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4500 State Highway 30 | Amsterdam, NY | 12010 | 518-843-2820

School House Pools has been building and servicing Pools and Spas in this Amsterdam NY location since 1978. We have been a proud member of the aquatech group for over a decade.

Your Own Private Resort
A pool and spa put all the comforts of a four star vacation right in your own backyard. Refresh and revitalize yourself with an invigorating swim at the end of the day. Sooth away stress relaxing in your spa. Or simply sit back and enjoy the tranquility and beauty of an Aquatech Pool and Spa.

Wouldn’t you love to turn your into a luxury resort?


How do I Winterize a Swimming Pool?

To properly winterize a swimming pool, the owner should begin by making sure that the pool water is clean of debris. Leaves, bugs, pine needles and other similar items should be vacuumed or removed from the pool by use of the filter, or by using an extension pole and net to skim the water. A good time to begin the winterizing process is in the fall, just as the colors change, but before the leaves have a chance to fall into your pool.
A chemical treatment to your pool is essential. A mixture of winter chlorine, winter alkalizer, and winter powder will insure that your pool stays clean over the winter and is ready for use in the late spring when the warmer weather arrives. Many manufacturers supply ready-made, winterizing kits that contain the chemicals mentioned above. Each manufacturer has different directions so make sure you follow the exact directions on your winterizing kit. Essentially, these chemicals will put extremely high levels of chlorine, alkaline, and algaecide in the water to prepare for the winter months ahead. Some of these chemicals mandate that the pool filter be turned on while the chemicals are added. Make certain you follow this direction. The failure to do so may result in stains to your liner.
Once the chemicals have been added, the pool water is ready for a slight draining to appropriate levels, if required by your pool manufacturer. Once the water is several inches below the level of the skimmer and output holes, you can cease draining and remove the filter hoses attached to the skimmer and output hole. If draining is not required, then cover the filter skimmer and output hole with the appropriate covers. This cover will prevent water from leaking and ice from forcing its way out. With the covers in place, remove the filter hoses. Open the drain at the bottom of the filter to let any water in the filter outlet. Store the filter and hoses in a garage or basement for the duration of the winter. Leaving a filter outside over the winter will lead to serious damage, especially if you fail to drain the filter.
The last item needed for a proper winterizing is a pool cover. However, before stretching the cover across the pool, you should install a floatation device in the center of the pool. This device can be a car or truck inner-tube or a large inflatable winter pillow sold by pool suppliers for this very purpose. The float serves two functions. First, it balances the rainwater and ice sure to form on your pool's cover over the winter. Secondly, The area around the float will not freeze over the winter and will allow the ice to push inward toward the float, rather than outward towards the pool wall. This will ease the tension on the pool walls, a condition that can lead to support problems later.
Finally, stretch the cover across the pool and over the float using two or three others for help. Once the cover is in place, you should run a sturdy wire through the holes that run along the outer seam of the cover. Pull the wire tight using a hand wench or similar tool so that the cover fits snugly around the pool. Failure to properly secure the cover will result in the pool cover coming off during high winds or heavy rains. Your pool is now ready to battle the winter elements, and will be ready for a sparkling clean opening come spring.
     

Lumbering was once one of New York State's most important industries; the forests of the Adirondack region have been a source of timber for almost two centuries. Northern hardwoods -- primarily sugar maple, yellow birch and beech - are the most common trees in the Adirondacks. Mingled with these species are red spruce, white pine, white ash, hemlock, black cherry and red maple.
Logging began in earnest on the fringes of the Adirondack region before 1813, and by 1850 had made its way into the heart of the wilderness. For years the timber industry flourished in Adirondack towns such as Tupper Lake, Newcomb, Conifer, Lyon Falls, Poland, Watertown, Carthage, Potsdam, Glens Falls, Fulton, Hudson Falls, and many others.

Traditional logging was hard physical work with tools little changed from the Middle Ages. Men and animals provided most of the power.

For More Information visit The Adirondack Museum or their Web Site

 


Mike Baird Logging
Firewood, Logs, Pulpwood
1898 St. Hwy 29A, Gloversville
725-6209

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Contractors/Dealers
Alpin Haus
Route 30
Amsterdam

888-426-1393

Harnish BROS Nursery & Pools
132 West State Street Extension
Gloversville, NY 12078

518-725-1355

School House Pools
4500 State Highway 30
Amsterdam, NY ~ 12010
518-843-2820

Pine Lake Stove
Route 10 and 29
Caroga Lake
 
Equipment and Supplies
Alpin Haus
Route 30
Amsterdam

888-426-1393

Harnish BROS Nursery & Pools
132 West State Street Extension
Gloversville, NY 12078

518-725-1355

School House Pools
4500 State Highway 30
Amsterdam, NY ~ 12010
518-843-2820


Pine Lake Stoves
Rt 10 & 29A
Caroga Lake
518 835-8900

Service and Repair
Alpin Haus
Route 30
Amsterdam

888-426-1393

Harnish BROS Nursery & Pools
132 West State Street Extension
Gloversville, NY 12078

518-725-1355

School House Pools
4500 State Highway 30
Amsterdam, NY ~ 12010
518-843-2820

Pine Lake Stoves
Rt 10 & 29A
Caroga Lake
518 835-8900

Water Delivery
SLA Transport
( a Division of School House Companies)
773-2400 Ext. 115
Mayfield

 

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