Monthly Archives: April 2016

Seamless Vinyl Liners: Ultra-Seam

Ugly floor seams are a thing of the past when you incorporate an Ultra Seam Liner into your pool renovation this year.

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Latham’s exclusive Ultra-Seam process not only makes floor seams virtually invisible, but also makes those seams stronger. No matter what pattern you choose, your liner will look beautiful and the pattern will fit flawlessly. Never again will you have to look at visible floor seams that detract from the beauty of your inground pool.

Before & After Photos

Nan and Dick Huckeriede had an 18-year-old steel pool with a vinyl liner. They replaced their old liner with our Ultra-Seam liner, and the result was amazing. Click Here to check out the pictures for yourself.

Exclusive Choices & Highest Quality

If you decide you want an Ultra-Seam liner in your pool, you can choose from over 30 different liner designs. You’re sure to find the look that you want for your inground pool. Each liner is treated with a special fungicide to keep bacteria from growing; they’re treated with UV inhibitors as well to keep the vinyl’s quality high in direct sunlight. These liners aren’t only beautiful, they’re easy to clean and smooth to the touch.

Let us help you update your pool with a new Ultra-Seam liner. Give us a call today or stop by the showroom and we can get the process started.

Doughboy = Quality Above Ground Pools

Doughboy is the premier name in above ground pools, and we’re proud to sell them here at Brothers Pools & Spas. When you choose a Doughboy Pool, you’re choosing the single most adaptable pool on the market. Pools are available in steel or resin with semi-inground or above ground options. Doughboy even allows you the option to create a deep end that’s seven feet deep!

Doughboy makes everything they sell from raw materials, and they make it all in the United States. In fact, they’re the only pool manufacturer to do that! Making everything themselves ensures that everything is kept at its high quality standards throughout every phase of production.

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Why Doughboy?

Our pools are 30-60 pounds heavier than other brands because they’re made from a heavier copper bearing steel than industry standards require.

Doughboy’s exclusive slide bar wall connector joins the pool walls together so it’s easy to assemble and has complete structural integrity. While their competitors use unsightly nuts and bolts that weaken the wall structure, Doughboy’s walls are seamless and great for a smooth swimming environment.

Sturdy top rails are essential, because they get more use than any other part of the pool! Doughboy’s steel top rails are made from 20 gauge steel, and they’re much stronger than our competitors’ top rails. Go ahead… shake a Doughboy top rail and then a competitor’s top rail; you’ll feel the difference.

Doughboy’s skimmers hold twice the amount of water as the competition. Other skimmers tunnel water into a small opening; but Doughboy is built to perform. We also like to brag about the size of our basket; it’s twice as big too (that’s fewer cleaning trips for you).

Doughboy liners are hands down the highest quality liners on the market today. Period.

When it comes to weight and thickness, Doughboy liners exceed industry standards. We measure our liners in “true mil.” Our competitors will say that a 20 gauge liner is the same as our 20 mil, but their liners actually only measure 15 mil. Feel for yourself; you can tell which liner is heavier and more durable.

The Exclusive Therma-Seal Technology provides superior sealing of your pool’s liner. In fact, we’re so confident that we offer a 100% lifetime warranty on every single one of our liner seams.

If you’re in the market for an above ground pool, you want one backed by quality and a long-standing reputation. Let us show you our full line of Doughboy pools. Give us a call or stop by our showroom today.

 

Dream Maker Rotomolded Spas: Why It Matters

If you’re looking for a spa that provides strength, durability, and value… you might want to consider a rotomolded spa.

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Why Rotomolded?

Spas that are rotationally molded (hence the name, rotomolded) are a great value and provide unparalleled durability. The material used to make these spas is naturally strong, so it holds its form without extra internal support materials. These extra supports add a lot of weight to the spa, and it’s not necessary when you build the spa with the right way. Having lightweight construction means your spa is easier to manage and it’s easier to move it around.

