Lucas Firmin Blog

Pool Service in Baton Rouge: 4 Tips and Tricks for Your Pool

Posted by Lucas Firmin on Apr 26, 2019 10:26:15 AM

Life hacks have become a popular blog and YouTube topic.  The theory behind these “hacks” is using common things (cleverly) to make common problems or tasks easier to solve and do.  Whether you are repurposing containers, salvaging iPhone cords, using frozen grapes to keep your wine cold, or just want a simpler way to care for your pool, there’s a hack for that.  Here are four tips that you may not have thought of to keep your pool clean and comfortable this spring and summer.

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Topics: Pool Maintenance

Baton Rouge Home Pools: A Checklist for Spring

Posted by Lucas Firmin on Mar 18, 2019 1:59:08 PM

Before you head to the grocery store, it’s a good idea to make a list.  How you organize it is up to you, but without it you’re bound to forget at least one thing.  The same is true when it comes to getting your pool ready for spring.  After several months of inactivity, even with routine maintenance, there are several steps you need to take to make sure your pool is up for another busy season.  Just like it’s hard to make a sandwich without bread, forgetting one of these steps could result in some time away from your backyard retreat.  Here is a quick, simple checklist of what to take care of spring approaches.

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Topics: Pool Maintenance

Pool Service and Maintenance in Baton Rouge: 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid

Posted by Lucas Firmin on Feb 18, 2019 11:12:00 AM

Knowing what to do when performing a task is just as important as knowing what NOT to do.  This is very true when it comes to pool maintenance.  While there are a lot things that need to get done, and a variety of ways to do them; understanding not to zig when you should zag can save a lot of time, money, and headaches.  Here are five common pool maintenance mistakes to avoid.

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

Posted by Lucas Firmin on Jan 7, 2019 10:27:03 AM

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

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