As spring begins and ushers in warm weather, you might notice that nature starts to wake up as well from its long wintery nap. Birds start to sing in the mornings, deer can be found in parks, and, yes, all the nasty pests that are absent in the summer begin to show up — and can invade your home. But the warm months don't have to mean that your home is a free motel for all the creepy-crawlies nature can muster up.
As a teenager, I joined my local swim team and soon became a champion swimmer. I have been swimming my entire life, and my love for water pushed me to purchase a home with a large in-ground pool. Strangely enough, after years of swimming I had no idea how to take care of the pool. I knew that I needed to add chemicals to get rid of potentially dangerous bacteria, and I also knew that chemicals kept algae at bay. I didn't know how to choose from hydrogen peroxide, salt, or chlorine additives. I definitely had no idea about shock, and I didn't know how many chemicals to add. After some trial and error, a very green pool, and a necessary draining, I figured it out. I have compiled for you a number of blogs and resources so you do not have to make costly mistakes like me.