The main benefits of fiberglass inground pools is that they require less maintenance than other pool surface options. The main disadvantage of fiberglass pools is that they are much more costly than other options. More »

Advantages of vinyl pools over fiberglass ones in Northern Illinois include reduced installation cost and greater customization options, while fiberglass pools offer owners quick installation and durability ideal for the... More » Home & Garden Outdoor Pools & Hot Tubs

Though salt water pools have a higher start-up cost, the cost of maintenance chemicals is much lower than for a chlorinated pool, allowing a pool owner to recoup the difference in a few years. Salt water is gentler to sk... More » Home & Garden Outdoor Pools & Hot Tubs

Common problems with inground pools include algae growth due to improper pH balance, air entering the pump system and improper filtration. Other problems include cracking or chipping of the pool deck and leaks within the... More » Home & Garden Outdoor Pools & Hot Tubs

Pool cleaning and maintenance tips include cleaning the pool surface daily, cleaning baskets weekly, vacuuming and brushing pool walls occasionally, and washing pool filters from time to time. Assessing and maintaining p... More »

The major benefits of rubber and other above-ground swimming pools in contrast with in-ground pool are that they are cheaper as well as easier and quicker to install. Where an in-ground pool may take a week or longer to ... More »

The benefits of swimming pool filter timers include an easier maintenance routine and lower costs on energy bills. One of the common problems that pool owners face is forgetting to turn off or on the filter to circulate ... More » Home & Garden Outdoor Pools & Hot Tubs