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


How Do I Open my Swimming Pool?

We’ve had an AMAZING start to spring here in Iowa, and it has many of us thinking about opening our pools!  In fact, we opened our pools at the store a few days ago–it was so nice to get to … Continued


When Should I Open my Swimming Pool?

It’s getting to be that time of year when people start wondering about opening their pool.  Whether you have an above ground pool or an inground pool, it’s an important thing to consider!  Living in Iowa like many of us … Continued