Swimming Pool Blog

September 2010 (7)
  • A Physician’s View on Minimizing Swimming Pool Health Risks
    New preliminary research on swimming in indoor chlorinated pools in Spain draws an uncertain line between exposure to certain pool water contaminants and health effects.  After reading these studies, I asked myself:  What do these tentative findings mean to me and my family of swimmers? I agree with the researchers that it’s not time to get out of the pool, but it is time to focus on better swimmer hygiene.
    Wednesday, September 29, 2010 9:33 AM
  • 10 Steps - How to Winterize an In Ground Pool
    Rob Cox
    how to winterize your in ground poolThis article will show you how to winterize your inground pool. All pools are slightly different in their configuration, so use these tips with caution. If you have specific questions on your specific pool and the closing process, send me an email, and pictures if needed, and we can make sure that you are well protected from winter's worst.
    Monday, September 27, 2010 11:13 AM
  • Treatment of Black Algae in Pools
    Rob Cox
    black algae in my pool!When I was growing up, in Central California, we had a bad case of Black Algae. It was my job to dive in the pool, first with a putty knife and later using a chlorine tablet, and while holding my breath, scrape off as many black algae "heads" as possible. "Black Algae - it's like Herpes, once you get it, you've got it forever". Not necessarily true, I found out much later in life.
    Friday, September 24, 2010 4:36 PM
  • Treatment of Yellow Algae in Pools
    yellow algae in swimming poolsAlso known as Mustard Algae, Yellow algae is a unique type of algae. The most distinctive distinction between other colors of algae, blue, blue-green, or black algae, Yellow algae forms small colonies in the uneven surfaces of your pool. Pits or crevices in plaster, or dips and dirty areas on a pool liner create a safe harbor for this particular strain of pool algae.
    Sunday, September 19, 2010 10:13 AM
  • How to Winterize an Above Ground Pool
    Rob Cox
    how to winterize your above ground poolIt's that time of year again, time to button up the pool, put it away, close 'er down. If you live in the Snowbelt, anything above the blue line - there are certain procedures that must be done to avoid damage to the pump and filter equipment, to protect the pool liner and keep the water fresh and clean.

    Wednesday, September 15, 2010 10:28 AM
  • 2010 Child Drowning Statistics
    Rob Cox
    Every year, we release the data collected from the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) on the drowning and near drowning incidents in pools and spas collected during the year, between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Of course, many drownings occur outside of June, July and August, however this data samples the period of largest use of water recreation, during the summer months
    Sunday, September 12, 2010 4:16 PM