Category: Pool News


Take Our ADA Pool Lift Survey

Still a Pools Lifthot topic in the hospitality and pool industry as much of the country is still not in compliance with the ADA pool accessibility law. We’re interested in finding out what you know.

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10% Off All Stock Safety Covers

Safety Cover

Fall is upon us and it’s time to start thinking about closing the pool down for many of us. If you’ve considered adding the safety and protective qualities of a safety cover for your pool (above ground or in ground) we’ve got great news for you. Right now Swimtown Pool Supplies is happy to let the world know we’re offering 10% off all of our stock safety covers. No need for coupon codes or any of that funny business, just add it to your cart and the discount will be added as you go through checkout.

Year in and year out these are some of our top sellers, so if you’ve been using a cheap winter cover the past few years to help keep debris out of your pool and have been considering an upgrade to a sturdier safety cover, the time has never been better.

If you’re wondering whether or not you should purchase a safety cover, check out our handy guide. That should push you over the top if you’ve been sitting on the fence.

Just head over to our site and find the safety cover that best fits your pool!

While it’s safe to say that many manufacturers in the industry have stuck to their guns the past few years with many of their product lines, there are some great new things on the market for 2013 as well as some tried and true classics here at Swimtown Pool Supplies that you’re going to want to take a close look at.

Grand Entry Wedding Cake Pool Steps – wedding cake pool stepshttp://www.swimtownpools.com/Grand-Entrance-Pool-Step-For-In-Ground-Pool-p/ne1085.htm Easy to make a level install with these fabulous steps. Resin handrails are sturdy and water flow through stops ugly algae growth.

saltron retro chlorinator

Saltron Retrohttp://www.swimtownpools.com/Saltron-Retro-Saltwater-Chlorinator-p/nc3063.htm There are a lot of advantages to moving to a saltwater pool but many people we talk to are scared off thinking it will be difficult to make the switch. Whether you have an above ground or an in ground pool, though, the Saltron Retro Chlorinator makes it a relative snap to enjoy the benefits of a saltwater pool.

Stabilized chloring tablets – http://www.swimtownpools.com/Protech-3-Stabilized-Chlorine-Tabs-Wrapped-50Lb-p/668101397.htm – Want to know what we sell the most of? This stuff. These things have 90% active chlorine and dissolve slowly. A slow dissolve can be helpful when you get blistering hot temperatures like we have last summer. Our site was flooded with people trying to figure out why their pool water was so cloudy and the biggest cause was the heat evaporating all the chlorine. If the summer starts out hot, you’ll want to stock up.

Pro Series Poolsnot intex, this is a pro series poolhttp://www.swimtownpools.com/proseries-metal-frame-pools-s/1468.htm  The launch of Intex and other metal frame pools have lowered the entry level of cost for people looking to beat the heat this pool season. With several options and upgrades available, the Pro Series offers a sturdy entry level pool for some good ol’ fashioned family fun.

A new solar coverhttp://www.swimtownpools.com/solar-pool-covers-s/292.htm  Especially if you have an above ground pool, it’s worth avoiding the hassle and eyesore of throwing your old beaten, torn up solar cover back on the pool. Trust us, your neighbors are judging you.

Hayward Shark Vac (w/caddy)shark vac
http://www.swimtownpools.com/Hayward-Shark-Vac-Pool-Cleaner-W-Caddy-p/rc9742.htm
– “Robotic pool cleaners are SOOOOOO expensive.” Not all of them. The Shark Vac gets the job done at an entery level price point. You’ll be impressed with what you get for the cost.

Swimtown is growing at a record pace, and we need your help to make sure we continue to provide our customers with great products and service. In fact your feedback is so important, we’ll give you a chance to win something for your feedback. How do you get rewarded? It’s easy. Just head to www.swimtownpools.com, log in (that part is critical so we know who you are), navigate to the product(s) you purchased and write a review of the product. Good or bad, every legitimate* product review you write will count as an entry. So please tell us what you thought of the product you ordered and we’ll enter you for a chance to win!

The winner will be chosen in a random drawing on Friday, February 1st and notified by email. So make sure you add your review by then!

