What Are the Best Alternatives to a Chlorine Pool?

What Are the Best Alternatives to a Chlorine Pool?

Chlorine is a super effective way to sanitize your pool and spa water. However, it can be irritating for some of us with sensitive skin or eyes. It also requires a higher level of maintenance than some other alternatives, because you have to check chlorine levels and balance the pH of your water quite frequently. … Read More

What Do I Do to My Swimming Pool After a Flood?

What Do I Do to My Swimming Pool After a Flood?

If you or someone you know has been affected by the record flooding in Texas in the past few years, the feelings of grief and loss can be overwhelming. Then there are the material costs of repair, or in the worst case, moving on. At Backyard Oasis, we want you to know that you are … Read More

Know the Signs of a Person Drowning

Know the Signs of a Person Drowning

Swimming is a fun and healthy activity for people of all ages. Whenever there is water present, there is also the risk of drowning. Drowning is one of the leading causes of unintentional deaths every year in the United States and most of these deaths are preventable. At Backyard Oasis, we want you to have … Read More

Your Handy Checklist for Safe Swimming

Your Handy Checklist for Safe Swimming

All day, the kids look forward to jumping into the pool. Swimming with your young children is a wonderful experience as a parent. Teaching them important life lessons under the sun will be a memory you cherish forever. Of course, any time there is water around safety precautions and constant supervision need to be maintained … Read More

Enjoy Your Pool Without Making the Utility Company Rich

Enjoy Your Pool Without Making the Utility Company Rich

They say the rich keep getting richer. Of course, the utility company won’t complain if you help them out by running up your monthly energy bill like Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie in a Chanel store. The good news is that you can keep that bill down without missing a moment of fun in your … Read More

What Do I Do if Somebody Poops in the Pool?

What Do I Do if Somebody Poops in the Pool?

So, somebody poops in the pool. It happens and there’s nothing we can do now except ask what to do next. All jokes aside, a fecal incident in a pool presents risks to swimmers and needs to be addressed immediately. The faster you act the easier cleanup will be. Here is a brief guide on … Read More

Staycations Start with Swimming Pool

Staycations Start with Swimming Pool

Bring paradise to you this summer by adding a swimming pool to your backyard! Whether you are looking for your own little escape or a place to bring the whole family together, plan a staycation to make the most of the summer. Break out the lemonade, get lost in a book, or get some laps … Read More

The Environmentally-Conscious Pool Owner’s Guide to Conservation

The Environmentally-Conscious Pool Owner’s Guide to Conservation

Does the cost of running the heat and the pump ever get in the way of you enjoying your pool to the max? Don’t let high energy bills stress you out and leave you feeling guilty. You can make a few simple adjustments to reduce your pool’s energy costs by up to 75%. Slash those … Read More

Are You a Square? Choosing the Perfect Shape for Your Swimming Pool

Are You a Square? Choosing the Perfect Shape for Your Swimming Pool

So, are you a square? We’re here to tell you there’s good news if you answered yes, because a square doesn’t have to be JUST a square! Why not luxuriate like the ancients and add a little curve to those corners for a Grecian or Roman flourish? Backyard Oasis has creative pool designs that will … Read More