Choosing the Right Pool Cleaner for you There are a variety of pool cleaners on the market, so it’s important to find the one that will work best for you. Understanding what options are out there is the first step. Automatic Pressure-Side Cleaners function from water pressure coming from a pump, whether it is your

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Whether you are into eco-friendly trends or just trying to save a few dollars, keeping your pool energy efficient is a great way to achieve both. There are a few things you can do as a pool owner to keep your energy consumption down and pocketbook balance up. An energy-efficient pump is a great way

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Our last Pool Maintenance Tip blog post was about understanding Pool Water Chemistry, so it is only natural our next tip would be how to test your pool water.  Testing the pool water should become a routine part of your week, and a basic at-home testing kit is easy to come by. Here are a few

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With the weather in Houston going from mild in the Spring to extremely hot in the summer, it is important to understand basic pool chemistry.  Basic pool chemistry is made up of a few components: pH, total alkalinity, calcium hardness and free chlorine. Understanding why each one plays a role in your pool’s function is vital to

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Safety is, and should be, your number one concern when you own a pool and have children. And the most important thing you can do as a pool owner is properly outfit your pool with the right kind of pool safety cover. There are a variety of options on the market that fit different types

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When you winterize a pool, you are chemically-treating it and preparing it and the equipment against freeze-thaw damage when the pool is not in use. Spending a little time and extra effort when you close and  winterize the pool will make a huge difference in what you find when it’s time  to open it in

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The fall brings about different kinds of weather — rain, wind, snow, to name a few — that can wreak havoc on the pool. So how do you protect your pool from looking like a supporting role in the movie Swamp Thing? Many Houston Pool Builders will tell you, the most important thing you can

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