A backyard pool provides hours of fun and exercise for children of all ages. Unfortunately, it can also be a place ripe for the occurrence of a tragedy. Every day across the nation, two children under the age of 14 lose their lives by drowning in a backyard pool. Anchor Pools & Spas has some … [Read more...] about Pool Safety Tips for Children
You may have settled on a good routine for caring for your backyard swimming pool, so it is always ready for friends and family to take a dip. But hot weather presents a challenge. Chemicals may need adjusting and algae loves to grow and flourish in hot weather. At Anchor Pools & … [Read more...] about Caring for Your Pool in Hot Weather
Labor Day is one of the most popular holidays for backyard pool owners to have a party. It can be a wonderful day, with guests raving about how much fun it was, or a day that is not-so good; a day that leaves guests vowing never to come to your home again for a pool party. How it goes depends on … [Read more...] about Labor Day Party Tips
Summer and swimming go together. It’s difficult to think of one without the other. There is more to swimming than just cooling off. To get the most out of swimming in a backyard pool, Anchor Pools & Spas will maintain your pool so the water sparkles and the chemical balance provides you and your … [Read more...] about The Benefits of Swimming
You surely have experienced the discomfort of slapping away a mosquito that buzzed by your ear or landed on your body to take a bite. People wearing dark clothing who are moving about under the light of a full moon are the most likely mosquito feeding targets. Stagnant swimming pools often become … [Read more...] about Mosquitos and Swimming Pools
A powerful rainstorm does more than fill your pool with excess water. It changes the pH and alkalinity levels and dilutes other chemicals added to the water. It also introduces algae that is air born. In addition, debris is swept into the pool that has a negative effect on the water in … [Read more...] about Does Rain Affect Your Pool Water?
Dogs and swimming pools are not a natural mix. Contrary to popular myth, not all dogs can swim. In fact, every year, more than 5,000 pets drown in backyard swimming pools. If you have a dog who routinely goes into your backyard and has access to your pool, Anchor Pools & Spas has some … [Read more...] about Dogs and Swimming Pools
Myth: Chlorine is the Culprit People often assume they will have irritated eyes and skin and possibly green hair after swimming in a backyard pool. They erroneously think the problem is too much chlorine in the water. In fact, the opposite may be true. The pool may need more chlorine! Skin and … [Read more...] about How Can I Protect My Hair, Eyes and Skin While Swimming?
Ideal pool water temperature for swimming is between 80 and 90 degrees. Below 80 seems too cold and above 90 is too warm. During the summer months, for a pool that gets full sun most of the day, it is not uncommon for the temperature to shoot above 90 degrees. At Anchor Pools & Spas, we have … [Read more...] about 7 Ways to Cool Your Pool
You put on your swimming suit, grab your goggles and a few water toys for the kids. Then, head for the backyard to discover green pool water and dirt and debris on the deck around the pool. You forgot about the need for weekly pool maintenance. At Anchor Pools and Spas, we can help you with that by … [Read more...] about Weekly Pool Maintenance Tips