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    Pool Blog
    The Specialty Pool Products blog is the perfect place to find pool expert tips and useful information on everything involving a pool. Whether you own an above ground or inground pool, spa or hot tub, or don’t own a pool at all but are thinking about investing in one, look through the SPP blog to learn what the pool pros and experienced pool owners do to make your pool experience better, safer and more enjoyable.

    Pool Lighting: Beyond the Pool

    How to add color and illuminate the night around the pool. Pool Lighting is not just about 'Pool' Lighting - you've got to think outside the box (pool)! Landscape and patio lighting ideas to make your pool pop!Read Blog

    Vacation Time: What About the Pool?

    How to prep the pool for your vacation. Take these simple steps a few days beforehand, to get the pool ready for a 1-2 week vacation, or use these tips to care for your pool during long late summers at the cottage.Read Blog

    8 Common Pool Water Testing Mistakes

    8 ways to mess up your pool chemical readings, if you want accurate pool chemical tests, avoid these pitfalls to proper pool water tests, for cleaner and clearer pool water, with less waste.Read Blog

    Dark Green Matter: When to Drain the Pool

    How to decide when faced with a dark green pool, should you drain the pool or try to bring it back with chemicals, cleaning and filtering? Here's the scoop on how to make the call - to drain or not to drain, that is today's question!Read Blog

    Pool Chemical Overdose

    Don't overdose the pool - pitfalls to avoid in pool chemical treatment. Overcompensating your pool chemical dosages can compound the problems creating extra chemical costs and tipping that delicate balance of working on your pool and simply enjoying owning a pool.Read Blog

    Pool Storm Prep - What To Do!?!

    Summer time is pool time! And it's also time of year to keep your eye to the sky and pay attention to weather forecasts, especially if you live anywhere along the Gulf and southern Atlantic coastlines, the Midwest, Great Plains and Southern Plains states.Read Blog

    When You Love to Swim But Have No Pool

    Frank Rizzo is back - with tips on what to do when you want to swim, but you don't own your own pool. Don't be a schmuck - make a deal! Great for anyone who wants to swim, and good to know these ploys, if you do have your own backyard pool.Read Blog

    National Pool Opening Day is Here!

    National Pool Opening Day is the last Saturday in April! If you are wondering when to open the pool, join millions of other people April 30 for National Pool Opening Day, start-up the pool and fire up the grills!Read Blog

    Pool Opening Checklist: 15 Pool Supplies to Have on Hand

    15 items that I can't live without when opening my own inground pool. Our pool opening supplies checklist includes cover tools, start-up chemicals, hand tools, replacement parts, cleaning tools, lubricants - and 9 kinds of other things.Read Blog

    Flooded Inground Pool: 10-Steps to Recovery

    Mudslides into pools, overflowing river banks, and widespread floods can wreak all sorts of havoc on an inground pool. Here's how to clean up - 10 steps to restore your pool, and your sanity!Read Blog

    Landscaping Pools - Hiring a Landscaper that Knows Pools

    When you have landscaping close to the pool, integrated even, it can create challenges for pool water quality. How to hire and train a landscaper to work around your pool - to avoid contamination with soils, fertilizers, debris...Read Blog

    5-Star Rated Pool Products

    Not Rated by JD Power, but by real pool owners like yourself. 8 pool products that are all rated 5-Stars (with over 2 dozen reviews), so you could call this post 8 Popular Pool Products!Read Blog

    Foam Pool Floats: Unsinkable Myth & Truth

    Frank Rizzo sets out to sink the unsinkable closed cell foam pool float. He learns the pool float isn't only unsinkable but really comfortable to float on, too.Read Blog

    Dogs & Pools: Frequently Asked Questions

    Are Pools Bad for Dogs? Are Dogs Bad for Pools? These questions and many more answered regarding your pet dog and your backyard pool.Read Blog

    My Vision of the (Near) Future Pool

    Connected homes, products and appliances are quickly becoming part of our every day lives. Why not enjoy the same tech advances for our pool products? Let's take a look at what a future pool could have and look like.Read Blog

    Renting Out Your Home With A Pool?

    Renting out your home, so popular in our new sharing economy with sites like VRBO and AirBnB - but what if you have a pool? Tips on renting your home, when you have a pool to worry about.Read Blog

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    SPP Blog: Vinyl Swimming Pool Information

    From installing your own pool to spring pool opening, regular maintenance and through pool closing in the fall, the Specialty Pool Products blog is the single place to find the most expert information along with new ideas and tips from experience pool owners. Find step-by-step instructions for many pool management activities like pool closings, pool openings and safety cover installation, or you can simply browse through the hundreds of different pool and spa topics to simply learn more about anything involving your pool or pool area.

    The PoolProducts.com blog is a great place to learn about pool products to make your pool maintenance easier. There are many blog posts about pool chemistry as well, where you can find highly useful information about what chemicals to use, how much to use and when to use them to make your pool safer and clearer with more efficiency and effectiveness. The SPP blog contains a long list of articles that focus solely on pool and spa chemicals, each blog post providing new and fresh information to help make you a better pool, spa or hot tub owner.

    If you own a pool, no matter its size, the Specialty Pool Products swimming pool blog holds a wealth of information to help make your pool maintenance and swimming experience much more enjoyable while saving you some money.

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