How To Open Your Pool

  There’s a lot involved in opening your pool for the summer. It’s not possible to simply take off the cover and jump in, no matter how much you may want to do so. Opening a pool properly is an important part of keeping it well maintained, and it also helps ensure the safety of… Read more »

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Why Pool Owners Should Hire A Pool Service

One of the best ways to cool off in the summer is to jump into the pool. If you have one at your house, you know that people are drawn to the cool water on a hot day; family and friends love to gather and play in the pool. However, it isn’t all fun and… Read more »

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Getting Your Pool Ready for Summer

  Pool season is right around the corner, and now is the time to start thinking about what you need to do to get ready for the summer to open your pool. If you are interested in doing a lot of the work yourself, there are a few simple steps to follow to ensure that… Read more »

Finding A Pool Service Company to Fit Your Needs

  Now that spring is finally here, and summer is right around the corner, you probably can’t wait to open your pool and have fun with your family and friends. However, it isn’t easy to own a pool; there is a lot of maintenance involved in order to keep it safe for swimming. If the… Read more »

How to Buy a Hot Tub on a Budget

  Buying a hot tub might be something that is on your future to-do list, and the future doesn’t have to be that far off! Although hot tubs are not necessities, they are a luxury item that can provide an opportunity to revive, de-stress and help you find some downtime. Even on a budget, getting… Read more »

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5 Springtime Pool Maintenance Tips to Reopen the Pool for Summer

Easter has passed, and springtime is near. While it may not be soon enough for some, it is time to start considering your springtime pool maintenance plan so that your pool’s ready when you are. If you properly closed up your pool at the end of summer, it shouldn’t be too difficult to reopen for… Read more »

Save Money On Your Pool With 5 Simple Tips

  Summer in New Jersey is undeniably warm, which is why owning a pool in this area is so nice. However, it does come with a downside, as the costs associated with pool maintenance can be high.  Are you looking for ways to cut back? With summer only a few months away, it’s time to… Read more »

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When Should You Open Your Swimming Pool?

    The winter weather in New Jersey has fluctuated quite a bit this year, with Mother Nature providing us with a blast of cold weather as recently as a few weeks ago. As things finally start to thaw out, many people’s thoughts have already turned to summer. If you own a pool, you may… Read more »

Planning Ahead: Getting Your Pool Ready for Summer

  It may not seem like it right now, but warmer weather is just around the corner, and as a pool owner, you understand the importance of getting the pool ready sooner rather than later. While many people think that the process is as simple as just putting clean water back into the pool, it… Read more »

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Winter Pool Maintenance

Regardless of where you live, it is important to take care of your pool in the winter so that it is ready to swim in as the weather warms up. However, because it can get very cold in the Northeast, it is particularly crucial to pay attention to your pool during the winter months so… Read more »

Water & Ice: How to Care For Your Pool In The Winter

    Regardless of where you live, it is important to shut your pool down and care for it properly during the winter season. Living in the Northeast presents a few unique issues for pool owners, though, because the area is subject to a deep freeze. That doesn’t mean that the process has to be… Read more »

Winter Hot Tub Use

Hot tubs are a great asset to your home no matter what time of year it is, but there is something about still being able to enjoy a nice warm soak in the winter that entices hot tub owners the most. You are not bound to the warm season in North Jersey to go outside… Read more »

Pool Cover Tips for the Winter

  Whether you have an in-ground or above-ground pool, you most likely have a pool cover to go with it. During the summer and fall, the pool cover keeps debris out while you use the pool frequently, but once the cold weather hits the cover takes on a whole new use which is to protect… Read more »

2018 Is The Year to Get a Hot Tub

While figuring out what your new year’s resolution may be, perhaps you can add “purchase a hot tub” to the list. This may make people scratch their heads a bit because this is a purchase instead of a resolution, but allow us to explain. When you purchase a hot tub, yes you are buying a… Read more »

Dealing with Ice & Your Swimming Pool

  Now that it is pretty frigid in the Northeast, it is inevitable that the winter snow and ice will be part of our lives for quite some time. For many, the topic revolves around shoveling and salting the ground, but for pool owners, the winter weather here in New Jersey can be even greater… Read more »

Hot Tub Repairs

You finally made your dream purchase and are the proud owner of a hot tub. You now can enjoy some quiet and relaxation in your very own backyard and offer a place for your friends and family to socialize. What happens now that the season is getting colder and you may not be using the… Read more »

Pool Ownership in the Northeast

  If you have ever been to a state like Florida or Hawaii, you know that pools tend to be open year-round. Due to the climate and lifestyles in these regions, it is part of the culture to keep pools open year-round which does not require the shutdown that colder states require when the temperature… Read more »

Servicing & Repairing Your Hot Tub

You finally made your dream purchase and are the proud owner of a hot tub. You now can enjoy some quiet and relaxation in your very own backyard and offer a place for your friends and family to socialize. What happens now that the season is getting colder and you may not be using the… Read more »

Planning for Winter: Winter Pool Care Tips

When the air begins to become cool and summertime pool days are over, you may look at your pool, wondering what you’re supposed to do next. You will not only have to clean and shock the pool with chemicals but also clean for leaves and make sure all equipment is shut down to the proper… Read more »

Keeping Your Pool Leaf-Free

The Northeastern part of the United States gets lovelier when the leaves change color. But, what happens when they begin to fall? Well, if you have a pool it means you will need to do extra clean-up if you have not placed a pool cover over your pool just yet. That’s why it is so… Read more »

Benefits of Owning a Hot Tub

  Owning a hot tub is a dream for many homeowners, but many people think that it is out of their reach. However, there are so many benefits of hot tub ownership, some of which people who are on the fence may not be aware of. Hot tubs offer luxury, relaxation and health benefits. Read… Read more »

Hot Tub Chemicals

  Hot tubs are great additions to any household, but only if you are going to make sure to put the effort in to keep them clean. Without chemicals, hot tubs can become breeding grounds for germs and will no longer be enjoyable to relax in. Island Pools & Spa wants to ensure that when… Read more »

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Closing Your Pool

  We’re getting close to that time of year! With Memorial Day over and the kids going back to school, summer will be over before we all know it. Don’t despair–there is still plenty of time for fun-packed pool days and backyard BBQs! However, it’s wise to begin thinking about how you plan on closing… Read more »

Everyone in the Pool: Pool-time Fun and Games

It’s summer, and officially pool season! Although many folks are more than happy enjoying the pool by splashing around and just relaxing in the water, there are many games and toys which can turn any pool into party central. By having a selection of fun pool toys on hand, and throwing some pool games into… Read more »

Planning a Summertime Pool Party

Summer is a magical time of year for so many reasons, one being the summertime soirees. Warm, sunny days and breezy, balmy nights lend themselves well to BBQs, dinner parties–and of course, pool parties. Whether you’re planning a 4th of July get-together, a kids’ pool party or a casual family BBQ, keep the following in… Read more »

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Summer Pool Safety

Summertime has arrived–and that means lots of vacation time, beach time and pool time! However, fun in the water means it’s time to talk about water safety. By taking important safety precautions and–most importantly–staying close and alert, you will be able to relax knowing that your loved ones are safe in the water this summer…. Read more »

Summertime Pool Care

Summer is practically upon us! That means summer vacations, family BBQs and plenty of fun in the sun. Best of all, it means plenty of pool days! Is your pool ready? Summer pool time also means treating your pool with plenty of TLC. Since it will be in regular use, it’s important that you make… Read more »