There are so many benefits to owning a pool. Obviously, it makes your summer life more fun, and adds value to your home. However, anyone who has a pool, above ground or in ground, knows how much work it takes to keep it clean and functional. You want to be able to relax at your poolside retreat, and you want family and friends to be able to do the same.

If you have a pool or are considering installing one, here are some tips on how to take care of it this summer. You're one step closer to the perfect summer pool!

Check pH and Chlorine

It's vital to check your pool's pH and chlorine levels at least twice a week (once at dusk, and eight hours after rain). On average, you should keep the pH between 7.4 - 7.6 and chlorine between 1.0 - 3.0 parts…

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Whether you are living in the Austin metro area or just stopping by for the summer, the Central Texas area has a lot to offer families seeking friendly summertime fun. While there are countless options for enjoying seasonal activities with children, here are a few worth noting that you may want to place on your priority list this summer.

Water Parks

I think water parks are the best thing about summer. The world famous Schlitterbahn water park has been a highly recommended family destination for years. If that is too expensive or overwhelming for you, I suggest taking a visit to Volente Beach water park. This is a smaller and more family friendly water park with a lakeside beach. 

There is also Barton Springs Pool located at Zilker…

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