Can You Swim in a Pool with High Copper Levels? (And How to Remove Copper!)

High Copper Level in Pool Water

If you’ve seen the Statue of Liberty, its green color came from the oxidation of copper due to exposure to air and water. A similar chemical reaction can occur in pools when there’s copper.  The copper-infused water can turn a greenish hue that is commonly confused for algae.  While we generally avoid swimming in algae, … Read more

7 Reasons Why Your Pool Pump Is Not Pulling Water from Skimmer (And How to Fix!)

Water Pulling from Pool Skimmer

Owning a pool provides endless summer fun.  But as pool owners know, it’s not always smooth sailing to keep the water crystal clear. Water chemistry is often one of the top priorities when it comes to pool care.  However, sometimes other situations may arise that could jeopardize the sparkling water. One scenario that should not … Read more

Quick Ways to Restore Cast Aluminum Patio Furniture (Like New!)

Cast Aluminum Pato Furniture with Chipped Paint

Cast aluminum furniture has become increasingly popular nowadays. Not only are the designs usually intricate, but they can also withstand harsh weather. That’s what makes cast aluminum excellent for patio furniture. However, even the toughest furniture may eventually experience chipping and discoloration. In this post we’ll provide steps on how to restore cast aluminum patio … Read more

How to Decide When to Put Outdoor Furniture Outside (All Year Long?)

Deciding to Put Patio Furniture in Snow

Patio furniture is a key element in most backyard oases.  In some cases, the patio itself may actually be designed around certain furniture.   Unlike indoor furniture, outdoor furniture is made using unique materials that can withstand weather conditions.  These materials will resist damage caused by extended exposure to air or sunlight.  But can it be … Read more