HISTORY

Bennington Pool & Hearth has been building and servicing pools for over THREE decades. We have expanded over the years but 100% customer satisfaction is still our top priority. Many of our customers remember our humble beginnings. Over the years we have expanded our product lines to better serve our customers. We now offer wood stoves and pellet stoves along with STIHL chainsaws and trimmers. We are here before the sale, after the sale and any time in between. If you have any questions or concerns please email us (sales@bpsh.com) or call us (802-442-5237)

OPENING YOUR SWIMMING POOL

The end of cold weather signifies the beginning of pool time for you and your family. Starting up your above ground pool is a quick and simple process. By following a short list of startup measures, you’ll ensure your pool is swim ready when you are:

  1. Remove your winter cover. Clean and protect it and store it in a cool, dry place.
  2. Remove leaves and debris from the pool bottom.
  3. Inspect your plumbing and check all connections for proper installation and operation.
  4. Add water up to the level recommended by the manufacturer.
  5. Once the water is at the desired level, add Bioguard’s algecide 28-40, polysheen blue, as recommended by your pool care professional and shock the pool.
  6. Run the filter until the water runs clear.
  7. Check the water balance.

We at Bennington Pools are proud to use the state of the art water testing system by Bioguard.  Bring in a water sample to have it tested.

OPENING POOL

3 EASY STEPS FOR POOL CARE

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BIOGUARD’S EASY TO FOLLOW SYSTEM

Great for busy pools of any size or surface type. This system should be used with pools featuruing good water flow through skimmers and/or equipped with a chlorinator.

SANITIZE: Maintain a sanitizer level with BioGuard Silk Smart Sticks or BioGuard Silk Sticks. Add every 3 – 5 days to help kill bacteria and maintain proper sanitation levels.

OXIDIZE: Maintain a proper oxidizer level with BioGuard Smart Shock oxidizer. Helps restore water clarity and kill bacteria. Helps maintain sparkly, clear water.

PREVENT: Help inhibit algae growth using BioGuard’s Smart Algicide® or 28-40 Algicide. Add weekly.

Remember, the recipe for easy pool care is to balance the water at the beginning of the pool season and maintaining proper chemical levels throughout the pool season.

BE SURE TO BRING IN A WATER SAMPLE TO US EVERY 4-6 WEEKS.

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WOOD PELLET REVIEW

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HOW DO YOUR PELLETS STACK UP AGAINST THE COMPETITION?

Pellets are NOT all created equal. So how do you know that you’re really getting the most bang for your buck? Until now there really has been no report or guide on what you were getting. Woodpellets4me.com has an online guide to help you choose your  pellet fuel.

Our CUBEX pellet:
Temp: 269º (baseline: 265º) (1.51% ▲)

http://woodpellets4me.com/pdf/2011-2012-PelletReview.pdf

STIHL DOUBLE YOUR WARRANTY

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More Protection. Less worry. Double Your Warranty Protection with the New STIHL Ultra Limited Warranty.* View Full Warranty Details

Just include a six-pack of STIHL HP Ultra two-cycle engine oil or six 32 ounce containers of STIHL MotoMix® premixed fuel with your purchase of a non-income producing, occasional use, serialized gasoline-powered STIHL product and you’re covered – it’s that simple.

Be sure the HP Ultra Oil or STIHL MotoMix® premixed fuel purchase is included on the bill of sale and have your dealer register your new product.

Protect your purchase even longer while improving engine longevity of your STIHL product.

*Double limited warranty protection applies to STIHL gasoline-powered products purchased for personal non-income producing, family and household purposed only. Other restrictions apply. See Dealer for details.

2013 BIOFUEL FEDERAL TAX CREDIT

January 2, 2013

FEDERAL TAX CREDIT FOR WOOD STOVE REINSTATED AND RETROACTIVE

Congress passed a bill addressing parts of the Fiscal Cliff, and it included a reinstatement of the $300 tax credit for biomass heaters that are 75% efficient using lower heating value. Another provision of the bill extended the wind production tax credit for one more year.
In addition to the purchase price, consumers can include the cost of professional installation which is important to the proper and safe operation of biomass stoves.
The biomass stove provision provides for a 10% tax credit up to $300 for stoves bought in 2013 and it is retroactive, so that all eligible stoves purchased in 2012 can also get the credit. This credit was allowed to expire at the end of 2011 and H.R. 8 extends it through December 31, 2013.
The bill language that makes it retroactive did so by just extending the credit that existed in 2011, through December 31, 2013:
SEC. 401. EXTENSION OF CREDIT FOR ENERGY-EFFICIENT EXISTING HOMES. (a) IN GENERAL.—Paragraph (2) of section 25C(g) is amended by striking ‘‘December 31, 2011’’ and inserting ‘‘December 31, 2013’’.