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Now that the dog-days of summer are upon us, are you having more difficulty maintaining your chemical levels in the swimming pool? What actually affects the chemicals in pool water? How can I keep my pool

Updated 2/18/2021

Once you've decided to dive (pun intended) into purchasing an in-ground swimming pool that you and your friends can enjoy for years down the road, where do you start? After all,

There are so many different brands of aboveground swimming pools on the market, all with different pro’s and con’s. So how do you choose which pool style

We know you have many options when it comes to selecting an aboveground swimming pool and we would like to take this opportunity to show you how we as a business and how our swimming pools are the best in the industry!Disc

For over 20 years, Aqua Palace has been the leader in the Omaha Metro area for  Premium Soft Sided pools ! Below are just a few of the reasons why a high-quality soft sided pool will bring you MANY years of backyard enjoyment, with a lot less hassle than most abovegrou

If your pool has ever turned green, you know how frustrating it can be. Bacteria’s and algae’s will start to form when there is no sanitizer present. This can occur over a long holiday weekend when the swimming pool was used a lot without an adequate amount of additional sa

Looking for more fun in the sun this summer? Would you rather spend more time swimming in the pool rather than cleaning the pool? You are not alone! Nobody wants to spend most of the summer cleaning the pool in the hot sun instead of enjoying the pool from the water! During

Has your Intex pool pump bit the dust? Are you left wondering what to do next to prevent your pool from turning into a lake? We are here to make your life a lot easier…that is if you are up for it! Who isn’t up for easier maintenance, less cleaning, and less money spent on

Nothing can dampen the pleasure of having a backyard pool in Omaha faster than a chemical accident. Follow these important to tips to insure that your family can have the safest outdoor living fun all summer long!Necessary EvilWith any body of water comes the necessity of c

Kick Algae to the Curb!
March 18/2020
Are you tired of dealing with a green pool this summer? Are you wondering why it keeps returning? The problem can be somewhat complex, but cleaning it up can be a breeze! Here are some tips on what you may be missing and how to keep the algae away (for good!) from your Omah

If you have ever wondered if there are any other types of systems out there that you can use other then chlorine on your pool that is located in Omaha, we are here to tell you there is! Salt water systems have been out for many years. There is a lot of misconception out the

We get this question a lot! “Can you tell us how long we can use our pool and when summer is going to be over?” Well it all depends on the weather and although we aren't weathermen, we sure do have a few tips and tricks up our sleeves to make sure you have the longest summer to enjoy your pool as po

Although there is still plenty of time left this summer in Omaha to swim, we know that the kids will be going back to school soon and the nights will begin getting a little cooler. We wanted to give you a head start on what you will need to make sure you have before getting

Are you ready to throw one last pool party that your whole neighborhood in Omaha will be talking about all winter long? We can help make this last holiday weekend SUPER FUN!Make sure the pool is readyYour chlorine and pH levels should always be kept at a constant level to eliminate bacteria from hav

When you own an aboveground, metal wall pool, liner replacement is a maintenance job that will need to be done approximately every five to seven years. Due to chemicals, sunlight, storm damage or children’s rough-housing, the liners take a beating. Over time the vinyl becomes more brittle and prone

We know you have had a fun summer and are dreading “packing up” the pool, but my friends, it has come to that time once again. All of the fun summer stuff has disappeared off large retailers shelves and Halloween stuff is already in full force! So

Even if you have had a pool for a lot of years, sometimes you find yourself questioning if you are missing a step or not. It’s nice to get a refreshers course on certain things just in case you happen to forget. By following these tips you will ensure that your sand filter

Have you been experiencing lower than normal flow in your pool return?  Not sure what’s going on or what’s causing the issue? If you have been properly backwashing and your pump pot basket is clean and inserted correctly, you may have an issue with the sand. If your sa

