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Why does your natural gas pool heater need to be checked by a licensed gas technician each year?

May 11, 2019

If you have a natural gas pool heater, it is recommended that you have it serviced at least once a year in the spring by a licensed gas technician.  Natural gas pool heaters, especially those left outside all year, are exposed to the elements as well as animals who make pool heaters their home over…

“ I have a salt pool “

March 27, 2019

Many a times when we ask customers the type of sanitation system they have on their pool, the answer we receive is “I have a salt pool.” A lot of customers are not aware of how exactly a salt system really works and the fact that it’s actually generating chlorine.  Your pool requires a sanitizer…

The Poolsaver REBATE Program for 2019

January 23, 2019

The Pool saver Hydro Rebate program has expanded greatly over past year with more utilities coming on board.  Over the past year, the following utilities are now offering the rebate: Veridian Connections & Hydro One in addition to Toronto Hydro who is still part of the program.  These utilities are offering customers a $400 REBATE…

Pool Liner Maintenance Tips

January 8, 2019

At Bremner Pool & Spa, we have over 30 years of experience installing and repairing pool vinyl liners.  It’s become our bread and butter!  Every summer, we go out to visit customers who are experiencing problems with their liners that could have been avoided by following proper maintenance procedures.  Based on our experience, here are…

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Hayward Expert Line – Premium Products, Superior Warranties, Not Available Online!

April 27, 2018

You will notice on our website when you browse through some of the product pages that certain items are labeled as Expert Line items. One of our main suppliers for Pool Equipment is Hayward Pool Products.  We have a long history with Hayward and are very satisfied with their products and the support we receive…

Huge REBATE Available On The Purchase Of A Variable Speed Pool Pump This Season!!

April 3, 2018

2018 is an excellent time to consider upgrading from your single speed pool pump to a variable speed pool pump. Toronto Hydro is offering a $400 rebate if you meet the following criteria: You are upgrading from a single speed pump to a variable speed pump Pump will be installed in Toronto You have a…

What is the difference between a Sand Pool Filter and a Cartridge Pool Filter?

February 6, 2018

In today’s blog post, I will be explaining the difference between 2 of the more popular pool filtration systems that we find in the market today as well as ones that we (Bremner Pool & Spa) encounter when we are out servicing our customers and those are: Cartridge Filters and Sand Filters.  There is a…

What is the difference between a Millivolt Pool Heater and a Digital Electronic Ignition Pool Heater?

January 2, 2018

This is a question that we receive often when we are dealing with customers regarding their gas pool heaters.  These units are available with two different control designs to meet your requirement. They are available with a digital electronic ignition, or as a millivolt design. Millivolt The millivolt ignition system does not require external power.…

Bremner Pool & Spa wins a Bronze award for a Vinyl Pool Renovation!

December 18, 2017

Bremner Pool & Spa is excited to win a Bronze award for a vinyl pool that we renovated in Whitby earlier this summer for Mr & Mrs Bedley.  Ryan Head, Geoff Hawman, Don Bremner & Imran Patel from Bremner Pool & Spa were all on hand to accept the award at the Canadian Pool and…

Ground water and the effect on Swimming Pools

May 27, 2017

The spring of 2017 has turned out to be one of the wettest in recent memory.  For most pool owners, there is little effect, however some pools have drainage problems and depending on their construction, can cause damage.  In-ground vinyl liner pools will develop what looks to be puffiness under the liner. What is actually…

Huge REBATE available on the purchase of a variable speed pool pump this season!!

March 3, 2017

2017 is an excellent time to consider purchasing a variable speed pump.  Toronto Hydro is offering a $400 rebate if you purchase a variable speed pump from a Pool Company that is a member of the Pool & Hot Tub Council of Canada which Bremner Pool & Spa has been a long time member and…

Do I need to put a winter cover on my pool or not?

February 16, 2017

I recently had a customer come into our office for a quote for some work on their pool that they would like done later this summer.  We started talking and he mentioned that he never puts a winter cover on his pool during the winter and I started to mention the potential consequences of this. …

How To Make Your Swimming Pool Energy Efficient & Environmentally Friendly – Part 2 of 2

February 7, 2017

We recently received an email from one of our long-time customers with regards to coming out to see their pool and proposing ways to make the pool energy efficient as they were looking to save on energy costs and contribute to a healthier and cleaner environment. There are many products available in the swimming pool…

How to make your swimming pool energy efficient & environmentally friendly – Part 1 of 2

January 26, 2017

We recently received an email from one of our long-time customers with regards to coming out to see their pool and proposing ways to make the pool energy efficient as they were looking to save on energy costs and contribute to a healthier and cleaner environment. There are many products available in the swimming pool…

Swimming Pool Inspections

December 22, 2016

If you are looking to purchase a new home with a pool, we would recommend hiring a Pool Professional to fully inspect the swimming pool and equipment , just as you would hire a home inspector when you purchase a new home. Having a pool inspection done will either tell you if the pool is in…

Bremner Pool & Spa wins Bronze in the Vinyl Pool Renovation Award Category

December 13, 2016

Each year, in December, the Pool & Hot Tub Council of Canada organizes the Canadian Pool and Spa Conference and Expo in Niagara Falls, ON.  The Conference is a great opportunity for members to sit in on different seminars and courses and keep up to date with the latest news and developments in the pool industry. …

10 Tips For Keeping Your Pool In Tip-Top Shape This Summer

July 2, 2015

10. If you don’t maintain your pool properly, you could cut the lifespan in half. Or, if you don’t maintain it at all, you could be cutting it down to a quarter.   9. A pool pump could consume up to half of a home’s entire energy output. With new pool system technology currently overlapping…

Weekly Pool Service Packages

June 4, 2015

Customize your Bremner Pool & Spa Service package today. Summer is right around the corner and pools are starting to be opened up all throughout the neighbourhood. Once temperatures consistently reach above 20°C, your pool is ready to be used for the season. But with the warm temperature a new problem arises: Algae Bremner Pool…

Check for Swimming Pool Leaks at Pool Opening

May 21, 2015

Pool opening time is often when customers get the first hints that there may be a leak in their swimming pool or liner. Over the winter here in Scarborough and the Toronto area, the ground freezes and thaws, shifting concrete pools and also the land around your pool. Naturally, if we notice anything requiring repairs…

Rejuvenate Your Swimming Pool with a New Vinyl Liner

May 14, 2015

If you’re thinking of your parents’ old vinyl pool liner or you haven’t replaced yours in a decade or more, then you’re missing out on the fun as well as the practicality of modern vinyl pool liners. It’s a pool renovation that can rejuvenate the whole look of your outdoor living space. On the practical…