Should I Drain My Pool Myself?

Sutro Tips & Tricks    Question: Should I Drain my Pool Myself? Should I drain my pool myself? Sometimes the best way to fix a water problem is to drain your pool.  If the pool has been neglected and no amount of chemical treatment is working, then draining, thoroughly cleaning and refilling may be your best option.  But is it...

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When Should I Change the Water in my Hot Tub?

Sutro Tips & Tricks    Question: How Often Should I Change the Water in my Hot Tub? How often should I change the water in my hot tub? Even if you’re keeping your hot tub running properly, cleaning regularly, and balancing your water - you still need to change the water periodically.  It is recommended to change the water at...

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Pool Tip: What are the challenges for beginners owning a pool?

Sutro Tips & Trips    Question: What are the challenges for beginners owning a pool? What are the challenges for beginners owning a pool? Owning and maintaining a pool can seem like a daunting task, but it's something that anyone can do with a little effort. There are many things to understand, but the first is water balancing and basic...

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6 Pool Hacks That You Haven't Tried

Whether you are enjoying the pool, supervising kids at the pool, or cleaning the pool there’s a pool hack here for you!   Putting your phone in a plastic bag Can’t decide whether or not you want to get out of the pool to check your phone? Now you won’t have to. With this very easy pool hack, you can...

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Hot Tub Safety: Is Too much Hot Tub Immersion Bad For You?

Have you ever wondered if it is possible to stay in a hot tub too long? If you do happen to have a rather long soak, is it dangerous? These are questions commonly asked by new hot tub owners. Let's take a look at several factors you must consider and then discuss how long you should be soaking in your...

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Closing Time - Part 3 - Last Step

It’s not quite winter yet, but the cold weather is rolling in. This is the perfect time to pop the big question: to close or not to close your pool? You may not even have a choice, depending on your local climate. If you live in a colder climate, leaving your pool open in the winter months could lead to...

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