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Throw a Backyard Bash for Labor Day

Tags: Pool Party, Pool Recipes

You’ve been working hard and school is finally back in session. It’s time for you to relax! Kick back next to your swimming pool, soak up the sun and embrace your day off.  To get you started, we’re sharing with you some of our favorite backyard bash ideas!  With Labor Day around the corner, that can only mean one thing – Monday Night Football! Have your friends...

 Children Playing With Balloons In Swimming Pool

Summertime celebrations in the backyard swimming pool

Tags: Kids, Pool Party, Pool Recipes

There are a few things that most people look forward to during the summer. For kids, being free from homework, early bedtimes and alarm clocks are definitely a few of them. Just this morning, my 8 year old daughter asked, "Mom, why do grown-ups still have to work over the summer when we kids are off?" EXACTLY!!! One day, she will understand, but there are a few things that I still look...

Negative Edge Pool Overlooking the Valley

My Pool Water Is Not All The Same Color?

Tags: Pool Finishes

By Rob Blake POOLCORP Product Manager, Pool Finish & Decorative Concrete When selecting a pool finish, the main thing you may want to know is “What color will my pool water be?” And then you ask youself, “Why doesn’t my pool water match the color in the pictures in the catalog or on the website?” The pictures with this article clearly illustrate just how...

Poolin' Around

Poolin’ Around For The Summer

Tags: Kids, Safety, Sun Exposure

Summer has officially started! The kids are out of school and perhaps already starting to get bored. It would be nice for them to play outside, but it can get really hot outside all day. What better way to enjoy the long days of summer than in the swimming pool? Swimming is a great way to enjoy the days of summer and stay active at the same time.  Safety Proper pool safety isn’t hard...

The Most EPIC Backyard Swimming Pool Escape

Top Ten List of Epic Backyard Swimming Pools

Tags: Home Improvement

Today, there is a Top Ten list for everything. We decided there needed to be a Top 10 list for backyard swimming pools. As the temperatures begin to rise and you start to go outside after the long winter, sit back, relax and start dreaming of your own backyard swimming pool. 10. Geometric Swimming Pool Overlooking The Valley Builder: Splash Pool Plastering Location: Glendale, CA Pool...

Splish and Splash

Simple Steps Save Lives

Tags: Safety

May is National Water Safety Month Here at SwimmingPool.com, we want you to be able to get the best information on products, maintenance tips, games, recipes and how to find a pool professional. But some of the most important information that we want to provide for you is how to stay safe in your swimming pool and spa. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, an estimated 260...

Designing Spaces

Lights, Camera, SPLASH: The Stars of the Show

Tags: Home Improvement

By now, we hope you’ve had a chance to watch our Above Ground Segment on the popular home improvement series, Designing Spaces on Lifetime. If you haven’t, be sure that you take the opportunity to get a first-hand look at how above ground pools are constructed. You will see that many quality products are used in constructing this pool for the homeowner. We wanted to take the...

Drilling in Filter Port

Lights, Camera, SPLASH

Tags: Home Improvement

Behind The Scenes on the Designing Spaces Set A few months ago, SwimmingPool.com was approached with an amazing opportunity to be able to educate our audience about all of the benefits of above ground swimming pools through a segment on Lifetime TV’s signature home improvement television series, Designing Spaces. As a former television producer, and now social media specialist for...

The GOBY Pressure Cleaner

Top Pool Products of 2014: The GOBY Pressure Pool Cleaner

Tags: Maintenance

Pool season is upon us. As we start to open our swimming pools for the season, we start to notice that our pool products are starting to look a little out of date. When the pool skimmer starts to look a little run down, we all have said, “I think it will last me through the season.” However, that cannot be said about your pool cleaner. If you are looking for a pressure cleaner for...

Gunite Negative Edge Pool

Swimming Pool Tips For Water Conservation Month

Tags: Maintenance

When you think of water conservation, swimming pools might not be the first thing that pops in your head. Water conservation is a very serious issue that the world faces on a daily basis. April is designated as “Water Conservation Month”. Pool owners can actually do their part in water conservation, not only during April, but throughout the entire year.  Pool Filter...

Pool Opening Blog

Open Your Pool: The Checklist

Tags: Maintenance, Safety

Opening your swimming pool for the year signals that the cold of winter is over and the fun of summer is upon us. We have talked about the chemical and pool safety precautions to take when opening your pool. Remember that checking the equipment pad for cracks and unusual wear can save you money in the long life of your pool. Finally, make sure that your pool water chemistry is balanced. Pool...

Pool Opening Blog

Open Your Pool: Pool Safety

Tags: Maintenance, Safety

Pool safety is a top priority within the swimming pool industry. Every year, there are numerous swimming pool related accidents around the nation. Proper knowledge and practice of pool safety can reduce these accidents. Many people think they don’t have the time to learn about proper pool safety.  Learning proper pool safety shouldn't be seen as a time burden for a pool owner....

Pool Opening Blog

Open Your Pool: Testing The Water

Tags: Maintenance

We’ve spent the last few days giving you the proper steps to begin to open your swimming pool for the spring. We touched on chemical safety and the basics of water testing, but now we are going to go into a bit more detail on how to get your water perfect for that first swim of the season. You will want to circulate your pool water for 24-48 hours before testing it. You can either test it...

Pool Opening Blog

Open the Pool: Chemical and Chemical Safety

Tags: Maintenance

Opening your swimming pool can be a time-consuming task. Here at Swimmingpool.com, we want to provide time-saving tips when you decide it’s time to open your swimming pool. Having a “Pool Opening Checklist” can make the process easy and streamlined. We have already talked about checking the equipment pad for cracks and wear to the pool pump and filter. Now, we will talk about...

Pool Opening Blog

Open Your Pool: Equipment Pad Area

Tags: Maintenance

Depending on your geographical area, the latest technology available for swimming pools allows many pool owners the ability to keep their pool open year round with proper water circulation, heating and filtration. However, many regions force pool owners to close their swimming pools because of the frigid temperatures. The good news is that spring is near and soon pools can open for everyone to...

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