2609, 2015

Preventing Staining in Salt Water Pool in Winter

When performing a pool closing on a salt water pool, the process is slightly different than in a chlorinated pool. The salt generator works much differently when it comes in contact with cooler water. The salt generator may tell you the pool is low on salt, when in fact it isn’t.

Before Closing a Salt Water […]

1409, 2015

How to Store your Solar Cover Properly for Winter

Unfortunately Summer is coming to an end and your pool water is getting colder, which means its time to think about scheduling a pool closing.

If you have a solar cover, this is one of the first things that you will need to store for the winter. Making sure the solar cover (or solar blanket as […]

212, 2014

How to Avoid Freeze Damage to your Aboveground Pool?

Pool Freeze Damage

That pool water that in the Summer is so refreshing and relaxing can also be the same pool water that destroys your pool in the Winter. In the Northeast, Ice and the damage from it is all too familiar here.  Protecting your investment should always be a priority in the NJ area in […]

1911, 2014

Winterize Your Lawn Sprinkler or Face Costly Repairs in the Spring

The main reason a lawn sprinkler system needs to be repaired is usually due to failure of the owner to winterize the sprinkler system before the first freeze. This usually causes numerous issues that require repair in the Spring.

The consequences of NOT having the lawn sprinkler winterized in a timely manner can be disastrous. Pipes […]

211, 2014

How To Protect Your Lawn Sprinkler from Winter Damage

Lawn Sprinkler Guide to Winterization.

Freezing temperatures aren’t here yet, BUT they are right around the corner here in NJ.

Winterizing your lawn sprinkler system (removing the water from the piping, valves and sprinkler heads) is essential prior to any freezing occurring. It is the BEST way to potentially protect from serious damage this Winter. There are […]

2810, 2014

Winter Pool care- What you NEED to Know

Well, by now your pool is probably closed for the season, but please “DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE POOL.”

During the cold Winter months, your pool requires a minimum amount of maintenance. This will prolong the life of your pool cover, as well as help in having less issues when in the Spring you schedule your pool […]

2210, 2014

Price Shopping – Can I Really Expect “GREAT” Service from Cheapest Price?

I couldn’t wait to write this blog! This is a topic of many conversations I have at least 3-4 times per week.

Now I know we all want “THE BEST PRICE ” no matter what we are buying, I do to. I am a certified coupon clipper, so I understand completely, BUT, there is a big […]

2509, 2014

Hot Tub Water Chemistry, its Easier Than You Think

Maintaining proper water chemistry in your Hot Tub is NOT complicated! Hot tubs are made to be enjoyed, not to be constantly maintained. If you are spending more than 1/2 hour to 45 minutes per week maintaining your hot tub, your not doing something right.

I am going to let you in on a few tips […]

1809, 2014

5 Questions about Pool Closings (Winterizing) NJ

Here are some of the questions I am asked about Pool Closings.

Q. What kinds of Chemicals are added to pool for closing?

A.  Most commonly used with Pool Professionals is a concentrated shock treatment along with a winter algeacide.  The water chemistry should be balanced at a minimum of 24 hours prior to the closing of […]

1109, 2014

Safety Covers, Are They Really Worth the Extra Money?

In- ground Pool owners have 2 options for Winter covers:

Solid Cover – also know as a water bag cover, or
Safety Cover – available in mesh, smart mesh or solid.

The Safety Cover is more costly, but in my professional opinion worth the money and here’s why:

Solid Cover vs Safety Cover – The Pros and Cons

Solid […]