Pools are designed and meant for the hot weather that is prevalent across south Louisiana for much of the year. However, even as long-awaited, or seldom it may be, cold, even freezing weather does make its way down here. When it arrives, ideally before it arrives, there are some steps you can take to make sure that your home’s pool is ready for a brief hibernation. Taking a few extra maintenance steps will keep your pool clean, safe, protected, and ready for spring.
Topics: Pool Maintenance
This year it may be time for Santa to skip the chimney and head straight for the pool. If you have a pool owner on your Christmas list, or are one yourself, don’t the let the cool December weather take your mind off of your backyard paradise. Here are some great gift ideas that can make your home’s pool even better.
Topics: Pool Accessories
The Cost of Building a Pool in Baton Rouge: 5 Things to Know
- Dirt Hauling and Land Clearing
- Extended Decking
- Electrical Work
- Taxes and Permit Fees
The price of anything is determined by a wide range of factors. This is especially true when you are considering building a custom pool in your yard. Of course, you probably have an idea of what it may cost depending on shape and size, but there are a lot of variables that come along during the pool building process that you may not have expected. Here are five common things that will influence the final price of your new pool.
Topics: Pool Building Costs
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.
Topics: Pool Maintenance
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.