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Home Pools in Baton Rouge: Keeping Your Pool Clean and Warm in the Fall

Posted by Lucas Firmin on Oct 30, 2018 10:33:39 AM

In south Louisiana it takes a while for the cooler weather to arrive, but when it does it’s hard to ignore the temperature drop.  This is especially true if you’ve been enjoying a mid-October swim.  Even though the sun can warm up during the day, and some humidity may return, lower temps overnight and more comfortable daytime highs can make, a keep your pool water on the chilly side.  This means a couple of different things, the first, and most obvious one is that you’ll be using the pool less, if at all.  The second is that if you have a pool heater, this is the time of the year to kick it on.  Here are a few tips on how to keep your pool clean, and how to use your heater this fall and winter.

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Topics: Pool Maintenance

Pool Installation Baton Rouge: What to Expect During Excavation

Posted by Lucas Firmin on Oct 25, 2018 2:07:38 PM

To make an omelet you’ve got to break a few eggs.  The same is true for building a custom swimming pool, except instead of eggs, you’re going to break ground.  This process is called excavation, and here are few things that you can expect as the ground is being prepared for your new pool.

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Topics: Excavation

Swimming Pool Repair in Baton Rouge: Common Problems and Fixes

Posted by Lucas Firmin on Sep 27, 2018 11:29:00 AM

Few things are more frustrating than walking to your car in the morning and discovering a flat tire or a dead battery.  However, there are simple and familiar solutions for these problems, and they typically don’t cost you much more than inconvenience.  Now when it’s time to take a relaxing dip in your pool and you hear a strange sound or the water isn’t as clear as it should be, this scenario could be a larger cause for concern.  If you noticed your pool’s performance was struggling throughout the long, hot summer, fall is a great time to address any potential issues and have your pool repaired.  Here are some common pool repairs, how to recognize them, and what they mean.

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Topics: Repair

Swimming Pool Lights: Brightening Up Your Baton Rouge Pool

Posted by Lucas Firmin on Sep 25, 2018 11:20:43 AM

Just because the sun goes down doesn’t mean that pool time needs to end.  Whether you’d like keep swimming and stay out of the evening heat, or just want to enjoy an evening on the patio around your pool; pool lights provide comfort and safety.  So what do you need to know about pool lighting, and what are the latest options?

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Backyard Pool and Spa Builder in Baton Rouge:  End of Summer Maintenance Plans

Posted by Lucas Firmin on Sep 18, 2018 11:29:37 AM

Summers are busy, and in the south Louisiana, seem unending.  But as hectic as summer schedules can be, they typically pale in comparison to the approaching fall and holiday seasons.  It is during this time of the year that performing maintenance on your pool is very important.  While it was likely near the top your mind as you enjoyed it all summer, it’s easy for this routine to fall to the backburner as school, football games, and other new plans start to pile up.  Here are a few tips for maintaining your pool as summer comes to an end, and to make sure that everything is ready to go come next spring.

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Topics: Pool Maintenance