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Variable Speed Technology Improves Your Pool Pad & the Environment
Pentair has made variable speed pumps easier to use, more useful in different kinds of pools and more energy efficient than ever.
Variable Speed Pump Technology Creates an Efficient Pool Experience
If you were to do one thing to make your pool better in every way it should be to upgrade to a variable speed pool pump. So what makes a variable speed pool pump so special? Keep reading to find out why.
5 Daylight Savings Time Maintenance Tips
Longer days, increased amount of sunlight and warming temperatures mean you need to pay more attention to pool maintenance. Here are 5 Daylight Savings Time maintenance tips for your pool, so it will be ready when you are.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Poolside
Regardless if your pool is open or not, a pool party is a great way to celebrate any holiday and St. Patrick’s Day is no exception. Here are a few ways to bring the luck of the Irish to your backyard.
3 Pool Trends You Can't Miss in 2020
As we continue into this new year, are you thinking about planning a pool construction or maybe you’re interested in making some updates this year to add personality to your investment? In either case, here are 3 pool trends that you can’t miss in 2020.
Freezing Temperatures and Pool Equipment
Pumps and filtration systems can fracture and crack when exposed to
extremely cold temperatures, leading to expensive repairs - but we have something that can help.
Winter Pool Maintenance Quick Guide for Open and Closed Pools
Winter is in full swing and while it might be cold outside, it’s still important to maintain your pool, especially if it’s open. Use this quick guide to help you through proper winter maintenance for your pool.
3 Advantages of Building a Swimming Pool in Winter
While a swimming pool may not be the first thing that comes to mind in
winter, did you know that it’s often the best time for building a pool?
Decorating Your Poolscape with this Season's Hottest Colors
The Pantone Color Institute™ released its guide for the season’s most important color trends. Featuring 12 top colors and four classic neutrals, adding these colors to your poolscape you’re sure to be trending all season long.
Get Your Pool Ready for an Early Spring
Every year on February 2nd, Punxsutawney Phil comes out to predict the weather. If he sees his shadow, it’s six more weeks of winter, but if he doesn’t spring will come early! Here are three things you can do now to start getting your pool ready for spring.
3 New Year's Resolutions for Your Swimming Pool
As we welcome a new year, we tend to make resolutions on things we want to do. Resolve to spend more time poolside this year with these 3 New Year’s Resolutions for your pool.
Swim Your Way to Reaching Your Goals in 2020
By giving you both cardio and strength training—and much more—swimming lets you achieve a broad range of goals all at once, regardless of your fitness level.
Ring in 2020 with a Pool Party
If you own a pool, then you officially have the perfect place to party. Need a little extra inspiration? Don’t worry; we’ve got some great ideas for the perfect New Year’s Eve pool party!
3 Unique Ways to Use Your Pool During the Holidays
As the holidays get closer, using your swimming pool may be the least of your concerns. But this year, consider making it one of your top priorities. There are many unique ways to get more from your pool during the off-season, even if your pool is technically closed, you can still enjoy a return on your investment.
3 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays by Your Pool
Your swimming pool makes a fun and elegant backdrop for any holiday party. Kids and adults alike will never forget the magical times in your backyard winter wonderland.
Open or Closed: What’s Best for Your Pool?
To close or not to close. It’s one of the biggest questions many pool owners face each year. Each option has its own set of pros and cons to consider. Here are three factors that will help you make the best decision for your pool.
Give your Family the Gift of a Swimming Pool this Christmas
Have you been tempted by the idea of having your very own backyard pool retreat? Christmas is the perfect time to give your family this phenomenal gift! Aside from that initial excitement, here are three reasons why a new swimming pool is the perfect Christmas gift.
4 Classic Swimming Pool Games for the Whole Family
If you’re looking for some fun, family-friendly games to get your summer spirit going this season then you’re in luck! Here are our 4 favorite classic pool games for the whole family.
3 Pool Exercises for Everyone
A swimming pool isn’t just for swimming! There are a variety of aquatic exercises, so you’ll never get bored. Dive into our favorite pool exercises to get you started on your fitness journey.
Light Up Your Pool During Any Season
There are many ways your pool will be uniquely yours – the shape, color and features – but your pool lighting is also another important feature that helps you express who you are and what you want to do with your pool.
