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Four Fun Games for the Pool
September 15/2019
Any day spent by the pool is a good day, but sometimes we all get bored.  This Summer shake things up by injecting these 4 fun games into your old routines. These games are fun, easy and don’t require anything that you don’t have laying around the house.Games are a great way to engage with stub


Get your sun tan on…safely
September 01/2019
Who doesn’t love lounging by the swimming pool, soaking up the sun and enjoying a lazy summer day. Everyone loves to get that perfect tan. These days we understand that it’s ok to be in the sun be we have be careful and protect our skin from harmful damage.  There are lots of great tricks to he


When was the last time you changed the sand in your pool filter? Your pool filter sand is one of those things that only gets changed every so often.  Usually, every 3 or 4 years, because of this it can be easy to forget.Clean sand in your pool filter is a very important part of keeping your poo


If you have a swimming pool, then you’ll understand when we say that the length of your pool season is precious and anything you can do to extend it is certainly worth investigating.It’s All About TemperatureThe key to extending your swimming season is heating your pool.  In Canada, where we ha


We all know how much fun pools can be, but fun is only one of their benefits. Swimming and other water activities are fantastic methods of exercise! With a touch of that summer fun thrown in, you can get an entire, well-balanced workout in the pool and not even notice it. We have some simple pool ex


Opening your swimming pool is one of the first priorities of Summer and we want to help you get off to the right start.  We’d be happy to help you open your swimming pool, but if you have the do it yourself spirit, here are step by step instructions on how to open your pool.Pro Tip: If this is


Eating healthy by your swimming pool can be fun and easy and delicious. Finding the perfect poolside snack however isn’t easy. The ideal snack should be light, refreshing, easily digestible and of course it has to be tasty. This Summer look like a super star chef with these 3 easy recipes.Pro Tip: N


Pools can be great fun for the entire family – including the fluffiest members. Having a pet and a pool can have tremendous benefits. It’s an easy way for your pooch to cool down in hot temperatures and it can provide them with a fantastic method o


Kids of all ages love hanging by the pool. This summer show all the kids in your life a great time by hosting the perfect pool party. Hosting a pool party should be as fun for the host as it is for the guests. With that in mind, here’s a checklist


Planning your swimming pool renovation can be a daunting task.  How to do it, who to choose and what exactly to renovate and of course when to do it are all important considerations in planning the perfect swimming po


Just because there’s a pool does not mean that everyone can or enjoys swimming in it. Not everyone swims, but everyone does love to cool off and play. Fortunately, not every fun pool activity has to involve swimming! We have some great ideas on how


Simple Swim Safety Tips
February 15/2019
We want you and your family to be happy and safe around your pool. With safety concerns out of the way you and your family can focus on the fun to be had and the memories to be made! We know that with a few standard precautions your pool and family


We love our pools and we also love our planet. We want both to be as happy and healthy an environment as possible. We want all pools to be green…just not with algae!To that end, we have put together a list of ways that you can put your pool on the


You’ve been a responsible swimming pool owner and tried your best to take good care of your investment. But now, it’s been several years and you’re starting to wonder if it’s time to replace your pool liner.

How to Find Out if You Need to Replace your pool liner



There is nothing better than a pool on a hot summer day, enjoying time with friends and family, having a few cocktails or beers poolside or just relaxing in the water in a comfortable pool lounger. However, getting your fi


While pools can be a tremendous amount of fun for the whole family, they can also be dangerous and need to be taken seriously. Water and swimming pool safety is of the ut


A common reaction when people see the pools we have built is, "Wow, that's incredible," or, "That's my dream backyard." Yet, what's even more incredible is seeing the transformation from a bare plot of grass into a dream oasis. A lot of planning and preparation go into each


What if you could bring all the elements of a resort into your own backyard? Whether it’s a tropical pool with a tanning ledge, the therapeutic hot tubs of a Scandinavian style spa, or the warmth of the fire table on the patio at the Four Seasons, we can help you change you


Asking the family how to spend a summer together can be a challenging proposition. Varying opinions and a slew of other factors can make for a tough decision. Should the family go on a road trip, hit the beach, or maybe go camping? What if the choice of where to go and what


Nobody's perfect. We all make mistakes. But learning from other's mistakes is much less painful than making them ourselves. Here are 3 common pool owner mistakes to avoid so you can have a care free pool season.Mistake #1 - Open the pool in JuneEvery year there are those go


Living The Pool Life
April 19/2018
We have transformed hundreds of plain-Jane backyards into relaxing dream escapes. Dandelion infested lawns have been uprooted and replaced with breath taking infinity pools, water features, fire tables, and hot tubs. Weathered patios have been ripped out and new stamped con


It's every pool owners worst nightmare; algae. Algae often hits at the worst time, like on a long weekend, or just before a pool party. Battling a green pool can be a frustrating experience. Algae costs a lot of time, energy and money. What starts out as a cloudy pool can t


While we’re not talking about swim suits, we are talking about another warm weather tend; fiberglass pools. It’s true that one piece fiberglass pools have been around since the late 1950’s. The fiberglass pool is not a new concept. But it’s just been in the last few years t


Let's face it; many of us are procrastinators. We like to put things off until the very last minute and then scramble to get it done in a panic. Why do we bring this added stress into our lives when a little forethought could make things much easier? This is particularly tr


Winter Tips for Pool Owners
December 10/2017
Winter is the perfect time for hot coco, ice skating, and hearty meals. But for swimming pool owners there are a few more things to think about than just winter festivities. Here are some winter tips for pool owners to keep your pool safe and sound


If you’re thinking, “Phosphates in my pool water?” then this article is for you. The truth is that there will always be some phosphates in your pool. The key is keeping them under control. Why?Phosphates are one of the most abundant products on our planet. But you may be wondering, 'why are phosphat


The leaves are falling, kids are back to school, and sadly pool season is coming to an end. What should be done with the swimming pool in the off season? When is a good time to winterize? We’ll not only answer these questions, but teach you how to


What if your pool could have cleaner, clearer water while actually using less chemicals? Most pool owners would jump at that opportunity. The technology that makes this possible is a combination of ultraviolet light (UV) and ozone gas (O3). Before we get into the technical


The sun is shining and everyone is anxious to go for a swim. The last thing anyone wants is pool repairs during prime swimming season. Pool filtration is a simple process that we might not give much consideration to until something goes wrong. Cloudy water is one indication


A pump can be likened to the heart of a swimming pool. Circulating the water is essential to a healthy, clean swimming environment. What can be done to protect the heart of your pool? You don't have to pay a professional to perform most of these simple tasks that can prolon


Cleaning up is never fun but Vantage Pools and Spas is going to make opening your swimming pool as simple as possible. In fact if you closed or winterized / closed your pool last fall all you have to do is the reverse this spring and you'll avoid a


Vacuuming your pool doesn’t have to be complicated, although it can be tricky if you haven’t done it before. Here are some simple steps to make vacuuming your pool easy.Fully submerge the vacuum hose with the pole in to the pool. The other end of the hose should have a vacu


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