Blog | A-1 Pools & Spas - Part 2

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Why There’s a Chlorine Shortage and What You Need to Know

April 2, 2022

Chlorine is a chemical familiar to anyone who’s ever been around a pool. (There’s nothing quite like that scent, after all.) Chlorine is essential for keeping your pool water safe by killing mold, bacteria, algae, and many other microorganisms. 2021 saw a severe shortage of chlorine along with skyrocketing costs, and from the looks of things, 2022 will be no different. While the global pandemic certainly didn’t help things, there... View Article

When Is the Best Time To Open My Swimming Pool?

March 16, 2022

Most people with pools in their backyards get excited when it’s time to open them. As excited as you are about opening the pool and starting using it, you shouldn’t open it too early or too late because it can affect the water. If you ask yourself, ‘When should I open my swimming pool?", read on. There is no exact date that the pool should be opened, and the time depends... View Article

Preparing Your Pool for Spring

March 2, 2022

Most people who have pools get excited when springtime arrives because it is time to open the pool. If this is your first time opening the pool in spring, you may be asking yourself, "How do I prepare my pool for spring?" Fortunately, the steps are simple and easy to follow, and the time it will take to get your pool ready depends on the size of your pool. Following... View Article

How to Heat an Above-Ground Pool

February 16, 2022

Though they’re not necessary for swimming in the hot summer months, installing a pool heater is a great way to start your pool season earlier in the spring and extend it late into the fall. Additionally, having a heated pool makes going for swims at nighttime much more enjoyable! You have a couple of different heating options if you have an above-ground pool. Continue reading to learn how to heat... View Article

The Importance of Blowing Out Your Pool Lines for the Winter

February 2, 2022

Owning a pool means you have endless opportunities for outdoor recreation in the summertime. But if there’s one downside to having a pool, it’s the maintenance required to ensure it doesn’t get damaged by winter weather. One of the main winterization tasks to perform is blowing out the pool lines. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about how to blow out your pool lines for winter. Why... View Article