Having a pool is suppose to be a lot of fun, right? There will be maintenance things that pop up from time to time that will require your attention, such as sand shooting back into your pool. We can explain why this happens and help you to find the culprit before an even bigger mess occurs!Why this

It’s getting that time of year again, where the pool fun must be wrapped up until spring arrives again. Don’t worry though; you will have all of those memories from this summer’s fun in the pool to remember all winter long until you can create new memories next year! Here are some helpful tips on ho

Are you in need of a new winter cover for your inground pool? We have many options to choose from and will help lay out the differences between them so you can make the best decision for you and your family!Mesh Safety CoversThis type of cover is the most standard and basic cover that is available o

Can you believe it? It’s the beginning of October and the nights are already getting down into the low 50’s! Although it’s nice to enjoy the cool Omaha air thru the windows during the day and in the evening, it’s not doing much good for your pool water! Here are some of the

Although it is November and we are cruising closer and closer to Thanksgiving….and then Christmas…’s not too early to start planning your Inground Pool Project with Aqua Palace!Why it’s not too earlyEven if you have an idea of what you are looking for in the backyard, t

Looking for the perfect aboveground pool for your family to enjoy this summer? Look no further! Aqua Palace has been the leader in the Council Bluffs, Iowa/ Omaha, Nebraska metro area for over 17 years – handling the most economical and durable soft sided pool created! Take a look into our Aqua Pala

Anytime can be a good time to open up your swimming pool for the season. Especially if you are using a heater. We here at Aqua Palace have been opening pools for our customers this season since mid-April. But, every pool season is weather depending! Last pool season, we had snow in the first week of

How do I keep my pool clean and crystal clear?There are a few important things to remember when taking care of your pool all summer to keep it crystal clean and clear! Here is the recommended routine maintenance and the items you will need to have to make that happen!Metal Control – This product goe

Spring Checklist – What pool chemicals do I need?There are several basic items that you will always need to have on hand at all times throughout the pool season.Chlorine (tablets or granular depending on size and type of pool)Metal ControlTest KitPool ShockpH adjustersFor a full description of how t

Chlorine System:It’s important to keep in mind that algae can only form or continue to grow when there is an absence of chlorine in the water. In order to kill the algae in your swimming pool once it has started, we will need to over chlorinate the pool. To do this:Make sure you have 2-3 chlorine ta

This is caused from iron or rust that is in your swimming pool water.What caused it?Either recently filling your entire pool with hard water (normally well or rural water is high in metal content) or if you have topped off your swimming pool with hard water. This also means that not enough metal con

Due to a lot of misinformation you can find online, Baquacil has gotten the “Best Review for Health” title by many sites you might come across (this isn't a real title by the way!) We are here to tell you the facts of both sides and let you decided which one is best.Sanitizer Levels:On a Chlorine po

The typical life span of an aboveground pool liner is 4-6 years, although there are a lot of factors that go into the longevity of the liner.Here are a few examples of what might cause the liner to fail:Chlorine levels being kept too high or too low (high chlorine will start to fade the colors and d

For starters, you will need to remove the entire top cap and ledging around the top of the pool. Keep track of all the screws to insure proper re-installation.  Once the top part of the pool has been removed, you will need to carefully pull out the old liner by removing the retainer clips that

The beauty of a beaded pool liner is the fact that you DO NOT have to tear all the top rails off of the pool in order to replace the liner! This will save you time and money!To start, it’s important to clean out as much of the water as possible from the old pool liner. Remove the old pool liner care

The length of time an inground pool liner will last depends on a variety of factors including:Weather – Hail, very acidic rains, high phosphate rains among many other weather conditions can play a big role in how long your pool liner will last.Wear and Tear – Come wear and tear comes from normal mai

This can be a very difficult task if you are unable to see an actual area that might be torn or leaking. If nothing is visible, you will need to get inside the pool (goggles help!) and scan the side walls carefully, to see if you find any puncture, split, or separation in the liner anywhere. Pay clo

