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Proper pH: The Critical Importance of Appropriate Pool Chemical Ratios

Maintaining proper water pH is critical for the health of your pool. Royal Pool & Spa explains how improper water pH can negatively affect your body and your pool.

4 Common Pool Problems and What You Can Do About Them

Owning a swimming pool requires routine maintenance throughout the year. Unfortunately, far too many swimming pools see some level of neglect, and as a result, they end up developing unsightly or even dangerous issues. If you’ve noticed pool problems cropping up regularly, they’re likely due to improper maintenance. At Royal Pool & Spa, we’re here to help you get the most out of your pool, so if you’re struggling with any of the following issues, give us a call. After all, what’s the point of having a pool if you can’t enjoy swimming in it?

3 Signs It’s Time to Renovate Your Pool

A pool is a great investment, but only if it remains in proper working condition. Just as certain components of your home will eventually require replacement or renovation, your pool demands the same attention. The average inground pool has a lifespan of approximately 15 years, after which time pool renovations become necessary. Pool liner replacements are typically necessary at five- to ten-year intervals, and equipment replacement may occur even more frequently. At Royal Pool & Spa, we’re here to help you get the most out of your pool, so if you’re dealing with any of the following issues, it’s time to consider renovating your pool.

4 Signs Your Pool Plumbing Has Sprung A Leak

Are you worried your pool has sprung a leak? Pool leaks aren’t just inconvenient; they can be very costly. Not only will your water bill rise, but your pool chemical demands will also increase, costing you extra every month. At Royal Pool & Spa, we know pool leaks don’t just take a toll on your pool — they affect your yard, your bank account, and sometimes, even your home. If you’re worried about a pool plumbing leak, keep an eye out for the following signs:

3 Costly Consequences of Improper Pool Closing

Snow and ice are just around the corner, and if you haven’t closed your pool yet, it’s now or never. An improperly closed pool is susceptible to extensive damage throughout Minnesota’s long, harsh winter. If expensive pool repairs don’t sound appealing, taking the appropriate precautions now can save you thousands of dollars come next summer. At Royal Pool & Spa, we’re pool-closing experts, and we’ve seen the damage an improper pool closing can create. Here’s what can happen when you don’t prepare:

Off-Season Maintenance Tips for Your Pool

Autumn is here, and if you own an outdoor pool, you’re not yet off the hook when it comes to maintenance! You may not be jumping in those frigid waters anytime soon, but if you hope to have clean pool opening come spring, you’ll need to care for your pool properly before winter sets in. To help you keep your pool in tip-top shape over the winter, Royal Pool and Spa is here to discuss a few necessary maintenance tips you need to perform before the first snow falls.

Dingy Pool? How Acid Washing Can Help

Have you noticed the walls of your pool look dingy? Are phosphates or persistent algae making the water appear dirtier than usual? Or, has your in-ground pool morphed into more of a swamp? Regardless of what’s causing the black lagoon in your backyard, you know something must be done, and routine maintenance just won’t suffice. If this sounds like you, it may be time for an acid wash from the pool pros at Royal Pool & Spa. While acid washing isn’t something you’ll want to request on a regular basis, the procedure can help tremendously if your pool has passed the point of no return. Below, we discuss how our acid wash service can bring your pool back to life.

Autumn is Near: Time to Think About Closing Your Pool

Autumn is right around the corner, and in Minnesota, that means it’s time to think about closing your pool for the winter. Closing your swimming pool properly is critical to ensure that your pool and its components survive the winter and remain operational come summer. If you’ve never closed your pool before, or just need to brush up on the process, the professionals at Royal Pool & Spa are here to educate. And, if you don’t want to bother with performing the process yourself, our knowledgeable technicians will do the job for you! Below, we detail a basic outline for shutting down your pool.

The Benefits of a Saltwater Pool

Pools have long been associated with chemicals and that ever present, "pool smell." It is hard to break free of the stigma, but it is possible with saltwater pools. Growing in popularity, a saltwater pool offers a safe, clean, and efficient alternative to chlorine or bromine pools. Below, let's examine just a few of the benefits of converting your pool to saltwater.

New Trends in Pool Renovation

Nothing beats relaxing in a cool, refreshing pool with family and friends. Pools should be a source of enjoyment, with endless summer entertainment. If you look at your pool and only see mounting maintenance issues and an outdated look, it might be time for a renovation. There are several effective and low-cost renovation ideas that can give your pool a more modern look without breaking the bank. Below, let's take a look at some of the most popular trends in pool renovation.

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Starting November 1st our retail store will be closed thru April 1, 2020. We will be available by phone 7 days a week for any 2020 season pool bids and/or 2020 season pool service appointment scheduling. Kim would also be glad to meet anyone needing chemicals throughout the winter, we'll just need a 24 hour notice.