Ask Don: When Should I Winterize My Pool

Closing Your Pool In our area, we close pools anytime after Labor Day. September and the first two weeks of October are our busiest times. We blow out the pool water lines just like your sprinkler lines, so be sure and schedule before the first big freeze. Three of the…

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Ask Don: When is it Time to Open the Pool?

Ask Don: When is it time to open the pool? We are opening pools in the next two weeks, call and get on the schedule! Ask Don: Can we do something this month? The first step is always going to be – clear off the pool cover. Use a small…

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Ask Don: How often should I drain my hot tub?

Ask Don: How often should I drain my hot tub? Answer: Probably 3-4 times a year, depending on your water balance and how often you use it. Keeping your Water Balanced Because it is a “closed system,” and you are soaking in it – you want as little bacteria as…

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Ask Don: What are Phosphates in my Pool?

Hey Don: What are phosphates? What are they doing in my pool, and how can I get rid of them? Answer: Phosphates are a plant nutrient and contribute to the growth of algae in your pool. City water has phosphates. Fertilizer, ground water run off, plant matter and debris also…

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Ask Don: What about NON-Chlorine Solutions

Hey Don: What do you offer people with pools and spas that is not chlorine? Answer: One option is SoftSwim from BioGuard. Simple, gentle non-chlorine pool and spa care. There are easy steps to follow and take-home test strips to keep your water balanced. Give us a call with your…

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