1. Guide to Opening Your Pool

    It’s mid June and the sun is shining, the days are getting longer, and you still haven’t picked up something for Father’s Day! Well, with the right gift you and your father can enjoy the outdoors this weekend and every weekend for months and years to come. We’ve put together some suggestions for fun and functional gifts that will give your father more quality time in the backyard with family and friends. Polaris Pool Cleaners Is your dad the “pool cleaner”? If so, it’s time to look at an automatic pool cleaner instead! Whether you’re purchasing a new cleaner, or looking for an upgrade, your pool cleaner is the ultimate gift this Father’s Day. Not only will automatic pool cleaners improve water quality, they do so in a matter of hours. They also reduce long term maintenance by preventing the build up of dirt and debris, which protects your pool’s filtration system. Polaris offers a range of cleaners like the Polaris 280 pressure si

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  2. Tips for Maintaining Your Pool

    Pools are a glorious place to cool off during the hot summer season, and with the right pool routine you can spend more of your time enjoying the pool and less time cleaning it! Our helpful tips are designed to simplify your pool maintenance routine and leave you with more time to enjoy your summer:

    Skim for Debris Regularly

    It may seem like a pain to skim for debris a few times a day, but it will save you time in the long run. If your pool is near trees or gardens then a fair amount of debris will probably end up in your pool water and ultimately in your filter. Take turns with your family members a couple of times a day to enjoy a few minutes of sunshine and skim the pool.

    Vacuum Often

    You should vacuum your pool at least once a week to ensure that it is properly cared for. Regular vacuuming will ensure your pool is clean whenever you are ready to go for a swim. Set some time aside to thoroughly vacuum

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  3. Proper Pool Maintenance to Keep Your Summer Sanity!

    Summer is soon to be in full swing. Friends and families are gathering around backyards to have some fun in the sun. As cookouts and parties hit full stride and the summer heat starts to take its toll, families gather around pools to cool off and relax. If you are one of those families, you know that proper pool care is vital to enjoy summer!

    Pools are now open and everyone is enjoying refreshing entertainment. However, as a pool owner, you want to get the most out of your investment. Proper maintenance and pool care will improve the life and appearance of your pool.


    Proper Pool Maintenance Helps Keep Your Summer Sanity

    We may want to relax and enjoy our pools, but keep in mind that improper maintenance can cause the swimming pool to be a breeding ground for pests and diseases. Plus, improper

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  4. 13 Pool Care Tips to Save Time & Money

    During the summer months, there are so many activities to attend and chores to complete that we all want (and need) to find ways to save some time. As a pool owner, finding pool care tips that save time (and money) are essential to enjoying your summer.

    After all, time is of the essence and proper pool maintenance can be quite time consuming.

    To help, here are plenty of pool care tips that will help save you time (along with some money), so you can create some free moments relaxing by the pool!

    Pool Care Tips to Save Time

    Although we all want to live in the moment and enjoy that summer lifestyle, life happens! We still need to work in the summer and other commitments interfere with our desire to relax. For those of us that enjoy our pools, standard maintenance tasks can eat into

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  5. 3 Simple Steps to Prepare Your Above-Ground Pool for a Storm

    Along with the season of hot summer days, baseball, fireworks, and refreshing dips in your pool; comes hurricanes and tropical storms. According to the National Hurricane Center, the season for hurricanes in the northeast is June 1 to November 30 - right in the middle of pool season! But don't worry - preparing your Namco above-ground pool for a storm is as easy as 1-2-3. Just follow the simple steps below to protect your pool against possible damage caused by high winds and heavy rainfall.

    1. Don’t Drain the Pool Water

    One of the biggest myths about preparing your above-ground pool for a storm is that you should drain your pool water. Often times, pool owners are afraid that the high amounts o Read more »
  6. How to Close Your Pool

    The start of the school year marks a transition for everyone. For some, it marks the start of preschool, high school or college. For others, it marks the start of an empty nest as the kids move out. And yet for those with pools, it marks the transition to the end of pool season. Although it is still hot and humid, it is not too early to check your supplies and winter pool covers and plan an upcoming weekend to close the pool for the winter. A pool is a large investment, so take the time to understand how to close your pool properly. Last year, we outlined the steps to close your above-ground pool for the winter. In addition, we provided the following video on the proper ways to winterize your pool.

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  7. How to Open your Pool for the Summer

    The temperature is steadily rising and the days are getting longer, which means summer is rapidly approaching. Here at NAMCO, we live in pool season year long, so we are very excited to provide a guide on how to open a pool for the summer.

    As you plan to open your pool, then there are a few things to do as preparation to save time and energy once you start the process. Opening a pool is an annual occurrence (for those living in the Northeast), so it is a great time to conduct an annual check up on your supplies and equipment. Like taking care of most things, conducting preventative maintenance on your pool will help save money over the long term.

    Plus, if anything needs to be fixed or replaced, then it is good to know at the beginning of the season.

    Prep Work and Preventative Maintenance

    First, consult your pool owner’s manual for exact specifications or variations. However, the general preventative measures should b

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  8. The Best Pool Products to Buy in the Fall

    Labor Day weekend typically marks the “official” end to summer. For those of us that love summer, then there is no end in sight to enjoying that summer mindset. However, as the temperatures start to drop and we think about pool winterization, now is a great time to stock up on pool products.

    As the pool offseason approaches, then it is time to shop for pool winterization products, along with goodies for next summer!

    the end of summer doesn't mean the end of pool products

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  9. How to Close Your Above-Ground Pool for The Winter

    One of the most important things in owning a pool is protecting your investment. By taking the right steps to close your pool, you won’t have any unpleasant surprises in the Spring, such as winter damage, which is not covered by warranty.

    1. Balance your chemicals

    You can visit your local Namco storewith a water sample for a free balancing test.

    2. Vacuum Debris

    Make sure it’s as clean as possible so in the Spring there is far less work to be done.

    3. Add Your Winter Chemicals

    After you finish vacuuming your pool and balancing your water chemistry, the next step is to add winter chemicals. First, shock your pool. Shock can be added based on the volume of water in your pool. Next, add Winterizer. This is added as a preventative for any algae growth. These chemicals will make your job easier in the spring time. When adding winter chemicals, make sure they run

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  10. Pool Essentials: 10 Simple Steps to Opening Your Pool

    As the temperature starts to rise, it’s about that time to shed your covers...pool covers that is! Now is the time to start thinking about opening your pool. As you plan to open your pool for the summer, there are a few tips and tricks that will streamline the process so you can enjoy your pool!

    Below are 10 simple steps to follow when you open your pool. For a more detailed guide, feel free to review How to Open your Pool for the Summer.

    1. Prepare Your Pool

    Doing some preventative maintenance, which includes checking existing equipment was not damaged during the winter, helps ensure your safety while opening your pool.

    There can be some safety hazards involving the electrical equipment. Please check the electrical equipment for broken conducts/connectors, lack of proper grounding/bonding, and exposed wires.


    2. Review Your Pool Supplies

    Take stock of your existing

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