How to Close Your Doughboy Pool

HOW TO CLOSE YOUR POOL! Dear Doughboy Pool Owners, It ‘s that time of year again, time to say good bye to the warm weather and close up your Doughboy Pool until next spring. Here are step by step instructions on how to get the job done right: Be sure to stop by your local dealer to purchase a quality winter cover. Be sure to follow all manufacturer’s winterizing instructions for your skimmer, filter, pump and decking. Follow pool chemical manufacturer’s instructions for treating your pool prior to closing and... Read The Rest →

Everything You Need to Know About Vacuuming Your Pool!

Even if you own an automatic pool cleaner, you still need to use your manual pool vacuum from time to time. If you have a pool, you need to have a manual pool vacuum. There are many issues that your automatic pool cleaner cannot clean—including algae blooms. To successfully treat algae in your pool, you will need to shock, use algaecide, and then manually vacuum your pool. To vacuum your pool, you will need: A vacuum head. The type of vacuum head you need will depend on what type of... Read The Rest →

Prepping Your Pool for a Hurricane

Hurricane season is well underway and the past two years we have had some pretty detrimental floods due to hurricanes. While you can never fully predict what will happen, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Here’s a quick checklist of everything you’ll need to know about prepping your pool for an impending storm: Do not cover your pool! It’s easier to remove debris from the pool than to replace a pool cover. Turn equipment off before the storm hits. Turn off lights, pumps, etc. off at the breaker. They... Read The Rest →

How to Maintain a Pool After Rainstorms

You are not alone if you’re having issues with your pool with all these recent rainstorms. Unfortunately, we can’t change the weather, but we can help you with your pool!   What to do with your pool after a rainstorm: Prevention! Make sure your pool water is balance before it rains. If your chlorine is already low and rain comes, you could get algae. Keep an eye on your chlorine and it won’t hurt to keep an at-home testing kit. Most people prefer test strips as they are handy and... Read The Rest →

Pool Party Checklist!

With graduation coming up in the next couple of weeks, it’s time to plan that graduation pool party! We want your party to go off without a hitch so here’s some tips for an awesome pool party! First off, May is National Pool Safety month, so make sure that your pool is safe for your party. Designate a lifeguard. At least one responsible adult who is a great swimmer, preferably one who is CPR certified. Also, make sure to have a first aid kit on hand. Glass near the pool... Read The Rest →

The Truth About Saltwater Pools

Saltwater pool systems, or chlorine generators, are very trendy and are installed on many of today’s new pools. A saltwater pool system works by being plumbed in line with existing pipes near the pool. Salt is added directly into the pool and as the water passes through the “salt cell” it is converted into chlorine that is dispersed back into the pool water. So technically, saltwater pools are still chlorine pools. The system is simply a different way of chlorinating your pool. There are many myths out there surrounding saltwater... Read The Rest →

Getting the Most Out of Your Pool

It’s that time of year already–pool party season! But did you know that your pool can do more for you than just entertain? There are many benefits of water aerobics for all ages. Weight loss is something many of us think about often, ant it’s easy to exercise in your pool while staying cool! The average thirty-minute pool workout every day can help you shed up to 300 calories! Another benefit of this type of workout is that it is low-impact. This means that because of the buoyancy of the... Read The Rest →

Simple Steps for a Clear and Carefree Pool All Summer!

It’s almost that time of year again –pool season! You can ensure an easy, carefree pool season this year by opening your pool earlier than you intend to swim. We highly recommend, especially in our climate here in the Low Country, opening your pool in April. To begin with, remove your cover (if you have one) and check your skimmer and pump baskets and eliminate any debris. If your baskets have any cracks, you should replace them. Once you’ve done these steps, let your pool pump and filter run for... Read The Rest →

Thanksgiving with BGE

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! We all have a lot to be thankful for this year, so let’s make this year’s festivities extra special. One way of doing that is by cooking your Turkey Day feast on the Big Green Egg. Here’s a cheat sheet that may be helpful on the big day. How about some Thanksgiving side dishes cooked BGE style? Double Smoked Potatoes for BGE Ingredients 4 large baking potatoes (12 to 14 ounces) 2 tablespoons melted butter Coarse sea salt and freshly ground black pepper For... Read The Rest →

How to Increase Energy Efficiency

Can you believe it’s already mid-June? Pool season is in full swing, especially with the high temperatures we’ve been experiencing here in the Lowcountry. Most of us will end up seeing increases in our electric bill during the summer months, due to increased usage of air conditioning. Don’t let your swimming pool be another reason for your electricity bill to go up. Lessen your energy consumption and increase your savings by replacing your current, single speed pump with an Intelliflo or Superflo VS pump by Pentair. Pentair is the leader... Read The Rest →

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