April 29th, 2013 by Jacqui Blanton

How to Safely Store Pool Chemicals

Learn how to safely store pool chemicals with Pogue Pool Spa.

A pool can be a lot of work if you do the upkeep yourself, but it’s worth it when you can look outside and see you clean, beautiful pool. If you’re the one cleaning your pool, then you probably make year-round visits to pick up chlorine and other chemicals to keep your pool clean. This is great, but you have to be sure you are properly storing your chemicals safely rather than tossing them in a hot garage or outside in the heat. The following are a few tips to safely store your pool chemicals:

  • Store chemicals low and separate. Make sure the pool chemicals don’t mix with other chemicals or substances. Keep them away from gasoline, oil, etc. Avoid placing them up high in case they leak or spill.
  • Lock up your chemicals to keep them away from children or others who don’t know how to use them.
  • Keep the chemicals in an area with a temperature below 95°F, away from direct sunlight, and in low humidity.
  • Wear gloves, goggles, and a mask.
  • Even if you have two bottles of the same chemical, do not mix the old and fresh chemicals.
  • Keep them closed in their original containers.
  • Do not smoke while working with chemicals.

For more tips and safety information, contact the pros at PoguePoolSpa.com.

Purchase pool chemicals from Pogue Pool Spa today!

April 26th, 2013 by Jacqui Blanton

The Benefits of LED Pool Lights

Having color-changing LED lights in your pool or spa can help transform boring into extraordinary. The new technology has created more brilliant, appealing, and stronger LED lights than ever before. Not only do the lights use less electricity, but they can last six times longer than an incandescent light of equal brightness.
LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. What this means is there is no filament to heat up the way older bulbs do, which can waste up to 80% of electricity. LED lights provide a noticeably brighter light and use 86% less energy than the other incandescent bulbs!
Today’s LED lights also provide several light options, such as blue, green, magenta, red, and even preprogrammed light shows, which enhance your pool or spa at nighttime. With the personalization available, you can even choose the speed at which the colors change!
To find your own customizable LED pool lights, contact the pros at poguepoolspa.com today!

customizable led pool lights

April 24th, 2013 by Jacqui Blanton

Cut Your Swimming Pool Bills in Half!

Want to know how to cut your swimming pool bills in half? Here are some tips that will help you from Pogue Pool Spa.

Owning a swimming pool is far from cheap. The maintenance and products necessary for your pool seem endless. So why not try new things to help keep the bills down while still being able to enjoy your pool?

Everyone enjoys a warm pool, but have you considered the fact that when you crank up the heater on your pool it results in extremely high bills?

  • Don’t hike up the heat during the winter or when your pool is not in use
  • Maintain a temperature of 78 degrees
  • Don’t worry about heating it in the summer. That is the sun’s job.
  • Cover your pool when not in use.
  • Clean your pool regularly.

Watch your heating bill shrink as you follow these quick simple tips. Most importantly keep your pool clean at all times so that your filter does not have to work as hard and you can keep your costs down.

For more tips and tricks and to continue to cut your swimming pool bills, contact the pros at poguepoolspa.com.

Purchase an efficient pool heater today!

pool heaters

April 22nd, 2013 by Jacqui Blanton

The Safe and Easy Way to Chlorinate Your Pool

Take care of your pool with a salt chlorine generator. Taking care of your pool can be a huge hassle when it comes to the chemicals and purchases necessary for your pool. Chlorine has its perks, but if you find yourself struggling to keep up with the maintenance and costs then a salt chlorine generator might be perfect for you.
A salt chlorine generator uses ordinary salt to produce all the chlorine a pool needs. Because of this, you don’t have to worry about storing, buying, or measuring chlorine for your pool.
Not only does a salt chlorine generator give you the same great performance and sanitation as manual chlorine addition, but it also has several other perks such as:
• Cleaner, clearer water
• Smooth water the prevents your skin from drying out
• Easy on the eyes so they don’t get so red and irritated
• No more harsh chemical odors
• Prevents swimsuit fading
• Safety! No more worrying about spilling chlorine or spiking chlorine levels.
For more information on salt chlorine generators, contact the pros at poguepoolspa.com.

salt-chlorine generator

April 5th, 2013 by Jacqui Blanton

Polaris In Line Filter Screen

The Polaris In-Line Filter Screen part number 48-222, will help prevent any debris coming from your pool wall not caught by the pool filter, from getting stuck into your feed hose line. If debris does get stuck  in your Pool Cleaner Hose then the Pool Cleaner itself will not run. So when your Polaris is not moving it is always best to check the In-Line filter screen to make sure it is not full or damaged.

April 3rd, 2013 by Jacqui Blanton

Polaris Pool Cleaner Backup Valve Case

The Polaris Back-Up Valve Case Kit part number G54, is only the case shell for the Polaris G52 backup valve. If your valve has a damaged or cracked housing then you can simply replace the case by using the Case Kit G54.  The internal valve assembly is not included. Whenever you have a damaged back up valve then the Polaris Pool Cleaner will not back up out of corners or will get caught up on your pool steps and not be able to reverse.

April 1st, 2013 by Jacqui Blanton

Polaris 280 Pool Cleaner Leaf Bag

The Polaris 280 Leaf Bag part number K-15 is reliable and fits your cleaner perfectly. The durable mesh is perfect for grabbing larger and heavier types of debris (such as acorns and leaves). The Polaris Leaf Bag is great to use during the fall season or year round if you have trees surrounding your pool.