Archive for tag: pools

Fiberglass, Vinyl Liner and Concrete Inground Pools – The Pros and Cons »

Whether you're completely renovating your current setup or planning on building a new one, you'll first have to decide on the type of inground pool you'd like to have.  

How to Protect Your Pool Against Unwanted Visitors »

Having a pool in the summertime can make your house the most popular place on the block, but sometimes your pool can attract unwanted visitors! Here are some steps to keep your pool in shipshape this summer.  

What Pool Professionals Want You to Know About Opening Your Pool »

Before you try to open your pool for the season by yourself, take a look at these key steps.  

First Time Owner of an Inground Pool? Here’s What You Need to Know. »

If you’ve never been responsible for maintaining an inground pool, then there are a few things you should know to help keep your investment in great shape for years to come.  

Pool Maintenance Tasks: Reducing the Salt Level in Your Pool »

With the uptick in popularity of salt water pool systems, more questions are surfacing about how these pools should be maintained. One of the more common questions about salt water pool maintenance is how to reduce the level of salt in the water. Typically, this question will arise when a new pool owner or someone who has recently switched to a salt water pool has overestimated the size of the pool and has added too much salt. For safe swimming conditions, the ideal salt lev  

How to Open an Inground Pool »

While it may seem hard to imagine now, the time is quickly approaching to open your swimming pool for the season. Opening the pool is a big chore that many pool owners would rather not have to deal with - and a growing number of owners opt to have a professional service company take care of the process to ensure that it's done quickly and correctly.  For those who choose to open the pool themselves, there can be a lot of work involved. Here's a closer look at how to open an ingroun  

Estimating the Cost of an Inground Pool »

One of the most difficult aspects of planning for an inground pool is estimating the total cost. There are several variables that affect the overall cost of building and maintaining an inground pool, including the size of the pool and the material will comprise it. In the Chicagoland area a small, basic inground pool will cost between $20,000 and $50,000. Some of the larger, deeper and more high-end inground pools can cost as much as $100,000. What Factors into the Cost of the Pool?  

Will an Inground Pool Fit in My Yard? »

We have all done it -- sat inside our air conditioned homes watching the temperature rise to 95⁰F wishing we had a nice pool in our backyard so we could cool off. Each year, many of us go back and forth on the decision of investing in a pool. With this summer promising to be a hot one, maybe now is the time to take the jump into your very own inground pool. But before you go buy floaties and the latest pool toys, the first step will be to check if the inground swimming pool you've be