Swimming Pool Blog

October 2009 (10)

  • Fall is here and the leaves are falling!
    autumn leaves - in your pool? This post is kind of late, unless your in the Mid-Atlantic, where the leaves are just beginning to drop. But if you are lucky enough to have trees around or near your pool, this post is for you. Trees can certainly increase your cleaning and maintenance time when it comes to having a clean swimmable Pool. The good news is there are a lot of products out there designed to make life easier any time of year.
    Saturday, October 31, 2009 7:19 PM
  • Bacteria in Pools & Spas ~ There's a Fungus Amongus!
    bacteriaThe Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) documents thousands of cases of disease outbreak in pools and spas every year. Bacterial, viral, and Parasites can lead to hospitalization and in rare cases can cause death.
    Friday, October 30, 2009 4:35 PM
  • Ways to Save on your Pool Heating Cost
    save some bucks
    It is that time of year again to begin worrying about having to keep your swimming pool heated.  The current state of the economy is making us all "tighten our belts" a little bit, and normally, the first thing to get trimmed are the luxury items; such as, your backyard swimming pool.  It is then very important to keep those operating costs for continued swimming pool enjoyment to a minimum.
    Friday, October 23, 2009 4:24 PM
  • Swimming Pool Fencing
    Adding that extra layer of protection use to mean calling in a professional to install fencing. Removable fencing nowadays is simplistic and can be installed by the average homeowner using a rotary hammer drill. The first step in setting up your pool fencing is to decide what size panels will be needed to comply with regulation and deciding what manufacturer to go with.  

    Wednesday, October 21, 2009 1:22 PM
  • Saving money around the pool
    testMoney is tight all around the country, and around the world for that matter. Time for a little belt-cinching perhaps? There are several things you can do in your daily, weekly and monthly pool chores to reduce the cost of pool ownership. And, because all of these methods reduce demand on the energy grid, or on production or transportation of goods to market ~ you can feel good about helping the environment, and your pocketbook at the same time.
    Sunday, October 18, 2009 7:49 AM
  • Pool Heaters & Gas Pressure
    All pool heaters have problems and need service and troubleshooting at some point. Usually, these problems have nothing to do with the heater at all. The number one cause of heater failure is water flow or pressure. If a pool heater is not getting enough water, the pressure switch will shut it down, to prevent overheating.
    Thursday, October 15, 2009 9:02 AM
  • Slip & Fall Hazards around the Pool
    Accidents occur wherever we go. We are human and mistakes happen but to limit dangers and hazards we need to pay attention to detail and do our part to prevent injuries. A swimming pool in the backyard is a place of relaxation and recreation but also has the ingredients to become a safety hazard. Unforgiving concrete decks combined with water can create a danger.
    Monday, October 12, 2009 5:37 PM
  • The Latest in Pool Water Filtration………Moss!
    moss moss moss mossBut how and when did people start using it to filter pool and spa water? As the story goes, a guy in Minnesota  with a hot tub always wondered why the lakes up north are so crystal clear. He looked to the ecosystem and thought it must be the moss that grows around the water and acts like a filter. He took some moss and put it into the filter chamber in his hot tub and within 24 hours it was the clearest it has ever been. He was on to something.
    Sunday, October 11, 2009 8:15 PM
  • How many swimming pools are in the U.S?
    intex pool 54463If you want to know how large is the U.S. swimming pool market is, simply count the pools! 2009 will go down as one of the worst years in recent history for pool sales and construction. Swimming pools are a luxury item, and when money is tight - demand decreases. However, if you already have one in the ground (or on the ground), like nearly 10 million Americans 
    Monday, October 05, 2009 7:48 AM
  • Mesh Safety Pool Covers ~ Measuring, Ordering, Installing
    A safety cover is ideal for the homeowner with a swimming pool in their backyard. It adds a safety barrier and keeps debris from falling into the pool during those months when the pool is not in use. It makes spring cleanup easier and is visually more appealing than any tarp style cover that has the potential of turning into a backyard swamp. This article covers mesh cover selection, measurements, ordering and installation.
    Friday, October 02, 2009 3:50 PM