Not Using Your Inground Swimming Pool Anymore? A Pool Deckover Saves Money & Gives You Back Usable Space

If you're not using your swimming pool much these days, there's a better option than draining it, filling it in, and/or keeping it covered year round.  With a swimming pool Deckover, you can utilize all of that valuable space in your backyard that's currently being consumed by the pool any way you want to! A Deckover is the process of placing composite decking over an existing swimming pool, giving you usable living space while protecting your pool until the time comes that you either want … [Read more...]

Things You Should Know Before Converting Your Swimming Pool From Chlorine To A Salt Water System


What’s better... a salt water pool or a chlorinated pool? Boy, that question will bring out a dozen different opinions.  Looking through the information available on the Internet alone (see 'related links' at the end of this aticle), one can easily become overwhelmed as passions seem to run both ways as to which is better, salt or chlorine. Salt pool systems became popular because they’re very low maintenance -- at first.  They require very little in the way of expensive chemicals or … [Read more...]

Salt Water Pool Systems: Facts From A Swimming Pool Expert


Steve Bister works at Crystal Waters Pool & Spa. He is a fan of salt water systems in swimming pools. After reading an article I wrote about salt water pool systems vs chlorine pool systems, Steve sent us some more info about salt water pools. He has graciously given us permission to share that info with everyone here at The Fun Times Guide. If you have any questions about salt water pool systems, chances are they're answered below... … [Read more...]

Salt Water Systems vs Chlorine In Swimming Pools

jim fixing the light in the pool

We don't currently have a pool, but we DID! Er, well we actually rented a house in Pensacola, Florida for a year that did. It was a full-size in-the-ground swimming pool -- with a diving board, a deep end, and everything! We were so thrilled. That is, until the liner along the inside of the pool started sagging, and the cleaners and filters quit working altogether. The result: A limy green moss-filled swimming pool. ...This stuff practically grew overnight!   … [Read more...]