How to Store an Inflatable Hot Tub

The weather is turning cooler, days are getting shorter. Time to time to think about putting away your inflatable hot tub! Most brands recommend putting away your inflatable hot tub once temperatures drop below 40 degrees Fahrenheit (4 degrees Celsius).

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Introduction to Swimming Pool and Hot Tub Chemistry

Interested in learning more about what it takes to keep your pool or hot tub in great shape? This article describes the chemistry involved in keeping your pool or hot tub safe and your water crystal clear. It will help you better understand what the tests you are taking mean, and what happens when your pool chemistry is no longer in the recommended ranges.

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Five Tips for Swimming with Your Dog

Dogs love water! If you have a swimming pool, your dog is going to want to swim. Should you let them? The short answer is that assuming your pool is properly balanced (especially the sanitizer - whether bleach or salt), there’s nothing wrong with allowing your dog in the pool. Here are some ways you can make swimming safer and more healthy for your dog and the entire family.

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Swimming Pool Water Testing Basics

Everyone enjoys having a clean and clear pool, but maintaining perfectly balanced pool chemistry can be a challenge. It is necessary to learn what each pool test means and why it is important in keeping your pool in perfect shape. We will cover four components of pool chemistry: free chlorine, pH, total alkalinity and cyanuric acid.

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How to Teach Your Dog to Swim

Most people think that dogs are natural swimmers. Many are, but some are not. Some of the worst swimmers have non-buoyant bodies, so will sink to the bottom of the swimming pool if they aren’t wearing a life vest. Examples of dogs that are not safe unattended by the pool include basset hounds, bulldogs, dachshund, bugs and boxers. Even if your dog is NOT a natural swimmer, you can still introduce them to your pool and give them the enjoyment of swimming with your family.

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Our Favorite Swimming Pool Floats for Adults, Kids and Dogs

When the weather is hot, there’s nothing like basking in the sun on your pool float. Whether it’s for getting a tan, something for your kids to play with, or a way to keep your dog entertained, there’s a pool float for everybody. Pool floats are even becoming a status symbol! Here’s some of our Favorite pool floats for adults, kids and pets!

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When to Close your Swimming Pool

There are many good reasons to go through a formal pool cleaning process every season. Winterizing your pool correctly protects it from damage, gets the water in good condition for the months it is shut down, and will make it much easier and less expensive to re-open the following summer. Assuming you live in a climate where it is important to winterize your pool, here’s some guidelines to help you decide when to close your pool.

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Five Things Chlorine Will Kill in your Swimming Pool

There are is a lot of misunderstanding about how chlorine works to kill harmful contaminants in pool water, as well is misconceptions about what type of contaminants chlorine will kill efficiently. In this article, we cover 5 important things free chlorine will kill in your swimming pool or hot tub water.

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