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Chlorinated Shock Vs. Non-Chlorine Shock for Swimming Pools

Chlorinated Shock Vs. Non-Chlorine Shock for Swimming Pools

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

Normally, your pool is kept clean by chlorine from chlorine tabs, a salt chlorinator, a cartridge system, or some other slow-release, low-dose system. But when the chlorine in your pool is not doing the trick, you may need to shock your pool. But when it comes to shocking your pool, there are choices. Many pool…

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The Three Keys to Keeping Your Pool Clean

The Three Keys to Keeping Your Pool Clean

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

Are you the proud new owner of a swimming pool? Maybe you just moved into a house with a swimming pool. Congratulations! Or perhaps you just installed a pool in your home. How exciting! But with a pool comes a new responsibility. You have to keep the pool clean. If you don’t, you won’t be…

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Pool Deck Equipment

Pool Deck Equipment

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

If you have an in-ground pool, you most likely have some amount of pool deck equipment. Pool deck equipment is anything that is attached to your pool deck. The most common types of pool deck equipment are handrails, ladders, diving boards, and water slides. Since 2012, all public swimming pools are also required to have…

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Understanding the Pool Water Circulation System

Understanding the Pool Water Circulation System

By The Pool Butler / June 21, 2018 / 0 Comments

Maintaining good circulation in your swimming pool water is essential to keeping your pool clean. The main engine of your pool’s circulation system is the pump. To keep good circulation, you will need your outlets, skimmer, pump, filter, and returns to work together. When everything is working, your pool will stay clean. But if one…

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Summer Pool Safety Tips

Summer Pool Safety Tips

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

  A swimming pool is a great way to cool down on a hot summer day. And with school out and long, sunny summer evenings, pool parties are on the rise. Of course, with more swimming comes greater safety concerns. Drowning is still the number one cause of accidental death in children one to four…

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Tips for Cleaning Your Above Ground Pool

Tips for Cleaning Your Above Ground Pool

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

Summer is here, and one great way to beat the summer heat is with an above ground pool. Like an in-ground pool, an above ground pool requires some maintenance to keep the water clean and crystal clear. But with regular maintenance and cleaning, you can enjoy your above ground pool all summer long and even…

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Find and Fix a Swimming Pool Leak

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

Any pool will need to be refilled on a regular basis. Especially during the hot summer months, pools lose water to evaporation. When people are using the pool a lot (also usually during the hotter months), water will also be lost to splash-out. On the other hand, pools will gain some water with rainfall, especially…

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How to Maintain Your Pool Quickly and Easily

By The Pool Butler / May 21, 2018 / 0 Comments

There’s nothing like a nice cool dip in the pool to beat the summer heat. But for homeowners who own a pool, there’s a lot of maintenance that comes before the first splash. Keeping a regular maintenance schedule can seem overwhelming. With so much to do your pool may seem like more of a chore…

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Beginners Tips to Keep Your Spa Clean

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

If you are the new owner of a spa, congratulations! A spa or hot tub can be a great place to relax alone or with friends. Unlike a pool, a heated spa can be used year round. And if you’ve ever owned a pool, you will find that maintaining a spa is much more simple…

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Is Swimming in Chlorine Safe?

Is Swimming in Chlorine Safe?

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

Chlorine is added to swimming pools to kill bacteria in the water, control organic debris, and prevent algae growth. However, swimmers who regularly swim in chlorinated pools are familiar with the side effects of chlorine. Red, itchy eyes, dry skin and hair, and a distinct lingering smell are all common. So is swimming in chlorine…

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