Pool

Chlorine a must-have to keep your pool water sparkling this summer June 22 2017

As summertime quickly heats up, it’s essential that you’re using the right chlorine and the right amount of chlorine in your swimming pool. Whether you’re using chlorine tablets, granular chlorine or liquid chlorine, nothing kills bacteria better than chlorine. Using chlorine is also vital because it prevents algae from forming, and it eliminates water-borne viruses and other pathogens that could ruin the enjoyment of your pool.    It also doesn’t...

Automatic Pool Cleaners makes pool maintenance easier June 05 2017

Instead of wasting your time manually cleaning your pool this summer, isn’t it time to consider the numerous benefits of owning an automatic pool cleaner? By purchasing an automatic pool cleaner at AcePools.com, the agonizing chore of cleaning it manually will be a thing of the past. Depending on the size of your pool, and if it’s an above or in-ground pool, should be the determining factor to the type...

Cystic Fibrosis Xtreme Hike: Hiking for a Cure March 04 2015

      It’s that time of year again when our CEO and Owner of FiltersFast, LLC Ray Scardigno, will once again participate in the Charlotte, NC Chapter’s Xtreme Hike, on April 18, 2015. Having a personal connection to the cause and having made a commitment to help fight for a cure, Ray, representing Team FiltersFast.com, and a group of dedicated hikers, will join together hiking over 30 miles, to raise awareness...

How to Open a Pool- Swimming Pool Opening Tips February 19 2015

With spring right around the corner, it is never too early to start thinking about reopening your swimming pool for the season.  With temperatures rising and kids getting tired of being cooped up inside, why not focus on what’s to come…. swimming, frolicking and general pool merriment!  This process does not have to be a huge hassle with a little preparation and time management.   If you are sure that winter...

Repairing or Replacing a Damaged Swimming Pool Cover February 10 2015

  Winter is winding down and it is time to start thinking about opening the pool up for the season.  Given the harsh winter most of the country has endured, you may notice that your pool cover did not fare so well.  Whether you have a mesh cover or an easy drain winter cover, you may notice damage after months of brutal temperatures and heavy snow and ice.  Falling tree...

How to Know it’s Time to Change Your Pool Filter Cartridge June 27 2014

The life of your filter cartridge will vary depending on quality of water passing through, application, usage rates, quality of the cartridge, and more. However, there are certain indicators that alert you to replace your filter cartridge. 1.    Fabric is worn: Generally, cartridges are made of polyester media which will wear out over time. The material will start to develop visible holes (which only become more visible as time passes)...

Poolercise….Exercising in the Pool! June 20 2014

Owning a swimming pool can be a blast. The kids certainly know how to use it to its full potential. It can also be a nice way to relax after a hard day. But have you considered using it as your at-home gym? Whether you are looking for low impact aerobic exercise that is gentle on joints or if you are already very physically fit and are looking to increase...

Which Pool Filter Should I Use? June 19 2014

The type of pool filter you should use for your home depends on a few different factors such as local city codes, personal preferences, and the type of pool you have. There are three choices of pool filters.   Sand Filter A sand filter utilizes sand as a filter media and typically has a filtration efficiency of 40 microns. They are generally easy to backwash (running it in reverse) while...

Pool Safety Tips: Keeping Kids Safe Around the Pool June 17 2014

  Swimming pools can cause extreme parental fear and anxiety if you have a child or children who cannot swim.  Most parents will agree and can relate to this fear.  When you become a parent, one of the first things you learn is that a child can drown in less than 2 inches of water. I remember visiting a relative, who owned a pool, with my toddler son for the...

Pool Water Testing: Do I Need to Test My Pool Water? June 13 2014

  Does your pool water look like this? If you answered yes, then you do need to test your pool water! If you’ve ever swam in cloudy, dingy pool water, you know it can be quite unsettling. One reason we enjoy swimming pools is for the clear, sparkling water otherwise we would swim in a lake! So why does the water look green or cloudy sometimes? The short answer is...

Fun Swimming Pool Games: Jump Right In! June 12 2014

At the beginning of pool season, the kids can’t get enough of the swimming pool. By mid-summer, when the heat really starts to set in, you might find them (and yourself) getting a little bored at the pool. You can only play Marco Polo and Sharks and Minnows so many times before losing interest. It is probably time to come up with some fresh ideas and activities.  Did you know...

Must-Have Swimming Pool Equipment for Your Pool June 11 2014

  Whether you have an in ground pool or an above ground pool, there are certain items that will go a long way in keeping routine and proper maintenance.   Pool filters: This is the most important pool equipment. No swimming pool is complete (or should even be used) without a pool filter. There are 3 different kinds of pool filters: Sand, cartridge and DE (Diatomaceous Earth), each with their...