How to Winterize the Backyard Pool

Winterize the Backyard Pool
Winterize the Backyard Pool

If you have an underground swimming pool, it’s absolutely necessary to winterize it.  Even if you are one of those people that live in a warmer climate, you still should be taking a few simple steps to keep your pool, the system itself and your pool area maintained for wintertime.  These guidelines below are a general rule, but because each person has different climates they live in, different pool sizes and shapes as well as different equipment, tools and mechanics, if you really want to know how to winterize your specific pool ask a profession about pool construction in Greenwich CT for more exact information. Continue reading

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Types of Pool Filters

Pool Filters
Pool Filters

There are three types of pool filters to think about when it comes to pool construction in Greenwich CT.  They are; sand filters, cartridge filters and DE filters.  To be honest, all three work quite when they are installed the right way and maintained properly.  However, the difference therein lies within the actual performance of each filter – each one has its own performance issues variables, positive and negative.  Beyond performance, another big decision maker for homeowners is the cost of the filters.  Below, we will talk about those 3 types of filters and give a little more information about each filter so you can make a more informed choice.

Sand Pool Filters

These are one of the most commonly used filters out of all three.  The biggest reason they are used the most is because they are quite inexpensive.  Sand filters work just as well as the other two filters, but when it comes to microscopic debris; it does not work as well as the other two.  That’s why its performance is set at a medium level.  But, for some pool owners a microscopic piece of dirt, dust or debris is not important to them.  It really just depends on HOW clean you really want your pool to be.  Sand filters last 4-10 years approximately.  These filters work by way of sand called pool grade silica sand to filter out any debris and contaminants.  The off side to this type of filter is that in order to clean it, you have to use the backwash technique.  This also has to be done quite a lot – which could be a waste of water and chemicals on your end. Continue reading

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