How many types of pool pumps are on the market and how do I choose which one is best for me?
That’s a great question because having the correct pump for your pool can make all the difference in how much you need to maintain your water.
Here are the three main types of pumps:
We recommend in-ground equipment from Hayward.
Have more questions about pool pumps, give us a call at (317) 650-5131.
My family is looking to buy a home soon with a pool in the backyard. What are some items we should look for during the process?
We’re excited to hear your family is interested in purchasing a new home (and pool). Many homeowners believe pools add value to their property and provide an outdoor space for families to make memories.
While you’re on the hunt, here are a few things to ask:
– What was the estimate monthly maintenance charge for the pool?
– How old is the pool?
– When was the last time the pool has been cleaned/maintained?
– Is a pool fence required for safety?
Additionally, once you’ve discovered a home you’d like to put an offer on, you’ll want to find an inspector familiar with pool maintenance.
A pool party can come to an end fast if bees show up uninvited. It turns out, most bees are attracted to pools because they want to quench their thirst. Luckily, there are a couple of ways to make sure they don’t crash the party.
Bring out the plants. While bees normally love plants, they aren’t friends with all of them – including mint and lemongrass. Feel free to plant these near your pool to act as a natural repellant.
Use dryer sheets. As mentioned before, certain smells can be a real turn off for bees. We use dryer sheets to give our clothes a fresh smell, but bees hate them. Place the dryer sheets in cups around the pool to keep bees away. Be sure to change them once they lose their scent.
If your goal is to reduce your pool operation costs and be kinder to the planet, you might want to consider installing solar panels to help heat your pool.
Solar pool heaters allow water to be pumped through a filter and then through a solar collector, where it is heated. The heated water is then pushed back into the pool. The $3,000 to $4,000 investment can be great for those who are able to install solar panels in an unshaded area to collect direct solar energy.
As an added bonus, the solar collectors can also help cool the pool during the summer months.
When you become a pool owner you must have your (figurative) safety goggles on at all times. It is important to think in terms of having layers of protection. Don’t assume that you can slap up a “Swim at Your Own Risk” sign and you’re done!! Some important things to consider doing are:
There cannot be too many layers of safety when it comes to your pool.
Routine maintenance of your pool is critical to the enjoyment of your pool. Even if you employ a service company to maintain your pool, there are steps that you need to take to ensure your pool is swim ready at all times: