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The Best Way to Fix Cloudy Pool Water

The Best Way to Fix Cloudy Pool Water

By The Pool Butler / January 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

A crystal clear pool is a thing of beauty. That shimmering blue-green pool is just begging you to jump in and beat the heat. Keeping a pool crystal clear like that takes a little work, but it’s well worth it. But what happens when you step out to your pool and find that the water…

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Fiberglass vs. Vinyl Liner vs. Concrete Pool: An Unbiased Review

Fiberglass vs. Vinyl Liner vs. Concrete Pool: An Unbiased Review

By The Pool Butler / January 8, 2019 / 0 Comments

There’s lots of information online about the various types of swimming pools available. If you plan to install an inground pool, you really only have three options: vinyl liner, fiberglass, and concrete. Each type of pool has advantages and disadvantages. Unfortunately, an unbiased review of all three is almost impossible to find. That’s because virtually…

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Why Do Swimming Pools Need Chlorine?

Why Do Swimming Pools Need Chlorine?

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

Most of us are used to the idea that swimming pools need chlorine. We know that it keeps the pool clean, but we also know that there are downsides. It is common knowledge that too much chlorine can produce an unpleasant chemical odor, make your skin irritated, cause red eyes, and even dye your green.…

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How to Remove Calcium Scaling from a Swimming Pool

How to Remove Calcium Scaling from a Swimming Pool

By The Pool Butler / December 23, 2018 / 0 Comments

Keeping a swimming pool clean takes a lot of effort. But as a responsible pool owner, you take all the right steps. You balance your pool water, you brush, and you vacuum. For the most part, your pool stays clean. But you start to notice an unpleasant white scale on the side of your pool.…

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Swimming Pool Myths: BUSTED!

Swimming Pool Myths: BUSTED!

By The Pool Butler / December 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

There are so many things we just KNOW about pools. If you grew up around pools, you probably learned lots of fun and important pool facts from your parents, your friends, or the local lifeguard. But did you ever stop to ask yourself if all those “facts” are really true? Probably not! As your local…

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The Real Cost of Owning A Pool

The Real Cost of Owning A Pool

By The Pool Butler / December 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

Most homeowners recognize that a house is a money pit. There are endless expenses involved in maintaining a house. So when they plan to purchase a home, they know to include those costs in their budget. However, many homebuyers overlook the costs of a pool. If a house comes with a pool, that creates a…

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the perfect maintenance schedule for a hot tub or spa

The Perfect Maintenance Schedule for a Hot Tub or Spa

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

By now, the weather has grown cold, and most homeowners have closed their swimming pools for the winter. But that doesn’t mean it’s time to pack away your swimwear just yet. If you have a hot tub or spa, you may be in for a mid-winter soak. In fact, the heated water of a hot…

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Removing Leaves and Water from a Winter Pool Cover

Removing Leaves and Water from a Winter Pool Cover

By The Pool Butler / November 23, 2018 / 0 Comments

Atlanta is known for its trees. We are blessed to live in one of the most heavily wooded major American cities. But with all those trees come millions of leaves. And this time of year, all of those leaves are coming off the trees. They fill our yards, driveways, and sidewalks. They make huge piles…

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Natural Swimming Pools

Natural Swimming Pools – Part Two

By The Pool Butler / November 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

Keeping a swimming pool clean is hard work. You need to balance the water, keep chlorine levels up, and occasionally shock the pool. Or so it seems. But a new type of pool began to pop up the 1980s. Its growth has been steady in Europe, but only recently has it made its way to…

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Natural Swimming Pools

Natural Swimming Pools – Part One

By The Pool Butler / November 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

We’ve all become familiar with the basic tenets of pool maintenance. Skim daily. Brush and vacuum regularly. And for goodness sake, maintain a healthy chlorine level. Whether you use a salt water generator, an automatic chlorinator, or just good old fashioned liquid chlorine, your pool absolutely needs chlorine. Green hair? Red eyes? That “clean pool”…

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