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Transform Your Pool: Green-to-Clean

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  Before and after our Green-to-Clean water services from The Pool Guy in Ashland, Ohio.   When your pool is left untreated for a considerable amount of time, bacteria and fungi can take over and leave your water murky, contaminated, and foul-smelling. If you are experiencing these issues, there is hope. Don't give up on your pool just yet: follow these tips to transform your pool.  1. Clear The Pool of Debris  If your pool was uncovered during the winter, it's possible that it has been contaminated by leaves and weather elements. Get rid of large objects with a net before proceeding with shock treatment. This step prevents you from damaging your vacuuming equipment when it comes time to remove the dirty water from the pool.  2. Use Shock Treatment  The best way to keep your pool clean is to increase the amount of chlorine you put in the water (note: to do this, the pool chemistry must first be balanced). Shocking your pool with chlorine kills algae and other bacteria.  3. Wait

Why You Need a Pool Liner

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  Pool liners can be a critical addition to your summer swimming plans.  If you've recently purchased a pool system or are looking into summer pool building plans, you might be a little lost on pool terminology. If you've asked, "What's a pool liner, and why do I need one?" we have the answers for you. Keep reading to learn more about why pool liners are important.  Pool liners are very useful tools that help prevent flooding and leaks: they keep the water in your pool and also add value to your pool in that they are aesthetically pleasing. They act as a barrier and also provide a soft cushion texture that is convenient if you often lean on a corner and rest your arms on the concrete during pool time. They last between 8-12 years on average, so a pool liner is a long-lasting and worthy investment if you've been losing a significant amount of water. Finally, pool liners add a more aesthetically pleasing value to your pool: this is an added bonus to its function

7 Spring Pool Care Tips

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Early spring is the best time to open your pool! It's time to peel back your pool cover and get ready for summer! Because algae thrive in temperatures of 65 degrees+, March is the best month to open your pool. So, how can you take care of your pool this spring? Here are seven steps:  1. Check the pool for signs of damage.  Even if your pool was covered in the winter, it's possible that severe weather could have caused cracks or other significant wear and tear. Also, check your pool pump for damages.  Contact a repair pro  as needed. 2. Clean your pool cover  One of the main purposes of a pool cover is to keep your pool free from any contaminants and debris. That debris could still be sitting on top, so rinse with a hose, and suck up any excess water with a pool cover pump.  3. Use your pool skimmer  Once you've cleaned, removed, and safely stored your pool cover, the next step is to remove floating debris. 4. Brush your pool's walls Pool walls should be brushed regularl

How to Care for Your Pool in the Off-Season

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  The Pool Guy offers winter swimming pool maintenance and repair to the Richland County area. Last month, we discussed how to properly take care of your hot tub for the winter season; But what about your pool? Is winter maintenance necessary for pools, too? Our answer is yes . In order to protect your pool equipment, regular maintenance in all seasons is necessary. To help you out this winter, we’ve put together some helpful information to keep in mind:  Pool covers are necessary for the winter To maintain your pool’s health, you’ll need to keep it covered. Doing so protects water from dangerous contaminants, debris, leaves, and snow and ice. In addition to using a pool cover, you’ll also want to regularly clean debris off of the cover. Too much weight on the pool cover can tear it or cause it to become detached, resulting in unclean water.  Watch out for freezing weather  Weather below 32 degrees Fahrenheit can potentially cause major plumbing issues and damage to your pool. To preve

How to Optimize Your Winter Hot Tub Experience in 2022

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Hot tub service means a clean, relaxing pastime for your 2022 Do these cold months have you missing warm summer days in the pool, floating on a raft with the sun on your face? Call the Pool Guy at (419) 544-2881! We can start preparing your pool for opening in the spring, so you can get the most out of those sunnier months. In the meantime, enjoy your hot tub! Now’s the time to relax, and nothing says relaxation like the chill of winter on your back while warm water soaks into your sore, cold muscles. Hot tubs can be a great way to prevent muscle injuries during a hard day’s work, sweat out harmful toxins, and reduce cold symptoms. In order to enjoy those benefits, follow these tips:  Keep your water warm!  Jets are everyone’s favorite hot tub function, but use them for too long, and you’ll reduce the overall water temperature. For additional protection, invest in a quality covering that traps heat inside your tub, and regularly wipe it clean of snow.   Regulate water flow In the winte

When Should You Close Your Pool for the Year?

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      It's that time of year again when the nights are starting to get cooler, the days are getting shorter, and it is harder to keep the temperature of your pool up. What you may not know, however, is that it isn't time to pack up your swim gear and close down the pool for the season just yet.      One of the biggest mistakes you can make as a pool owner is closing your pool too early. This is because the chemicals that you use to help preserve your pool over the winter are not meant to get hot. If there are still hot days on the forecast then the chemicals in your pool will be consumed much earlier causing issues when you go to reopen your pool next season. Because your chemicals have run their course faster than needed your pool can be susceptible to algae growth and staining. Not to mention it can make opening your pool next year a lengthy process due to the clean up it needs.      The trick to closing your pool is waiting until the pool temperature consistently falls below

The Swimming Pool Equipment You Need this Summer

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Pools can be a lot of work, but they can be much easier to maintain when you have the right equipment! This Summer, take back control over your pool with these helpful tips on what equipment is worth the money! With so many options out there, it's hard to narrow down what you need. That's why The Pool Guy is here to help you sort it out! TriStar VS 950 Omni The first piece of equipment that you need to make sure you have in your lineup is the TriStar VS 950 Omni pump. This pump integrates seamlessly with other equipment in your pool and can even be managed with the help of your phone! The variable speed pump works with your pool equipment to bring you the best experience! This piece of pool equipment is available near Wooster and is a great investment in quality control!   HeatPro Heat Pump Gone are the days of swimming in a freezing cold pool, sucking all enjoyment from the day! With the HeatPro Heat Pump, you'll gain access to perfectly tempered water to maximize your e