Monthly Archives: November 2015

Thanksgiving. A time to reflect and give thanks

Thanksgiving. A time to reflect and give thanks. Thanks for life, liberty, health, family, work, friends and just about anything you wish really. This year I am thankful for all of those things also. I am also thankful to be surrounded by such an amazing team. Latham Pool Products, Viking Pools, Blue Hawaiian Pools, Trilogy Pools and all of the Team at The Pool Guyz. To be a part of such an amazing Fiberglass family is an enjoyable experience to say the least. Last but not least I am thankful for our customers that believed and trusted in us to make there backyard dreams successful. Thank You.

This Thanksgiving let’s also all give thanks to the brave men and woman who protect our freedom and our way of life our United States Military. Our Police, Firefighters and EMT’S who work hard everyday to take care of us. The World gets scarier everyday and more than ever we need to spend time with our family this year and be with the ones we love.

God Bless you all and Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

Ric Reineke

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The Pool Guyz featured on Designing Spaces talk about the advantages of a Cover Star pool cover.

With CoverStar’s Automatic Safety Swimming Pool Covers, you get everyday protection for you and your family at the touch of a button. The advantages of an auto cover, however, go beyond CoverStar’s promise of a product that’s both strong and easy to use.

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Fiberglass Pool Maintenance

The Manly Guide to Seasonal Pool Maintenance – Fiberglass

The Manly Guide to Seasonal Pool Maintenance – Fiberglass

One of the top reasons people choose to install a fiberglass pool is the minimal maintenance they need. But even these pools can use a little attention now and then.

Regular maintenance tips for your fiberglass pool include:

  • Chemistry: at least once each week, you should check the level of your pool sanitizing agents and pH. While topping up your chlorine or other sanitizer levels is recommended on an as-needed basis, pH should not be adjusted more than once each week
  • Water level: the optimal fill level for your pool is the midpoint of your skimmer, so when there are plenty of kids splashing away use your hose and top the level up. Similarly, if you have a heavy rainstorm or accidental overfill, a submersible pump might be a good option – but contact your pool professionals for specifics to avoid damage.
  • Skimming: empty the skimmer every few days, but also use a net and skim leaves and other floating debris off the surface of the water
  • Scrubbing: to avoid discoloration, brush your pool down at least twice a week – if you have a pool vacuum, run it on the same schedule.
  • Filtration: be sure your filter basket is emptied regularly, at least once a week and always after large gatherings. Also, set your filter on a regular schedule so that it’s running for at least six hours a day during peak season.

In addition, occasionally you should undertake monthly maintenance tasks like:

  • CHEMICALS: in addition to your ongoing checks for sanitizer and pH levels, you should do a monthly test of your pool water that includes pH, total alkalinity, calcium hardness, and cyanuric acid.
  • FILTERS: whether you have a cartridge, sand, or diatomaceous earth filter, it is one of the most important keys to your pool operating smoothly. Cleaning your filter and regularly back flushing your filtration pipe work is important to ensuring reliable pump function.
  • INSPECTION: for a fiberglass pool, one of the most important regular checks is a visual inspection for cracks.
  • STAINS: while you’re inspecting for cracks, make note of any stains or discoloration, particularly along the water line. A Magic Eraser can work wonders on these with a little elbow grease – and for tougher stains, you can try treating the area with ascorbic acid.

Many of the maintenance steps for your vinyl liner pool are the same as those you would undertake for a fiberglass pool, but there are several differences worth noting.  To learn more about how to maintain your vinyl liner pool, automatic and solid safety cover, or to view a fully comprehensive season pool maintenance checklist.  Download our e-book Manly Maintenance by clicking here or on the image below.

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Authored By:  Aaron Steele

Tun Tavern Virginia

240 years ago a few good men got together in a place called Tun Tavern

240 years ago a few good men got together in a place called Tun Tavern over a beer and decided to make sure the country that they all fought so hard to get to would be protected.  They made an oath.

240 years later this country owes it’s flag and it’s land to every brave soul who has EARNED that eagle globe and anchor. We live today on this beautiful land because of them.

Marines have been in EVERY WAR since that day and have never been defeated. They don’t often get recognized and they rarely star in movies. They are the ones who would rather just do what they do and not complain or brag or even let you know who they are or what they have done.

If your blessed enough to know one, well just carefully thank them and enjoy life that he or his brothers has so graciously given for your freedom and liberty.