When you are preparing to open your pool for the summer months, there are going to be repairs that need to be done. This can also be an excellent opportunity to upgrade pool equipment. These upgrades can be to improve water quality and reduce maintenance. Some of the pool equipment upgrades can also help save energy. The following swimming pool upgrades are some of the solutions you want to invest in before summer is here:
Do you have a backyard swimming pool with a vinyl pool liner, and you've discovered that there is a leak in the lining material? Here are some tips for fixing it on your own.
Patch The Leak Temporarily
If you've found the leak in your liner and cannot get around to fixing it right away, you can actually temporarily patch the leak with duct tape. It is only going to hold for a day or two, but it will help buy you some time until you can actually start the repair process.
As the summer weather begins to cool down and your pool is being used less, it is time to start thinking about closing it for winter. Before you close your pool though, there may be some repairs and improvements that need to be done. You will want to invest in is a safety cover to prevent winter accidents. The following pool safety cover installation will help you prepare your pool for closing:
Working with a custom pool contractor allows you to dream up any number of creative ideas for your pool and talk to your contractor about making them happen. For many people, a custom pool is an opportunity to choose a unique shape with some attractive features — a waterfall or a built-in slide, for example. Another luxurious feature to think about adding to your custom pool design is an island. A pool island can be any shape and size, as well as situated wherever you'd like.
Got a hot tub? A warm dip in a hot tub at home can be a relaxing and therapeutic way to spend time but use care to stay safe.
Enjoy your hot-tub this summer, but keep these six safety tips in mind:
1. Keep Surface Areas Clean
Do not let your family or friends fall due to an unkempt tub or deck surface. The water and moisture from the tub can cause algae to grow on surfaces, making them slick and treacherous.