THE POOL BUTLER BLOG

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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Saltwater Vs. Chlorine Swimming Pools

Saltwater Vs. Chlorine Swimming Pools

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

For years, swimming pools have been synonymous with chlorine. Many people have childhood memories of heavily chlorinated pools. Burning eyes, itchy skin, and even green hair were all symptoms of too much time in the pool. Starting in the 1980s, another type of pool started to become available. These saltwater pools didn’t require the addition…

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

By The Pool Butler / 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 The Pool Butler / 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 The Pool Butler / 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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