Patio Furniture: How To Prepare For Spring

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Clean and comfortable patio furniture helps you create a relaxing spot for your family during warm weather. Preparing your patio furniture is fairly simple and is an easy way to refresh your outdoor living space.

Before you clean your furniture, assess it. Look for stains, mold or missing parts. Replace any lost foot caps or tighten loose screws. If a piece is too wobbly or damaged to be safely used, discard it and buy a replacement.

Vinyl is your Best Friend

Vinyl covers should be used during foul weather or the off-season. Water-resistant patio table covers with UV protection to help prevent fading are optimal when protecting your outdoor table. Covers that protect both chairs and tables are available, so check the size for what you might need.

How To Clean Your Patio Furniture

Depending on what type you have, you will have to use a different method to clean it.

Metal requires very little cleaning. You can simply spray with a bit of water or mild soap and you should see a clean surface.

Hardwood can last longer once you clean it with a penetrating oil to help resist moisture.

Wicker is probably the most difficult material to clean: Spray it with a hose, and for more difficult cases, use a soft brush and mild soap to work out stubborn areas of moss or mildew.

Cushions, canvases, or vinyl covers also require cleaning — make sure you allow enough time for it to dry before storing.

If your outdoor furniture is in bad shape and needs to be replaced, contact us. We have a wide selection of many different types of pool and patio furniture by the finest manufacturers.

Need help preparing your patio furniture or looking for a new set? Contact us here!

How To Prepare Your Grill For Spring

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With spring on the horizon, so is the season’s first backyard cookout. If your grill has been braving winter’s storms on your back deck, it might be time to get it ready for this year’s BBQ season.

Follow these simple steps to care for your grill and your neighbors will be jealous of the delicious smells coming from your backyard in no time.

Make sure you’re covered.

When your grill isn’t in use, you should ensure you have a cover that will protect it from the elements.

How’s the tank?

It’s important you check your propane tank to ensure all connections are tight, and that you have enough in it to start grilling.

Check burners and grill.

Your burner should evenly distribute heat and flame. If it seems blocked it may be time to replace parts. Leftover food from last season? Nothing a little soapy water and a wire brush can’t fix.

Contact the Pool and Spa Warehouse with any questions about our wide selection of custom gas grills to liven up your outdoor living space.

How To Prepare For Your New Pool

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Have you been dreaming about constructing your own new pool but never had the time to make it happen? Now is the perfect time to start planning!

Here are a few questions you need to start thinking about to enjoy your own backyard oasis!

What can I afford?

As with any large purchase or project, it is always a good idea to have a budget in mind. There are many components to include in your budget preparations – pool installation, decking, landscaping. Having a roundabout number in mind is a great step to take before visiting a dealer to get the process started.

How often will I use this pool?

Determining how you will use your new pool can help determine what size of pool you need, what special features you may want to add, and the overall feel of your space. Will you be using the pool mainly with your significant other, or will you frequently have family members and friends over for parties and get-togethers? Do you plan to play games in your pool, or is it simply for rest and relaxation? These are easy things to think about to ensure that you have exactly what you want in your backyard space.

Do you have any questions about options, sizing, or if being a pool owner is right for you? Don’t hesitate to contact us here!

Pool Tips: How To Choose The Size of Your Above-Ground Pool

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Once you’ve decided to get a swimming pool, you have an endless array of options so that you get the pool that is best for you and your family. You can pick the shape, the material, extras that can be installed around the pool, and, sometimes the most important factor of all, height.

If your family is ready to purchase an above ground pool, we highly recommend reviewing these pool tips.

How Should You Choose The Size of Your Pool?

Before making a purchase, we recommend you researching your local pool ordinances and make sure the size of pool you want aligns with your local codes and ordinances.

Based on Budget

Above-ground pools tend to come in three standard heights: 48 inches, generally used by people with families that have young children, and 52-54 inches, which is a little bit taller to allow for more swimming.

What is the layout plan?

Whether you plan on just having a margin along the top or you plan on having material along the bottom of your pool as well, subtract those inches so you can better imagine the height of the water and choose which height works best.

Who is the pool for?

The taller your pool is, the more water you have and the more fun swimming can be, especially if you or other adults are going to be the primary ones swimming in it. However, if you have children who are also going to be swimming then choosing a pool height, like the standard 48 inches, can be a safer choice.

If you’d like to learn more about Cincinnati Pool and Patio’s options and installation process, please contact us here.

Why You Need A Spa In Your Backyard

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Have you ever considered installing a spa for your home? A spa can be a fun and relaxing way for you to spend your time. There are many benefits to having a spa put in. Here are a few reasons why you should install a spa in your backyard this summer.

A Spa In Your Backyard is GREAT FOR SOCIALIZING

Looking for a fun new way to hang out and relax with a cold drink and a few friends? Spas are a great way to bring a social dimension to your pool time. They can also be a nice little bonus to any pool party.

SPAS CAN ADD VALUE TO YOUR HOME

When it comes time to sell your home, it’s nice to have a little-added value to make it easier to sell. Spas can add to the desirability of your home and increase its value.

RELAX AFTER A SWIM

If you’ve been playing hard and spending a lot of time swimming around your pool, a spa can be a relaxing way to unwind and soothe your muscles after you’re done. Not to mention, sometimes you need a way to warm up after you get out of that cold pool!

If you’re looking for a way to spruce things up around your pool this summer, consider getting a spa installed. The Pool and Spa Warehouse have a knowledgeable staff that can help you with all your spas needs. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to making your spa dreams a reality.

Cleaning Your Pool: Broken Glass

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Broken glass near or in a pool is a hazard for your family and guests, and cleaning your pool in this event is a delicate process.

Not only is it hard to see in the pool or on the ground, it’s difficult to clean in a safe way.

Here are 3 ways we recommend cleaning your pool in the case you have broken glass in your pool.

1. Use a net

Use your pool net to scoop out the large pieces of glass from your pool. You should do this from the outside of your pool. The risk of stepping on the glass as you’re cleaning it up is too high.

You should try to scoop up as much as you can, to avoid large piece getting into your pump.

2. Vacuum

Once you’re sure that there are no more large pieces of glass in the pool, you can start vacuuming the glass out of the pool. You should do this slowly, and make sure you’ve listened for any weird noises that may come from a big piece of glass. If a big piece of glass gets stuck in the pump, you’ll need to call in a professional for help.

3. Drain Your Pool

If the amount of glass requires it, you may have to drain your pool to take care of it.

Turn off your pump and drain your pool. Once the water is gone, you can use a broom to sweep the glass out of the pool.

Draining your pool can be a serious task, and you’ll likely need the help of a professional.

Don’t hesitate to contact us to help you drain your pool. We service all pools!