When should you open your swimming pool?

Pool openings are already underway here at CIPS!   Whether you have an inground pool or an above ground, it is about time to start thinking of opening up! We get asked a lot when would a good time to open … Continued


Importance of Proper Pool Chemistry

  The most often heard myth of owning a pool is that once opened, cleaned, and balanced, your pool should stay clear for the rest of the summer, right?! If it were that easy we here at CIPS we would … Continued


19th Annual Early Bird Sale!!

It’s that time of year again! Come in to our 19th Annual Early Bird Sale starting March 26th – April 4th! Save big on chemicals for the season! Needing any new nets, poles, or maintenance equipment? You can save up … Continued


What YOU Need to Know to Buy an Above Ground Pool.

Before you go to visit pool stores or showrooms, it’s a great idea to know what you’re looking for and what you want!  There are a lot of different kinds of above ground pools, and different ways to install them.  … Continued


I am a Pool Geek.

I am a Pool Geek. There.  I’ve said it. And it’s true!  When I see a pool, or a water sample, I immerse myself in the world of that pool!  I want to know its history, the set-up, I want … Continued


How Do I Clear Up my Pool Water?

“Oh, no….  Really?” That”s almost always the thought that runs through my head when I see a pool looking a little hazy…or downright cloudy.  Instantly I”m grabbing all of my testing supplies and checking to see what the problem could … Continued


Mineral Springs Pool vs Salt Pool: Pros and Cons

First off, to eliminate any confusion, a salt pool is still a chlorine pool. One more time:  salt pools are still chlorine pools. There seems to be a lot of confusion about this, as if salt were a chlorine alternative.  … Continued


How, Why, and When to Clean your Pool Filter

Your filter system is the heart and soul of your pool.  When it’s working well, it’s much easier to have the beautiful clean, clear, and safe pool water that we all desire.  When your filter is dirty, you may find … Continued


How Do I Get Balanced, Safe, Clear Pool Water?

Clean and clear pool water is important to all of us.  Not only is it beautiful to look at, but it’s safe to swim in.  Every year, people seem to struggle with keeping their pool water the way they want … Continued