pools pretty much all year round, if your pool needs to be drained or shut down for an extended period of time, it's better to do it while the local temperatures are at their lowest. Doing major pool repairs or upgrades during the winter months means your family can enjoy your backyard swimming po...

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Make Your Backyard Pool Football Headquarters

Make Your Backyard Pool Football Headquarters

It's finally autumn and that means the football season is in full swing. This year, why not make your backyard swimming pool the place where family and friends gather to watch your favorite teams? Florida is blessed with three NFL teams -- the Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Plus Florida State, the University of Florida, and even the University of Central Florida are perennially among the nation's best teams. So there's plenty of weekend football action to ...

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