Swimming Pool Blog

April 2009 (9)
  • Chemical Safety: Chlorine bombs and Algaecide Detonators
    Thursday, April 30, 2009 8:56 AM
  • May is Pool & Spa Safety Month ~ Let's Get Safe!
    May is Pool Safety Month. If you hang around POOLCENTER.com long enough, you know that we are very vocal on pool safety Issues. Here are some facts and tips for making your pool a safer place to be.
    Sunday, April 26, 2009 6:00 PM
  • Be a Conservative Pool Owner - save Money & Energy!
    In honor of Earth Day 2009, here's a post on how you can save money on your money pit! Let's face it - pool's use energy and they can waste energy too! Here's four areas to look at ~ to try to keep your pool from draining...your wallet and heating up our planet! We look at solar pool heating, use of a solar blanket, energy efficient pumps and motors and ways that you can conserve water in your pool.
    Wednesday, April 22, 2009 11:09 AM
  • Virginia Graeme Baker: Sending ripples across the pool industry
    Virginia Graeme Baker (VGB) was lovingly known to her friends and family as Graeme (pronounced Graham). The granddaughter of former Secretary of State James Baker, Graeme went with her mother, Nancy, and four sisters to a family friend’s home for a graduation party on June 15, 2002. The focal point of the party was the swimming pool and hot tub.
    Saturday, April 18, 2009 2:30 PM
  • Swimming Pool pH and Total Alkalinity ~ Kissing Cousins!
    Total Alkalinity and pH ~ close cousins I always say. Kissing Cousins. They are both measures of the relative acidity or basicity of your pool water. Keeping these cousins in line is important for bather skin and eye comfort, as well as for the care of your pool surfaces. Good levels also help keep your chlorine working most effectively. At higher levels, chlorine becomes very sluggish.
    Tuesday, April 14, 2009 4:23 PM
  • Green Pool Lighting: Backyard Lightscaping
    firepitThere’s nothing like a beautifully lit pool on a warm summer night. But as we now pay more attention to conservation and the economy, Why not save money and create a beautiful, colorful environment around the pool and pool area.
    Sunday, April 12, 2009 7:36 PM
  • Swimming Pool Covers: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    There are many types of pool covers on the market and each has a different purpose for your pool. There are year round and seasonal covers as well as covers that help heat the pool and stop evaporation. Some are safer than others. I always recommend the safety covers because of their strength - most can hold the weight of a car, so you never have to worry about kids being around them.
    Wednesday, April 08, 2009 12:17 PM
  • Natural Swimming Pools ~ a truly Green Pool!
    Dirt, rocks, grass and plants. Everything you don’t want around your pool. Right? Not anymore. Forward thinking, green minded homeowners are using these things to filter and clean their swimming pool water. They're called Natural Pools and they are becoming more and more popular, especially in Europe.
    Sunday, April 05, 2009 6:39 PM
  • Pool Heater Repair: My Pool Heater won't Start!
    lochinvar pool heatersSwimming pool heaters are great, they make the water warm and extend the pool season. They also can be the most ornery piece of equipment around a pool. What do you do when the heater will not start up leaving you with a cold swimming pool? I will cover the most common reasons why a pool heater will not start up in this article.
    Wednesday, April 01, 2009 9:59 AM