The Right Chemistry
Many public swimming pools remain shuttered. Some beaches and lakes either are not open or feel too crowded to be safe. With COVID-19 affecting one of summer's greatest pleasures — plunging into a body of water on a scorching day — is it any wonder that Amazon reported that in April, sales of pools nearly doubled compared to last April? Whether you're new to pool ownership or just trying to refresh your memory as you prep your backyard pool for the season, here are a few maintenance and care tips from pool blogging professionals — and some essential supplies with solid reviews that'll help keep your swims safe and sparkling. (If you're on the fence about getting a pool, here are 20 Reasons Not to Put in a Backyard Pool.)
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