Entries by Jacqueline McGreevey

Winter Algaecide: Minnesota Pools Best Buddy

Understanding and Managing Pool Algae During Minnesota Winters Minnesota’s winters are known for their frigid temperatures and heavy snowfall. While the cold weather might seem like a reprieve from pool maintenance, pool owners in the Land of 10,000 Lakes know that it’s not time to neglect their pools. In fact, understanding and managing pool algae […]

The Pros and Cons of Saltwater Pools

Saltwater pools have gained popularity as an alternative to traditional chlorine pools for in-ground swimming pool installations. They use a salt chlorinator to produce chlorine from salt, providing a more natural and comfortable swimming experience. Below you will see the pros and cons of saltwater pools to help you decide if this option is right […]

Top Pool and Spa Renovation Ideas

Revitalize Your Outdoor Oasis Your pool and spa area is more than just a place to cool off in the summer. It’s a retreat, a gathering spot, and a source of relaxation. If you’re considering a renovation, here are some top ideas to revitalize your outdoor oasis: 1. Pool Resurfacing: Start with the foundation. Resurfacing […]

Pool Closing- Preparing for winter, preventing freezing or ice damage

Winterizing Your Pool In cold weather climates, winterizing your pool requires extra attention to detail due to the risk of freezing temperatures. Properly closing your pool as outlined above will help ensure it stays in excellent condition throughout the winter, preventing costly damage and making the reopening process smoother in the spring. 1. Balance Water […]

Common In Ground Pool Closing Mistakes in Minnesota

As summer comes to an end in Minnesota, it’s time to prepare your swimming pool for the colder months. Proper pool closing is essential to protect your investment and ensure a smooth opening next season. However, there are common mistakes that pool owners in Minnesota often make. Learn how to avoid them to keep your […]

Wildlife and Swimming Pools

   When Your Wild Neighbors Want to Swim Too Having a swimming pool can provide endless hours of fun and relaxation for you and your family. However, it’s not just humans who are drawn to the crystal-clear waters during hot summer days. Wildlife, from small critters to larger animals, might see your pool as a […]

Fun Facts about In Ground Swimming Pools!

1. Ancient Origins Inground swimming pools have a long history, dating back to ancient civilizations. The first known pool was the “Great Bath” in the ancient city of Mohenjo-Daro, which is now part of modern-day Pakistan. It was built around 2600 BCE and is considered one of the earliest public water tanks designed for swimming […]

Clogged Pool Lines

  Clogged Pool Lines: Above and In Ground Pools Having a pool is a fantastic way to enjoy the summer, but it also requires regular maintenance to ensure it stays in optimal condition. One common issue that pool owners may face is clogged pool lines. Clogs can lead to reduced water circulation, damage to pool […]

Winterizing Your Above Ground Pool in Cold Weather Climates

As the seasons change and winter approaches, it’s time to bid farewell to those sun-drenched pool days. But don’t fret! Winterizing your above-ground pool is an essential part of pool ownership in cold climates. By taking a proactive approach and embracing the chill, you can ensure that your pool remains in top-notch condition, ready to […]