Tag Archives: maintenance

Sealing concrete pools

One of the most important steps in gunite or concrete swimming pool construction is selecting the right type of waterproofing. Concrete is a porous substrate prone to water penetration; therefore, it has to be sealed to keep water in the pool, in addition to keeping…

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Changing weather prompts alternative look at pool maintenance

By Terry Arko

When service professionals winterize a pool, they are, in a sense, ‘putting it to bed’ for the winter. However, while most pool professionals forget all about those pools until the following spring, it might be worth checking in on the pool before its time to ‘wake up.’ In doing so, you may be able to avoid some challenging openings.

The traditional approach

Winterizing differs depending on the geographic region. The Northeast experiences … Continue reading Changing weather prompts alternative look at pool maintenance

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Tree care and maintenance

By Jeff McMann

Trees play an important part in a landscape environment, often providing the backbone around which backyards are built. They improve the quality of the air we breathe, absorbing, trapping and filtering harmful pollutants. They provide shade around the pool in the summer and shelter in winter. Well-placed trees can reduce noise from neighbours and vehicles, lessen glare and provide shade and shelter from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. In addition, trees also provide … Continue reading Tree care and maintenance

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Swimming pool maintenance

The past several years of weak pool construction activity, especially in the U.S., has highlighted the value of identifying alternative revenue sources for pool industry professionals. Finding and fixing leaks in existing swimming pools has become…

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