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The Ontario Harmonized Sales Tax and your swimming pool

May 29, 2010

The Ontario Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) comes into effect on July 1, 2010. The HST replaces the PST (sometimes called the RST or Retail Sales Tax) and is being combined with the GST to reach a combined tax on goods and services at 13%. So, products and services on which consumers are normally only charged…

How can you tell if your pool is leaking?

May 29, 2010

The water level in any type of swimming pool may naturally change from time to time. Rainfall, evaporation and the occasional cannonball can alter the water level noticeably. However, if you find yourself constantly having to add more water during normal weather, you may just have a pool leak. What Causes Pool Leaks? Pool leaks…

Green pool sanitization systems

April 23, 2010

Keeping your swimming pool sanitary for swimming season need not include a heavy amount of chemicals. Those wondering if their swimming pool can indeed be swimmable and eco-friendly can have it both ways as there are options for keeping your pool clean and “green”, including: Saltwater sanitization For this method, small amounts of salt are…

Tips for an eco friendly swimming pool

April 23, 2010

More swimming pool owners are going green than ever before. In fact, going green was among the top trends for 2009 in the Canadian pool and spa industry. It pays to go green For many homeowners, going green isn’t just about being environmentally-friendly, it’s also about lowering energy consumption and reducing energy costs. As a…

Toronto pool bylaws regulate the disposal of swimming pool water

April 6, 2010

According to revised City of Toronto’s Policy on Water Services, we can no longer treat wastewater from swimming pools as we have in the past. The City of Toronto has outlined maximum chemical readings for water that is illegally dumped on city streets or in storm sewers and will fine both pool companies and homeowners…

When’s the right time to open your pool?

April 6, 2010

There’s no better way to get a jump on summer than with an early pool opening. Opening earlier provides hours of enjoyment all summer long. Many people think that the end of May is the best time to open a swimming pool, but the reality is that as soon as the snow and ice are…