How to Prepare a Pool for Winter

Prepare a Pool for WinterYour in-ground swimming pool gave you countless hours of pleasure, once it finally warmed up enough to use it. But now that the leaves are starting to turn and soon the frost will be on the pumpkin, you should hesitate no longer to close your pool down for the season. In cold-weather states such as this one, New Yorkers may well enjoy an Indian Summer in late October, but that is only after a killing frost has occurred. Cold weather can damage your in-ground pool, causing expense and a hassle, which can certainly be avoided by reading this primer below which deals with preparing your pool for Winter. Caveat: always follow the manufacturer’s instructions in any manual that you received at the time of your pool installation. If you are unsure, or have questions, a local contractor who specializes in pool construction in the Stamford would be happy to answer your questions regarding this task. Continue reading

How to Care for a Backyard Pool

Pool MaintenanceIn a lot of ways, owning a pool is like owning a fancy car. Both can be great sources of adventure and recreation, and both can serve as visually rewarding status symbols. At the same time, both require maintenance and upkeep in order to stay in prime condition. In the long run, a pool, just like a car, can either mature or depreciate in value, and it largely depends on how much care you put into it. Continue reading