Category Archives: Swimming Pools

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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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: 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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Polaris 9300xi Robotic Pool Cleaner: Works, AND way cool!

If you have a large pool you will want to check out the Polaris 9300xi automatic pool cleaner. It has notable features above the previous model, it has been recognized as an EnergySmart Product, it has been called “revolutionary” by … Continue reading

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Winter Works at Pool Tech

What keeps us busy in the winter? We have much to do between the times we close pools for the winter and open them in the spring. On the commercial side, it’s time for indoor construction. A couple projects under … Continue reading

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Perfect Planning for Spring

Fall is a great time to get going on creating your new environment. When you get the details taken of ahead of time you’ll shorten your execution time and give yourself a longer swim season come Spring! Pool Tech listens very closely to you … Continue reading

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