It is not recommended to use any form of play ground sand or landscaping sand in your swimming pool sand filter. These filter systems are only designed to operate correctly with #20 Grade Silica Sand. This type of sand is only sold at professional swimming pool retailers. Any other forms of sand tha

There are many ways that algae forms, but we will break it down into the top 4 categories: Water Chemistry Problems, Pool Water Contamination, Equipment Problems, and Other Causes. Here are the top 33 reasons why!Water Chemistry Problems1. Low free Chlorine levels, under 1 ppm2. High Combined Chlori

Phosphates come in many different forms and can be brought into the pool water from: decomposing leaves, small particles in the air that the wind brings in, rain, fertilizers that blow in, etc. These items cause the phosphate level in your pool to rise. The best level to be at in regards to pho

Just as with any other major purchase, it's important to do some research before buying a pool. At Aqua Palace Spas and Pools, we go the extra step when helping a customer choose the correct pool for their backyard. We’re not the only pool company in the Omaha Metro area, but we are the only CPB (Ce

Here are the products that you will want to make sure you have on hand this Spring! Stock up and save with our upcoming EarlyBuy Special (see store for details!) *Baquacil Sanitizer*Baquacil Oxidizer*Baquacil Performance Algaecide*Baquacil CDX*pH adjusters (Up and Down)*Baquacil Test Strips*Baq

Aqua Palace is your Omaha metro’s largest swimming pool warehouse! We have everything you need to make your upcoming summer FANTASTIC and FUN!Once a year, Aqua Palace offers an Early Bird Special!April 1 thru April 8 – it’s the PERFECT time of the year to stock up on all of your pool suppl

Saturday December 14th from 3-5 pm at Aqua PalaceLocated at 810 Woodbury Ave in Council Bluffs (I-80 Exit 5 – Madison Ave)Free Picture with SantaCookies and Milk (Allergy friendly!)Games and CraftsFor more info, click here! .....

Aqua Palace makes it easy to winterize your aboveground soft side Splash/Spash A Round pools with these quick and easy tips!Proper winterization will ensure that your pool is sparkling BLUE in the spring! Stop by soon and grab your winter products!

We are excited to announce that we are able to LOWER theprice on pool replacement pumps for your swimming pool! Hold up – what!? YES – You heard it right!How can this be?Hard to believe? We know it sounds crazy – what products these days actually go DOWN in costs!? With gas prices continuing to rise

From time to time, issues can arise with your hot tub or pool water. If you are testing your hot tub or pool and notice that something just isn’t right, but you just can’t put your finger on it, you have the ability to bring in a water sample to Aqua Palace and we can test it for you. This helps to

Water testing is essential to maintaining safe water in your pool or spa, but what is better, test strips or liquid drop kit?How to use test strips....Test strips are used by dipping one strip in the pool or spa water and then immediately matching the pad colors to the color chart on the back of the

Fall is approaching and we are all ready for some cooler weather, sweatshirts, bonfires, pumpkin patches and evening soaks in the hot tub! As a family owned and operated business, we look forward to a little slower pace that fall and winter bring.Summer is like 2 seasons (hot tubs and pools) all at

Aqua Palace is excited to announce that every Wednesday between Oct 2017 and March 2018 we will be hosting a Cyber Wednesday Special Event! During these fall/winter month, we will have our showroom closed on Wednesdays – there are no other changes to our store hours during these months.Our fall/wint

We are excited for the many changes that will be taking place in our large Outdoor ShowGarden this spring! Things are about to get underway and we have a lot planned!We greatly enjoy our 1 acre outdoor Showgarden space and want to capitalize on this beautiful space we have to show you even more swim

Family owned and operatedAqua Palace has been owned and operated by the same family since day one. From small town in southwest Iowa to the big city, we quickly realized we needed to launch on a grander scale in the Omaha metro area. We moved to the Mall of the Bluffs, with a location 6 times the si

