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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 9 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.