There are several additional maintenance requirements in order to obtain an extended life out of your salt system and to protect your pool: This post is exclusive to the Anchor Pools app. To view this post, download the Anchor Pools app from the App Store or Google Play. If you … [Read more...] about Salt Cell Maintenance
Manually Vacuum Pool Backwashing Pool As your pool filters the water the sand in the filter collects the dirt and debris. Once the sand has reached its capacity you will need to backwash the filter in order to restore the pressure in your pool. This is indicated by either your … [Read more...] about Routine Maintenance
Diving into the pool on a hot, sunny day can be a treat if the pool water is clean, clear, and cool. When chlorine levels dip, you may be diving into green, cloudy pool water which is not only uninviting, but also unhealthy. At Anchor Pools & Spas, we recognize the affect heat has on your pool … [Read more...] about How Heat Changes Pool Chemistry
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
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 … [Read more...] about Does Rain Affect Your Pool Water?
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
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 falling … [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
March is a great time to get ready for the upcoming pool season. Listed below are Anchor Pools Top 10 Pool “Must Do’s” for spring. 1) Open your pool before the water temps get 65 degrees or warmer. You will be a step ahead of the algae and it will be easier to take your pool from … [Read more...] about Top 10 Pool “Must Do” List for Spring