Aqua Palace LLC810 Woodbury AveCouncil Bluffs, Iowa 51503712-329-4180Aqua Palace LLC Captures Residential Fiberglass Pool of the Year in PrestigiousUnited Aqua Group’s Awards of Distinction Competition!Council Bluffs, Iowa –  – Aqua Palace LLC won the coveted Residential Fiberglass Po

Family Owned BusinessOur company was built on the principals of family because we are family! Our mother/father, daughter/son team along with our adoptive co-workers whom we consider family are here to serve you with Midwestern hometown values.  When you purchase a product from Aqua Palace, you

We are everything that involves relaxation and therapy. Whether it’s a hot tub sauna, aboveground or in-ground pool, we’ve got you covered! We are a family owned and operated, 2 generation business and we pride ourselves on community and charity involvement and our expertise knowledge in therapeutic

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Our exclusive referral programNot only will you be purchasing the top of the line hot tub with Marquis, but the referral perks that come with being an exclusive Aqua Palace customer are hands down the best you will find in the Omaha metro! With every referral you will receive an instant $100 Gift Ca

Everybody likes to save time and money. Here’s how you can join in on Aqua Palace's Fun Pass program to help you and your family save tons of money!Fun Pass CardAqua Palace offers Fun Pass cards to every customer. The Fun Pass cards are free of charge and offer customers benefits by being loyal cust

You are cordially invited to ourCustomer Appreciation Sale!Join Us For:Small Business Saturday - Nov 25thCyber Monday - Nov 27thThankful Tuesday - Nov 28thDEALS ~ SPECIALS ~ DISCOUNTS *Additional Discounts on pool and spa chemicals and accessories*Free refreshments - Firehouse subs, Brownies, C

What is Aquatech?
March 18/2020
As a consumer, professionalism is always something desired from companies you hire. But, how can you be sure the company building your pool is of high standards? Let me introduce you to Aquatech!What is Aquatech?Aquatech is a unique group of pool builders from across the country. Created in 1962, Aq

We couldn't be more excited to have created many beautiful pools in 2016 and 2017, but it is a true honor to have received 2 Aqua Master Awards from United Aqua Group 2 years in a row! Check out these 2 beautiful award winning pools! Each of these pools, like all of our custom hand designed pool pro

Sand Filter SystemIn order to properly winterize your sand filter system on your pool, follow these steps:
  • Backwash/Rinse sand filter system one last time before shutting the system down. Remove drain cap on the bottom of the sand filter – place somewhere safe, like in the pump pot baske

Aqua Palace has some great new products for the upcoming 2017 Pool  Season! Get a sneak peek at them here!Clean your pool faster and more effectively with this pool vac that is COVERED in brushes! Get your scrubbing action on and let your elbows relax for awhile!NEW Robotic Pool Vacs! Extremely

Complete Pool Season Chemical KitsGoing on NOW at Aqua Palace - purchase your complete Seasonal Pool Chemical Kit and save BIG off the retail prices! Our complete sanitizer season kit gets you all the high quality, professional grade basic chemicals that you will need for a full 12 week standard swi

Oh my!! It’s almost the 4 of July and your pool is GREEEN! You’ve got a huge party planned and need to get this pool turned around QUICKLY!We’ve got some suggestions on what to do over the next 4 days to try and turn the pool back around in time for your party. Under normal circumstances this will u

The summer may have passed you by, but don’t let it happen next year! Our IN HOUSE Swimming Pool LAYAWAY program is the PERFECT way to SAVE a bundle on your perfect pool!Whats your perfect size?We have lots of pool sizes to choose from – rounds, ovals, rectangles, freeforms…you name it! We have pool

Sip n Oodles Noodles that you can fill with your favorite summer drink and enjoy sipping out of them while your lounging in your pool! Holds over 24 oz and still functions like a standard pool noodle!Drink HoldersSecurely holds your favorite canned beverage or 12 oz bottle with a convenient han

