Swimming Pool Blog

June 2010 (6)
  • 10 Steps to Replacing a Pool Light
    Rob Cox
    Underwater pool lights don't last forever.  Bulbs, Gaskets, Lens are parts in good supply, but eventually the body of the light fixture, the socket or the cord may fail. At this point you will need to replace the entire fixture or pool lamp, as they are sometimes called.
    Monday, June 28, 2010 4:50 PM
  • Replacing a Pool Pump Motor
    Rob Cox
    10 steps to replacing a pool pump motor. Remove the impeller, diffuser, seal plate, wiring and then reverse the order. Not too difficult, most DIY homeowners can replace their own pump motor with simple hand tools. My record is 12 minutes, and I wasnt even rushing...
    Tuesday, June 22, 2010 6:02 PM
  • Pool Pumps: Rebuild or Replace?
    Rob Cox
    So, when selecting a pump, keep it close to the original specifications, and use the Flow Charts. Most systems could handle a small increase in pump size, especially if you are replacing the filter with a larger one, but be careful not to install a pump that is too large for the pipes or other equipment.
    Saturday, June 19, 2010 9:47 AM
  • Gas Pool Heater Safety
    Rob Cox
    An estimated 900,000 pools in the U.S. are heated by Natural Gas or Liquid Propane Gas. Gas is a dangerous substance and should be treated with respect. Here's some tips to make sure that you avoid any injuries from your pool heater.
    Saturday, June 12, 2010 3:31 PM
  • Summer is Here - Time to do a Pool Safety Scan
    Rob Cox
    pool safety scanNow that you've got your swimming pool opened, water restored to a blue hue, pump and filter doing their job on schedule...it's time to take a look at pool safety. Whenever opening a pool, it's a good idea to give a Safety Scan. This is not one of those trademarked terms, just a phrase I use to describe looking at the entire pool area and adjoining areas, for possible, maybe probable, Safety Issues.

    Monday, June 07, 2010 9:33 AM
  • A Chlorine Free Pool ~ is it possible?
    Rob Cox
    Many of our customers have asked - " How can I operate my swimming pool without using Chlorine?" Those that pose the question have some concerns with the environmental effects of Chlorine production, which produces harsh by-products in the manufacture of Chlorine compounds as well as the waste produced in the packaging, transport and storage of Chlorine tablets and other forms of this very effective sanitizing chemical.
    Wednesday, June 02, 2010 8:44 PM