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The Case for Swimming Pool Safety Covers

September 19, 2014

A tragic case recently in upstate New York and one early in the summer in the GTA outlined the importance of pool safety. Basic measures are outlined by legislation but there are many other things you can do to ensure the safety of your pool area – even over the winter. Once your pool is…

Bremner – Repair Swimming Pool Leaks Before the Winter

September 19, 2014

Anytime is a good time to get suspected leaks in your swimming pool repaired and looked after but it becomes particularly important as the season reaches the end. Colder weather and freezing will wreak havoc on existing swimming pool leaks and set the stage for multiple problems at opening time next year – just when…

Bremner – Pool Heaters for a Cool Summer

August 25, 2014

Notice how “global warming” has become “climate change”? It seems that the Toronto area may be reaping the other end of the climate change scale with our cool, rain-prone summer. Even with a warmer summer, by September the days may be warm but the evenings are cooler. What’s a homeowner to do? The answer is…

Bremner Pool & Spa Offers Financing Program for Homeowners

August 25, 2014

Many homeowners automatically associate the idea of major swimming pool renovations with early spring, but mid- to late summer can actually offer certain advantages. These include • Most years, better weather for construction than early spring. • Good timing – design your fall planting and landscaping around the any modifications. And now, Bremner Pools can…

Solar Swimming Pool Heaters

July 21, 2014

These days, we’re all looking for ways to cut costs – but what does that really mean? Sometimes an investment can reap continued rewards, including getting the most out of what you already have. A pool heater can make your pool experience more pleasant on those still-chilly mornings of late spring. It gives you an…

Swimming Pool Finishes

July 21, 2014

At one time, you could count on the look of a typical backyard swimming pool in the GTA – a neat rectangle of turquoise blue in the middle of a grassy yard. That way of thinking, where the pool stuck out from the yard, has fallen by the wayside. A swimming pool nowadays is an…

Deck Coverings for Safety and Design

July 21, 2014

Much of the time, installing the swimming pool itself becomes the sole focus of a homeowner. It’s a major undertaking. But, the pool is just one component of a well-designed yard that lets you get the best out of your outdoor space – so important when the season feels so short here in the GTA.…

Swimming Pool Safety 101

May 26, 2014

Whether you’re just contemplating installing a residential swimming pool or whether you’re a seasoned pool owner, some safety measures are pretty self-evident, such as: • Never leave children unattended near a pool, whether they can swim or not. • By-laws in the GTA (along with common sense) dictate that you must erect a four-sided enclosure…

Swimming Pool Closings

September 25, 2013

It’s hard to give up that lazy summer vibe but Mother Nature has other plans for us in the months ahead. Preparing and closing your pool properly for the winter  is an important component of swimming pool maintenance and ensures not only a quicker opening next spring but the continued use of your pool for…

A Pool Heater Can Extend Your Season

September 25, 2013

While the days are still warm, the evenings are getting cooler and it definitely cuts into the time you’ll enjoy in your swimming pool – unless you have a pool heater, which can extend our precious swimming pool season by a matter of weeks. If you’ve avoided purchasing a pool heater because of your memories…

Late Season is the Ideal Time for Renovations

August 28, 2013

When August comes around, you might be thinking of pool season in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) as more than half over and you might be tempted to put any thoughts and plans for your swimming pool on the backburner. That would be a mistake. There’s still plenty of time left for pool renovations or…

Swimming Pool Hygiene Primer

July 31, 2013

When we’re not having violent storms and torrential rainfall, it’s finally been possible to enjoy some great summer weather – and our swimming pools – in the GTA lately. If you’ve got a swimming pool, you’ve no doubt been subjected to a host of hints and maybe not-so-subtle suggestions from people who’d love to help…

Pool Filter Tips

June 29, 2013

Along with maintaining the right chemical balance, proper filtration is the most important element of pool maintenance. Here at Bremner Pools, we recommend two types of pool filters – the Hayward Cartridge Filter and the Pentair Tagelus Filter. As with all of our parts and pool components, we buy directly from the manufacturer to ensure…

Pool Safety Reminders & Fencing

May 29, 2013

A Vancouver area woman is calling for stricter enforcement of pool safety bylaws in her municipality a year after a toddler died in a tragic pool accident and in the aftermath of another recent near drowning. The tragic accident occurred when an 18 month old child wandered into the pool area of his family’s rented…

Salt or Chlorine?

May 29, 2013

Maintaining salt water systems for swimming pools has been around for years but it’s only been relatively recently that the technology has made it easily accessible to your average pool owner. You may have been wondering about it, so let’s take a look at what it can mean to switch from traditional methods of using…

Dogs and Your Swimming Pool

May 22, 2013

It comes as no surprise that statistics show most swimming pool owners are pet owners too. Pool owners love to enjoy their properties, whether they’re entertaining or just laying back for a Sunday barbecue with family and close friends – so it makes sense that they’d be the sort to open their homes up to…

Smart Swimming Pool Owners Don’t Need to Steal!

May 22, 2013

Durham Region just west of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) has taken the lead in a form of crime prevention of particular interest to swimming pool owners in particular – water theft. Water theft is considered serious enough by Durham Police that they issued a warning recently and have appealed to the public by setting…

To Fill in or Repair a Swimming Pool in Scarborough

April 2, 2013

Toronto is more than a city – it’s a moving target. Scarborough in particular is a rapidly changing area of the GTA. Its population grew by 3X the rate of the city as a whole. That’s a lot of people moving in and moving on. Perhaps you’re looking at properties and there’s one you’ve got…

Variable Speed Pumps and your swimming pool

March 28, 2013

In tough economic times, it’s often the things we think of as luxuries that take the first hit. Operating a swimming pool can seem like an unnecessary expense but modern technology is making owning a pool more and more doable. One of the most exciting innovations in pool ownership is the Variable Speed Pump (or…

Water Balance & Pool Closing

September 19, 2012

Believe us when we tell you we love summer as much as you do, but the end of our sunny season looms in a matter of weeks. Luckily, the weather has been just beautiful for the most part and there’s been plenty of opportunity to enjoy your home swimming pool this season.