Indoor Swimming Pools: Benefits and Maintenance Requirements for Homeowners

Indoor Pool Service NJ: If you’re a residential indoor pool owner, you know better than anybody how much work they are. From regular cleanings to seasonal repairs, indoor pools come with all the challenges of outdoor pools, and then some. Having a pool in your home comes with many responsibilities, not the least of which is regular indoor pool service – just like you would for your outdoor pool.  If you’re not quite sure how to service your indoor pool, or how frequently, we are here to help. First, let’s go over the benefits of indoor swimming pools:  Year-Round Fun With an indoor pool, it doesn’t matter what the weather is doing. You can enjoy a leisurely swim on cloudy, rainy, snowy or cold days. The biggest advantage is the ease of access and proximity to your entire living area. Plus, you can use heating systems to ensure the temperature of the water is always how you like it.   Fewer Maintenance Requirements Than Outdoor Pools Maintenance isn’t as much for an indoor pool because an indoor pool is not exposed to the elements, weather, and outside dust and debris, which can easily get blown into an outdoor pool. [...]

By |2020-09-30T20:45:16+00:00September 30th, 2020|Indoor Pool Service|Comments Off on Indoor Swimming Pools: Benefits and Maintenance Requirements for Homeowners

How Long Do Pool Liners Last?

Pool Liner Marlboro NJ: Vinyl pool liners are versatile, durable and come in a variety of styles and colors, but they do have a set lifespan and won’t last forever. As a NJ pool owner, you may wonder how long your existing pool liner will last and when you should start thinking about getting a new one. Here at Mystic Pool and Spa Supplies, we work with two trusted manufacturers when it comes to the pool liners we install: LOOP-LOC Luxury Pool Liners and Merlin Vinyl Liners.  The typical vinyl pool liner will last between 10 and 15 years. However, there are many factors affecting that lifespan, from high usage to groundwater problems to low-quality materials or installation.  Signs You Need a New Liner  Depending on your unique situation, your liner may only last barely 10 years, or it may last beyond the 15-year mark. There is no set deadline, but here are some tell-tale signs you may need a new vinyl pool liner.  1.      Cracking and Tearing Vinyl liners deteriorate over time because of exposure to pool chemicals and UV rays from the sun. Inspect your liner every now and then for tears or cracking, which can signal [...]

By |2020-09-30T19:51:11+00:00September 30th, 2020|Pool Liners|Comments Off on How Long Do Pool Liners Last?

Why You Need a Pool Safety Cover

Pool Safety Covers NJ - If you own a pool, you need a pool cover. In the interest of safety, a pool safety cover is the mark of a responsible pool owner. Some municipalities even require them. The advantages of a pool cover are two-fold: they protect the contents of your pool in the offseason and they prevent kids and pets from falling in when unsupervised.  Pool Safety Covers NJ Let’s go over the many benefits of pool safety covers and why you need them.  Safety  The main reason to install a pool cover is safety, whether for your above ground or in ground unit. Accidental drowning is, sadly, very common, and it doesn’t discriminate. It happens to people of all ages, although it’s more common in small children. Plus, it can also happen to wild animals and domesticated pets.  Every day in this country, 10 people die from unintentional drowning, with two of those being children aged 14 or younger, according to the CDC. Indeed, drowning ranks fifth in leading causes of unintentional injury death in the U.S.  A pool safety cover made of strong materials, when properly installed, will prevent these unnecessary drownings that happen in the [...]

By |2020-09-30T19:15:26+00:00September 30th, 2020|Pool Safety Cover|Comments Off on Why You Need a Pool Safety Cover

Variable-Speed Pumps: Mandatory for Powering Pools in 2021

Variable-Speed Pumps: Mandatory for Powering Pools in 2021 - A new U.S. Department of Energy regulation will require that, in 2021, all pumps past a certain horsepower rating will have to meet an efficiency threshold. This means that variable-speed pumps will be mandatory for powering the filtration system of any spa or pool. This federal regulation sets forth minimum efficiency standards that a pool pump must meet to be sold in the United States. This decision came about after extensive collaboration between the U.S. Department of Energy, manufacturers, utility companies and energy-efficiency advocates. Referred to as “Energy Conservation Standards for Dedicated-Purpose Pool Pumps,” this is the second similar type of regulation that applies to the pool and spa industry, with the other one being an efficiency standards for heaters. Under the new regulation, commercial and residential self-priming filtration pumps past a certain horsepower threshold have to meet an established performance standard – a standard only currently satisfied by variable-speed pumps. The measurements for the threshold uses a different system from that of traditional motor horsepower. Pumps rated between 0.711 and 2.5 hydraulic horsepower have to meet the performance standard. When you convert that to motor horsepower, the regulation will apply [...]

By |2020-03-17T20:24:54+00:00March 17th, 2020|Pool Pump|Comments Off on Variable-Speed Pumps: Mandatory for Powering Pools in 2021

Liner Replacement: Top 5 Signs You Need a New Pool Liner

Liner Replacement: Top 5 Signs You Need a New Pool Liner - Think back to when your pool liner was new: it was tight, with no wrinkles, had a vibrant sharp color to it and made the water beautiful to look at. Fast forward a decade and it looks wrinkly, faded, dull and boring. It may have some tears in it, and you may have experienced some leaks. All of these signs point to the need for a new liner. Here are the top five signs that you need liner replacement.  1.      Fading A good-quality vinyl pool liner features built-in UV inhibitors, as well as other substances that help to slow down fading. But over time, sun and chemicals take a toll and cause fading. But it’s not just the surface that’s fading…a loss of plasticizers is also happening. These substances are what keep the vinyl supple and pliable. When you have a heavily faded liner, it also likely has become harder and more brittle, failing to expand and contract as easily as it did before. 2.      Wrinkles At first, your liner likely fit your pool’s surfaces like a glove. Over time, though, you’ll start to see a lot [...]

By |2020-02-24T15:20:50+00:00February 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Liner Replacement: Top 5 Signs You Need a New Pool Liner

Inground Pool Opening: Top 10 Tips

Inground Pool Opening: Top 10 Tips - It’s never too early to look ahead towards spring and summer to consider how you will best open your pool. Of course, you should always call a professional to perform opening procedures, but just in case you’re a handy DIY’er, here are some tips on inground pool opening. 1.  Remove the Debris From Your Pool Cover Use a soft broom to get any dead leaves or other large pieces of debris off the winter cover. Then, use the pool cover pump to get the standing water off. 2. Remove, Clean and Store Your Pool Cover You’ll need a buddy or two to help. Lift and fold the cover back and forth, like an accordion, and then unfurl it so it lies flat on the ground. Be sure to check on the condition of the cover as you do this, to ensure there are no rips. Gently scrub it with pool cover cleaner and a soft broom. Rinse away the cleaner and dry with a towel or even a leaf blower. Fold it back up, then store it inside a storage bag or container. Don’t put the cover on the floor of your shed [...]

By |2020-01-17T14:40:26+00:00January 17th, 2020|Pool Opening|Comments Off on Inground Pool Opening: Top 10 Tips
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