When Is the Best Time to Heat Your Pool? Day or Night?

Summer always goes by too quickly. In the colder months to follow, you wistfully glance at your pool and dream of the warmer season. A pool heater allows you to keep your pool open longer, potentially all year. When heating your pool, is it better to do it during the day or at night? Heating … Read more

Can I Swim with Apple Watch? Will It Damage It?

Swimming with an Apple watch

Maybe you already have an Apple Watch or you’re looking to get one, but you’re not sure if it’ll be safe when you’re swimming. Perhaps you’ve seen the new Apple Watch, Series 7, has been released and one of the perks is that it’s water-resistant. Are all Apple Watches water-resistant? What about swimming in the … Read more

Can a Plunge Pool Be Heated?

plunge pool

Sometimes, you just want to relax in your pool and soothe your muscles in warm water especially during a cold day. On days like this, can you heat your plunge pool (aka dipping pool)? And what are the best plunge pool heating options? The answers to these questions and more will be revealed in this … Read more

When to Change the Sand in the Pool Filter (And the Risks)

Filter Sand

Is your pool water cloudy? You might have assumed your filter isn’t working at 100 percent efficiency. You figure that changing the pool filter sand is the best fix, but it likely isn’t. That’s not to say that the time won’t inevitably come when you should replace your pool filter sand. How often will that … Read more

When Do Pool Pipes Freeze & How to Prevent Freezing

frozen pool pipe

So it’s that time of year again. The weather is getting chilly and you are worried about your pool pipes freezing. One question common among pool owners is how long does it take for pipes to freeze solid? Another question is what temperature to close the pool? The answers to these questions and more will … Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Plunge Pools (Costs, Size, Maintenance)

concrete plunge pool

As you explore your swimming pool options, you’ll undoubtedly come across what is referred to as plunge pools. You might have a lot of questions, such as what are plunge pools? Are they right for you? A plunge pool is a small swimming pool with an average size of 10 x 22 feet and a … Read more

How to Bleed Air From a Pool Filter (answered!)

Swimming Pool Multiport Valve

Having excess air in your pool filters puts your pool equipment at risk of damage due to restricted water flow. Luckily, this post reveals expert strategies to bleed air from your pool filters. Let’s dig in. When to Bleed Air from a Pool Filters A pool filter should be bled of air each time air … Read more

How Long Should I run my Pool Pump After Shocking?

An often overlooked aspect for many pool owners is how long to run your pool filter after shocking your pool. It is a question a lot of pool owners have and a question that we have the answer to! A pool filter should be run for a minimum of 6 hours after shocking a swimming … Read more