Caldwell Pools
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Caldwell Pools   6515 Mahoning Ave NW, Warren, OH 44481   Phone: 330-847-7509

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Retail Pools & Equipment
Swimming Pools
Pool Heaters
Filters & Filter Systems
Pool Pumps
Solar & Winter Covers
Vacuum Equipment

Swimming Pool Chemicals
Balancers (Alkalinity & pH)
Chlorine & Bromine
Cleaners & Remedies
Oxydizers (Pool Shock)
Soft Swim (Biguanide)
Water Enhancers

the Tanning Salon
Indoor Tanning
Tanning Lotions
After-Tan Moisturizers, Mists
Different Tanning Bed Levels
Sunless Tanning With DHA
Tanning Tips

Yoga Classes

How To Close Your Own Above Ground Swimming Pool

As much as we hate to face it, it seems fall and winter are coming early to NE Ohio! If you are thinking about saving a few dollars and closing the pool yourself, we've listed the instructions for Chlorine, Bromine, and SoftSwim pools below.

Caldwell Pools does carry everything you generally need for closing your swimming pool: winter covers, extra cables, air pillows, water tubes, winter cover sealer, winter plugs, Gizzmos, shock, and algicide. We also carry antifreeze for in-ground pools.

Winter covers have a standard 10 year warranty/2 year full for above ground pools or 10 year warranty/3 year full for in-ground pools and are available to fit the following pool sizes:

  • 15', 18', 21', 24', 27/28', 30' Round Above Ground
  • 15' x 30', 18' x 33' Oval Above Ground
  • 12' x 24', 16' x 24' Rectangle Above Ground
  • 16' x 32', 16' x 36', 18' x 36', 20' x 40', 20' x 44', 24' x 40' Rectangular In-Ground swimming pools

How to Winterize/Close a Chlorine or Bromine Above Ground Pool

  1. The day before closing, make sure your pool is clean and balanced.
  2. That evening, shock the pool with double the amount of pool shock normally used throughout the pool season.
  3. The next morning vacuum the pool to waste dropping the water level 2 to 3 inches below the skimmer.
  4. Put winter plugs in inlets after taking off the "inlet cover and eyeball".
  5. Add 1 quart concentrated algicide, diluted in a bucket of water.
  6. Secure air pillow into place after blowing it up (do not fill all the way).
  7. Add left over chlorine or bromine to winter floater and put in pool.
  8. Take filter hoses off skimmer and filter and store in garage or basement.
  9. Drain filter and pump by taking off drain cap located at bottom of filter. Put vari-flo valve in between any two positions (or newer models - winterize position). This allows any water that maybe trapped in the "head" to run out and therefore prevent freezing and cracking the head. Put drain cap, pressure gauge, etc. into strainer basket (located in pump) and store in garage or basement. Also remove and store skimmer basket.
  10. Put winter cover on, allowing the cover to drape down on top of the water. Tighten the cable around pool so that no air can get underneath and cause it to blow and tear the cover. You may want to use cover seal wrap to also aid in preventing this.
  11. For rectangle pools with a large deck, use water tubes to hold the cover down and add extra protection against wind.
  12. If using a brominator/chlorinator, remove bromine/chlorine, clean thoroughly and store in garage or basement.

How to Winterize/Close a SoftSwim® Above Ground Pool

Follow the steps below when you're ready to close your pool for the cold weather season.

  1. Go to your BioGuard Dealer for a complete water analysis.
  2. Balance pool water according to the Dealer's winter instructions.
  3. Brush and vacuum pool with BioGuard handheld accessories.
  4. Backwash and chemically clean filter with SoftSwim Filter Cleaner.
  5. Add initial dose of SoftSwim A (1 quart per 25,000 gallons of water).
  6. Add SoftSwim C (1 gallon per 10,000 gallons). Wait 3 hours.
  7. Add SoftSwim B to top up to 50 ppm.
  8. Run filter continuously for 24-48 hours.
  9. Winterize equipment according to manufacturer's directions.
  10. Follow recommended water draining and covering procedures appropriate to weather conditions in your area.

Above Ground Pools Under $90 a Month!

Swimming Pools as low as $88.40 per month with approved credit!

Details: Price calculated for a 15 ft Vogue Zenith Above Ground Pool, no money down; 60 month loan with credit approval.

Our pool packages include 52" wall, 20mil liner, Hayward Sand Filter & Pump, Skimmer, A-Frame Ladder, Solar Cover, Frog System (mineral/chlorine), and Vacuum equipment. Installation is also included as long as no major land renovation is required.

Pools are available in the following sizes:
Round: 15', 18', 21', 24', 27', 30'
Oval: 15' x 30', 18' x 33'

Gift Certificates for Pools and Tanning

We have $20, $50, and $100 Gift Certificates for Caldwell Pools, as well as Gift Certificates for 1 Month Unlimited Tanning in a Level II Bed

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Current Store Hours
Monday 11am to 5pm
Tuesday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday - Sunday Closed

Yoga Classes
Tuesday 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Thursday 10am - 11am

Tanning & Water Testing
Monday 11am to 4:30pm
Tues - Friday 9am to 4:30pm
Saturday - Sunday Closed

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Caldwell Pools now has two forms of financing available:

1) In-House financing, with no service charge or interest. When your pool is paid off we will install it. Perfect for laying a pool away for the next season!

2) 3, 6, 12 Months Same as Cash

We now have 3, 6, and 12 months Same as Cash financing on above ground swimming pools and heaters.

Pre-Pool Considerations

Swimming Pool Safety
Swimming Pool Safety: Right From The Start
Pool Chemical Safety Tips

Maintaining Your Pool
Why Pool Water Turns Blonde Hair Green
Proper Water Balance: pH and Total Alkalinity
Sand Filter Basics
The Low-Down on Phosphates
Intex Pools: From Chemicals to Better Filtration
Solar Cover Care & Maintenance

Seasonal Maintenance
How To Open Your Own Swimming Pool
How To Close Your Own Swimming Pool
How To Maintain Your Sand Filter

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Yoga Classes

Caldwell Pools now has Yoga classes available by Brenda of B-Inspired

Brenda Henderson of B-Inspired Yoga has returned to teach Yoga classes at Caldwell Pools!

Some of the benefits of Yoga include increased flexibility, increased muscle tone and strength, stress management, mental clarity and calmness, sharpened concentration, cardio and circulatory health and so much more.

Call Brenda at 330-503-6790 for more details - from what to wear and what you need to bring to joining classes. Class begins at 10am or 7:15pm sharp, so you may want to arrive a little early!

Caldwell Pools now has indoor tanning!

No matter the temperature outside, it's always good weather to tan at Caldwell Pools!

We have 3 different tanning bed models: Basic Level 2 beds with bronzing bulbs, Hot Level 2 beds with face tanners, and for the more experienced tanner - one with a good base tan - we have the Level 3 Solarwind 5000 - aka the "Monster Bed".

Whether you're a beginner or experienced year-round tanner, we have a bed suited to your needs... Come in and tan with us today!

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