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Paws & Pools

Helpful Tips for Dog Owners
As the outside temperature heads toward triple-digits, everyone in the family looks forward to splashing in a cool pool, and our furry pets are no exception. Whether your dog loves the water or wants nothing to do with it, we have a few tips to help keep your pet safe and your pool sparkly.
Pets vs Chemicals?
Surprisingly, there isn’t much research available on the effects of dogs on pool maintenance, nor the […]

By |April 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Paws & Pools

The Polar Plunge Isn’t For Everyone

Warm Up to Heated Winter Swimming
Outdoor adventurers, snowbirds, and local residents love the mild winters here in the Valley, but even mild winter nights can see overnight low temperatures near freezing. Extended periods of nippy nighttime lows keep pool water chillier than most people enjoy, Polar Plunge enthusiasts aside. It’s a relief to many pool owners to discover that the weather doesn’t need to dictate the swimming season – pools are meant to be enjoyed […]

By |January 30th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on The Polar Plunge Isn’t For Everyone

I Want a Pool . . . Right?

Now is the perfect time to really think about building a pool . . . the weather is a bit cool and the brutal heat of summer is still a few months away. If you’re on the edge of decision, here are some pros and cons of pool ownership to consider.
Pros

Increase property value with a beautiful, well-maintained pool
Our AZ weather is ideal! We have more than the usual 3 months of swim season […]

By |December 28th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on I Want a Pool . . . Right?

Entertaining Through the Holidays

The chill of winter is in the air, but there’s no reason to stop enjoying your pool. Backyard entertaining can be a sparkling, crisp joy, no matter how many guests decide to take a dip. We have a few tips for making the most of your pool this holiday season.
Heat is the key!
From water temperature to foods you serve, turning up the heat is the way to go. We highly recommend adding a water heater […]

By |December 6th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Entertaining Through the Holidays

What to Expect When You’re Building a Dream

The basic phases of building a pool, from first thought to the big opening splash.
Whether you’ve just moved to the Valley of the Sun and decided you can’t make it through summer without a pool or you’ve lived here for years and envied the neighbors’ pool parties, there’s no time like the present to build your own oasis in the desert. While it’s best to leave the actual building to the professionals, here’s a look […]

By |October 26th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on What to Expect When You’re Building a Dream

Off Season Pool Care Tips

Here in the desert Southwest, we have the good fortune of mild winters.

Even when the temperatures become chilly, our outdoor living and entertainment options are downright amazing. Pool owners have an interesting choice to make during the mild winter months – how to continue to enjoy that relaxing oasis?

Our weather allows us to enjoy poolside entertainment, even if the water is a bit cool for swimming. Of course, many owners opt to install a […]

By |September 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Off Season Pool Care Tips

Attention Shoppers!

End of season sales are coming!
Despite the continuing triple digit weather, it’s that time of year again – the Halloween displays are popping up in local stores, Christmas decorations are already in stockrooms, and the kids are a month into the new school year. For pool owners, this can only mean one thing:  pool clearance sales are starting!
Now is the time to look for hot deals.
As the summer temperatures wear on, retailers are busy getting […]

By |August 30th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Attention Shoppers!

It’s Raining? Don’t Worry!

The monsoon is in full swing around the Valley, and is as unpredictable as usual – dumping an inch or more rain in a short time in some locations and leaving other areas bone dry. Whether your pool gets a light sprinkle or a heavy downpour, we’d like to put your mind at ease.

How much rain is too much?

While rain is acidic, a small amount is usually no problem at all for a pool. A […]

By |August 5th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on It’s Raining? Don’t Worry!

Monsoon Season is Here!

Keep your pool swim ready these easy steps and show that monsoon who’s boss!
The official monsoon season for Arizona runs from June 15th – September 30th. Massive dust storms (haboobs) and heavy rains make the news on a regular basis. Even if you have a pool service, expect to do some storm prep and cleanup — pool services are usually very busy in the first day or two after a storm and bacteria and algae […]

By |June 27th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Monsoon Season is Here!

Pool vs Landscaping

Beautify your desert oasis and protect your investment
Your personal oasis is your retreat – a place to get away from stress, to kick off your shoes and make a splash, to have carefree fun. To keep your pool looking great and help your pool equipment last as long as possible, consider the surrounding landscaping with care. A little planning before building a pool or refreshing your landscaping can spare you a lot of work and […]

By |May 31st, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Pool vs Landscaping