Made of the Best

Brothers Pools and Spas is happy to sell Dream Maker Spas, which are made of high-density thermal plastic. This material is trusted for use in kitchen accessories, adventure kayaks, and even medical products because it’s:

  • Easy to clean

  • Strong

  • Water resistant

  • Resistant to bacteria

    Just in case you were wondering, all of the polyethylene shells used on the Dream Maker Spas that we carry are recyclable and environmentally safe. We can’t say that about the traditional acrylic spas sold by other dealers. They are built with wood, fiberglass, resins and fillers. The spa is heavy, less environmentally friendly, and can be a real hassle if you ever want to move it or you need to dispose of it.

Built to Last

When you choose a Dream Maker Spa from Brothers Pools & Spas, you won’t have to worry about your hot tub warping or the wood rotting. You also don’t have to worry about surface cracks and scratches that can be expensive to repair. Our spas are made with durable thermal plastic that doesn’t crack, scratch, peel, or fade. You’ll never have to worry about resurfacing your spa.

Let us answer your questions about hot tubs by giving us a call or stopping by our showroom today.

Best Practices for Opening Your Pool

We’re approaching one of the most exciting times of the year: it’s almost time to open your pool! After a dreary winter, temperatures are warming up and soon it will be time for fun in the sun. Make sure your pool is ready for the first party of the season by following these best practices for opening your pool.

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Clear Your Pool Cover

Leaves, debris, and puddles gather on your pool cover throughout the winter; you want to make sure all of this is cleared off before you open your pool in the spring. A pool cover pump is a great way to remove the standing water; however, the leaves, dirt, and debris can be a little trickier. Large piles of debris can be removed with a broom, but make sure you don’t use anything sharp or abrasive or it could damage your cover. Many customers remove the water, then wait a day for the cover to dry. A leaf blower is an effective way to remove dirt and debris from a dry pool cover. Remove your cover, making sure not to get any of the remaining debris in your pool water.

Clean & Store Your Winter Cover

Use soap, water, and a soft scrub brush to thoroughly wash your winter pool cover. There are winter cover cleaners available to use, too. Allow your cover to dry completely. Store your cover in a heavy-duty plastic container to keep bugs or rodents away, and to extend the life of your pool cover. If you secured your winter cover with water tubes, make sure they are empty and dry before you store them.

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Prepare for Warm Weather

With cold temperatures a thing of the past, you can remove all of the winter plugs and replace the proper eyeball or jet fittings to your return lines. Remove the ice compensators from your skimmer buckets, and then replace the skimmer baskets. Now is also the time to re-install your deck equipment like ladders, diving boards, and step rails.

Fill Your Pool

Whether you drained your pool during winterization or it lost water over the winter, you’ll need to add more when you’re almost ready to start using your pool again. Fill your pool with a garden hose until the water level is above the midway point in the skimmer opening.

Prep Your Pump & Filter

Replace the drain plugs and the pressure gauge on your filter and on your pump. There’s one drain plug on your pump, and you might have one or two of those plugs on your filter. If you have a multiport valve, replace the pressure gauge, the sight glass, and the air bleeder. Reinstall all of your pool equipment, including your heater, chlorine dispenser, and booster pump.

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Turn It On

Fire up your pump and filter to make sure they work properly. Check all around for leaks or drips. If the pump isn’t pulling water, prime it. Shut off the filter system, remove the lid of the pump, then fill the housing with water using your hose or a budget of pool water. Put the lid back on and turn it on; this should help get the pump working properly.

Clean and Shock Your Water

Remove any debris in your water using a plastic leaf net. Take your time so you remove as much of the debris as possible. Brush the walls and the floor of the pool with a pool brush to get the dirt off the walls where your filter will remove it. Bring a sample of your water to us for a professional analysis so we can help you make sure your pH and alkalinity are properly balanced. Add sanitizer to your water, and then double shock your pool using 2 pounds of shock (5 gallons of liquid chlorine) for every 10,000 gallons of water.

We are here to help you in any way we can with your pool opening. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have, or we can do the work and open your pool for you. Give us a call today and let us know how we can help.

 

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250 Main Street. (RT 150)
Wallingford Connecticut 06492
P: (203) 265-5980
F: (203) 294-1601
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In Connecticut take I-91 North or South to exit 15. Take Route 68 West towards Wallingford and Cheshire. Turn left at the intersection of 68 and 150 (Main Street). Brothers Pool is about 1 mile on the left.

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