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6515 Mahoning Ave NW, Warren, OH 44481
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Intex Swimming Pool Considerations

An Intex pool makes a nice beginner's pool, one that will help you decide if a "real" swimming pool is something you want to invest in. But there are drawbacks.

Pool Chemicals

Our Choice for Chlorine: The Flippin' Frog
Flippin' Frog by King Technologies Floats 'til it Flips! That portable backyard pool is there for one reason - FUN! Flippin' FROG keeps it that way with its patented minerals and a low dose of chlorine in an easy-to-use, easy-on-the-pocket, dual cartridge system. Best of all, it flips over when the chlorine is empty and needs to be replaced. For pools 12-18 feet in diameter or 2,000 to 5,000 gallons.

How It Works
Simply click the mineral and chlorine cartridges together, tether as directed and set in the pool. The mineral cartridge lasts an entire summer while the chlorine cartridges last roughly 3-4 weeks. Simply replace the bottom chlorine cartridge when Flippin' FROG flips over. No touching or measuring the chlorine again.

Comparison
Most pool owners haul heavy chlorine buckets to the pool side and dump chlorine into their pool or skimmer on a daily basis. That's a lot of hassle and those costs add up quickly. Flippin' FROG operates at only .5 parts per million of chlorine compared to 3-5 parts per million for most pools so you'll spend less on chlorine and experience soft, silky water all summer.

Filtration
Intex pools generally come with a cartridge filter, something a lot of pool owners consider to be a hassle. Replacement cartridges, while readily available at mass-merchandisers such as WalMart, can become difficult to find during peak season, and require much more time for maintenance than does a sand filter.

Our recommendation:
Replace the standard cartridge filter that comes with your pool with a Hayward VL-Series Sand Filter. Unlike cartridges, the sand in a sand filter generally only needs changed every three to five years, is readily available, and is down-right inexpensive. Backwashing, which is comparable to washing/rinsing a filter cartridge, flushes debris out of the sand, takes only a couple minutes, and only needs done when the pressure gauge reads about 10psi higher than when the filter was installed (about every 3 weeks).

Replacement Parts
Replacement parts for an Intex pool can be difficult to find locally, usually requiring you to wait for delivery from an on-line purchase.

Our recommendation:
If you choose to start with an Intex pool, replace it with a Fairfield (aluminum wall) or Zenith (steel wall) swimming pool (sold and installed by Caldwell Pools, of course) before you need to replace parts!

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Store Hours
Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 3pm
Sunday Closed

Tanning & Water Testing
Monday - Friday 9am - 5:30pm
Saturday 9am - 2:30pm
Sunday Closed

Financing
Caldwell Pools now has two forms of financing available:

1) In-House financing, with no service charge or interest. When your pool is paid off we will install it. Perfect for laying a pool away for the next season!

2) 3, 6, & 12 Months Same as Cash

We now have 3, 6, & 12 months same as cash financing on above ground swimming pools and heaters.

Swimming Pool Safety
Swimming Pool Safety: Right From The Start
Pool Chemical Safety Tips

Maintaining Your Pool
Why Pool Water Turns Blonde Hair Green
Proper Water Balance: pH and Total Alkalinity
Sand Filter Basics
The Low-Down on Phosphates
Intex Pools: From Chemicals to Better Filtration
Solar Cover Care & Maintenance

Seasonal Maintenance
How To Open Your Own Swimming Pool
How To Close Your Own Swimming Pool
How To Maintain Your Sand Filter



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MARCH TANNING SPECIAL

2017 Prom Tanning Specials

Caldwell Pools now has indoor tanning!

No matter the temperature outside, it's always good weather to tan at Caldwell Pools!

We have 4 different tanning bed models: Basic Level 2 beds with bronzing bulbs, Hot Level 2 beds with face tanners, two 10 minute Stand-Up beds, and for the more experienced tanner - one with a good base tan - we have the Level 3 Solarwind 5000 - aka the "Monster Bed".

Whether you're a beginner or experienced year-round tanner, we have a bed suited to your needs... Come in and tan with us today!

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