Archive for December, 2010

Do I need to use pool cove with an above ground swimming pool?

December 28, 2010

Do I need to use pool cove with an above ground swimming pool?

Yes, Pool Cove is very useful when installing an aboveground swimming pool liner.

Pool Cove sticks ensure that the pool liner is installed correctly.  Cove keeps the liner in the correct place at the bottom of the pool wall. 

Pool Cove will not wash out like sand or dirt you build by hand .  A SMALL INVESTMENT THAT WILL ADD YEARS TO THE LIFE OF YOUR ABOVE-GROUND LINER!

Make sure the place pool cove around the bottom, inside circumference of your pool wall before installing your new liner. Pool cove will help prevent excessive stretching and premature wearing, adding years to the life of your new swimming pool liner . Peel & Stick pool cove has an adhesive backing for quick, easy installation. 48” length.

Swimming Pool Cove Sticks

Swimming Pool Cove Sticks


Do I need to use a pool pad like the Gorilla Pad with an above ground pool liner?

December 28, 2010

Do I need to use a pool pad like the Gorilla Pad with an above ground pool liner?

A pool liner pad is a cheap way to protect your aboveground pool liner.

The Gorilla Pad is used to help protect and prevent sharp objects and grasses from coming up into your aboveground swimming pool liner. Help prevent vinyl liner bottom leaks with Gorilla Pad.

Gorilla Padding is a geotextile material that is super tough, but also adds a layer of cushioning that will eliminate footprints from forming. Gorilla Pad is cut to size and seamed for your pool. Simply layout the pool pad under the above ground swimming pool liner and over the sand base. You can cut the floor padding on site or pull it up the pool cove.

Gorilla Pool Pad

Gorilla Pool Pad

What is the difference between clear and blue swimming pool solar covers?

December 28, 2010 offers two types of swimming pool solar blankets.

What is the difference between clear and blue swimming pool solar covers?

We have blue and clear solar pool covers.

Blue swimming pool solar blankets are the most economical and commonly purchased.  They are also lighter weight than the clear cover.

The clear swimming pool solar covers allow more sunlight to pass through the cover and heat the pool water.

blue solar covers

blue solar covers


Clear Solar Pool Covers

Clear Solar Pool Covers

Swimming Pool Solar Covers

December 28, 2010

Please visit Mega Pool and Spa for more information on solar blankets

Swimming pool solar covers lay directly on the water and trap heat which allows you to swim in water 10-15 degrees warmer than normal. You can start swimming earlier in the year and close the pool later than you usually would.

     These insulating thermal blankets are made of plastic and contain thousands of air bubbles. Sunlight is able to pass through the sheet to heat the water, but the thickness of the plastic and the air pockets act as an insulating barrier to retain the heat in the water. By trapping the heat from leaving, you will not need to run your pool heater as much. You can easily trim the covers to fit and they can be rolled up used with a solar reel or folded and put away.

     Evaporation is a main cause of heat loss. These “bubble covers” as they are also called, act as a barrier to stop your water and chemicals from entering the air.

     We offer two styles of solar covers. The blue opaque solar pool blankets covers are the standard 8mil for above ground pools or 12mil for inground pools. The Magni Clear solar pool covers are 14 gauge and since they are clear and not as opaque, they allow more sunlight to penetrate to the pool surface.

     Covers should be used when the pool is not in use. If there is a lot of sunlight or the ambient temperature is high, you may not need to cover your pool during the day, but it’s a good idea to cover your swimming pool at night to prevent heat and chemical evaporation. On cloudy as well as windy days, it’s recommended to keep the pool covered.

     When you first get your blanket, lay it out and wait a few days before you trim it to size. You want to allow the blanket to shrink and expand due to the folds, pleats, and exposure to sunlight. Then, you can use a pair of scissors to trim the cover to size as close to the pool wall if needed. The solar cover should be placed on the water with the bubble side down, smooth side up. This increases the surface area for the sun to penetrate and makes the air bubbles act as insulation to keep the heat from escaping.

above ground pool solar blanket

pool solar blanket



inground pool solar blanket

inground pool solar blanket

Coupons for Swimming Pool Products

December 28, 2010

Mega Pool and Spa always has the lowest prices on pool supplies.  From time to time, we’ll offer our customers even greater savings!!!

If you would like to receive coupons for pool supplies , please visit our site and sign up for our mailing list.

Cheap Aboveground Beaded Pool Liners

December 28, 2010

If your swimming pool has a bead receiver made into the pool wall or under the top rail, you most likely need to purchase a beaded swimming pool liner. This type of pool liner is made with a special top that resembles a lip or groove and snaps into the bead receiver track. Since you do not trim the excess vinyl as you do with an overlap, it is important that you buy the correct liner based on the height of your sidewall: either 48″ or 52″.

Click here for more information on beaded pool liners