May is National Water Safety Month

Living in a state where most everyone has a pool, makes it all the more important to be aware of water safety, and for children to know how to swim. The Centers for Disease Control report that here in the United States, on average, 3,536 people died from drowning annually from 2005 to 2014, which equates to 10 deaths each day. Continue reading




Is My Pool Leaking?

During periods of dry weather, such as winter in Florida, you might notice your pool levels getting lower more often. Sometimes it’s as simple as it being a dry time and not raining very often. But it also could be more than normal evaporation. Typical evaporation is 1”-2” per week. Pools with a water feature such as waterfalls can experience more evaporation. Warm days and cool nights also cause pool water to evaporate more quickly. If you notice you are filling your pool more than 2” on a weekly basis, it might be time to perform “the bucket test”.




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5 Tips for Pools with High Water Levels

Due to the disastrous, record breaking rain over the weekend, some of you might be experiencing pools which are filled too high, or are already over flowing. There’s really nothing dangerous about having a pool which is filled to the brim, but the pool does run better and the filter works more efficiently if the water level isn’t too high.




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New Pool Construction

Are you dreaming of your backyard oasis? Are you dreaming of a place for the family to play and have fun together? Summer is just around the corner, and sometimes it’s nice to relax at home rather than head out to the beach. LaPensee Plumbing, Pools & Air’s new pool construction team can transform your back yard into the beautiful oasis you’ve always wanted. Your dream come true!




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Spring Pool Maintenance

Spring has sprung, and so has pollen! Pollen, dirt and bugs will collect on the pool surface creating a film. If your pool is in a rental property, this time of year is busier than normal, so there can be build ups of hair and sun tan lotion as well. (This is why it’s always a good idea to rinse before jumping in!)




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