Monday, October 16, 2017

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WHY BUY A POOL IN THE FALL?



*Most pools will be on sale or at least the pools that are in stock

*Fencing may also be on Sale

*The ground is typically dry in the fall thus faster installation

* You have more time to complete your landscaping

*You will have your pool builder’s undivided attention

*Time to plan you parties for the upcoming season

* Beat any price increase for next year

* Be ready to swim when the season begins

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Monday, October 2, 2017


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Swimming Has Many more Advantages than A Recreational Activity

Swimming is a great way to kill time on a hot day and there are so man games, activities and pass-times that swimming is essential for. Whether you are attending a pool party, spending a week on a cruise or boating at your cottage, being able to swim means that you can do more and enjoy it further.
But, swimming isn’t just a fun pass-time, it is a great way to stay healthy!
It Increases Flexibility
Swimming will by no means make you a contortionist, but it will help you stay flexible. When you swim, you are stretching and twisting various muscles which helps them remain limber.
It’s a Great Work Out
Swimming provides you with a full body workout that strengthens everything from your core to your arms and legs. This is because you are constantly moving and are using almost every muscle – your legs are kicking, your arms paddling your back is twisting with each stroke and your core is tightening, to keep you afloat and move more effectively.
Best of all, it is more comfortable than working out on land because you are less likely to overheat and there is no sweat involved.
It Improves Your Heart and Lungs  
The Technical Reason - Like any aerobic exercise, when you swim, your muscles need more energy. A key component in generating that energy is oxygen, which is delivered through your bloodstream. As a result, when you use your muscles more vigorously, your lungs work harder to increase your oxygen intake and your heart rate increases so that your heart can deliver the right amount of oxygenated blood. When this happens, you are strengthening your heart and lungs as well as improving your circulation.
The Simplified Reason – Aerobic exercises, like swimming, make your heart and lungs work harder which strengthens them and makes them more efficient.
It Relieves Stress
Exercise, in general, is good for your mental well-being as it releases endorphins which are a feel-good chemical your brain produces. On top of this, swimming has meditative qualities - the rhythm of your strokes and breathing along with the sound of water, can further add to a feeling of peace and relaxation.
No wonder people love swimming!
Nothing beats jumping into a pool that is the perfect temperature, for a relaxing and healthy swim! 
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Sunday, September 24, 2017

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2567 Hwy 67
Festus, MO  63028
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636-931-7665


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How To Winterize A Salt Generator
The method for winterizing a salt generator pool is not that different from a regular pool. In areas where winter is extreme and a hard shut down is used, the pool should be using winterizing chemicals. The salt generator should be deactivated and in some cases disassembled and stored for the winter. Check with the generator manufacturer for specific winterizing instructions. In some areas a complete shutdown may not be necessary. In these areas you would simply turn down the hours of filtration operation and reset the generator to run in accordance with that schedule — typically this is 2 hours. For winter water temperatures, there should be sufficient chlorine produced from the unit in two hours a day.

Knowing he underlying water chemistry in pools is a key component to making sure that salt generators work properly.  In a salt chorine pool, keeping the phosphates low is the secret to letting the free chlorine flow!
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Sunday, September 10, 2017

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Festus, MO  63028
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How to Winterize your Cartridge Filter
At the end of the season, pool owners have a golden opportunity to use the down time to deep clean cartridge filters ahead of next season   
1. Hose off the filter
Using a standard garden hose, rinse off the filter from top to bottom. (Pre-treat with a little D.E. in our cartridge filters, which makes the dirt come off a lot easier.)
Never pressure-wash the filter, as the bands holding the pleats in place can snap under pressure. Should this happen, the pleats will collapse on themselves, reducing the surface area of filtration.
2. Soak the filter
After hosing down the cartridges it is important to put the filters through a soaking process. This can be done using 55-gallon plastic drums to allow the filters to soak overnight in muriatic acid and a filter-cleaning agent, which is available from most pool stores.
3. Repeat soak
Once the filters have soaked overnight, lightly rinse the filters and place them in a fresh water drum to soak again. Once finished, an optional liquid chlorine bath can be performed to brighten and lighten the filters.
By doing this final soaking so they look nicer and last longer. In some cases, these soaking procedures may need to be repeated depending on how dirty the filter cartridge is.
4. Air dry
Once the cartridge is clean, it is best to let the filter cartridges air-dry before using them again. Allowing them to dry completely gives the cartridge time for the fibers to fluff back up, which is important because the fibers need to expand to be effective. If not, they can be pushed down easily, which reduces the filter cycle.
It is recommended the pool owner have two sets of cartridges. This allows the pool owner to continue using their pool while the other set is being cleaned.

It’s best to do this when you close the pool for the season.  The process is important to also inspect to ensure that the filter media isn't ripped or torn.  
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Sunday, August 27, 2017




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Festus, MO  63028
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How to Detect A Failing Pump and Prevent It.


