Ways to Create Gathering Spots in and Around Your Pool

Maui Grills

Who does not love gathering around the swimming pool on a beautiful day?  Your ideal entertainment space can offer options. A few options would include: Swim-Up Bars/Sometimes you don’t want to get out of the water, but the bar is where the action is! Outdoor Kitchens/The kitchen many times becomes the main gathering place when entertaining.  Why not bring the … Read More

Acquatic Therapy for Lower Back Pain

Aside from swimming laps, there are many low-impact water exercises and stretches that allow your spine to decompress gently. Swimming and other water workouts strengthen the core, obliques and lower back muscles, to reduce strain to overworked ligaments. Swimming also stretches and strengthens the legs and shoulders, which are often overworked and painful from supporting a lower back in spasm. … Read More

Lifeguard Tips

When you have a swimming pool, you want to make memories to last a lifetime.  However, owning a swimming pool means responsibility, not only keeping it clean, but it is a better idea to have safety supervision skills. It is important to be alert like a lifeguard.  Below are some suggestions that can save a life. Learn CPR – Not … Read More

Water Therapy

Daily pain is a fact of life for millions of people.  The healthy way to take care of the pain is through water therapy. Anyone with osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia or lower back pain knows water is more than comforting for the pain.  Water provides relief to an aching body and is a pain-free way to exercise. Pool therapy is very beneficial … Read More

Is Your Pool Healthy?

Is your pool a healthy pool?  You can use your senses to see if it is.  Use your sight to look for clear blue water.  Use your touch to check for smooth and clean tiles.  You can use your smell to make sure there are no strong odors.  Finally, you can listen to your pool cleaning equipment to make sure … Read More

Is High Alkalinity Harmful To Your Pool?

A high alkalinity has the potential risk of affecting how all chemicals work in a swimming pool.  For example, the pH-one of the most valuable chemicals in the pool-is greatly affected by total alkalinity.  When TA goes too high, the pH will go to the high end and this will make all chemicals useless, including your chlorine. When total alkalinity … Read More

How to Lower Alkalinity and pH

If your swimming pool has high alkalinity and pH, below are a few tips on how to lower. Take accurate readings of TA and pH using a reliable test kit. Mix muriatic and and water and distribute it evenly in your swimming pool.  Use a pool calculator to get the right amount of acid needed.  Your level should be 100 … Read More

What Causes High pH and Alkalinity in a Swimming Pool?

The main reason pH is high for a swimming pool is high alkalinity. To avoid high alkalinity, add Alkalinity Increaser slowly while measuring its level.  If alkalinity goes above 120ppm, your pH will certainly rise. The second cause of high pH in a swimming pool is using Calcium Hypochlorite (powder chlorine) pool shock to sanitize the pool water.  Cal hypo … Read More

Bromine vs Chlorine?

Chlorine dissolves quickly to begin sanitizing the water. Chlorine tablets can be used in floating dispensers, in line or offline chlorine feeders, or placed right in the skimmer basket, although this is not recommended.  Granules can be pre-dissolved in a bucket of water and dispensed around the pool.  As chlorine begins disinfecting the water or killing algae it forms compounds … Read More

Foaming Hot Tub?

Do you have a hot tub foaming problem you want to fix once and for all?  Too much foam in a hot tub is one of the most common problems that spa owners complain about.  When the water first goes in to the spa you notice that there is almost no bubbles or foam at all, but a few weeks … Read More