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
Nothing says fun like a July 4th pool party. Kids playing Marco Polo in the pool. Adults engaged in conversation, playing games, or enjoying the spa. Some are barbecuing while others play. Anchor Pools & Spas has party planning tips for you to use to be sure your day is a success. You want … [Read more...] about July 4th Pool Party Planning Tips
Bistro lights strung across a pool make a pretty picture. But, according to Anchor Pools and Spas in South Carolina, the risks far outweigh the aesthetic benefits. These lights were never intended to be used near a pool or spa, and especially not to be draped across one. In just an instant, if … [Read more...] about Water and Electricity
It is great to have a swimming pool in the summer. But, it can be frustrating when you are expecting guests who will want to swim and you suddenly realize you haven’t put the chemicals in the pool very recently. You have also neglected sweeping it, so the pool, full of debris and with … [Read more...] about Why Should I Use a Professional Service Contractor?
It is springtime and pollen is everywhere. In the air. On your car. Your eyes may itch. You may sneeze a lot. Then, you notice it is even in your swimming pool. The good news is that pollen in your swimming pool will not make your allergies any worse. But, you don’t want to just leave the pollen … [Read more...] about Pollen and Your Swimming Pool – What a Mess
It is about time to remove your pool cover from your pool and start getting ready for the upcoming swim season. There are two types of pool covers: safety covers and water bag covers. SAFETY COVERS: The main benefit of a safety cover is that it prevents someone from accidently … [Read more...] about How Do I take Care Of My Pool Cover?
What do pool owners need to do as they prepare to open their pool and get it ready for the upcoming season? The most important thing is to open the pool up before it gets too hot. Once temperatures start staying in the high 70s, low 80s you want to open it because the pool water will start … [Read more...] about Ready for Pool Season? Tips for Opening Your Pool