Swimming Pool Blog

February 2010 (7)
  • Clogged Pool Pump Impellers
    small impeller for pool pumpinspect all baskets and filtering devices before pump, and make sure when changing out a dirty pump basket to remove any debris that might fall behind pump strainer (usually can be scooped out with your hand), and if you find you are subject to small debris or hair use filter savers.
    Sunday, February 28, 2010 4:15 PM
  • Variable Speed Pool Pump Options
    green pool products, variable speed pumpsThe goal of a variable speed pump or a Variable Speed Drive (VSD) motor is to increase reliability, improve system control and diagnostics while decreasing energy, maintenance and life cycle costs. The trick to minimize energy consumption so magically performed by a Variable Speed pool motor is to operate at the lowest speed needed to accomplish the job.

    Friday, February 26, 2010 4:08 PM
  • Solar Pool Blankets
    Rob Cox
    solar blanket colorsBubble Wrap was the mother of today's swimming pool solar blankets. As the story goes, during the mid-1970s Sealed Air's researchers came up with another innovative use for the company's air cell technology. The Sealed Air Solar Pool Blanket was essentially a big sheet of Bubble Wrap that was placed on swimming pools. The Solar Pool Blanket allowed the sun's rays to heat the water and sharply reduced the evaporative loss of water and treatment chemicals.
    Monday, February 22, 2010 10:40 PM
  • TDS ~ Total Dissolved Solids
    Remember that science experiment when you were a kid? Keep pouring and stirring sugar (or salt) into a glass of water, and eventually it will stop dissolving - this happens when the water reaches it's saturation point. The TDS gets too high - this can happen in your swimming pool, too. Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) is the measurement of any dissolved solid in a liquid.
    Friday, February 19, 2010 2:24 PM
  • Barriers to Entry
    fence around poolBarrier to Entry is the technical term for a good, solid pool fence. There is a difference between a fence and a barrier, however. Fences come in all types of shapes and conditions, but a Barrier, that is meant to keep out non swimmers. Fences may or may not be climbable, a Barrier is not. A fence may have a loose, rickety gate held in place with a bungee cord, but a Barrier - does not.
    Tuesday, February 16, 2010 8:40 AM
  • Atlantic City Pool & Spa Show 2010
    Rob Cox
    ATLANTIC CITY POOL & SPA SHOWSince 1982, the North East Pool & Spa Association has hosted the Atlantic City Pool & Spa Show. And for most of those years, I have been attending, or at least since about 1988. The trade show brings together vendors, manufacturers and providers of all types together with pool builders, retailers, service companies and more. The "AC Show" has distinguished itself as a national show, although nearly 3/4 of it's 12,000 attendees are from New Jersey, Pennsylvania & New York. 
    Tuesday, February 09, 2010 3:35 PM
  • Swimming Pool Pump Motor Capacitors
    Rob Cox
    capacitorsCapacitors play a vital role in various types of electrical appliances. Transmitters and receivers for television and radio, automobile ignitions, the flash for your camera, and swimming pool motors are all made possible by a wide range of capacitors. A capacitor is similar to a battery but is capable of discharging energy stored within at a faster, potentially lethal rate.
    Friday, February 05, 2010 3:02 PM