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Sun Shelf Pool Chairs

Each summer, new trends for swimming pools are provided to make swimming easy for users. However, one direction that refuses to be overshadowed by the latest trends in the sun shelf pool chairs. When this trend started, it was only exclusive to high-end resorts and hotels, but they have become quite popular that almost every pool has them.

Sun Shelf Pool Chairs

You may know the sun shelf pool chair by a different name, including a tanning shelf, a Baja shelf, or a tanning lounge. Whatever name it may bear, the sun shelf pool chair is a shallow, flat area where you keep in pool lounge chairs for sun shelves. This seat has become popular over the years that it can be found in both commercial and residential pools. It can be rightly placed in a sun shelf, which is a raised area of your pool that creates an insubstantial section of water that is less than one foot deep and can contain a few chairs or chaise lounges.

This trend is ideal for people who want to relax, tan, and read a book under the hot weather while they’re partially inside the water. Provide your family and friends enough comfort with the use of the sun shelf pool chair.

Types of Sun Shelf Pool Chair

After careful research of all the types of sun shelf pool chairs, wed have categorized the different types by their material and quality, and they are;

  • Plastic Resin Pool Chair

The plastic resin pool chair is a high-quality chair designed to stay in water for quite a while without damage. These qualities of chairs are provided by different brands and come with 100% plastic resin. It also has high-density polyethylene, which makes them durable for a long time even though they are lightweight.

  • Marine Grade Polymer pool chair

Another type of in-pool lounge chair for sun shelf is the marine grade chairs. This model of chair is made of high-density polyurethane and has properties of water resistance. They are quite more massive than the plastic resin pool chairs and are more potent. They are made to withstand the harsh conditions of your pool. You will enjoy months and years of relaxation without worrying about changing them.


If you want to make your pool more enjoyable, you should add a sun shelf pool chair. This will make your time in the pool worthwhile.

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How To Raise pH Level Without Raising Alkalinity

Managing your pool’s chemistry level is not a simple task as it demands lots of cleaning and maintenance activities. This also involves balancing the pH level of your pool. Although challenging, balancing the pH level of your pool is vital for the chemical to have a full effect over your pool.

Raise pH Level

Moreover, when handling your pool’s chemistry level, the biggest challenge that owners face is maintaining alkalinity while raising the pH level of their pool. These two factors are related to one another, and if any changes occur to one, it affects the other.

Now, when managing your pool, you test for the acidic and alkalinity levels of the pool. If your pool has a low pH level, the pool water is acidic and can cause severe damage to the user. If the pool water, on the other hand, has a high pH level, that means the water has a high alkaline level, which can also affect the effect of chlorine.

Furthermore, raising your pool’s pH level to your desired target is as important as the level of alkalinity of your pool. Therefore, we’re going to show you how to raise your pool’s pH level without increasing the alkalinity.

How to raise pH without raising alkalinity

  • Take the pH and Alkalinity reading

With your test kit, measure your pH and Alkalinity reading.

  • Set Alkalinity level target

After noting both levels, you can set an alkalinity target, so when you add acid, the alkalinity will not go more than the target. Whatever target you set would determine the quantity of acid used to achieve such a target.  With an online pool calculator, calculate the amount of acid to add to your pool to hit your alkalinity target.

  • Add acid

We are using muriatic acid to increase the pH level of our pool. After diluting the acid, add the calculated quantity to the pool.

  • Test for pH and Alkalinity level

Every six hours, test the pool for the pH and Alkalinity level. Measure the pool after 24 hours. You will find that the alkalinity hit the required target, but the pH level will need to be raised, and this would not affect the alkalinity.

  • Raise pH level with aeration

When you aerate a pool, you expose it to oxygen. This removes carbonic acid, thereby raising the pH level. You can also increase the rate of aeration with an air compressor.


This is the simple way of raising your pH level without raising alkalinity simultaneously. You can practice this and let us have your feedback.

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Homemade Pool Cover Reel

While there are many benefits of using pool cover, one disadvantage is the difficulty in using these pool covers. But you could make things easier for yourself by installing pool cover reel which makes it easier to close and reopen your pool whenever you feel like. 

In the pool cover reel system, there are different pool covers which range from homemade to automatic pool covers. Getting an automatic pool cover reel system may be challenging for many people due to its cost but if you’re a handy person, you can design your own diy solar cover reel above ground pool and cut the cost of getting an automatic system. 

Benefits of diy solar reel cover above ground pool

  • The usefulness of the diy solar cover reel above ground pool includes
  • To use your pool cover when you shut down your pool 
  • To remove the pool cover when you make use of the pool
  • And to collect the pool cover when the pool is in use

How to make your own solar reel cover

To design your own solar cover reel, here is what you’ll need

  • Solar Cover
  • 10 ft ¾ inch alloy pipe
  • ¾ inch female 90o fitting 
  • Two bags of cement
  • 4 inch extended ¾ inch nipple
  • 6 3 inch extended ¼ inch eyelet bolt
  • Grommets
  • Two 4 X 4 X 8 treated lumber post
  • Gravel 
  • huge zip binds
  • Paint or Sealant

Tools for construction procedure

  • Grommet Kit
  • Drill
  • Wrench
  • Level
  • Hammer
  • Wheelbarrow (optional)
  • Shovel
  • Miter or circular or hand saw
  • 1 ¼ inch spade bit
  • 5/16 inch and 1/8 inch drill bits

Step by step process

  • Lay the posts: excavate two holes one foot apart each other with six inches space on the left and right of your pool’s metal support. The different holes should be one foot in diameter and 18 inch deep. 
  • Nick the posts:  cut your post to fit the height of your pool and ensure it remains leveled into the floor by adding gravel few inches into the hole.  Position the post to be upright using the gravel.
  • Prepare Concrete: prepare your concrete portion in the wheelbarrow using water then mix with a spade or cement mixer.
  • Fill up the holes: fill the holes using the cement mixture and level the post while filing the cement.
  • Insert your eyelet bolt: mark the space for your inlet bolt adjusting them about eighteen inches apart each on every side of the post.
  • Drill bolt hole: drill a hole in the pipe of 5/16 and 1/8 inch. Insert the eyelet bolt through the hole then pass a nut through the other end. 
  • Drill holes through the pole: drill the top about 4 inches with the 1 ¼ inch spade bit.  Sprinkle the hole and the pipe with WD40 then pass the post through.  Join both ends of the post to your 90 degree fitting and also the nipple. Then use a wrench to tighten the nut
  • Assemble your solar cover:  cut your solar cover to the shape of your pool.
  • Set the tarp to face up with pipe and take record of where the eyelet is
  • With hole puncher, set the grommet and other instruments which consist of hard bottom too, with your grommet facing up then your tarp and the washer faces down. Using a large punch tool, whack everything into place. 


If you follow these steps closely, you can create your solar pool cover easily. You can also put on/off the cover easily.

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