Lucas Firmin Blog

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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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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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