THE POOL BUTLER BLOG

Hydrostats, Coping, and Other Parts You Never Knew Your Pool Had

By effie / April 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

If you own a swimming pool you are pretty familiar with the basic terms for your pool. You have a pump, a filter, and maybe a heater. Your pool has walls and a floor, steps to get in, and a deck surrounding it. But some parts of your pool may be a little less familiar.…

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Maintaining a Concrete Pool

Maintaining a Concrete Pool

By effie / April 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

Concrete pools have plenty of advantages. They can be built to any size and shape and last for 50 years or more. But they also require special care. The nature of concrete means that it is susceptible to certain issues that are not present with vinyl or fiberglass pools. Because concrete is filled with microscopic…

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What To Look For With a Pool Inspection

By effie / April 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

If you are purchasing a home with a swimming pool, the safety and condition of the pool is just as important as the rest of the house. A pool is a great feature in a home, and often adds to the value of a home. But a pool that is not in good condition can…

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Why Swimming Pool Maintenance is Important

By The Pool Butler / March 31, 2018 / 0 Comments

A pool is an investment. And like any investment, you want to keep it functioning for as long as possible. You wouldn’t let your car go without oil changes. Or let your pet go without grooming. Putting off pool maintenance can be just as harmful. With a little knowledge and some elbow grease, you can…

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Seasonal Pool Maintenance

Seasonal Pool Maintenance

By The Pool Butler / March 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

The official start of springs may still be a few weeks away, but here in Atlanta the weather is already starting to warm up. Before you know it, it will be swimming pool season. Make sure that your pool is ready to go by doing a seasonal check up of your pool. Inspecting your pool…

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When to Backwash A Sand Filter

By The Pool Butler / March 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

A sand pool filter uses sand to trap particles in the pool water as it flows through the sand. The sand in a pool filter is usually #20 grade sand, which is specially sized and shaped to capture particles in the 20-100 micron range. As a sand filter collects more particles it becomes less efficient,…

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Why You Should Let Professionals Acid Wash Your Pool

By The Pool Butler / March 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

Acid washing a plastered pool etches away a thin layer of plaster, revealing the cleaner plaster beneath. For this reason, acid washing should not be an annual occurrence. One every 5 years or so should be plenty. Acid washing is a dangerous process that involves the use of strong chemicals, so it’s often best to…

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The Right Way to Clean a Swimming Pool

By The Pool Butler / February 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

Everyone loves a clean swimming pool. But not everyone loves cleaning a swimming pool. Keeping your pool sparkling clean can be labor intensive. But the longer you put it off, the worse it will get. If you follow these basic steps, you can be confident that your pool will always be ready for a casual…

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Swimming Pool Safety for Children and Adults

By The Pool Butler / February 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

A swimming pool can be a great addition to any home. But swimming pool safety should be a first concern. Without the proper safety measures, a pool can pose a dangerous risk to children and adults. Drowning is the number one cause of accidental death in children ages 1-4. Learning what you can do to…

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Why pH Balance is Important for Your Pool

By The Pool Butler / February 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

Maintaining the proper pH balance in your pool will keep your pool finish and equipment in good working order. pH balance is also important for the comfort and safety of the people using your pool. pH balance is the measure of how acidic or basic your pool water is. An ideal pH level for pool…

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