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7 Gifts For Your Pool



7 Gifts for your pool

What a year! 2015 marked the introduction of our official blog and we thought it'd be a great idea to share some of our most helpful content for your pool. Think of it as a "Gifts For Your Pool" special edition.


So...below are some of the best things you can give your pool for the holidays (and beyond):


1) Energy Efficiency

If you're a pool owner, you're probably aware that your pool can consume a large amount of energy. Fortunately, there are options for saving money on the energy a pool uses. Some of the energy-conserving methods require investing in updated equipment, but given the amount of money saved on utility bills over time, these methods are certainly worth considering.


Here are some key ways to reduce your pool's energy consumption...

[READ MORE ABOUT HOW TO SAVE ENERGY WITH YOUR POOL HERE]



2) Safety

Your swimming pool is a gathering place for family and friends, and taking some precautions to maximize safety will keep it that way. Here we list some of the ways to ensure your pool is a safe place for your loved ones.


[READ MORE POOL SAFETY TIPS HERE]


3) Water Efficiency

If you're a prospective pool owner in California, you probably have many questions about how pool usage impacts the ongoing drought situation. We don't blame you. The drought is a serious issue and it's natural to wonder if owning a pool is a wise choice. Here, we share some facts about pool and spa usage and water conservation that may ease some of your concerns. These facts come courtesy of Let's Pool Together, and are the result of comprehensive research on water usage by pools and spas...

[READ MORE ABOUT POOLS AND THE DROUGHT HERE]


4) Awesome Landscaping

Let's face it, landscaping can make or break a pool's aesthetics. What surrounds your pool definitely makes as big an impact as what's in it. Decking, plants, lighting - all are great options to consider for added ambiance that make your "poolscaping" shine.


Before you landscape, it's important to decide the best combination of form and function, and the overall look you're going for, but once you've done that, you're ready to select some landscaping components…


[READ MORE FOR POOL LANDSCAPING TIPS]



5) Balance

Balance and harmony are the keys to wellness. The same goes for your pool water. If everything is balanced, you will avoid a lot of potential issues with your pool, including cloudiness and algae. Here’s what to know about water balance…


[READ MORE ABOUT WATER BALANCE HERE]



6) Algae Treatment

Algae, the small microorganism that grows rapidly in warm water, is most likely the cause of your green water. But fear not! Pool algae is very easy to kill and control. Here’s how…


[READ MORE ABOUT FIXING A GREEN POOL HERE]



7) Proper Care

A swimming pool is a big investment. The proper care of keeping of this investment is crucial to long-term use and enjoyment.

Here are some of the top things to know about pool care…


[READ MORE PROPER POOL CARE HERE]


Don't have a pool yet? Now that's the ultimate gift to yourself. Browse through our Pool Gallery for ideas and read about how to find a reputable pool builder.


Happy Holidays!