BUYER BEWARE: IS YOUR POOL COMPANY LEGITThe season is upon and with pools in high demand, we are seeing lots of new pool companies pop up around us. As a business that has been around for over three decades, we often cringe at how easy it is now for someone to call themselves a "pool […]
Backyard Oasis: The Alternative to the Expensive VacationGrowing up in New England, I have many memories of my school summer vacations. We were lucky enough to always have a week or two planned every summer in order to go away and I can remember some of the highlights of those vacations. Rolling around in the […]
JUST KEEP SWIMMING....Let's face it, New England summers are short. Plagued with a horrible spring full of rain and cold weather, the season was even shorter this year; so, do you throw in the towel and call it a year? No one wants to see summer end so if you want to spend a few more […]
MOTHER NATURE, YOU HAVE LOST YOUR MIND!Mother nature seems to be a little confused with the seasons this spring. From cold and rainy for over a month (who has blue prints for the arch ready to go?) to blistering heat and humidity, this New England spring is giving all of us a run for our […]
SO, WHAT DO YOU ALL DO IN THE WINTERTIME?So, what do you all do in the wintertime? That may be the most asked question from about mid-December through early March. It is also a valid question when one works in a swimming pool business in Massachusetts. I am sure that some pool companies shut down […]
INTERNET RESEARCH IS A GREAT WAY TO START BUT...It is a running joke around here that if someone has a question, I will be the first to jump on google to get the answer. This works when trying to find out if Brad Pitt is really reconciling with Angelina, or for how long to cook […]
You didn't think we would end the year too quiet, did you? We know we know, it is only November and I promise you, we respect the Turkey but with the season winding down, we hope you will forgive us for giving you a push on some early Christmas Shopping. So... Beginning Monday, November […]
ARE YOU THINKING OF A SWIMMING POOL?The average homeowner waits well over ayear from first considering a swimming pool to actually taking the proverbial plunge. This is due to the many options and considerations when deciding if a swimming pool is right for you and your family. If you are thinking that you may want […]
Aquaknot Pools, Inc.: Were You One of the Pool Owners Cursing This Sprin...: We all jumped for joy over the dry, almost snow free winter, we had here in the Northeast last winter; however, if you are a pool owner,...
We all jumped for joy over the dry, almost snow free winter, we had here in the Northeast last winter; however, if you are a pool owner, then you learned that it is not always good to have such a mild winter. Mild temps, little snow, and little rain meant swimming pools that could pass […]
Why it is Best to Leave Closing Your Pool to the ProfessionalsWhether you are a long time pool owner or fairly new to the process, one of the most important parts of your pool care is the care in properly winterizing your pool. In Massachusetts especially, the harsh winters can cause serious damage to your […]
WHY YOU DON'T WANT TO WAIT FOR THE SPRING TO START A POOLThis summer has been hot, so very hot. You may have been one of the people fighting the crowds for good sand space at one of the Massachusetts' beaches. Maybe you are a beach person and were fine spending half a morning packing, […]
THE WHOLE WORLD IS WONDERING WHAT IS WRONGThe whole world is in a tizzy this morning about what happened to the Olympic pool in Rio and we cannot help but chuckle because it took us all but a minute to figure out the problem. Why, because we see it constantly and the call goes something […]
POOLS ARE AND SHOULD BE RELAXINGSo many times I am in the retail store and hear a customer come in and say that they "just want to fill it in." The frustration that they are feeling is troublesome to me and somewhat disheartening. A pool should be fun and relaxing and not a hex that […]
Aquaknot Pools, Inc.: POOL CARE: WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU ARE GOING ON VACAT...: POOL CARE: WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU ARE GOING ON VACATION Going on vacation is oftentimes exciting and stressful at the same time. Pre...
POOL CARE: WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU ARE GOING ON VACATIONGoing on vacation is oftentimes exciting and stressful at the same time. Preparations need to be made to prepare for your voyage. While you make your packing lists, you are also probably making your to do list for the house such as putting mail and […]
Aquaknot Pools, Inc.: MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THESE FIVE CHEMICALS IN YOUR PO...: Your menu is set, your guest list is confirmed, the holiday weekend is almost here. Time to make sure your pool is ready to go and y...
Your menu is set, your guest list is confirmed, the holiday weekend is almost here. Time to make sure your pool is ready to go and you are prepared for anything:1. LIQUID CHLORINELiquid shock is a great product in a pint. It packs a quick punch. A couple bottles of this can clear a pool […]
If there was ever a pool product that received an unfair bad rap, it is chlorine. First discovered in 1774, Chlorine has been used to sanitize pools since approximately 1910. While chlorine has continued to be a staple in pool sanitizing, as our world evolves, people are always looking to see if there is something […]