Tips for Using Your Outdoor Pool Area in the Cold Weather

Tips for Using Your Outdoor Pool Area in the Cold Weather

When you want to use your outdoor pool area and the weather begins to get cooler, you can extend the season in Tulsa with a few modifications to your backyard. Instead of preparing one of the gunite pools for winter, setting up an outdoor heating system, a beautiful fire pit, and adequate outdoor lighting can be just the answer to having a winter pool area to use and enjoy.
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Your Guide to In-Ground Spas

Your Guide to In-Ground Spas

Designer Pools of Tulsa is a proud provider of in-ground spas and a wide variety of additional pool items. An in-ground spa is an absolute delight for a homeowner or business. In-ground spas are the desire of many business owners such as motel and hotel owners, fitness centers and the like. Many benefits come along with the in-ground spas. The following is a brief description of the product and some of the benefits that come with having one installed.
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5 Tips To Prepare Your Pool For An Oklahoma Winter

Let’s face it, unless you’re a member of the Polar Bear Club, whose members enjoy diving into ice cold water for some reason, then you need to winterize your pool. Especially in Tulsa, where the winds come sweeping down the plains with a vengeance. Even if you’re lucky enough to own a gunite pool, you still have to take some common sense precautions for preparing your pool for the winter. Here are five simple things to do to winterize your pool for the winter.
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What You Need To Know About Installing An In-Ground Pool

Many people buy a home that doesn’t come with a pool in the backyard, even though they really want to have one. This is why many people choose to have a pool installed shortly after they buy a home. However, installing a pool is not something that is done quickly and easily. The pool installation process is something that takes a bit of time to complete, in addition to waiting for permits and factoring in any weather delays.
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How to Kill Algae Blooms in Your Pool

The best method of killing pool algae is by keeping your pool clean and to attack algae spores before they can grow into full-fledged blooms. Circulation, proper sanitizer levels, routine brushing, and weekly shocking will get rid of the majority of spores before they flourish. But in some rare cases algae will overcome even these precautions. If your pool is one of these unusual cases, follow these easy steps to get your pool back to its original glory.
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Myths of Swimming Pools

Myth #1: The heavy chemical smell around the pool is a reminder that chlorine is present in the water for killing germs.

Fact: A properly disinfected swimming pool has no strong chemical smell, despite the presence of chlorine disinfectant to destroy germs. That surprises most people. In fact, the odor we notice around pools arises from the presence of chloramines in pool water. Without turning this into a chemistry lesson, chloramines form when chlorine disinfectants react with contaminants brought into pools on the bodies of swimmers. These contaminants include perspiration, urine, body oils and cosmetics. Chloramines are irritants that can redden the eyes of swimmers and make their skin itchy. Ironically, while many people think a pool chemical smell means there is too much chlorine in the water, more chlorine disinfectant may actually be needed to destroy the irritating chloramines.
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