3 Pool Safety Tips to Follow in Winter
Pool safety doesn’t have a season, so if you’re having guests or hosting the holiday poolside, here are 3 ways to help you and your guests stay safe around your pool this winter.
5 Ways to Celebrate Autumn Poolside
Autumn is here, so say hello to crisp, cool air and beautiful fall foliage! Instead of closing up your pool and staying inside, here are five ways you can celebrate autumn poolside
Poolside Thanksgiving - A Tradition to Remember
Have you ever thought about starting a poolside Thanksgiving tradition? Assuming the weather cooperates, you and your loved ones can make wonderful memories poolside all while enjoying fun fall festivities and treats.
3 Ways to Fall in Love with Your Pool This Fall
Fall is in the air, and the holidays are just around the corner. Do the shorter days and longer nights leave you feeling less in love with your pool? It shouldn’t! Here are 3 ways to fall in love with your pool all over again this fall.
Enjoy Your Pool Even as the Weather Gets Cooler
As we swim into the fall months you might be wondering what temperature you need to keep your pool at to continue enjoying it as the weather gets cooler.
Looking for the Right Pool Heater?
With a pool heater, you can extend your pool-time activities long after summer has ended. Keep reading for a few factors to keep in mind when selecting a pool heater.
3 Off-Season Pool Care Tips
Take a little extra time now to prepare your pool for winter so when spring rolls around, you’ll be ready to dive into the good times without having to make repairs!
How to Care for Your Pool During the Fall Months
Year-round maintenance can extend your pool’s life and help you get it ready faster when warm weather returns. Here are five tips on getting your pool ready for fall and maintaining it throughout the season.
The Importance of Working with a Pool Professional
Pool companies offer more than chemicals and cleaning tools. As experts in the industry, they’re your best local resource for taking care of your pool.
How to Winterize Your Aboveground Pool
If you’re a DIY-er, follow these 8 steps to properly winterize your aboveground pool. Proper winterization is the key to protecting your pool through the winter.
3 Pool Closing Tips for Winter
When the weather has officially gone from crisp to cold and you’re ready to close your pool. - we have three pool closing tips to help you expertly close your pool this season.
Preparing Your Pool for Winter
Regardless of if you plan to fully close your pool or leave it open during the winter months, there are several things you can do now to prepare your pool for those months of inactivity.
Your Pool Pump: The Heart of Your Pool
When you think about your pool, chances are images of fun in the sun and relaxation with family and friends quickly come to mind. But have you given any recent consideration to your pool pump?
3 Ways to Keep Your Pool Water Healthy and Safe
For many people, summertime brings thoughts and memories about jumping into the pool, filled with the most amazing crystal clear water or enjoying time with family and friends poolside. However, pool water isn’t always as clean as it looks.
How to Restore a Neglected Swimming Pool
Maybe you’ve let your pool go or perhaps you just bought a home with a pool that the original homeowner didn’t keep up with, but whatever your situation may be, it is possible to bring a neglected swimming pool back to life!.
5 Things to Look for When You Buy a Home with a Pool
Buying a house isn’t an easy task. From budgeting to touring, it can be exhausting. But, if you’ve found your dream home and it comes with a dreamy pool too, you’ve hit the jackpot, right? Maybe! Here are the 5 things you need to do when buying a home with a pool.
How to Clean Your Pool after a Pool Party
Pool parties are a blast, but once the fun is done, your pool will likely need a little extra TLC. Here are 5 things you should do to clean your pool after a pool party.
4 Pool Safety Guidelines for Pool Owners with Pets
If you have pets, there’s a good chance that Fido or Fluffy would like an occasional refreshing swim too. Learn 4 ways you can make your pool safer for all of your furry friends.
Maintaining Safety Around Inground Swimming Pools
Pool accidents can happen to anyone, but so many can be prevented with the appropriate safety measures. Be sure to review these pool safety tips with the whole family!
Pool Insider: 3 Tips for Summertime Pool Maintenance
With summer well under way, life can get busy with fun activities, vacations and family time. However, it’s important to remember that a little regular pool maintenance goes a long way.
