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Baton Rouge Pools and Hot Tubs: Maintenance Tips for Fall

Posted by Lucas Firmin on Sep 24, 2019 1:14:46 PM

There is a lot to during the fall in south Louisiana.  Of course, football season is in full swing, the kids are back in school, and your pool likely isn't as active as it was all summer.  Your new schedule changes range from school pickups to practices to tailgates and more.  But it also directly influences how you care for and maintain your pool

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Topics: Pool Maintenance

Swimming Pool Companies in Baton Rouge: Troubleshooting Pool Pump Problems

Posted by Lucas Firmin on Jul 2, 2019 11:31:00 AM

If your car’s air conditioner isn’t blowing cold air, there are few things you can try before bringing it to a mechanic.  It may only need some freon.  The same is true for when your computer is acting up.  If it’s running slowly try closing some programs, or looking for malware; there’s also the old trick of unplugging it and plugging it back in.  The truth is with a couple troubleshooting attempts you can save yourself some time and money.  Your pool’s pump is no different. 

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Topics: Pool Maintenance

Baton Rouge Backyard Pools and Spas: What Should You Do After It Rains?

Posted by Lucas Firmin on Jun 28, 2019 5:27:56 PM

Every summer in south Louisiana you can almost set your watch for an afternoon rain shower. While this mid-day precipitation can provide some much-needed relief, it can also wreak havoc on your backyard pool and spa.  This is especially true when a scattered shower turns into a massive deluge.  Rain, debris, and other runoff can quickly and easily wreck the chemical balance, clarity, and health of your pool’s water.  However, there are preventative measures you can take to protect your pool as much as possible if you have the benefit of a forecasted weather event, or are planning to go out of town for a while.  There are also some necessary steps to take after a storm to restore your pool’s safe, clean, clear water.

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Topics: Pool Maintenance

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