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  • How to Do Fall Hot Tub Maintenance in 5 Easy Steps

    There's nothing like sitting in a hot tub on a cool evening. And in order to relax in your hot tub year round, you need to do regular fall hot tub maintenance. After a summer's worth of enjoyment, fall is a great time to do some of the things you didn't tackle during hot weather. Read on for 5 steps to make sure your hot tub works perfectly all year. Fall Hot Tub Maintenance 1. Clean the Cover Mildew, bacteria, and mold love your hot tub cover. It makes them feel comfortable. That's why you need to clean it... Read More
  • How to Choose the Perfect Pool Liner in 4 Easy Steps

    You need a new pool liner. Maybe you're bored with the one you have now. Maybe it's worn out and faded. Or perhaps you're buying a new pool, and trying to learn all you can about how to choose the perfect pool liner. It can be a difficult decision. And it's one of the most important choices you can make for your pool. You need a liner with stunning looks, superb durability, and a great fit. Here's how to choose the perfect pool liner in 4 easy steps. 1) Choose Your Tile Tile or no? That's the first... Read More
  • Top 10 Tips For a Mosquito-Free Pool

    Do you want to keep mosquitoes away from your pool? We all do, don't we. If you're like us, you're type of person who likes to be outside. And if you've just installed a pool at your home, you definitely want to be able to enjoy the outdoors! When it’s time to relax poolside, mosquitoes are the last thing that you want on your mind (or on your skin). For a comfortable summer, take advantage of these 10 tips for a mosquito-free pool. 1) Keep Your Water Clean and Balanced You’re doing this anyway, right? The point is... Read More
  • Why Should I Choose an In-Ground or Above-Ground Pool?

    Almost everyone who's thought about installing a pool has asked the same question. "Should I buy an above-ground pool or an in-ground pool?" We hope this article makes the best choice clear. No two of us are in the same situation, so what we'll do is give you the facts. And you'll know which is best for you. So, how do the two pool types stack up against each other? Let's look at the different factors in play. 1) Price The most impactful difference between the two pool types is price. An in-ground pool can cost anywhere from 30-70K... Read More
  • 7 Steps from Boring to Better: How Pools Are Made

    As adults, we're still interested in how things are made, aren't we? Take in-ground pools, for example. How is an in-ground pool made? What's the process? We want to know the "how" before we jump in. To help out, here's... How your pool is made in 7 steps. 1) Pick Your Spot You probably already have a spot in mind. If not, you can talk with your pool installer to figure out the best place for a pool. Then they'll mark out the area and get it ready for digging. And dig they will! It'll be a big mess –... Read More
  • 4 Easy Steps to Test Your Pool for Leaks

    At The Great Backyard, we’re here to help you keep your pool in prime condition. And that includes helping you... Test your pool for leaks. A lot of small cracks can be fixed with pool putty or another simple solution. Small liner holes can be repaired with a vinyl repair kit. It’s a good idea to take a thorough – and easy – look to determine if there is a problem and how bad it is. We have years of experience in pool construction. Based on that, we’ve written up a simple checklist for you to follow. You’ll be... Read More
  • How to Get Your Pool Ready for Summer in 10 Simple Steps

    Summer will be here soon. For pool owners, this is when you start thinking about taking your pool out of hibernation. It’s worth it to start before the season really begins. You'll have a clean pool that looks – and feels – good for the summer. Here's how to get your pool ready for summer in 10 simple steps. 1: Start Early Start early in the year – and in the day. Cleaning your pool is the first step to enjoying it, so try to do it as soon as possible. You can even ask a friend to help. After... Read More

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