The last thing you want as an Omaha in ground or above ground pool owner is green water, but even the most devout of caretakers have an occasional bout with algae. Your first course of action is to shock your pool by super-chlorinating the water. Quick acting chlorine shock

If it's time to take the plunge, and we're talking backyard swimming pools, you're probably looking for some tips on how to get started. Are you adept at working within a budget? Exactly how would you find the right pool builder in Omaha? Is FUN at the top of your list? Kee

As the name implies, covers for swimming pools are primarily designed to provide safety for you and your family (and neighborhood kids). They're also the preferred way to close your Omaha pool after the swimming season is over. There are generally two different types of mat

Staying cool on a hot summer's day is always easier when you have a swimming pool in your backyard. They're fabulous investments for large families, as a source of entertainment for the children, and especially for those who love to swim. With that pool comes inherent dange

Once you've decided to dive (pun intended) into purchasing an in-ground swimming pool that you and your friends can enjoy for years down the road, where do you start? After all, this is a huge endeavor and as such, you should do some research to become as familiar as possib

If you want your swimming pool to sparkle like a diamond shimmering on a hot summer's day, there are a number of things you should understand about maintaining your pool. To help you out, we're going to break this down into three essential tips and tell you why each step is

You now have the perfect pool in the backyard, the weather is warming up, the sun is shining and summer is in full bloom now! But wait, something is missing….Your missing all of the fun accessories to make your summer in the pool even more enjoyable (and easy)! Check out th

It’s very important to vacuum your pool on a regular basis to insure that all of the leaves and particles do not remain on the bottom of the pool very long. Everyone always wants to have a perfectly clean pool, so keeping it vacuumed on a regular basis a long with properly

Who doesn't love a fun party in the pool? Whether you are gearing up for a birthday party, family reunion, or a holiday party, get ready to let the fun times roll! Just in time for the 4 of July, find out how to make your holiday pool party the best party ever!Saf

Have you ever thought about what the differences might be when purchasing specialty items from a big box store vs buying it from a company that specializes in that product? For an example, you can purchase tires from your local Wal-Mart store, but what’s the difference betw

Don’t Close TOO early!One of the most important factors when it comes to properly closing your aboveground pool is to NOT close the pool too early. September has arrived and the kids are all back in school, the outside temperatures have dropped significantly and the pool ma

Although the kids have gone back to school and the pool is out of sight, out of mind; it’s important to not close down the pool too early to prevent algae growth. Below are a few tips when it comes to choosing the best time each year to close the pool:
  • Outside temper

Opening up to a slimy, green pool? If  the pool was not properly winterized in the fall or you are getting the pool up and running later than normal, algae can begin to form in the pool, especially if leaves and other debris were left in the pool last fall. Any debris

If you are using a non-chlorine shock in your swimming pool, you can actually swim 15 minutes later!! That is the beauty of using this type of quick pool shock! When using this type of shock, you also don’t have to wait to shock after dark – it can be added any time through

If you have ever tried to vacuum your pool and realized after a short while that you had very little suction, you know the frustrations are real. So you walk around the pool and over to the filter system and take a peak. You find the pressure gauge is up, indicating that the filter is dirty. Didn’t

Green pools are never a pleasant thing to deal with, especially in the heat of the summer! But now that the kids are getting ready to go back to school, the pool might have been slightly neglected for the last few weeks. So what do you need to do and how can you prevent this from happening in the fu

Swimming pool chlorine is one of the many sanitizer options you can use to keep your pool clean and clear all summer long. Chlorine should always be present in the water to avoid bacteria and algae from growing. If the chlorine level is not kept at the proper 2-5 ppm level at all times, algae can st

Sequestering agents are commonly used in swimming pools to remove water hardness from metals and minerals. They combine with calcium and magnesium ions as well as other heavy metal ions in hard water such as iron and rust, to form molecules in which the ions are held so securely (sequestered) that t

