Paris Tries out Eco-Friendly Ways to Heat Its Swimming Pools

Paris Tries out Eco-Friendly Ways to Heat Its Swimming Pools

Over the course of the past several years, Parisian officials have undertaken a number of bold new environmentally-friendly initiatives designed to make their city a leader in emissions reductions. The city has banned vehicle traffic, for example, on a two-mile stretch of road along the Seine River as part of its anti-pollution campaign “Paris Breathes.”… Continue Reading

End of Swim Season Pool Closing Tips

End of Swim Season Pool Closing Tips

Can you believe we’re already halfway through October? After months of enjoying refreshing dips in our pools, it’s nearly time to prepare them for the chilly months of winter. But closing a pool means more than just throwing a cover over it and calling it a day. To protect your pool throughout the winter, there… Continue Reading

Whole Body Benefits of Swimming as Exercise

Whole Body Benefits of Swimming as Exercise

There’s nothing quite as relaxing as lounging around in a pool on a hot summer afternoon. But relaxation isn’t the only thing your swimming pool is good for. It’s also a fully-functioning aquatic gymnasium! Swimming is widely regarded as one of the healthiest forms of exercise you can engage in. It also has a very… Continue Reading

Spring Pool Maintenance Checklist

Spring Pool Maintenance Checklist

Memorial Day is just around the corner, and that means it’s almost the official start of swimming season. Before you take a dip in the pool, however, you’ll need to treat it to a little TLC. Taking care of some simple seasonal maintenance items now can save you from more serious headaches down the road.… Continue Reading

Keeping Critters out of Your Pool

Keeping Critters out of Your Pool

Even if you live in a fairly densely populated suburban area, chances are you still have a few four-legged neighbors lurking around your property. Small mammals like groundhogs, skunks and squirrels all take up residence in close proximity to human populations, and occasionally they even go for a dip in our swimming pools. Usually these… Continue Reading

Now Might be a Good Time to Add That LED Light to Your Pool

Now Might be a Good Time to Add That LED Light to Your Pool

Back in 2012, a federal ban on the sale of 100-watt incandescent bulbs left consumers in need of a cheap, energy-efficient alternative. Because LED bulbs were still rather expensive, compact fluorescents (CFLs) soon emerged as the go-to option for most homeowners. Unfortunately, CFL bulbs were not without their drawbacks. Many consumers complained that they were… Continue Reading

Choosing the Right Heater for Your Pool

Choosing the Right Heater for Your Pool

This time of year, a heated pool might sound like a pretty appealing amenity to have. Here in the moderate climate of Maryland, a pool heater can significantly extend your swimming season each year. Before you invest in a heater, however, you’ll need to decide which type is best suited for your needs. Generally speaking,… Continue Reading