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It’s always better to close late and open early when it comes to your swimming pool.

Your pool water needs to be consistently below 65 degrees to avoid algae growth and other problems. Read more

Labor Day is finally here. Your kids have been playing games in the pool all summer long. They just might be looking for something new and different!

If so, check out these five super fun Labor Day Pool games. Read more

You want a beautiful green lawn, and you want a crystal clear swimming pool. Do these things go together well? Lawn fertilizer can cause problems for your pool.

Why? It’s because what makes your grass green makes algae grow in your pool.In this article, we look at how to care for your lawn without hurting your pool.

Lawn Fertilizer Can Damage the Pool

You definitely want to keep pool fertilizer away from your swimming pool. The chemicals you lose on your lawn can cause you major headaches.

If you’re doing your own lawn maintenance, take special care to keep the fertilizer away from the pool. If you’re using a lawn service, make sure you talk to them about how and where to apply the fertilizer to keep it away from your pool.

What’s more, if you use too much fertilizer on your lawn, it causes run offs from sprinkler water and rain. These run offs make their way into storm drains, lakes, streams, and even your inground swimming pool.

Most fertilizers contain nitrogen and phosphorous. These will send your pool chemical levels into a tailspin while depleting the oxygen in your pool.

The end result is algae and cloudy water.

If you find you have this problem, we encourage you to add phosphates and more chlorine with BioGuard pool chemicals.

Be Careful with Blowing Grass

Many lawn services are guilty of mowing and then blowing all the grass clippings all over the neighborhood. We encourage you to not do this as well.

Do try to pick up your grass clippings, at least in your backyard, so they don’t blow into your pool.

All of that organic material will also cause your pool problems.

Once the grass clippings fall to the bottom of your pool they decompose and oxidize. If you’ve recently fertilized you end up with algae issues and phosphates in your water.

Phosphates cause algae growth, and algae eats up your chlorine.

We advise you to be careful if you’re handling your own grass clippings and talk to your lawn service about avoiding these issues by blowing grass clippings away from the pool or using a bagging mower.

You can also try skimming the grass clippings from your pool with a net after you mow.

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Add Landscaping Between Pool and Lawn

Another way to keep yard waste out of your swimming pool is to create a natural buffer.

A good rule of thumb is to keep your grass at least three feet away from your pool. You can do this with landscaping and patio space.

Final Thoughts

Caring for your pool and your lawn is a delicate balancing act.

Lawn maintenance season and pool season are intertwined, and with a little planning and communication with your lawn crew, you can make sure your grass and your pool thrive all summer long.

Need pool service? Our expert staff is here to help. Simply give us a call, a text, or contact us below!

We carry BioGuard pool products! Contact us today for the best pool chemicals in Little Rock!

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Swimming pool care is key in hot weather.

You don’t need us to tell you it’s hot! With July and August as our hottest months of the summer, you’re probably looking for some respite from the heat. While you want to be outside, it’s much to hot just to sit there. Read more

David’s got great news and an update on chlorine tablets and shock! Watch the video to learn more. Then stop by and see us soon!

We carry BioGuard pool products! Contact us today for the best pool chemicals in Little Rock!

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It’s sunny, and it’s hot.  These two things together are great for summertime swimming, but there are some things you need to know when it comes to your pool and chlorine demand.

In this article, we look at the effects of sun and heat on your pool. It’s important to watch your pool during our hot, cloudless dayss as you can bet your chlorine levels are having a hard time staying level. Read more

Wondering how to vacation treat your pool? You’re in the right place!

You love your pool, and spending time in your backyard retreat is where summer memories are made. Yet, like many Americans, you are finding yourself traveling this summer. Read more

Did you know that under dosing your chlorine in your swimming pool to make it last longer actually ends up causing you to need MORE chlorine?

It may be tempting to under dose your chlorine due to the shortage. The key to chlorine efficiency is to maintain a 1-4 ppm residual at all times and shock your pool more often. Check out this video from BioGuard for more details.

Have questions about your chlorine this summer? Contact us today or stop by the store! We’ve got the answers.

Do you know what makes your pool run? Are you confused by swimming pool basics? Or are you considering buying a pool and want to learn more before you do?

Knowing all the pieces of your swimming pool is an important part of knowing how to maintain your pool. Basically every swimming pool has four parts, and you want to take care of all of them to keep your pool in good working order all season long.

In this article, we help you get to know the basics of the swimming pool. Let’s look at the four parts. Read more

This is the Townley Pool and Spa proven method for getting rid of mustard algae in your swimming pool. Most people think it is dirt, dust, sand, or pollen at the bottom, but in fact, it is mustard algae. Follow this “laser guided” path on how to treat mustard algae for a crystal clear pool!

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