What to Consider Before Building or Installing a Pool or Spa
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What to Consider Before Building or Installing a Pool or Spa

Why do you want a swimming pool or spa? The real question probably is why wouldn’t you want a private swimming pool or spa? You may have a…

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What is a Pool House?
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What is a Pool House?

When movie stars started having private pools built at their Hollywood estates back in the 1930s, the pool area usually included a small structure just a few feet…

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What is a Pool Weir and How Does it Work With a Skimmer?
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What is a Pool Weir and How Does it Work With a Skimmer?

A weir is a type of barrier across a river that is created to adjust or alter its flow. With this in mind, a weir for a swimming pool…

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What is a Saltwater Pool and How Does it Work?
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What is a Saltwater Pool and How Does it Work?

A saltwater, or salt water, pool uses a salt chlorine generator to make the chlorine for your pool, eliminating the need to buy chlorine. The generator converts salt…

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What is the Difference Between a Hot Tub and Spa?
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What is the Difference Between a Hot Tub and Spa?

Like a spa, a hot tub has built-in jets to provide warmth, relaxation and a massage effect on people’s muscles and joints. They both are used for therapeutic…

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What is a Cesspool Used For?
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What is a Cesspool Used For?

What exactly is a cesspool, anyway? Basically, it’s a big cylindrical hole in the ground, sometimes covered, that is used to collect liquids and solid waste that flows from…

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Types of Pool Cleaners: Which One Should You Buy?
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Types of Pool Cleaners: Which One Should You Buy?

Ahhh—the joys of pool ownership. Swimming, entertaining, and keeping cool during those hot months of summer. If you don’t hire a pool cleaning service or pro to clean…

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Where to Put a Hot Tub
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Where to Put a Hot Tub

Portable or freestanding hot tubs and spas can go wherever you desire–near a pool, on a deck, in a corner of the yard, or even indoors. When choosing…

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What Type of Pool is a Spool?
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What Type of Pool is a Spool?

When discussing pools, a spool is a portmanteau word or a blend of the words pool and spa. Measuring approximately 10 to 16 feet long and 6 to…

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What is a Plunge Pool Used For?
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What is a Plunge Pool Used For?

A plunge pool is a small, shallow pool built for the purpose of lounging, wading, and cooling off instead of for swimming and exercising. Some homeowners prefer them…

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