Recent summers have been among the driest in history. Grass fires have increased in number, lake levels have diminished, and numerous water utility companies have implemented water restrictions on their customers. Water scarcity has become a global issue. Many first world countries take their access to clean water for granted, but almost one-fifth of the world’s population, or 1.2 billion people, live in areas of the world that are not readily accessible to clean water. In order to positively impact the worlds water supply this summer, there are 10 simple steps for conserving water during the summer months. Continue Reading
Privacy, safety, beauty, and convenience are some of the considerations to keep in mind when landscaping around swimming pools. While a privacy fence enhances safety, carefully landscaping your yard gives you and your guests added privacy and enjoyment. The best plants to grow near a pool will be those that lend a special charm and that cause you little inconvenience. Continue Reading
Swimming pool contractors in Ohio know that the installation of a hot tub or spa in your house or backyard will turn it into a warm, watery oasis; a way to step away from the rigors of daily life and work and simply unwind. Spas and hot tubs are more than just a way to relax; they bring with them many health benefits and can provide relief to people with arthritis and diabetes. Continue Reading
The very idea of having your own swimming pool is, for many, a dream come true. A pool is an ideal place to spend time with friends and family and get in shape all while having fun. A swimming pool is also the centerpiece of your backyard and you can work with us to enhance the aesthetics of your pool and outdoor living space even more. Continue Reading
Having your own swimming pool means you have a great place to keep your children entertained during the summer months. It also means you have a great spot for a staycation if a vacation just isn’t in the cards. Your own swimming pool also means you can be the hot spot for summer entertaining, and you will also have an ideal location for a relaxing time or a place to work out. What, truly, could be better than owning your own swimming pool? We can’t think of anything! Continue Reading
Working out in a swimming pool or hot tub is a great way to exercise without causing injury to muscles and joints. A water workout is therapeutic in that it can help loosen the aching joints of an individual suffering from arthritis. Also, if you’ve suffered an injury and are in need of rehabilitation, your backyard swimming pool could just be the best place to do that!
Ask your pool contractor from Hawaiian Pool Builders for advice on working out in your swimming pool and whether he has any exercise equipment he could recommend you use during your swim routine. Continue Reading
A backyard swimming pool is the perfect place to host an Under the Sea birthday party. When the party is for younger children, it’s important to have adequate adult supervision. It might even be wise to hire a life guard for the party, that way you are free to attend to party details. Continue Reading
Swimming pool contractors in Ohio understand that part of the reason homeowners decide to install in ground swimming pools is that they know the health benefits gained by having access to their own swimming pool. Ohio swimming pool builders, for decades, have been touting the benefits of swimming to their potential clients. Continue Reading
That may seem like a simple question, but as an inground pool owner, it’s important to know what algae is. There are three types of algae that like to form and create a nice home in your swimming pool: Mustard algae, Green algae, and Black algae.
Mustard algae, often referred to as yellow algae, can easily be mistaken for dirt or sand. It typically likes to cling to the walls of your pool and in the shady spots. Mustard algae can be difficult to get rid of because it is resistant to normal levels of chlorine. While it’s a rare form of algae, it can still take hold of your inground pool ‘toys’ and your equipment. Disinfecting your beach balls, floaties, and other play things with bleach will help to remove the growth of algae. This algae may also accumulate on your suits, towels, and other clothing items and bleach may be the only way to eliminate it.
Do you have extended travel plans this spring and summer? When you leave, one of your options for your in-ground swimming pool is to leave it covered while you are gone. However, when you return, the last thing you want to see is that your pool has turned into a green swamp. Getting rid of algae is a chore that even the most experienced pool owners have to face sometimes. With proper preparation, some purposeful attention for a couple of days, and a few minutes a day of follow up, you can eradicate the algae and turn your pool back into the welcoming sparkling oasis that was there before you left.
Your in-ground pool won’t turn into an unrecognizable green swamp overnight; however, we, at Hawaiian Pool Builders want you to have to tools and tips available should you experience this type of situation. Continue Reading