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7 Pool Games Your Kids Will Love

7 Pool Games Your Kids Will Love

March 27, 2018 • 3 Minute Read

1. Bottle hunt Water bottles and soda bottles work perfectly for this game. Remove any labels and fill the bottle up with pool water. Have all the kids line up against the side of the pool, facing out of the pool so they’re not looking at the pool. Throw the....

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15 Tips for Keeping Bugs Away From Your Pool

15 Tips for Keeping Bugs Away From Your Pool

March 27, 2018 • 3 Minute Read

1. Set out bug traps One of the easiest ways to keep bugs away from your pool is to set out bug traps. Bug traps will be able to trap and kill the bugs. Bug traps work so well because they use a scent to attract the bugs to them. When....

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The Advantages & Disadvantages of Vinyl Liner, Fiberglass, and Concrete Swimming Pools

The Advantages & Disadvantages of Vinyl Liner, Fiberglass, and Concrete Swimming Pools

September 18, 2017 • 3 Minute Read

On my initial meeting with a client, one of the first questions is usually, “which type of pool is best in Lincoln, Nebraska?” Even if they’ve attempted to do their research before our meeting, it is not easy to find honest answers to this question. First of all, it....

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In-Ground vs. Above-Ground: Which is Best for You?

In-Ground vs. Above-Ground: Which is Best for You?

June 12, 2017 • 3 Minute Read

We are often asked if it’s possible to have a pool here in Nebraska’s climate. Well, not only is it possible, it is darn near a necessity with our long hot summers. Just ask the thousands of Nebraskan’s that have made the plunge. Many families enjoy their....

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Winterize Your Swimming Pool

Winterize Your Swimming Pool

September 24, 2015 • 3 Minute Read

Why is winterizing your pool so vitally important? Because you want to protect it from damage that can be caused by freezing water! Plus, you’ll want it to be as clean as possible for the next season, and the only way to do that is to winterize (and close)....

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When is the Right Time to Close My Pool for Winter?

When is the Right Time to Close My Pool for Winter?

September 10, 2015 • 3 Minute Read

That’s a question that we get asked pretty frequently around here…especially as we enter into the fall months. When you’re in an area that experiences temperamental weather (like Nebraska) seasonal weather can often times be quite unseasonable, which is why it tends to make some sense to....

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Shotcrete Swimming Pools

Shotcrete Swimming Pools

August 28, 2015 • 3 Minute Read

We can design and build a backyard environment perfectly suited to your lifestyle and surroundings. With our emphasis on quality design and construction, there is no limit to what we can do for you. In-ground Shotcrete Pools & Spas Shotcrete is a process where a specialized mix of high strength....

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Pool Maintenance Tips

Pool Maintenance Tips

August 20, 2015 • 3 Minute Read

We know, we know…daily pool maintenance doesn’t typically rank at the top of people’s, “Fun Things To Do Today!” list but, nonetheless, it’s something that needs to be done to keep your pool in good working order. Fortunately, we’ve got some great tips to make....

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Save Money & Conserve Resources with a Cover-Pool Pool Cover

Save Money & Conserve Resources with a Cover-Pool Pool Cover

August 07, 2015 • 3 Minute Read

Did you know that a 16’x36’ uncovered pool can lose as much as 180 gallons per week due to water evaporation? That translates into 720 gallons per month! Granted, water will evaporate at different rates depending upon water temperature, air temperature, humidity levels, shade (or lack thereof), wind, and other factors. However,....

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An Introduction to Cover-Pools Pool Covers – Save Lives, Time, Money, and Resources (Part 2)

An Introduction to Cover-Pools Pool Covers – Save Lives, Time, Money, and Resources (Part 2)

July 15, 2015 • 3 Minute Read

In our last blog, we provided you with a great overview of the Cover-Pools pool covers that we sell (an use ourselves!) here at Bonsall Pool and Spa. As mentioned previously, these automatic pool covers really do provide year-round protection, and multi-tasks as a safety cover, solar cover, and winter....

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An Introduction to Cover-Pools Pool Covers – Save Lives, Time, Money, and Resources (Part 1)

An Introduction to Cover-Pools Pool Covers – Save Lives, Time, Money, and Resources (Part 1)

June 07, 2015 • 3 Minute Read

Here at Bonsall Pool and Spa, we install a LOT of pool covers! And, one of our top choices for in-ground pools is the Cover-Pools line of pool covers. Why, you ask? Well, to start with, the people at Pool-Covers really get the fact that every pool really is different,....

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Why Choose an Aboveground Pool?

Why Choose an Aboveground Pool?

May 12, 2015 • 3 Minute Read

Approximately 50% of the pools owned in the United States are aboveground. Many are turning to aboveground pools because they are built to last for many, many years of summer fun and enjoyment. They also offer a wide variety of wall and liner options. Others turn to aboveground pools because of....

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