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Why Does Your Liner Come Out of the Bead Receiver?

Is your liner popping out of the bead receiver (track that holds the liner)?  There are a few things that can cause that to happen.  High ground water is the most common - especially after the heavy rain we've had here this summer.  An old or deteriorated receiver track can also cause the liner to [...]

2017-08-03T18:31:53-06:00 July 20th, 2017|Blog|

Pool Entertaining Ideas

Your pool, spa or hot tub makes an exciting venue for parties and other gatherings that bring together those who matter most. *We borrowed this blog from our friends at APSP (Association of Pool & Spa Professionals - http://escapetowater.com/hot-tub-pool-entertaining-ideas/)*   In a recent study commissioned by the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals, four out of [...]

2017-08-03T18:31:54-06:00 June 15th, 2017|Blog, Pool|

BioGuard TruBlue Promise

Never worry about algae or cloudy water again with our BioGuard Tru•Blue Promise™ program! With Memorial Day around the corner, we know that means the pool season is almost in full swing.  Don't let a sudden outbreak of algae or the mysterious appearance of cloudy water keep you from enjoying your pool. These are the [...]

2017-05-18T19:51:17-06:00 May 18th, 2017|Blog, Pool|

Pool Construction Process

Check out this bird's eye view of one our latest projects.  This video walks you through all the stages of constructing an inground pool, from breaking ground, to framing, and installing the vinyl liner.  This part of the process typically takes 1-2 weeks, as long as mother nature cooperates.  All that's left is the finishing [...]

2017-08-03T18:31:54-06:00 April 19th, 2017|Blog, Pool|

Hot Tub Care, as easy as 1 – 2 – 3!

Tired of struggling with the chemistry of your hot tub?  The TRIO system from BioGuard makes spa and hot tub care as easy as 1 - 2 - 3!  Mike walks us through the 3 easy steps. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTzaP3q21ZQ

2017-08-03T18:31:54-06:00 March 17th, 2017|Blog|

Why is My Liner Wrinkled?

Occasionally, wrinkles develop in vinyl pool liners.  Here are some of the causes of, and what you can do about it. Pool liner wrinkles caused by chemicals:  If you keep your pool chlorine level consistently high, or your pool pH level consistently low - you could develop puckering in your pool liner. It can be [...]

2020-06-09T13:28:36-06:00 March 3rd, 2017|Blog|

Pool Covers and Energy Costs

There are many ways to cover your swimming pool when not in use. The two most common ways to cover a pool in the Midwest and colder states is either by a solar cover or an auto cover. Auto cover fabrics are typically made of vinyl material where solar covers are made up of a [...]

2017-08-03T18:31:55-06:00 February 8th, 2017|Blog, Pool|

Perfect Pool Water

Crystal clear, sparkling, clear as a bell, blue.  These are all descriptions people have of their pool water when everything is seemingly going well.  But what happens when your water is not one of these describing colors? Sometimes water changes colors; most of the time it is due to a chemical imbalance, lack of circulation, [...]

2017-08-03T18:31:55-06:00 September 6th, 2016|Blog, Pool|

Pool Entry and Seating Options

So you've decided to the take the plunge and build a pool! One of the many things to consider when designing your new pool is how you will get in and out of the pool.  Most pools will use a step and ladder combo.  Steps with a handrail in the shallow end make it easy [...]

2017-08-23T10:52:36-06:00 August 19th, 2016|Blog, Pool|