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Swimming Pool Heating Options

Recent advancements in pool heating technology allow pool owners to choose from a vast array of options that vary based on effectiveness, space limitations, and cost. Such technological improvements have produced improved solar pool covers and solar panels that after … Continue reading

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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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A General Guide to Pool Heating Options – Part 6

Gas pool heaters — a few general safety tips Combining pressurized water, combustible fuels as well as electricity; gas pool heaters are the most potentially dangerous piece of equipment associated with your pool. They’re also the most common and most … Continue reading

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A General Guide to Pool Heating Options – Part 5

Before selecting a pool heater know your pool When deciding how to heat your pool it’s important to understand the size of the pool. Since the main job of any pool heater is to heat the pool water at a … Continue reading

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A General Guide to Pool Heating Options – Part 2

Gas pool heaters With a gas pool heater you’ll need to decide between running it on natural gas or liquid propane. For that reason, you’ll want to pay attention to the availability and the price of gas in your area. … Continue reading

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A General Guide to Pool Heating Options – Part 1

This time of year, most pool owners are groping for just about anything they can get their hands on that will help them keep their pools warm and extend their swimming season a couple extra months in spite of fast-approaching … Continue reading

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Addressing a Common Myth Regarding Solar Pool Heating Panel Placement

When most people think about solar panels they picture them on top of a roof. They are likely to get the most direct sunlight up there, so that’s where they go, right? The short answer is “it depends”, but the … Continue reading

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Managing Your Pool’s Temperature for Energy Efficiency This Spring

If you have an above ground swimming pool or an in ground swimming pool, then you know that maintaining and using it typically means higher than average energy bills. The actual effect varies depending on the size of your pool, … Continue reading

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Quick Tips For Your Swimming Pool Heater

Now that Spring is upon us, many people’s attention is turning towards warm weather activities. That includes swimming, of course! The only problem is that in many parts of the country it is still too cold to comfortably use an … Continue reading

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