Things You Need To Do With Your Pool During The Winter

clock December 13, 2016 02:00 by author medallionpools |


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Your pool is probably closed for the season. There are still a few things you need to do during the winter to help ensure your pool opening goes smoothly. Please note that this is just a generic information list and not intended as a complete winterizing guide. Every pool is different so please be sure to follow all the instructions found in your owner’s manuals. If you have any questions regarding your particular installation the company you purchased the pool or equipment from should be more than happy to help you. As always, when using any chemicals be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions and safety precautions. They are there for a reason.

• Check your water level regularly and add as needed

• If you have a solid cover, keep most of the water pumped off. A small layer of water will help keep it in place. When you pump the water off your cover make sure you replace the water in the pool with a garden hose while you are pumping the cover off. If you do not keep your water level up high then there is a good possibility that your liner will float and wrinkles could develop on the bottom and/or sides of your liner. A shifting of the bottom can also occur.

• If you have a mesh cover, periodically add some winter algaecide to the pool to help prevent algae growth. Some covers you can do this through the cover, some must be pulled back. Check with your cover manufacturer for their recommendations.

• If you get ice on your cover, don’t break it. Sharp edges may cut it.

• To help prevent scale from accumulating and binding up the impeller and motor shaft, turn it on about once a month for no more then 3 seconds.

• Again, never drain the water from your pool and always keep your water level high. Remember when you pump water off your cover always have a garden hose filling your pool at the same time at the same rate as you are pumping your cover off.

It is very difficult to cover every detail that is required to winterize a swimming pool. We hope we have covered most of the items in these articles. If you have any additional questions or concerns visit your local pool store, your installer, or your pool’s manufacturer. This set of instructions is designed as a general guide only. Every pool is unique and has individual requirements for winterization. Medallion neither makes nor implies any guarantee that by following these instructions you will halt all chances of a floating liner, cracked or frozen skimmer, cracked or frozen pump, cracked or frozen heater, cracked or frozen filter, cracked or frozen plumbing, etc. These are all considered acts of God and it is the responsibility of the homeowner to prevent these items from happening.



What To Look For In A Spa

clock December 8, 2016 07:00 by author medallionpools |

Now that you have made that decision to purchase a portable spa, how do you decide which one to purchase? That decision should be based on;

1. How many people will use the spa at one time?

2. Do you want a spa with just seats or add a lounger?

3. Would you like one lounger or two in your spa?

4. Where do you plan to place your spa?

5. How many jets do you want and do you want jets on your neck, back and legs?

You can do some homework online by checking out different spa models. A spa is something you need to see in person. Go visit your local Medallion pool & spa dealer. The dealer should have spas on the showroom that you can get into that do not have water in them. Make sure it is deep enough and comfortable for you.

Some spa models are available you can purchase, load on your truck or trailer, take home add water and get in. No electrician is needed to wire the spa into your panel box. These spas will come with a cord and GFCI designed to plug into your wall outlet. Do you have a hard to get to location in mind for your spa in your home? No problem, purchase the FunTub model designed to be assembled on site. These are available 42” deep and in round and octagon.



Swimming Pool Christmas Gift Ideas

clock December 6, 2016 10:30 by author medallionpools |

When it is cold outside and you are unable to use your swimming pool, you just never think about giving a swimming pool gift to your husband, wife or friend. That would be a great time to give them that gift at Christmas. You have many options to consider.

Does your husband or wife take care of the pool? Do they manually vacuum the pool? A great gift would be an automatic pool cleaner. Many options are available with very affordable prices. Take a visit to your local swimming pool store to learn more about these cleaner options.

Do you or a good friend have a spa? A great gift would be a mini salt system to save them time and money and make their spa experience more enjoyable. No odors or burning eyes. Spend less time on maintenance and more time relaxing.

Do you or your friend have a pool that does not have a light? A great gift would be battery operated lights. No need for an electrician and very affordable. No installation required. Just install the battery and place in the pool. These are just a few examples of gifts you might want to consider for your family member or friend.



Why Should You Own A Swimming Pool?

clock December 1, 2016 07:00 by author medallionpools |


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The fast paced lifestyle that all people lead today will shorten our lives if we don’t do something about it. Swimming is a great way to relieve some of that stress. Don’t look at that backyard pool as something else I have to take care of and questioning if the family will use it.

Swimming is an ideal exercise for people of all ages. When you are swimming, you use almost every muscle in your body. Swimming will make you feel better by reducing stress. Swimming is a great exercise for your whole body and can help reduce risk of high blood pressure, stroke, and diabetes.

When you are swimming, the muscles you are using require a lot of oxygen, so swimming is also a good way to get your aerobic workout. This type of aerobic workout does not put undue stress on your bones or joints. The older you get, you may suffer from Osteoporosis, and swimming is a great way to relieve some pain.

Swimming has so many health benefits, it is impossible to name them all. Swimming will improve your cardiovascular condition which will help reduce the risk of hypertension. When you think about that swimming pool again, please give some thought to you and your family’s health benefits.



Can A Pool Be Installed With A Well And Septic Tank On Site

clock November 29, 2016 02:00 by author medallionpools |

If you want to install an inground pool and you live in a home with a well and or a septic tank, yes an inground pool can be installed. Each county has a requirement on the distance you need to be away from your well or septic. You need to check with your local building department to get this exact number.

An inground pool has its own plumbing system so it will not have to be connected to your plumbing. The water edge of the pool needs to be a certain distance away from the well or septic but in most cases; your pool patio would not have to be this distance away. Be sure you tell your pool installer where your septic tank and drain field are located.

The septic tank also has drain lines that can extend out 60 to 90 feet or more. You need to know where these lines are. If you have no idea, you should contact your local building inspector or health department to see if they have a copy of your property plat showing where the builder installed these lines. Water edge of the pool also has to be a certain distance from these lines. Your building department can tell you that requirement.

The pool dealer you have contracted with to install your pool also should know these requirements and can help you with your pool location on your property. Just remember, before doing any excavation, determine where your septic tank and drain lines are located.