Can I Put Fish in My Swimming Pool?

Can I Put Fish in My Swimming Pool?

Some homeowners have some pretty radical ideas about their backyard swimming pools. We've even heard about one pool owner who wanted to make their swimming experience more realistic by stocking their pool with live fish. This is a bad idea for a number of different reasons. While some homeowners are decorating their property with water effects featuring live fish -- such as koi ponds -- adding fish to your swimming pool is not the answer. Pool Service Pompano Beach -- Swimming Pool Water ...

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Protecting Yourself from the Sun’s Harmful UV Rays

Protecting Yourself from the Sun's Harmful UV Rays

Relaxing around your backyard swimming pool while enjoying the sun's warming rays is one of life's genuine pleasures. But like anything else, too much of a good thing can be bad for you. Overexposure to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause uncomfortable sunburn. And eventually it can even lead to the development of skin cancer in some people. Yet sunbathing in moderation is likely safe, as long as you use a few sensible safety measures. Pool Service Pompano Beach -- Dress for Suc...

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Keep Children Safe by Protecting Your Pool

Keep Children Safe by Protecting Your Pool

Having a backyard swimming pool is one of life's simple pleasures. Relaxing next to your own private pool or hosting a backyard barbecue for your family, friends, or neighbors is often worth the expense of installing and maintaining your pool. But there also are responsibilities that come with pool ownership. The most important responsibility s keeping your family safe, especially its youngest members. Pool Service Pompano Beach -- Swimming Lessons The best way to prevent tragedy is to...

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‘Do I Have to Clean for the Pool Cleaners?’

'Do I Have to Clean for the Pool Cleaners?'

If you have your home cleaned by professional house cleaners, you may find yourself "cleaning" your home in preparation for the maid's arrival, picking up toys, doing the dishes, making beds, and generally doing the job you are paying them to do. So what about professional pool cleaners. When you hire Aqua Buddy to clean your pool, do you need to prepare for our arrival by putting away pool toys, skimming the surface of your pool, and making other preparations before we get there? Of cours...

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Sand Can Be the Enemy of Swimming Pools

Sand Can Be the Enemy of  Swimming Pools

If your backyard swimming pool is located near the ocean, a beach, or even a sandbox, you may be dealing with sand in your pool. Sand can be a big problem for swimming pool owners. When it accumulates on pool bottoms, it can be uncomfortable to walk in your pool. Plus, sandy pools always look dirty no matter how often your pool is cleaned. Pool Service Pompano Beach -- Sand Filters If sand is a problem in your pool, you might want to consider adding a sand filter to your pool mechani...

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The End of Summer

The End of Summer

Another summer is coming to an end and, believe it or not, fall and winter are just around the corner. While South Florida doesn't get the kind of cold, snowy winters they get up north, we can still look forward to a drop in the average temperature, a chill in the air, and the temporary end of the pool season. Winters may not be severe in South Florida. At worst, we can expect only a few days below 40 degrees F. Generally, the temperature is still comfortable. Yet not warm enough to swim i...

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