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Prevent Pool Disasters with These Top Pool Safety Tips

By | 2017-07-10T20:13:00+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Pool Tips|

To maintain a fun and safe environment around your swimming pool, there are several basic pool safety tips I advise all pool owners to follow. Make pool safety a priority in your backyard by following these guidelines: Safety Gates Secure your pool with appropriate barriers. Completely surround your pool with a fence or barrier with

What Type of Pool Chlorine is Best for Your Pool?

By | 2017-07-10T20:12:25+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Pool Tips|

Before we answer this question, lets go over the basics of what chlorine types are available. Chlorine can be either Stabilized or non-stabilized. This refers to the addition of a chemical called cyanuric acid to the chlorine. Cyanuric acid shields the chlorine from the sun, sort of like sun protection for your chlorine. So the

Getting Your Pool Ready for A Party!

By | 2017-07-10T20:11:43+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Pool Tips|

With summer on the horizon, it’s time to start thinking about pool parties. Backyard swimming pools bring family and friends together, and having a pool party gives you an excuse to enjoy your pool. So, pick a date, blow up the floats, and strike up the grill, because it’s time to have a party! Getting

Electric Shock in Pools:

By | 2017-07-10T20:11:07+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Pool Tips|

What Every Pool Owner Should Know About Electrical Safety In the wake of last March’s tragic pool electric-shock accident in Palm Springs, resulting in the death of Bay Area resident, James Tramel, I thought it would be timely to discuss electrical accidents in pools. All of us at Atlantis Pools were shocked and saddened to

Child Drowning Prevention Tips Every Pool Owner Should Know

By | 2017-07-10T20:09:44+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Pool Tips|

A home swimming pool brings a lot of joy to a household, but it is important to remember that drowning is a leading cause of death in children and pool ownership comes with important safety responsibilities. The most important safety step you can take is to install a fence that prevents a child from getting

Fall/Winter Pool Maintenance Tips

By | 2017-07-10T20:08:19+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Pool Tips|

With fall in full swing and winter not far behind, windy and cold days are upon us. Even though your pool may be the last thing on your mind over the holiday season, fall/winter pool maintenance is very important. Leaves blown into your pool water can clog your skimmer, introduce algae into your pool water

Overdosing on Pool Chlorine Tablets

By | 2017-07-10T20:07:50+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Pool Tips|

Often when I get new clients, I encounter an overdose of pool chlorine tablets in their pools. We have found over the years that sometimes pool cleaners take the easy way out and tell their customers they need to be using a lot more tablets than are actually necessary or good for the pool. I

What’s The Best Pool Filter Type For Your Pool?

By | 2017-07-10T20:07:23+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Pool Tips|

There are three basic types of pool filters: Sand, Cartridge and D.E. (Diatomaceous Earth). Each type will keep your pool clear and free of particles, but there are significant pros and cons to each filtration system. All three filter types are used in conjunction with your main pool pump, allowing the water to pass through

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