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  1. 10 Steps To The Pool Closing Season

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    You may just be remembering the pool opening season like it was yesterday. If you are living in Canada, or some other place known more for their heaps of snow, rather than heaps of sunshine, you really need to appreciate the next month, or month and a half left before the closing of the pool season. Even if you haven’t been able to do so yet, we recommend taking a few plunges in your backyard pool before it gets too late.

    This is the best time that you need to start seriously preparing towards winterizing and closing your pool. Especially for those in Canada, that are familiar with weather patterns, winter can come sooner than you think, and you don’t want to get caught by a snowstorm complicating and adding more work to your pool closing session.

    Now that you have decided on this, it’s time to start visualizing the steps f

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  2. How To Fix Cloudy Pool Water

    Cloudy Pool Water

    There’s nothing like a hot sunny day and…wait, yuck…cloudy pool water?! If your pool water has gone cloudy, fear not, because we are here to get you back to clear.

    To correct cloudy pool water, you need to determine the cause. This requires some light detective work. It could be sanitizer depletion caused by too much natural debris (like sweat, sunscreen, make-up, or urine) or simply UV rays breaking up your chlorine. If your pool is green and swamp like, you probably have an algae problem. Cloudy water could mean it’s time to repair or replace your filtration equipment. It could be due to high pH levels or even temporary cloudiness from regular shocking.


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  3. The Benefits of Switching to a Salt Water Pool and How to Do It Yourself


    You might have heard about Salt Water Pools gaining popularity in the last few years. That’s because salt water can help your skin stay soft and smooth, your eyes stay clear, and can even lower the cost of chemicals.

    So can you just pour some kitchen salt in your pool and call it a day? Ah, if only. But once you’ve put in the effort to convert your pool to a saltwater pool, you’ll find the maintenance is actually lighter on your pool and wallet.  

    So let’s bust the biggest myth about salt water pools.

    Salt water pools do in fact contain chlorine. The salt works in combination with chlorine to sanitize the water. Salt water pools use what’s called a Salt Chlorine Generator

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  4. Top 5 Robotic Pool Cleaners

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    A robotic pool cleaner is the top of the line cleaning tool for your pool care routine. Now, we know some of you out there are thinking, “but I like cleaning my pool, it’s part of summer”. That’s just something you’ve been telling yourself because you’ve never experienced the game changing wonder of a robotic pool cleaner. Get ready to lose the hoses, skip the spot cleaning, and avoid the hassle of suction-side or pressure-side cleaners.

    If you’ve been thinking about upgrading your pool cleaning routine with a robotic pool cleaner, look no further. Your dream of sitting back while your pool cleans itself is about to come true. But with so many options and features, how do you know which one is best? We’re breaking down the most common questions and recom

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  5. 6 Chemicals you need to open your pool

    Pool opening season is almost here and it will be soon time to prepare your backyard pools for the upcoming pool season. The most technical part of the pool opening is the addition of chemicals into the swimming pools in the right quantity. Though knowledge of basic chemistry helps, the usage of pool chemicals at the end of the day is a simple following of basic rules governing pool opening.

    So, there are 3 chemicals for pools that will definitely be needed for your pool opening and 3 chemicals that will be conditional given certain conditions for the water presently in your pools.

    Here is the complete list and guide on how to use them.

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  6. Why Is My Pool Green and How do I Fix It?

    So, you wanted to go swimming but your pool had other plans? Not to worry, green pool water is common and can be easily corrected in a few day’s time.

    Green pool water comes from algae growth. It’s not going to turn you into a mutant, but you definitely don’t want it in your pool.

    Algae is a plant that thrives in warm, sunny weather. It can go from microscopic, to light green, to deep green overnight. When the pool’s sanitizer levels are too low, algae has an opportunity to thrive. This situation can be created by a chemical imbalance or lack of chlorine so it’s important to test your water regularly.  When chlorine levels drop below 1ppm it creates a fertile environment for algae to grow.

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  7. How to Open Your Above Ground Pool Like a Pro

    People opening above ground pool


    If this is your first season opening your above ground pool by yourself, then you’ve come to the right place.


    It’s time to think twice about hiring a service because we’ve got a comprehensive, easy to follow guide that will have you ready for summer pool parties in no time. You have the pool already, you may as way learn your way around it.


    If you’ve got an above ground pool we have 12 or 13 steps for you, depending on whether you consider a cannonball contest as part of the process. If you have an in-ground pool you’ll want to check out our other guide

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  8. Everything You Need to Know to Open Your In-Ground Pool At Home

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    Here in Canada, we know it’s all about the backyard pool season. After a cold winter and rainy spring, there’s no time to waste as the temperature starts climbing. If you’ve been waiting around for a pool company to open your pool, the wait is over, because opening your pool is easy to do yourself.

    Bear with us, because there are a lot of steps, but we promise you’ll be a pro pool opener by the end of this and definitely the family hero (we can’t actually promise you’ll be the family hero).

    If you’re ready to open your in-ground pool, keep reading. If you have an in-ground pool you’ll want to check out our other guide here.

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  9. How To Install Above Ground Swimming Pool? Do It Yourself - DIY

    How To Install Above Ground Swimming Pool? Do It Yourself - DIY

    At Discount Pool Supply Canada we only sell high quality pool products that are fun for adults and kids. Whichever you install it or us - It is absolutely crucial to install the pool correctly. 

    In every community there are professional pool installers if that what you prefer. They will charge as much as $2000 to install your new pool or you can do it yourself in 2 or 3 days. 
    For less than $3000 you can have your own backyard above ground swimming pool that will last 20 plus years. 

    If your handy, and have the time, installing an above 

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  10. What Pool Heater Should I Buy?

    Reasons WHY you need a pool heater:

    • You want to open your pool early in the year or keep it open longer for swimming season
    • You want to increase the value of your pool and your property
    • Your pool may not be completely exposed to the natural sunlight and may not heat naturally
    • Swimming in a cold environment may prove harmful
    • You like to swim early or late in the day when there is no sunlight to warm your pool
    • You just love to be able to cannonball into the pool without the fear of go
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