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New Year’s Eve in the Phoenix Metro Area

In Arizona Swimming Pool Blog by Les Greenfield, Owner / Operator

How quickly a year flies by! To bid farewell to 2015 and welcome 2016, we’ve put together a list of exciting events in the Phoenix metro area. Whether you love 80s music or a classical symphony, a masquerade ball or a cozy flannel party, there’s something for everyone around town on New Year’s Eve.     Hotel, Casino and Resort …

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A Case for Salt Water Pools

In Arizona Swimming Pool Blog by Les Greenfield, Owner / Operator

Salt water pools are a popular option for people who prefer environmentally friendly pools that utilize a smaller amount of chemicals found in traditional pools. A pool that looks its best has been treated with the proper amount of chlorine. Maintaining the proper chlorine level is a regular task for a pool owner. With a salt chlorine generator, pool owners …

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Anatomy of a Pool Pump

In Arizona Swimming Pool Blog by Les Greenfield, Owner / Operator

Heart of the Pool: the Pool Pump Of course, the real heart of your swimming pool is your family, friends, and loved ones who come around for a dip or a pool party. Still, the pool pump lies at the heart of the pool’s mechanism and maintenance, and its function is to keep pool water well circulated and clean. The …

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7 Pool Lighting Options

In Arizona Swimming Pool Blog by Les Greenfield, Owner / Operator

7 Pool Lighting Options Most in-ground pools come with one or two lights on either end of the pool, which is more of a safety measure in the dark rather than a concerted aesthetic effort. And while pools are used mostly during the daytime, they are the perfect place to relax after a long day. With many new options for …

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Fixed Speed vs. Variable Speed Pumps

In Arizona Swimming Pool Blog by Les Greenfield, Owner / Operator

The pool pump is one of the main systems operating in the background to ensure your pool’s cleanliness and hygiene. Along with the pool filter system, the pool pump ensures that your water does not stand still for long periods of time, thus collecting debris, dust, and enabling the growth of algae and bacteria. Essentially, the pool pump keeps things …

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Sand or DE or Cartridge? Pool Filter Options

In Arizona Swimming Pool Blog by Les Greenfield, Owner / Operator

The sight of a clear, sparkling pool is one to behold. There are different steps to maintaining a clean pool throughout the seasons, such as balancing the water’s pH and regularly skimming the pool. While these require your regular involvement, one of the most important elements of pool maintenance is constantly running on its own. This is the pool filtration …

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Tips for Winter Pool Maintenance

In Arizona Swimming Pool Blog by Les Greenfield, Owner / Operator

Swimming pools are excellent investments for your body, mind, and home value, and they require care year round. If you’ve decided to get a pool heater and are using your pool this winter, then you will upkeep regular maintenance of your pool all winter long. However, if you’ve decided to close up the pool for winter, keep in mind that …

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How to Troubleshoot Your Pool Heater

In Arizona Swimming Pool Blog by Les Greenfield, Owner / Operator

Pool Heater Not Working? Tips on How to Troubleshoot Your Pool Heater.Pool heaters make it possible for you to use your swimming pool year round, keeping water temperatures comfortable and warm. For the convenience they offer, pool heaters are also the most complicated pieces of equipment for your pool. If you find your pool heater malfunctioning, there are a few ...
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4 Reasons to Get a Pool Heater This Winter

In Arizona Swimming Pool Blog by Les Greenfield, Owner / Operator

4 Reasons to install a pool heaterWinter is coming, but that’s no reason to steer clear of the pool and stay cooped up indoors. Even though the desert chills in the winter months, consider transforming your pool into an outdoor oasis with a pool heater. A pool heater opens up your pool as a warm retreat any time of day ...
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Halloween Pool Party Ideas

In Arizona Swimming Pool Blog by Les Greenfield, Owner / Operator

How to decorate your pool for HalloweenWarm weather through the autumn is one of the best things about living in the Southwest. Why not take advantage of this and throw a Halloween-themed pool party? Dress up your swimming pool as a dark, magical body of water or the site of a grotesque bloody mess – the options are endless! Witch ...