Why Have a Staycation & What You Need for Yours!
Everyone needs a staycation once in a while. Besides avoiding the stresses that can accompany travel plans, there are many reasons for opting for a staycation instead of a vacation, especially if you want to maximize your efficiency in these three areas.
The Benefits of Robotic Pool Cleaners
If you’re looking for a simple, cost-effective, and efficient way to get the job done without the hassle, consider purchasing a robotic pool cleaner.
3 Safety Tips You Should Remember About Your Aboveground Pool
Many people mistakenly think that an aboveground swimming pool is safe, so they’re less vigilant when the kids are outdoors. However, that’s simply not the case. Here are 3 safety tips you need to remember about aboveground pools.
Refresh Your Summer Safety Knowledge
Most people tend to be quite vigilant about pool and summer safety at the beginning of the season. However, as the summer months go by and the activities get hectic, it’s important to not let your guard down.
3 Tips for Making Sure Your Pool Stays Summer-Ready
The weather has finally warmed and you’re probably like everyone else – ready for the pool. So here are 3 things you need to do regularly to make sure your pool is always ready for you to enjoy it.
3 Reasons to Install the Intelliflo® VSF Pump in your Pool
Enjoy your pool to the fullest while your IntelliFlo VSF pump maintains the exact water flow necessary for your pool to work perfectly.
May is National Water Safety Month
With summer around the corner it's important to make sure you and your guests are ready for pool time. Get the three pool safety tips you need to stay safe this pool season.
Pool Safety: The Dos and Don'ts of Diving
Diving is a fun pool activity, but did you know it could result in serious injuries? Get the Dos and Don'ts of how to stay safe when diving in the pool.
Kid-Friendly Pool Safety Tips for Parents
With summer just around the corner, now is the time to begin thinking about pool safety. Keep reading for four kid-friendly pool safety tips for your family.
3 Ways to Start Preparing Your Pool for Summer
It's not too early to start planning for the summer pool season. We have 3 ways you can start preparing now, so that you can enjoy your pool all summer long.
Dive Into Savings and Enjoy Your Pool More
Now is the perfect time to dive into savings with Pentair pool product rebates. By doing so you’ll be able to enjoy your pool more all summer long! Learn more about have you can saving with Pentair Product Rebates.
Pentair is a 2019 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year
For the sixth consecutive year, we are proud to announce that we received the 2019 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for our continued leadership and contributions to ENERGY STAR.
Energy Efficient Pool Pumps Can Pump Up Your Savings
The more you work to live an energy efficient lifestyle you realize that saving isn’t a season – it’s a year-round event. Because your pool is a great place to start saving, we wanted to help you pump up your savings with an energy efficient pool pump today!
Make a Difference Starting in Your Own Backyard
On April 22nd each year we celebrate Earth Day, a special day to remind us to be more mindful of our beautiful planet. Earth Day is an annual reminder that we each have the ability to help make the world a better place and realizing that the choices we make can be as simple as selecting the most energy efficient products for our homes – and our pools.
Pool 101: Pool Water Chemistry
The key to creating a safe and fun pool environment is maintaining proper water chemistry. When your water chemistry isn’t properly balanced, it can cause skin and eye irritation and allow dangerous bacteria and/or algae growth. There are three main chemical levels you should regularly monitor. They are pH, alkalinity and chlorine.
Upgrade and Save
As you’re opening your pool in the coming weeks it’s time to ask yourself an important question – exactly how old is your pool pump? If it’s over seven years old, it might be time for a new one. And if your current pump isn’t using variable speed technology, you should seriously consider replacing it.
Winter and Your Pool: What to do When it Snows
Snow is beautiful when it’s falling gently from the sky, but when it piles up it can make a huge mess. According to FEMA, 1 foot of fresh snow ranges from 3 pounds per square foot for light, dry snow (what the western part of the U.S. gets) to 21 pounds per square foot for wet, heavy snow (what the East Coast typically gets). Learn more about what to do when it snows.
5 Winter Pool Maintenance Tips
This winter has been a cold one for the record books and we’re all ready for warmer weather! If you didn’t close your pool this winter, for whatever reason, it’s important to remember your winter pool maintenance! Get 5 tips for winter pool maintenance.