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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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