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How does Covid-19 survive in pool or hot tub water?

Can Water Kill the COVID-19 Virus?

The ongoing health crisis across the world has forced people indoors and disrupted commerce in unprecedented ways in many countries. One of the most dangerous and disturbing aspects of the COVID-19 virus is the fact that it is a novel virus, or a previously unencountered virus. While world health experts have dealt with other types of Coronavirus strains in the past, the COVID-19 virus is especially dangerous, especially to older individuals and those who have underlying health conditions. Health...

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4 Types of Pools To Consider This Summer

Pools are fantastic additions to homes during the hot summer months, but it can be difficult to determine the best available options for your home. Depending on your expectations, the size of your yard, and your budget, different types of pools offer different benefits and drawbacks. At the Pool and Spa Depot, we help homeowners develop their ideal pools with custom touches based on four categories of pools. You should know the differences between them and the advantages each...

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Pool Landscaping Ideas to Create Your Own Nashville Backyard Paradise

You did it! You bit the bullet, invested the money, and installed the Nashville backyard pool of your dreams. Now, you can't wait to dust off the giant inflatable swan, grab your favorite summer book, and relax under the sun. The only problem? The area around your pool leaves much to be desired. There's loose ground everywhere, weeds popping up, and zero privacy to boot. The good news? It doesn't take much time, effort, or money to transform this space into the...

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How to Bring the Holiday Home To Nashville This Summer

Affording a vacation away to somewhere exotic and tropical is almost a fact of life for most Tennessee families. You save up a few thousand each year to get a couple of weeks away somewhere hot, interesting, and relaxing. People are opting more and more for a different option, though. The word 'staycation' is a portmanteau of stay (meaning stay-at-home) and vacation. The staycation concept is simple: save money and stress by having a vacation at home. Even if...

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Hot Swimming Pool Trends 2020

Tennessee Homeowners considering installing a swimming pool before next summer should ideally first give thought to what size and shape they’re after, the features and equipment they’d like included and ultimately how they see the new swimming pool integrating into their overall living space. Beyond this, there are also a myriad of style and functional choices to be made in collaboration with your pool designer or landscape architect. Built-in Bench Seating You may have been lucky enough to visit a lavish...

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How to “Beautify” Your Above Ground Pool

Note: This blog is adapted from: http://blog.lathampool.com/how-to-beautify-your-above-ground-pool. Pool and Spa Depot is a proud dealer of Latham products. Above ground pools have come a long way from the days when they were scorned as an inexpensive alternative to inground pools. Today they boast quality and style on par with any type of pool. Want to take their aesthetic appeal even further? Here are some tips for enhancing the appearance and increasing your enjoyment of your above ground pool.   Deck Options for Above...

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Nature’s Pure Mineral System

Nature’s Pure Mineral System vs. Salt System

When it comes to keeping pool water clean and clear, chlorine is "out" and alternative solutions are certainly "in." Little do many pool owners know, however, is that alternative systems like salt water care solutions still produce chlorine. They just happen to go about making it in a different way. Two of the most popular water care systems on the market today are the salt water system and the mineral system for pool water like Nature's Pure Mineral System. While...

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What Affects My Swimming Pool Water Chemistry?

Even with proper care and maintenance, a Nashville area swimming pool can still get out of balance and need a little adjusting. Your water chemistry is constantly changing due to environmental factors, usage, and even the toys you put in the pool. Learn five factors that play a major role in your swimming pool water chemistry, and how you can control common issues in this area.   Swimming Pool Water Chemistry: pH Balance pH is the major factor you should keep balanced...

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How to Open Your Pool in the Spring

Now that the warmer weather is beginning to make its way back to our area, it’s time to start thinking about opening your swimming pool for spring. For many, this can seem like a daunting task. That’s why we’ve put together a simple step-by-step plan to help you through the pool opening process.   1. Add Swimming Pool Chemicals Before You Open Your Pool Make sure you have all needed chemicals before starting, including chlorine and algaecide. Without the right chemicals, you...

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Why You Should Be Swimming Everyday

Besides being just plain fun, it’s well known that swimming is a great way to stay in shape. It’s suitable for all ages and abilities and is a total body workout. Swimming improves both strength and flexibility with little to no impact on joints. But what if you don’t have the room or budget for a lap pool? A swim spa is your answer! They offer an “endless” pool with a continuous stream of water. That means you can swim...

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