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Happy Earth Day from PcPools!

Today is Earth Day, a day for awareness and action on behalf of Earth!  Swimming pools, whether an in ground or above ground version, are a wonderful addition to a home’s backyard.  But they also impact the environment; they require … Continue reading

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How to Help Your Pool Weather a Storm

If you live in anywhere in the USA, severe weather can be a major factor in the spring and summer months. Obviously this is prime swimming season.  Most households have a box of storm supplies, candles, dry goods, waterproof matches, … Continue reading

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A New Cover For A Pool Heater or Heat Pump Is Now Available

Depending on the location of your swimming pool, late summer and early fall is when pool heaters and heat pumps get lots of use.  Eventually, however, the swimming season ends.  Leaving a heater unused and exposed during the winter is … Continue reading

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New Pool Skimmer Plug Options Are Now Available

We’ve added a new product for above ground pools just in time for fall: skimmer plugs available in standard and widemouth sizes.  These reusable plugs are easy to install and use Rovaseal™ technology to create a 100% air-tight seal.  You … Continue reading

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The Importance of Time Clocks

Time clocks are a key component of any well-run water maintenance system.  Quality filtration, heating, and circulation components are necessary, but a time clock can take your swimming pool’s performance to the next level.  Connecting a time clock to the … Continue reading

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Finding a Professional Pool Builder

Selecting the right pool builder is as important as choosing a contractor for any other task. A pool owner-to-be should make sure to do his or her homework before making a decision. Here are some questions a prospective pool owner … Continue reading

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Swimming Pool Winterization Tips from PcPools

Proper swimming pool winterization can significantly extend the life of your pool setup.  Although some pool owners have their own methods toward effective pool closings, PcPools has some specific tips that every pool owner should consider. The pool winterization process … Continue reading

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How to Handle Cloudy Pool Water

A number of issues can cause cloudy pool water. Insufficient pool water filtration, poor pool maintenance practices, improperly balanced pool water, or overly-frequent pool use are just a few examples. Below are some tips to get rid of cloudy water … Continue reading

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Service and Maintenance Schedule

Periodic Service and Maintenance Schedule Adjust as needed during months of heaviest use or extreme weather. Day Week Month Year Check Water Level 1X Check pH and sanitizer 2X Check Hardness, TDS, and total alkalinity 1X Test for heavy metals … Continue reading

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