Is it time to reline your pool?

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swimming-pool-replacement-linerSwimming pool liners add the most for the look of your pool. More importantly, they keep the water in the pool!

A new pool liner and a few nice liner accessories can completely renovate any tired looking vinyl pool.

Hydrocare has supplied and installed thousands of pool liners to homeowners just like you. Choose from a wide variety of colors and patterns in several thicknesses. A thicker pool liner is less likely to puncture, hides uneven pool floor areas better, and may have a longer life span. Darker pool liners and swirl patterns tend to hide dirt and debris better than solid blue liners, and may have a small solar benefit.

Contact us to schedule a new pool liner install.


When to open your pool.

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snow-covered-poolIt is always better to open earlier rather than later.

The recommended time to open up your pool is when temperatures in your area consistently reaches 70 degrees. 70 degrees is not exactly swim weather, these temperatures can promote algae growth. This can be a problem if you use a mesh pool cover that brings sunlight to the water.

Another thing to keep in mind as is pollen.  As the weather warms into the growing season, our allergies and your pool are affected by pollen.

Schedule a pool opening and we can help prevent algae growth and pollen collection, making sure your pool stays a pool instead of turning into a backyard swamp.

Click here to schedule a pool opening.

Watch the Weather

You don't want to open your pool after a few days of warm weather, only to receive heavy snowfall the next day. We've already seen temperatures rise for a day or two and then plummet here in Connecticut.  Keep an eye on your local weather forecast to help determine the right time to open your pool.

Put history on your side as well by noting the average temperatures in your region by month. If the averages temperature for a certain time of year is 55 degrees, yet it has surpassed 70 for the last week, it's best to avoid assuming that the great weather is there to stay.

A fever activates your immune system

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You can create your own fever by subjecting your body to a very warm environment.  You get a fever with the flu because it is your body's response to activate the immune response.

Hot Tub do not get you all the way there, but warming up in one is a start.  You can then put very warm towels around your neck to help with the immune response.

This is NOT medical advise and you need to consult your physician.

Below is a video from a doctor talking about fevers and its effect on COVID-19.


COVID-19 and Stress Level

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485 deaths since June 1, 2020 from COVID-19 vs 757 deaths from seasonal flu in 2018.

Although COVID-19 is bad for the elderly (over 70) and those with co-morbidities, the chances for you to die of COVID-19 if you are 50 and under and you are healthy is LESS than the seasonal flu.  The big number in the beginning of the year are mostly elderly people that were in poor health.  We greive for those lost souls and will keep them in our memories. 

Then from the June - July timeframe, COVID-19 became more of a normal flu problem.

So, take a splash, enjoy your hot tub, sweat in your sauna and relax!

covid-deaths-ctSince June 1, 2020 the COVID-19 Deaths are the same as seasonal flu.


Health Tips, COVID & Your Pool or Spa

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Swimming-Pool-And-Medical-Prot-366876295Swimming, relaxing in your spa and other water-related activities are excellent ways to get the physical activity and improve your immune response to COVID-19. 

According to the CDC, "Physical activity helps you feel better, function better, and sleep better."  And, "Adults with excess weight are at even greater risk during the COVID-19 pandemic."

It is importanct to maintain physical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how you can continue to exercise effectively and safely

  • Measures taken to reduce the spread of COVID-19 are causing changes in everyday schedules are disrupting workout routines for many Americans.
  • Exercise is especially important now because it can reduce stress, prevent weight gain, boost the immune system, and improve sleep.
  • You can safely engage in physical activity by exercising with family and getting outdoors.
  • Relaxation and sleep are important for your immune system

Although it might be tempting to skip your workout during these challenging times, public health officials say that exercise — while undoubtedly crucial under normal circumstances — is essential to your physical health and mental well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.