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May is National Remodel Month—Renovate your pool for style and function! 

Technology changes fast—Is your pool still operating well? Does it match your style? Does it still meet your needs? Are you dreaming about an upgrade? We can help! Increasing energy efficiency and operational ease are good reasons to upgrade your … Continue reading

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Get Crystal Clean Water

It’s time to think about your pool! Bring in your water samples and ask questions—we are here to help you maintain your water Our expert staff at Pool Tech love a product called Pool Complete. Pool Complete is a 3-in-1 … Continue reading

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You deserve long-term value!

The internet is an amazing tool, one can access all sorts of information and products. You might be tempted to purchase an item required for your pool’s operation from a website touting BIG SAVINGS! Are the savings real, or really … Continue reading

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Add a Little Whimsey or Elegance? [Both!]

Adding a water feature or two or more is a great way to add personality to your poolscape. Beautiful to look at and to listen to, moving water creates sound, an auditory delight that masks the noise of traffic and … Continue reading

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Iowa has a lot of freeze-thaw cycles!

Maybe not our best “Iowa Brag” but it is what it is! Freeze/thaw climates create a special circumstance for construction. If not built properly, the repetitive freezing and thawing of our winters can cause soils and structures to move and … Continue reading

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Waterline Tile

Useful and attractive! The waterline tile surrounding your pool is an expression of your style and an attractive addition to your outdoor space. It also serves some very useful functions. As your pool loses water through evaporation and splashing, and … Continue reading

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Sparkling clean and clear!

It pays to use quality pool chemicals At Pool Tech we advocate using quality chemicals for your pool. We are a BioGuard dealer, and we carry other specialty products too. Why should you use better quality chemicals instead of what you can … Continue reading

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Got Leaks? Vinyl liner use and replacement

The vinyl liner in your above-ground pool or vinyl liner pool will not last forever. The recommended lifetime for this important pool component is usually set given optimal conditions for chemical use, activity, sun damage and weather damage. We find … Continue reading

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Site preparation Part 2: Moisture concerns

In the previous post we learned that soil is the support for a swimming pool. The moisture content of soil is also a critical factor. Too much or too little water is not good. It’s water that makes soil. Think … Continue reading

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Site preparation: Plan ahead to avoid surprises!

Soil and site preparation is a critical starting point for your backyard resort. Soil weighs about twice as much as water and is the support for your pool. It is critical to examine the space and determine what, if anything, … Continue reading

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