Fine Print

  • We retain the right to disqualify entrants for any behavior we deem to be misleading, fraudulent, offensive, or in violation of contest rules.
  • This is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Amazon.com
  • Obviously fake reviews and reviews with no detail or value will be ignored

Thank you for your help, and good luck!

Know something about pools or spas? Interested in sharing your knowledge with the world? Well here’s your chance!

We’re looking for writers who want to guest blog or become a regular contributor to the Swimtown Pools blog. Do you have what it takes? Here is what we’re looking for:

  • Literally anything related to pools and spas will be considered – just make it worth reading!
  • 400+ words
  • No more than 1-2 self serving links in the article. Feel free to link out to other relevant resources in your post, but let’s not get spammy. We prefer them in the author byline if possible.
  • We’re only interested in unique content here as well. So please don’t provide us an article you’ve posted elsewhere.

If you’re interested send your submission as a Microsoft Word attachment to mandy (at) poolsuppliesblog.com and we’ll review it. If you have images, please send them as attachments in your email as well.

Some other things to consider:

  • We may add links from time to time where we deem them appropriate.
  • If your post doesn’t have an image, we may add one at our discretion.
  • We have the right to edit the article for grammar and make appropriate changes in moderation to make the post more relevant to the website.

Thanks very much for your interest, and we look forward to reading your submissions!

If you haven’t had a chance to head over to the main Swimtown Pools website lately, you may have missed our recent addition of Heatwave Infrared Saunas (available at http://www.swimtownpools.com/heatwave-saunas-s/1557.htm) to our product listings. Many people enjoy a quick trip to the sauna while at the gym or spa, but have never thought about adding one in the comfort of their own home. These affordable saunas start at under $1,000 and offer a myriad of health benefits. Let’s run them down:

  • Short term weight loss. While it’s not real weight loss, if you have a hot date and want to fit into an outfit a little easier, the sauna can help you shed a bit of water weight in the short term.
  • Long term weight loss. No, a sauna isn’t necessarily a direct hit for weight loss, but it can ratchet up your metabolism, which always helps. Additionally, all that sweating will help reduce toxins in your system and help your body run more efficiently and aid in your weight loss efforts.
  • Stress relief. The world continues to get louder, more crowded and move faster. This is the number one health benefit cited in most studies of sauna users. Between the warmth and the quiet, few things relieve stress like a sauna.
  • Disease reduction. Sound crazy? Well, consider the fact that the majority of diseases are stress related.
  • Pain reduction. Sauna heat will increase the dilation of your blood vessels and increase circulation which in turn aids the healing process.
  • Improved sleep. Jacking up your body temperature in the evening will typically lead to a drop later at night and allow you to get a deep sleep. Studies back up the restful sleep gained by regular sauna use.

Sound intriguing? Take a look, one person models start as low as $837.95 at www.swimtownpools.com.

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You’re used to shopping for your pool supplies on our website, but now we’re giving you a new way to shop – on Ebay.

Up for some auctioning?

Check out Swimtown Pool Supplies on Ebay

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English: President George H. W. Bush signs the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 into law.  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you own a business with a pool or work at a facility with a pool it’s most likely you’ve learned about the ADA pool accessibility regulations that need to be complied with By January 31, 2013. If not, well, you better take note, as the penalty for failing to meet these regulations could land you a whopping $55,000 fine. Needless to say, that might be a tough start to 2013 that you don’t want to have to deal with.

Assuming you’ve got plans to buy an ADA compliant pool lift, the other thing you’re going to need to figure out is who’s going to install it.

We’ve fielded thousands of phone calls on this issue, and one thing we keep hearing is that it’s difficult to find an installer for a pool lift. So, being the good Samaritans that we are, we’ve come up with a solution – The Pool Lift Installer Directory.

We’ll be reaching out to companies in the coming weeks to be listed, but in the meantime, if you yourself are an installer or know someone who is, please add them to our directory.

Thanks for your help!

We’ve moved!

The Swimtown Pools blog has found a permanent new home, which you can find at www.poolsuppliesblog.com.  Make sure to check us out there for more valuable pool information, fun news and contests.