Above ground pool design options

Above ground pool design is an important consideration when you are deciding if an above ground pool is right for your family. Last month we talked about the pros and cons of an above ground pool and now we continue on the adventure. This is always the best part for me, design decisions. Above ground pool design decisions are fairly categorical because they come in kits. You will see. What are … [Read more...]

Above Ground Pool? Is it an option for my family?

In  Southern California, you don't come across an above ground pool to terribly often unless you are a pool service profession. In fact, I, personally, have only seen them once or twice. However, just because you don't see them all the time doesn't mean that they aren't a great option for you and your family. I remember when I was a child, my best friend had an above ground pool. It even had a … [Read more...]

It is getting cooler out here. What size pool heater do we need?

Southern California is never all that cold. For goodness gracious, I saw a national weather report and it could be in the 20s. Yikes! Just when you need the pool to be a bit...well, a lot warmer, the pool heater breaks. It is always when you need it the most, right? You realize that your pool heater is as old as Methuselah and realize that it is time that you start investigating the ins and outs … [Read more...]

The Bests Pools San Diego Edition

San Diego is the land of palm trees and beach communities. Tourists come to our town to tan and enjoy the sunshine. We, residents, adore our pools. It is an activity, and exercise, a party, and relaxation. Our pools are part of our Southern California Culture. When you want to dream, take a look at our list of the best pools San Diego edition. TOP 5 Best Pools San Diego Edition (plus an … [Read more...]

Pool Maintenance Issues with the Increase in Humidity

This summer has been...hot? well?...not necessarily. There have been hot days, temperature wise. However, the notable constant in southern California this summer is the increase in humidity. Whether it is 75 degrees or 90 degrees it feels like death to a humidity newcomer. I don't know if this increased mugginess is something we are going to have to get used to but it is something we have to deal … [Read more...]

Concerns for a pool dog and those that love them

I promised this blog two months ago. What Should I Consider if I have a Pool Dog? discussed issues you will find if you have a dog who loves to swim in your pool. What do you need to consider to keep your pool in tip top shape when you have a pool dog? This blog will focus on issues you, as a dog owner should be concerned about for your dog and family safety. If your pool dog loves to swim, what … [Read more...]

California PACE Program for Pools

I was amazed when I found out that California PACE program could be used to finance pool improvements. PACE is a loan program for energy efficient installations on a home. The program gives a 10 to 25 year loan with no payments for 17 months. The best part is that it does cover pool equipment. Exciting, isn't it? However, you will want to know exactly what it covers and where to apply. What … [Read more...]

What I should consider if I have a pool dog

What is a pool dog? You know if you have one. They, absolutely, adore the water. A pool dog is the topic of this blog because there are some definite things you need to keep in mind when your dog loves to swim. They come in a couple of classes. The first blog, here, are the considerations to the pool. The second issues you need to consider, in blog 2, are those concerning your pets and humans who … [Read more...]

Beach to Pool – Keeping your pool safe

In some parts of the country this proposition seems redundant and and a bit silly. Why on earth would anyone go from beach to pool? Well, it is something of a Southern California tradition. You go to the beach all day, or even for a few hours, and whether it is hot or cold, you run home and jump right in your pool. I don't know what the draw is. Maybe you want to continue the water fun. Maybe you … [Read more...]