Where can I purchase an Above-ground Pool?

Some pool builders sell and install above ground pools as well as inground pools, however, above ground pools can typically be purchased from a professional pool retailer in your area. Your above ground pool retailer can also provide professional installation for the pool or guide you through the installation process and will be able to help you with any warranty claims you may have in the future. Of course, Imperial Pools of Madison has a great selection of Above-ground Pools. Stop in at one of our 2 locations and pick-up a brochure.

Does chlorine prevent all recreational water illnesses?

Chlorine in swimming pools kills the germs that may make people sick, but it takes time. Chlorine in properly disinfected pools kills most germs that cause RWIs within minutes. However, it takes longer to kill some germs such as Cryptosporidium that can survive for days in even a properly disinfected pool.

Also, many things can reduce chlorine levels in pool water. Some examples are sunlight, dirt, debris, and material from swimmer’s bodies. Healthy swimming behaviors and good hygiene are needed to protect you and your family from RWIs and will help stop germs from getting in the pool.

What is a VGB Drain Cover and why should my pool have one?

The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act (P&SS Act) takes its name from Virginia Graeme Baker, a young girl who drowned after she was trapped under water by the powerful suction from a hot tub drain.

A twin and the youngest of five, 7-year-old Graeme, as her family called her, was the daughter of Nancy and James Baker IV, the son of former Secretary of State James Baker III. A member of her community swim and diving team, Graeme was able to swim without assistance since she was 3 years old.

In June 2002, Graeme became stuck to a hot tub drain and was unable to pull herself free. Efforts by her mother to pull Graeme from the drain proved unsuccessful. Two men who eventually freed Graeme from the spa pulled so hard that the drain cover broke from the force. Graeme died from drowning, but the real cause of her death was suction entrapment due to a faulty drain cover.

After her tragic death, her mother, Nancy Baker, worked tirelessly to advocate for pool and spa safety. Mrs. Baker, her family and Safe Kids Worldwide actively lobbied Congress to win support for a law to require anti-entrapment drain covers and other safety devices, as needed. The statute, which was sponsored by U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, was signed into law by the President in December 2007.

For more safety concerns, check out: http://www.poolsafely.gov

What should I know about pool safety before purchasing a pool?

Nothing is more important in pool safety than adult supervision.

Here are seven steps to pool safety.


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When is the best time to Open a pool?

Most people begin to open their pool in the middle of April to the end of May.

By May 31st, most everyone’s pool is open to take advantage of Memorial Day holiday weekend.

I would suggest that if you have a mesh cover on your pool, open it in Early April to avoid the chance of getting algae. If you wait to the end of May, you will have a green pool (pictured below) and it will take a lot of time and money to get it clear again. The kids are not going to be happy either.


Does a New Liner equal a New Pool?

To change a liner in a pool is likened into changing carpet in a room in your house. It gives you a fresh new look. It inhances the surroundings. It makes everything else look better.  For all practical purposes it restores the pool to its original state.

During the months of February & March, leading up to VIP week on April 12, 2014, we have a 15% discount on all In-ground Liners.

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