Category Archives: Above Ground Pools

Pool Maintenance: The Basics

Basic Pool Maintenance Schedule ONCE A WEEK: 1: Vacuum the floor and brush walls of the pool. 2: Empty skimmer baskets, pump baskets, and clean tile. 3: Clean cartridge if needed, backwash sand filter to remove dirt and particulate from the filtration system. 4: Shock the pool with 1lb (or 1 bag) of pool shock […]

Pool Horror Stories

As the title states, this article is about swimming pool project horror stories and exemplifies the need for potential pool buyers to research their potentail contractor extensively to avoid these horror stories. The photo above is a Barrier Reef Milano Fiberglass Pool in Midnight Shimmer Color. This pool was built in De Pere, WI by […]

Above Ground Pool Liner Installations

This article is to highlight some of the mistakes made by inexperienced pool contractors and home owners when it comes to above ground pool liner installations. This is why you should hire a professional to replace your pool liner.  Like everything in life, you get what you pay for and this is certainly true with […]

Scheduling, how we do it

March is here! Unfortunately winter very defiantly still is too.  Soon however it will be spring, I hope.  Despite the subzero temperatures, the pace of our calls is creeping up.  So I thought this was the perfect time to go over our scheduling practices. Our scheduling is based on a first come first served basis. […]

Top 5 Mistakes Installing An Above Ground Pool

Posted by Lysti Grassman Avoid these common mistakes when building your above ground pool. Mistake 1:      Building up the low areas with dirt taken from the higher areas.  This is probably the top mistake we see people make.  If you are pushing the dirt around to level out the site for the pool, eventually the dirt will […]

Why it is Important your Swimming Pool or Spa Builder is a Certified Building Professional (CBP)

Posted by Lysti Grassman What is The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP)? The APSP is the world’s largest international trade association and leading advocate representing the swimming pool and spa industry. Members adhere to a code of business ethics and share a commitment to public health and safety in the use of swimming pools, […]

Your Home Is Insulated, Your Swimming Pool Should Be Too.

At Pool Pros we are always trying to come up with ways to save our customers energy and money and in our Wisconsin climate, insulating your swimming pool makes great sense.   In fact, we encourage all of our customers to insulate their above ground swimming pools with both Thermo-Wall™ Reflective Insulation for Pool Walls and […]

Things to consider before buying a Swimming Pool Liner

Mil vs. Gauge (GA) When buying a swimming pool liner, it is very important to verify if the thickness measurement  of the vinyl you are being quoted for is in Mil or Gauge. It is important to note that a Mil is a standardized measurement that can be measured with a micrometer, where a Gauge […]