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How to Drain & Store an Intex Pool

Intex makes a few types of portable pools, namely its Easy-Set™ pool and Frame-Set™ pools. Neither of these is particularly well suited to weather a winter, and most Intex pool owners dismantle their pool at the end of the season. … Continue reading → The post How to Drain & Store an Intex Pool first

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Pool Shock: When & How Much?

Welcome to our discussion on swimming pool shock,  specifically, when should one shock the pool, and how much do I need to add? Shocking the pool with chlorine is the raising of free chlorine levels in the pool to such … Continue reading → The post Pool Shock: When & How Much? first appeared on

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Come fall, the benefits of a heated swimming pool become clearly evident. The cooler days and even cooler evenings of fall can bring an abrupt stop to healthy outdoor activity. Don’t move indoors just yet! Cooler weather shouldn’t stop you from using your pool. Extend your pool time with a heated swimming pool. You can

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Hurricane information and resources can be beneficial to US coastal residents in areas affected by hurricanes. These powerful storms can pose a significant risk, causing loss of life and property from winds, precipitation, and storm surges in coastal areas. Let’s take a look at how hurricanes form, how they affect coastal communities, and what residents

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If you’re a backyard pool owner, you’ll want to vacuum your above-ground pool on a regular basis during the swimming season for a clean, healthful swimming experience. Because debris is unpleasant and can cause unhealthy algae growth, it’s a good idea to stay on top of your pool cleaning schedule. Pool pros recommend pool cleaning

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Here are five ways Hayward is helping pool professionals transition to new Department of Energy standards. 1. We have the broadest range of DOE-compliant pool pumps—including single-speed options. Contrary to some industry misconceptions, many Hayward single-speed pumps are DOE-compliant and will continue to be manufactured and sold. More specifically, Hayward TriStar,® Super Pump® and MaxFlo®

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We have three reasons why getting ahead of upcoming changes from the Department of Energy (DOE) gives your business a huge advantage. It’s not only about needing to comply, but it’s also about offering the best products possible to your loyal customers. Selling compliant pumps is beneficial for both you & your consumers. Everybody wins

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Your backyard can be anything but ordinary when it’s transformed into the oasis of your dreams, complete with a pool. It’s easy to beat the heat and find the fun when you have your own swimming pool, the ultimate summer backyard destination. Let this be the summer when you enjoy a resort oasis of recreation

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Robotic Pool Cleaner Buyer’s Guide

Robotic pool cleaners are an extremely valuable piece of pool equipment. They’re easy to install, cost just pennies per day to operate, reduce strain on your pool’s filtration system, and so much more. But with so many benefits, it can … Continue reading → The post Robotic Pool Cleaner Buyer’s Guide first appeared on InTheSwim

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Demand for Backyard Pools is Growing

The demand for backyard pools is growing as homeowners look for ways to enhance their at-home lifestyle. In fact, pools are at the center of rapidly growing consumer interest in a healthy outdoor living lifestyle. As a result, families are investing in their homes and creating backyard oases complete with beautiful backyard pools. It’s no

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It may be hard to visualize during the cooler days of winter, but pool season is right around the corner. Now is the time to assess your backyard environment and make plans for the coming season. Would you love your pool to sparkle and shine this year? With all the excitement of the coming season,

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Severe winter weather across the nation has received national attention as Americans attempt to stay warm and safe. Areas as far south as Texas have seen unprecedented severe winter weather that includes snow, sleet and freezing rain. The record-breaking cold weather has resulted in emergency declarations. Over 100-million people have been affected by the freezing

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5 Benefits of a Variable Speed Pool Pump

The deadline is fast approaching! In just a few months, most standard pool pumps will be phased out as obsolete equipment, in favor of the federally mandated variable speed pool pump. The new regulations go into effect on July 19, … Continue reading → The post 5 Benefits of a Variable Speed Pool Pump first

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Pool Season Is Forever

Even though the weather may have cooled down a bit by you, that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy your backyard pool. We’ve got a few ideas for you to extend your outdoor season and perhaps, enjoy your pool longer. After all, who wouldn’t want to spend a bit more time in the great space

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Variable speed pumps are not just a new trend; for today’s pool owners, they’ve become the expectation. Many pool owners tell us they are considering adding variable speed pumps (VSP) to their pool setup for the coming pool season. They’ve heard the advanced VSP technology saves energy and money. This fact alone makes it worth

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Variable speed pumps are not just a new trend; for today’s pool owners, they’ve become the expectation. Many pool owners tell us they are considering adding variable speed pumps (VSP) to their pool setup for the coming pool season. They’ve heard the advanced VSP technology saves energy and money. This fact alone makes it worth

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Smart Home. Smart Backyard.

Creating Your Smart Backyard Cheers! Here’s to enjoying a smart backyard! Get a more convenient, comfortable, functional, and FUN backyard with the latest in smart backyard devices. These days, families are spending more time working and playing at home, so it makes a lot of sense to invest in your house and yard. During the

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2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Pool Lovers

It’s hard to believe that the holiday season is upon us! 2020 has been a year full of twists and turns, and there’s still a lot of uncertainty as we all start making holiday plans. Whether you’re planning a virtual … Continue reading → The post 2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Pool Lovers first appeared

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DIY Pool Heater Maintenance

For most pool owners, a pool heater represents a substantial investment, and one that you want to keep in good condition, to avoid expensive heater repair and replacement. This post will focus on gas pool heaters, but I will reserve … Continue reading → The post DIY Pool Heater Maintenance first appeared on InTheSwim Pool

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Halloween Swimming Pools

Halloween is on a Saturday this year! And even though Halloween 2020 requires some social distance protocols, there is still fun to be done. Northern pool owners are already closed for the season, but southern pool owners are still enjoying … Continue reading → The post Halloween Swimming Pools first appeared on InTheSwim Pool Blog.

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Spa & Hot Tub Essentials

As summer becomes a fading memory, the crisp fall air and colorful leaves usher in a new kind of aquatic activity. It’s Hot Tub Season! 🙂 Today we un-cover ten popular and essential accessories for hot tub owners, including my … Continue reading → The post Spa & Hot Tub Essentials first appeared on InTheSwim

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Tips for Maintaining a Clean Pool

There’s really nothing as pretty as a sparkling, clean backyard pool. When your pool is working properly and looking great, you’ve got a sweet spot to relax, exercise, and entertain. Whether you maintain your own pool or rely on your local pool pro to keep it in top condition, it’s a good idea to know

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October is National Energy Awareness Month, aimed at promoting the importance of energy for sustainability and environmental health. On the In The Swim blog, we have always had a green streak in our approach to pool management, and even have … Continue reading → The post Energy Awareness Month – 7 Ways to Save Around

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Autumn breezes and warm fall days. Beautiful to look at, but if your pool is surrounded by lots of deciduous trees – it can also make a lot of work to keep the pool clean. I consider myself an expert … Continue reading → The post Has Fall Landed in your Pool? Extreme Leaf Removal

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