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Pros and Cons of a Saltwater Pool

Pros and Cons of a Saltwater Pool

By The Pool Butler / September 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

Saltwater pools exist as an alternative to a traditional chlorinated pool. Often they are sold with the promise of minimal maintenance and significant cost savings on chlorine. Some people assume that saltwater pools will be easier on the skin, eyes, and clothes because there is no chlorine. Neither of those promises is entirely accurate. In…

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Phosphate Remover Fact and Fiction

Phosphate Remover Fact and Fiction

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

If you have spent any time on swimming pool blogs or talked to anyone at a swimming pool store or just chatted with other swimming pool owners, chances are you’ve heard about phosphates. The truth is that there is a raging debate around phosphates. Are phosphates necessarily a problem in your pool water? How much…

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National Pool Closing Day

National Pool Closing Day

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

The third Saturday in September is National Pool Closing Day. However, here in the Southeast, we have several more weeks of warm temperatures, at least. However, as the leaves begin to fall and the temperature begins to drop, it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll do with your pool over the winter. Unlike in…

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Main Drain Safety

Main Drain Safety

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

In the past, there have been some remarkably sad and even disturbing stories about accidents involving main drains. The problem stemmed from the fact that a main drain, by definition, creates suction at the bottom of a pool. The tragedies occurred when a swimmer got stuck in that suction. Swimmers have drowned, unable to escape…

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Electrical Safety Around Pools and Spas

Electrical Safety Around Pools and Spas

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

When most people think of pool safety, they think of drowning. However, another danger around pools is the danger of electric shock. Unlike on land, an electric shock in a pool doesn’t have to be strong enough to cause death by electrocution. A lesser shock can still immobilize a swimmer, leading to what is called…

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Single Speed, Two Speed, and Variable Speed Pool Pumps

Single Speed, Two Speed, and Variable Speed Pool Pumps: Which is Best?

By The Pool Butler / August 22, 2018 / 0 Comments

The pool pump is the heart of your swimming pool. It is the single piece of pool equipment most responsible for keeping your pool clean. The pump maintains the circulation of the pool, making sure that all of the pool’s water is passed through your filter regularly. But it is also the most expensive piece…

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When to Call a Pool Repair Professional for a Leak

When to Call a Pool Repair Professional for a Leak

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

Have you noticed that your pool is losing more water than usual? Are you having to refill your pool more than you used to? You might have a leak. But when is it time to call a pool repair professional? How much water loss is normal and how much is too much? The truth is…

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When to Drain a Swimming Pool

When to Drain a Swimming Pool

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

It’s every pool owner’s worst nightmare, a green pool chock full of chunky chunks of algae, floating debris, and maybe even a dead animal. It looks hopeless. You may throw up your hands and decide the best course of action is to drain the pool and start over. In fact, draining a pool should be…

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Treating Your Pool Before and After it Rains

Treating Your Pool Before and After it Rains

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

Summer is a great time to go out and use your pool. Whether you’re hosting a large pool party or just swimming laps alone, summertime is the best time to enjoy your pool. But here in Georgia summertime is also prime time for severe thunderstorms. While a small amount of rain won’t affect your pool…

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What Affects Pool Water Color

What Affects Pool Water Color?

By The Pool Butler / July 22, 2018 / 0 Comments

When installing a new pool, there are hundreds of large and small decisions to make. One decision that you’ll notice every time you look at your pool is the pool finish. Different finishes can affect the color of your pool water, so picking a finish is a major decision. But many factors besides the finish…

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