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Green Pool Problems – Greater Sacramento Area

Published: Saturday, July 28, 2012

Hey there everybody! We here at Leisure Time hope that your week went well. This weekend is going to get hot with temps in the mid 90’s. Also, the Garlic Festival is going on in Gilroy, so be sure to check that out!. Anywho, being that its the summer time, we get lots of calls regarding all sorts of pool issues; from cleaning tips to pool sweep problems. However, one of the most frequent issues we hear about is the issue of a “green pool”. Though it may seem like a simple, easy-to-fix problem, green pool cleanups are one of the most annoying and costly of all pool problems. The   … Read »

Keeping fit in the pool while having fun!!! – Greater Sacramento Area

Published: Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Hey everybody! So the temperature this week is going to stay in the 90’s! A great time to get in your pool! However, with the heat comes fatigue, and with fatigue comes laziness! And we all know when we get lazy, exercising goes straight out the window! A great way to get exercise, cool down, and have fun is to get in your pool and exercise! So here are a couple exercises you can do in the pool and still have a great time. 1. Kickboard Drills -Using a kickboard, swim four laps freestyle using only your legs to propel you through the water. -Rest for one minute after you first set, then repeat. -More   … Read »

New Summer Product Specials! – Greater Sacramento Area

Published: Saturday, July 14, 2012

Hey all! We hope everyone survived that crazy heat last week! This upcoming week, the forecast looks like it will drop back down into the mid 80’s and low 90’s! Perfect pool party weather! We have been getting non stop calls about old equ…ipment problems because of over-heating. We have also been getting calls about high energy bills as a result of older pumps. Well you can kill two birds with one stone! Visit our specials page to learn about our Summer Product Specials going on. Including a new Intelliflo Variable Speed pump that will save you tons of money in evergy savings   … Read »

Swimming Pool Games – Greater Sacramento Area

Published: Friday, June 22, 2012

It’s surprisingly cool here in Sacramento this week! But, here at Leisure Time we are always thinking about having fun in the sun! So your kids or grandkids are coming over to swim… Or maybe your child is having a pool party… Whatever the case, there are so many games that kids can play in the pool that will maximize their exercise and enhance their fun! Remember though, SAFETY FIRST. All children should be directly monitored by an adult whenever they enter the swimming pool area. Here are some games ranging from classics to inventive! Marco Polo – The Classic # of Players – 2+ (Best   … Read »

Automatic Pool Sweeps Can Save You Time, Energy, and Money – Greater Sacramento Area

Published: Friday, June 15, 2012

Hey everybody! Sorry for the hiatus, but we have been EXTREMELY busy here at Leisure Time. So much, in fact, that we have hired three new employees! Brittany – Pool Technician, Carlton – Repairs, and Ray – Office Manager. They will be happy to help you with anything you need! Anyways, the Summer is here and we have been getting a lot of calls regarding gunk, goop, and dust at the bottom of the pool. There could be many reasons for this; debris, increased algae because of the sunlight and heat, etc… It is very difficult and time consuming to clean the pool floor by hand or with an extended   … Read »

Rebates on Equipment – Greater Sacramento Area

Published: Thursday, May 31, 2012

Hey everybody! So, Summer is over and the leaves are going to fall. Best time of the year to upgrade your pool sweep. They can be expensive so here are some great rebates with a purchase of select pool sweeps!   $50 Cleaner Rebates Purchase a Kreepy Krauly® Kruiser™, Legend® II automatic pool cleaners thru December 31, 2013 and qualify for a $50 rebate year-round. You must submit your rebate, receipt and warranty information within 30 days of purchase. These offers are only good on purchases made in the United States or Canada during the specified time periods. Allow 6 – 8 weeks   … Read »

Troubleshooting Your Swimming Pool Sweep – Greater Sacramento Area

Published: Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Hey everybody! Sorry for the hiatus, but Leisure Time has been incredibly busy (which is good) lately with the summer season kickin’ off! Recently, we have had a lot of calls regarding swimming pool sweep problems. Two of the most common problems people voice are: 1) “My pool sweep is not moving.” -or- 2) “My pool sweep only stays in one end of the pool.” If you are having these problems, read the following. It may save you time and money! -Check to ensure that the main drain and all suction lines are closed, except for the suction line to which Kreepy Krauly is attached. -Check   … Read »

Easy Steps for Beautiful Pool/Spa Water! – Greater Sacramento Area

Published: Friday, May 18, 2012

Hey everybody! It’s another great day in the Greater Sacramento Area! Memorial Weekend is just around the corner and here at Leisure Time, we know that EVERYONE who has a pool is going to want it to be ready for that big party you’re going to be throwing! So, if you need work done to your pool, GIVE US A CALL ASAP! Scheduling is filling up and we want everybody to have a great Memorial Day Weekend! However, there are some things you can do now on your own to ensure that your pool is ready. Below are 3 easy steps to making sure your swimming pool’s water stays clean and clear! -Chris- 1.   … Read »

Swimming Pool Exercise – Greater Sacramento Area

Published: Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Hey everybody! Though the weekend was good, it feels great to be back to work at Leisure Time. The rest of the week looks like good weather with 70-80’s in the early week with temperatures climbing to the 90’s late weekend. A perfect time to get into your swimming pool ready for the weekend sun! So, today’s topic: Swimming Pool Exercises. The weather is getting hotter and hotter and its becoming more difficult to get out and run, go to the gym, or just in general, move. A great way to beat the heat while still burning calories is to get in your swimming pool for a cool down and exercise.   Here   … Read »

Swimming Pool Pet Safety – Greater Sacramento Area

Published: Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Hey all! Recently, there have been many reports in the news and social grapevine of safety regarding pets and swimming pools. Our pets are our most beloved friends and if anything happened to them, we not only feel heartbroken, but also responsible. Leisure Time wants to help reduce the amount of swimming pool pet accidents by giving all pool owners some tips to preventing these situations. -Pets should not have access to swimming pool areas while unsupervised. If they are able to access these areas without human supervision, precautionary measures should be taken. -Fences: By installing 4ft high   … Read »