Swimming Pool Blog

March 2010 (8)
  • Top 5 Pool Pump Problems
    hayward superpumpFor those in the snow-belt who close down their pools your equipment has been laying dormant and needs to be put together and restarted. This is often a time when you might encounter a problem at the equipment pad. We will discuss the top five issues that arise concerning your pool pump…the heart of the filtration system.  These top 5 are also applicable to pools that run year round.
    Wednesday, March 31, 2010 4:05 PM
  • 20 Kid's Activities to Promote Water Safety Awareness
    Rob Cox
    watersafety.orgToday, March 26, 2010 is Water Safety Awareness Day, and the education and interest in water safety (and pool safety) runs from now until August. Founded by the Virginia Water Safety Coalition, Water Safety Awareness Day has spread to many states through out the U.S.. Many communities are expanding their water safety awareness programs as a proven method of reducing accidental drownings.
    Friday, March 26, 2010 1:40 PM
  • D.E. Pool Filter Grids Care & Repair
    filter grids, deFilter grids assemblies, to include the manifold, collector, and grid set, are subject to constant water pressure along with the possibilities of corrosive water chemistry. The fabrics on the skeleton of the individual grids can fray and can eventually tear. Over pressurized filters can also experience grids that will collapse. Pressure can also destroy the manifold. Filter grids should be purchased according to the make, model, and, size of your filter.
    Wednesday, March 24, 2010 9:26 AM
  • 5 ways to operate your pool in an Eco Friendly manner ~ without spending a dime!
    Rob Cox
    I was looking over my blog post of March 13, with the same name "5 ways to operate your pool in an Eco Friendly manner ..." and I realized that most of my 5 ways involved the expenditure of dollars from your pocket. New equipment is fine if you can afford it, and I hope you can  ~ but there are easy ways to reduce and reuse resources around the pool, without spending a dime.
    Sunday, March 21, 2010 8:09 PM
  • Swimming Babies
    pool babiesThere’s a slim chance your young one will grow up to be the next Michael Phelps but getting your little one to start swimming at a very young age can have lots of other benefits which don’t include several gold medals. Researchers have documented that early swimming has a stimulating effect and has the potential to increase intelligence, alertness, emotional and physical development. Another obvious reason to teach young children to swim is to avoid a drowning incident.
    Tuesday, March 16, 2010 9:14 AM
  • 5 ways to operate your pool in an Eco Friendly manner
    Rob Cox
    Eco Friendly practices for operating swimming pools are becoming necessary as utility costs skyrocket in some parts of the country. Also, many communities are now stewarding the natural areas surrounding their homes, keeping natural areas natural by not allowing their pools or pool owners to discharge pollutants into the air or the ground.
    Saturday, March 13, 2010 12:10 PM
  • Total Alkalinity in Swimming Pools
    Rob Cox
    swimming pool total alkalinityA close cousin of pH, the level of alkalinity in the water is a measurement of all carbonates, bicarbonates, hydroxides, and other alkaline substances found in the pool water.  pH is alkaline dependent; that is, alkalinity can be defined as the ability of the water to resist changes in pH.  Also known as the buffering capacity of the water, alkalinity keeps the pH from "bouncing" all over the place. 
    Saturday, March 06, 2010 11:40 AM
  • Swimming Pool Basketball March Madness
    Rob Cox
    pool basketballPool basketball games can be a casual affair, or a highly organized sport. Setting up two pool basketball sets at each end of the pool gives a full court advantage. Fast Breaks and Full Court Press all across the pool. Many local community recreation centers offer swimming pool basketball as kind of an intra-mural sport for enthusiasts
    Tuesday, March 02, 2010 3:47 PM