This is such a great question that we hear often, but what is the answer!?Over time, your pool becomes saturated with chemicals, in-organics, body oils and many other components. If these items are left in the water too long (hence, not changing your water often enough) they can become a BIG problem

There are various situations that come up that may warrant a customer questioning whether or not they are able to take down a metal wall pool and set it up again later.Several variables come into play regarding this inquiry that should be considered prior to making the decision to take down the pool

A pool heater is made up internally of metal coils which help to produce the heat that warms your pool. When your pH level is not properly maintained, it can greatly lower the lifespan of your pool heater. Here are some things to always watch for and maintain properly, especially if you have a pool

We’ve all made mistakes in the past, we are only human, but let’s debunk the top reasons why our pool ends up a mess and causing us headaches. Summer should be fun and taking care of a pool should be easy, let us show you how!Mistake 4 – Don’t Over BackwashMore is always better right? Not in the cas

There are many ingredients that are different between water softener salt and swimming pool salt. Water softener salt includes additional components that can be very corrosive to your salt cell. Here is what can happen if you use the wrong type of salt in your swimming pool…Calcified Salt CellThe ad

Metal Remover  - This product goes in at the first of each spring before any other items are added to insure that all the metals (iron, copper, rust etc) are protected and taken care of before any chlorine is introduced into the water. In the Omaha metro area we have a high metal content even i

Routine Pool Maintenance For The Entire Summer!BAQUACIL® brand is all about chlorine-free, carefree pool care that fits comfortably into your routine - creating more opportunities for you to enjoy clear, sparkling water all season long. Naturally, some maintenance is required. But what you'll love m

If your pool has ever turned green, you know how frustrating it can be. Bacteria and algae will start to form when there is no sanitizer present. This can occur over a long holiday weekend when the pool was used a lot without an adequate amount of additional sanitizer being added to compensate. It c

There are many different types of filters that you can use on your pool, but which one is the best? Are you tired of having dirty pool water that is always cloudy or green? Has your sand filter been spitting sand back into the pool lately? Do you just want some other options for a pool filter? We ar

At Aqua Palace Spas and Pools we believe taking care of a swimming pool doesn't have to be time consuming or expensive. For years, we have assisted our Council Bluffs and Omaha pool customers in making swimming pool maintenance simple and painless. We ac

Are you tired of pulling your solar pool cover on and off every time you want to use the swimming pool? At Aqua Palace Spas and Pools, we know it can be very stressful, especially if you have a large size pool. Solar covers have been around for decades and they do provide a significant amount of hea

What to expect when you are looking to purchase a pool from a big box storeHave you been thinking about rewarding yourself with a little piece of luxury such as a pool or a spa? While browsing thru the big box stores or on their online website you catch a glimpse of the sales they have on a poo

We're just heading into spring and everyone is thinking ahead to their busy summer swimming season. Here are some tips to help with your swimming pool’s summer maintenance.Change your chemical routine for this summer's swimming seasonThere are an abundant number of reasons your summer chemical maint

In addition to adhering to local regulations pertaining to the security of your swimming pool, alarms are a great addition for protecting your entire family from potentially catastrophic accidents. Swimming pools are meant to be enjoyed by the entire family. Without an alarm, pools can be very dange

It’s that time of year again, the time of year the kids have been counting down the days to and that is OPENING the POOL! Although it may be fun for the kids, it can be a terrifying time of year for the parents, if you aren’t sure what’s lurking under there! If you have opened the cover to find a gr

Have you been fighting a cloudy pool for several days or even weeks now? Maybe you just recently opened the pool, had a big pool party or are trying to get it ready for that perfect holiday party! There are several areas of the pool that you will need to look at to find the problem, some areas you m

Everyone has seen the “blow up ring” pools literally “popping” up all over the place. If you are looking for an inexpensive pool to last just a few months, then you might have found your match. But did you know that this $300-$500 pool will cost you more to maintain than a traditional aboveground po