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Spa Ownership Energy Tips – Run Your Spa on Pennies per Day

February 11, 2013 |

A relaxing evening in the spa can be the best part of any day. It offers its user a sanctuary from the trials and worries of the office or a hard day’s work. The worst aspect of that relaxing period could be that you may be paying more than you should for those precious, peaceful moments. Heat loss and inefficiency…

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Secard Pools at center stage

September 13, 2012 | Comments Off on Secard Pools at center stage

We recently worked with Flintridge Preparatory School, a private independent high school located in La Canada, CA, in their rendition of the Broadway production “Metamorphoses”. Coordinator Vlad Dan first contacted us in February of 2012 with one request. Help him get a pool on stage for an upcoming performance. Secard Pools manager Greg Budinko of our Pico Rivera branch was…

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What to look for when buying a portable spa

July 9, 2012 | Comments Off on What to look for when buying a portable spa

Portable spas are extremely popular because of their versatility, portability, and affordability. Their interior design makes them the most comfortable to sit in, and their price is within range of virtually any family or individual desiring the benefits of a warm, relaxing spa and hydrotherapy massage. Because of their wide range of amenities, portable spas are most often more desirable…

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What to expect when buying a pool or spa from big box stores

June 21, 2012 |

So you’re ready to reward yourself with a little slice of luxury. You want that portable spa or pool that you and the family have been eyeing for a long time. The big box stores and membership wharehouses have it on sale, now is the time to strike. They have the purchasing power and now have it down to where it’s easily within…

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Understanding Vinyl Pool Liner Thickness

April 20, 2012 |

When talking about the “mil” or “guage” of vinyl pool liners, you should first get a decent understanding of what these terms actually mean. The most common term for vinyl, “mil” (not to be confused with millimeter) is a unit of measurement equal to one thousandth of an inch. Therefore, a 20 mil liner thickness is equal to 20 thousandths of…

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Save time, the environment and money with salt chlorination

April 12, 2012 | Comments Off on Save time, the environment and money with salt chlorination

How often do you come across helpful information that will keep more money in your pocket? In this day and age it seems we all need to watch our budgets with a sharper eye for ways to reduce expenses and our home’s maintenance costs. What if your pool could automatically sanitize and balance itself, all while putting a few bucks in…

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Vinyl vs. Fiberglass vs. Plaster Pools, The match up:

April 4, 2012 |

When deciding on what type of in ground pool to install, it is essential to do the proper research before buying. The decision between vinyl, fiberglass or gunite (otherwise known as plaster) for in ground pool selection generally comes to down to factors such as installation costs, how long it will take to install, overall maintenance, and appearance. Everyone’s tastes are different but…

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Pool Care for Vinyl Liner Pools

March 13, 2012 | Comments Off on Pool Care for Vinyl Liner Pools

Water Chemistry Your liners life and looks depends on an accurate water balance. Keeping proper pH levels will help maximize your chemical’s full potential such as the ability for chlorine to kill algae and bacteria. Learning the proper technique for water testing is essential. Our sales staff will be glad to show you how and can supply you with the…

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