Lucas Firmin Blog

5 Things to Consider When Purchasing a Home with a Pool

Posted by Lucas Firmin on Jun 21, 2022 11:30:00 AM

You’ve made a checklist as you begin the search for your growing family’s new home. You have done your due diligence, including: meeting with a real estate agent to discuss school districts, convenience to work and shopping, as well as the other intangibles you’re looking for. Finally, your discussion comes to an element that will instantly eliminate many potential homes on your list, a swimming pool. Nationally, only about 10% of homes have swimming pools, and that is accurate for the Baton Rouge market as well.

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Topics: Pool Maintenance

3 Things to Know About Pool Costs in Baton Rouge

Posted by Lucas Firmin on May 22, 2022 10:00:00 AM

The cost of an in-ground swimming pool can vary based on a number of different things, including decking, landscaping, accessories, water features, and more. With this in mind, it can bring up a lot of questions about the cost of installing and owning a pool. Here are 3 things to keep in mind when considering pool costs for your Baton Rouge home.

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Topics: Pool Maintenance, Pool Accessories

Pool Maintenance Tips to Prepare Your Pool for Spring

Posted by Lucas Firmin on Feb 21, 2022 10:15:00 AM

While it still may be a little early to hop back in the pool, it’s never too soon to start thinking about the ever-important pool maintenance that keeps your backyard oasis safe and comfortable. Between the holidays and unseasonably cold (even for winter) weather it’s easy for your pool’s maintenance to take a back seat to more seasonal obligations. As the temperatures, and subsequent humidity, continue to increase it’ll soon be time to listen to LSU baseball games as you dip your feet. This makes right now the right time to have a professional come out and conduct an inspection as well as seasonal pool start-up maintenance. These procedures ensure that nothing happened during your pool’s downtime and it is ready for another full spring and summer of fun.

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Topics: Pool Maintenance

Pool Maintenance in Baton Rouge: What Does Cold Weather Mean for Your Pool?

Posted by Lucas Firmin on Oct 7, 2021 2:25:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Pool Maintenance

3 Pool Maintenance Checks for Summer [Infographic]

Posted by Lucas Firmin on Jun 28, 2021 12:39:09 PM

Keeping your pool's water safe and clean is a top priority, especially in the summer months.  Regular pool maintenance becomes more important when swimming activity increases.  While this may sound like more work, it is actually quite simple to keep your pool's water and systems safe and clean this summer and throughout the year.  With frequent testing of the water's pH and chemicals, keeping the pool clear of debris, and having a clean filter will help to ensure a fun and healthy summer!

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Topics: Pool Maintenance