Pool pumps use a lot of power and create a lot of heat for normal operation.
The four reasons pumps fail are: Friction, Lack of Airflow, Suction-Side Restrictions and Pressure-Side Restrictions.
They are also in direct heat during the hottest time of the year, thus a higher potential to over heat
Pumps can overheat in two ways, electrical problem or friction.  However, the lack of water or drawing to much current is the greatest potential for fire.
A simple test to see if you pump is running hot is to put your hand carefully on top of the motor.  If it is so hot you cannot rest your hand on it most likely is a failing pump.
Another symptom of a failing pump is if the pump won’t turn off.    That may last for a few days and could go on for up to a year.

The best way to prevent this is with proper care and maintenance!
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Sunday, August 13, 2017


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What is the cost of an in-ground pool?
The cost of  an in-ground pool will vary based the size and type of pool,  the location where the pool will be installed and any additional features, addon's etc.
Some people say that the ‘type of pool” is the most important factor to consider when looking at the cost of an in-ground pool.  The type of pool (concrete, vinyl or fiberglass) is important for other factors such as what you like, your location, etc. But if you want to figure out how much does it cost to put in a pool, this is not necessarily the case.  Vinyl, fiberglass or concrete pools can be around the same price for similar pools.  You should choose pool type based on what you like and what is available as much as by price point.
Pool installation price can really impact the  cost of an in-ground pool.  You will need to have a site survey to determine how hard is it to dig in your backyard and the accessibility of your backyard.  Some of the items that can really impact price are 91) if the location is level (2) how rocky the dig will be (3) how accessible the area is for equipment and workers.  (4) How much labor costs in your area.
The other big factor in the cost of in ground pool is the style of pool, as you might imagine the larger the pool, the more features the more expensive.
When considering the cost of your in-ground pool the first thing that you want to think about is the pool size and shape.  Generally speaking the bigger the pool and the more exotic the shape the more expensive the pool. Simple, small shapes are generally the least expensive.  Also having a deep end will really not impact the price as much.
The other big factor is features.  Features can include add on spas. hot tubs, slides etc, as well as finishes like pebble tec, pool tiles etc.  Features can also include high end equipment like automatic pool covers, automatic pool cleaners and salt water filtration systems.


When you are getting an estimate for the cost of an in-ground pool make sure that you get at least 3 estimates and also ask for prices based on different combinations of size, shape and features.

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Step Into Swim

Who We Are
The Step Into Swim™ Campaign is a 10-year initiative to create 1 million more swimmers. Organized by non-profit, 501(C)(3) National Swimming Pool Foundation®, the campaign raises funds that are directly given to leading learn-to-swim organizations. The Foundation has matched dollar for dollar every donation given in 2012. Supporters of the campaign believe that investing in the next generation of swimmers – for fun, for fitness, for family safety – and teaching people of all ages and ethnicities, is a necessary investment and will improve the health and future of our nation.

Hold the control button and Click the link below for more information and a video explaining who “The Step Into Swim” is:

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Sunday, July 16, 2017



Wideman Pools, LLC

2567 Hwy 67
Festus, MO  63028
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636-931-7665


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Choosing between salt or chlorine is a major pool decision and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. While the decision is ultimately based on your personal needs and preferences, we want to help you get to know the options better, so you can make the best decision for you.

Salt

Saltwater pools use dissolved salt to sanitize your pool and keep it fresh and clean. While you are using salt, instead of chlorine, the end result is the same as using chlorine directly, as both methods are producing hypochlorous acid which is what sanitizes your pool.

Advantages
  • You do not have to store and handle chlorine which can be dangerous
  • Less maintenance - You don’t have to interact with salt systems as often as chlorine systems
  • The water feels softer to some
  • Less trips to your local pool store
  • Lower ongoing costs
  • Safer on skin and hair
  • Lower levels of chlorine
  • Don’t fade clothing as much as chlorine
  • Salt does not evaporate from a pool the way chlorine does
Disadvantages
  • Higher up-front costs
  • Salt is corrosive and can damage metal ladders, screws on lights and trim and equipment (i.e. heat exchanger)*
  • Can damage salt-averse decking*
  • Chlorine is still present
  • Salt systems are more complicated
Chlorine

Chlorine pools use chlorine to keep your pool clean and are one of the most conventional types of pools.

Advantages
  • Clears up your water faster, in most cases
  • Easy to operate
  • Chlorine tablets are readily available at most pool stores
  • Lower up-front costs
  • Safer on pool accessories and salt-averse decking
  • Chlorine kills mildew, mold buildup and bacteria living in the water
 Disadvantages

  • Fades clothing
  • Can be harmful for your skin and eyes
  • Needs to be tested and replenished more regularly
  • Chemicals are dangerous if not stored and handled properly
  • Chlorine evaporates
  • Higher ongoing costs
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