Category Archives: pool

Do You Speak Pool?

Do You Speak Pool? Speak the same language as your pool contractor to make your renovation go smoothly! As summer comes to an end in Texas, as well as other southern states, it may be time to consider updating your pool/spa or taking care of some of those lingering issues which may have prevented total enjoyment of...
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How to Reduce Chemical Use in Your Pool and Spa

Chemicals such as chlorine make swimming pools possible. Without them, you wouldn’t have the assurance that you won’t get sick or have to swim through algae, oils and other unpleasant organics and contaminants. While chemicals are necessary, we’d all like to reduce our exposure to them, so here are some ways to get as close to...
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Getting Ready for the Swim Season

Here in Central Texas, if you aren’t already swimming, you soon will be. Below is a list of what you should do to start the season right and help prevent problems later on when the water is warm and your pool has a lot of swimmers. (more…)...
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Prepare Now Against Hidden Pool Dangers!  

With pool season coming soon now, Hines Pool & Spa wants to remind all our customers to be vigilant for some of the major 'hidden dangers' in your backyard pool.  There are three big ones to watch out for:  improper sanitation/ poor hygiene, swimming accidents and exposure to electrical shock. (more…)...
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The Dangers of Online Pool Products

When you buy pool products online from non-local companies, you should know that there is a significant cost for those low prices. In most cases, you won’t get the manufacturer’s full warranty, and if you decide to return the product, it will cost you money. Warranties You won’t get the full warranty in most cases. Pentair, the...
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Our Unusual Drought

It’s hard to keep in mind that Lake Travis is still only 38% full. We’ve had good rainfall in Austin this year and everything’s green, but the welcomed rain has had only a modest impact on lake levels. It’s still important that we all conserve water where we can. For pool owners, this means being...
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