Pool Advice

Your swimming pool filter traps oils and dirt with turns into a gummy, gooey mess that goes by the term ‘gunk’, or, if you have a sand-filter, ‘mud-balls’. As a general rule of thumb, your filter should be cleaned at least once a month during the swimming season.

A cartridge filter uses a pleated fabric of woven polyester. Minerals, metals, dirt and oils get trapped inside a web made of thousands of fibers. Hosing the cartridge with high pressure water is a decent way to remove debris, but it doesn’t remove oil and mineral scales, or metal stains. Also, high pressure water can damage the cartridge, thereby reducing the cartridges effectiveness.

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Whether you are considering the purchase of an in-ground swimming pool, or have already started the process, you may be confused about some of the terminology. At Hawaiian Pools, we’ve put together a list of some swimming pool terminology that you’ll hear during the process of building your in-ground swimming pool.

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Admit it — peeing in the pool is something we’ve all done at one time or another, hopefully not since we were kids who didn’t know any better. But did you know that peeing in your pool is more than just gross? It could also be dangerous.

Read more: Why Peeing in Your Pool Could Be Harmful For Swimmers

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No matter your lifestyle, a house full or an empty nest, if you want to purchase a swimming pool, you are more than likely wondering, what is the best time to purchasing a swimming pool? At Hawaiian Pool Builders, we want to just offer you some points to consider when making that decision.

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Ahh! Summer is here, you are outside with your family, and enjoying your inground swimming pool. Your question is, what about Rover; can dogs be in the pool? Most dogs love to swim, and will want to join in on the fun.

Read more: Should You Allow Dogs In The Pool?

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If your inground swimming pool is constructed of concrete, it will need swimming pool coping, which is a cap for the edge of the pool. Besides simply being necessary, the coping provides an opportunity for a decorative accent, which can greatly enhance the appearance of the pool.

Read more: What Is Swimming Pool Coping?

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 If you have a pool, safety should be top of mind, especially if you have children and plan to have a babysitter watch your children this summer. We have provided you with a pool guide for babysitters to print and share to ensure an enjoyable and a safe one.

Read more: Pool Guide for Babysitters: Seven Safety Tips

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Another swimming season is here, and you’ve decided against opening your pool. Perhaps you are planning to travel more or your house will be completely unoccupied. Or, financial reasons are keeping the cover on your pool this summer. What now? You know what to do to close your pool and to open it again, but, what if you are not opening your pool at all? Below are two top tips for when you choose not opening your pool is the plan.

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At Hawaiian Pool Builders, we know everyone wants to have their pool opened for all the summer fun on the way; however your pool might not be ready to swim in even though it is open.

Read more: Four Avoidable Mistakes When Opening Your Pool

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This spring was particularly wet. Coupled with that, in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan, we experienced a warmer than normal winter. What does that mean for your summer swimming season? Bugs.

Read more: Keeping Bugs and Mosquitos Away From Your Swimming Pool

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