We all know getting enough sleep, a balanced diet, regular exercise, are essential to our health. But with our busy lifestyles, accomplishing any of those activities may seem like impossible and can cause us to feel even more stressed. Hot tubs promote both physical and mental health through warm water therapy, or hydrotherapy. The combination of heat, buoyancy, and massage jets increases circulation, loosens and relaxes stiff muscles, and stimulates the release of endorphin. Numerous studies have shown that regularly soaking in a hot tub or spa for 15 – 20 minutes can relax muscle and joint pain, reduce stress, […]Read more
There are circumstances that necessitate draining. You should not attempt this unless it is absolutely necessary and you are thoroughly familiar with the steps necessary to do this safely. Draining your pool can cause serious damage to its structure. Why is it dangerous to drain a pool? Let’s explain this by the type of pool and the damage that can occur. Inground Concrete Pools and Fiberglass Pools Most inground fiberglass and concrete pools are built structurally to withstand the weight of the dirt against them when drained. However, if the ground water is high enough, it can push the entire pool […]Read more
A swimming pool may not add value to your home and property, but if you’re wanting that backyard cooling-off spot, an above-ground swimming pool costs far less than an in-ground pool. You’ll spend 80% less, and you avoid the disruption of heavy equipment digging up your backyard. Of course, if you select upgrades like patterned or textured liners, fancy stairs, and custom decking At that point, it makes sense to consider an in-ground investment, which you may be able to list as a selling amenity someday. Ring pools: Above-ground pools come in two basic types: ring and frame. Ring pools, also […]Read more
How Do Deck Drainage Systems Work and What Types are Available? Deck drains are designed to collect water from the patio and divert it to another desired location. There are basically two types of deck drains used in most pool projects: Strip drains and Spot drains. Strip Drains (Trench Drains)are long narrow grates which water trickles into then flows through the underground trough away from the patio. Strip drains are perfect to place against a house or other structure and are also commonly used in the valleys we discussed earlier. Spot drains are typically smaller single drains […]Read more
10 or 15 years ago find that roughly 90% of all in ground swimming pools had a diving board. But today, the trend has done an almost complete 180 degree turn. Why diving boards have now essentially gone the way practically become extinct. For obvious reasons, diving boards have led to many accidents in the past. In general, people do not own a swimming pool to add more stress to their life. In fact, most are just looking for a tranquil place to relax and have fun. The diving boards of today are just not what they used to be’. […]Read more
This year’s wild weather caused thousands of dollars in damages to homes across the Woodlands. Repairs will be needed for leaky roofs, down gutters and soggy drywall making now a great time for homeowners to become knowledgeable on best practices to avoid home improvement fraud. Honestly we would be hard pressed to find homes in the woodlands that have no “want” for impovment. Some because of weather but mostly due toRead more
Do test strips really work?
Yes. Test strips were developed in the medical diagnostic industry in the 1960’s. Since that time, they have replaced liquid reagent tests for urine and blood testing. Swimming Pool Test Strips use that same technology.
Ozone gas is an active form of oxygen that reacts with bacteria, viruses, algae, and other impurities in the water. At its low concentration levels in the water it has no effect on your skin and eyes. Many municipal water purification plants use ozone to treat local drinking water. When the ozone gas dissolved in water comes in contact with impurities it oxidizes them as chlorine chemicals do. It also causes particles, body oils, and suntan oils, etc. to clump so the filter can remove them more effectively.Read more
Deciding to get a pool installed really doesn’t seem hard at all. What can be hard, though, is finding the Woodlands pool contractors that are reputable. Finding one that is great happens to be the most vital step, so you should do careful research before making your final decision.Read more
Having a swimming pool for your home enjoyment is a great way to spend your time relaxing and enjoying the cool water. However, most swimming pool owners want the area to be appealing as well.There are many great ways you can landscape the area. You have the option of putting your create side into motion. Many great supplies are available at craft stores and home improvement stores. You can also find many great ideas and do it yourself landscaping ideas on the internet.Read more