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5 hot tub buying mistakes you don’t want to make

This article covers 5 of the most common hot tub buying mistakes first-time buyers make. Read it so you won’t make them yourself!

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6 amazing above ground swimpools

These 6 amazing swimpools prove that a pool doesn’t have to be inground to be gorgeous. Use these ideas to create your own year-round swim and soak oasis!

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5 best pool financing methods (and one we don’t recommend)

Loan? Line of credit? Mortgage? Credit card? Here are the best pool financing strategies, based on our decades of experience helping families afford their backyard dreams.

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Backyard pools on a budget: 8 ways to save money on pool installation

Get 8 tips to save money on pool installation, with the exact amount of cash you’ll pocket for each idea. You can afford your backyard dreams—find out how!

Battle of the solar covers – Solar blanket vs Liquid solar

Battle Of The Pool Covers: Solar Blanket vs. Liquid

What is a liquid solar pool cover and how does it compare to a traditional solar pool cover? Check out our pros and cons so you can make your own decision!

Swimpool vs. Small pool costs

Cost comparison: Small pool vs. swimpool

We take a look at the costs to install a small inground pool compared to a swimpool (a small pool with a built-in hot tub). Which one fits your budget best?


Can I heat a swim spa with gas and 9 more questions people ask

What’s a swimpool? How fast does it heat up? What’s the hot tub part like? We fast-track your swimpool learning curve with these 10 questions and answers.


11 Must-See Pools For Small Yards

These 11 gorgeous examples of small pools in small yards show that you can have it all: space to eat, lounge, swim and play. Learn how to get the look, too!


Pool vs. swimpool: The winner surprised even us

We put swimpools (also known as swimspas) head-to-head with traditional pools on 14 different criteria, including cost and looks. Find out who wins!

HOW MUCH DOES A SWIMPOOL COST? (You might be surprised.)

How Much Does A Swimpool Cost?

Swimpools offer all the fun and fitness of a traditional pool at a lower cost. This article gives price ranges, installation costs and money-saving tips.


Spring opening: How to treat and prevent algae

This step-by-step guide to treating algae in your pool offers specific instructions and helpful tips so your water will be sparkling as soon as possible.


Helpful tips for maintaining your pool

Whether you’re a new owner or a seasoned pro, this article will help you get the most from your pool, with tips on everything from chemicals to O-ring lube!


How to treat and prevent cloudy water

This 6-step process offers specific instructions and helpful tips to help you fix cloudy water problems and keep your pool sparkling clean.


How to clean a salt cell

Your salt cell is critical to sanitizing your pool water. Here are the 7 steps you need to clean the salt cell, as well as tips for weekly maintenance.


How to treat and prevent metals and staining

Copper and iron are often to blame for metal staining in backyard pools. This article covers the steps to remove stains as well as tips to prevent them.


Unicel cartridge cleaning instructions

These 7 steps will help keep your unicel cartridge element clean. We also offer specific instructions for hot tub owners.


Helpful tips for maintaining your hot tub

This article offers detailed tips for keeping your hot tub in tip top shape, including how to read test strips and how to tell it’s time to drain your tub.


12 swimpools we would love to take a dip in right now

Swimpools (aka swimspas) can be stunning. You can often afford more of the extras (think decking and an outdoor fireplace) because you’re saving on the pool!


How to Clean a Sand Filter

Clean your sand filter once a year before closing and every time you’ve had an algae problem. Here are 12 steps to keeping your filter in tip top shape.


Summer maintenance: How to treat and prevent algae

It’s summer, and you want to be swimming. These steps will help you solve any algae problems, with tips to ensure your vacuuming doesn’t make things worse.

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