Swimming Pool Blog

October 2010 (7)
  • Protect your Sunbelt pool from freezing temps
    Rob Cox
    keep your pool from freezing, how to thaw out frozen pool pumpsPool owners who watch the temperatures during the winter will do their best to keep the pumps running all night. If outside air temperatures reach 32 degrees for several hours, this could be long enough to freeze the water within the pump, filter, chlorinator or heater - often with disastrous and expensive results. Above ground PVC pipes also have little resistance to the expansive effects of freezing water.
    Sunday, October 31, 2010 10:43 AM
  • Regenerative Pool Filters
    Rob Cox
    de pool filters can be bumpedIn the commercial world of waterpark management or pools containing hundreds of thousands of gallons, regenerative pool filters have gained quite a foothold. On large commercial pools of a million gallons or more, the use of traditional sand filters have their drawbacks. Backwashing a set of 6 large sand filters can require 50,000 gallons of heated and treated pool water.
    Friday, October 29, 2010 9:27 AM
  • When is it time to Replaster the Pool?
    Rob Cox
    How often should they be re-plastered? And what factors should a pool owner consider when looking at replastering or resurfacing their swimming pool? Surely, Time cannot be the only factor to consider. When and Why should a pool owner replaster their pool?
    Sunday, October 24, 2010 7:55 PM
  • Eco-Friendly Swimming Pool Filtration
    Rob Cox
    green pool filtersSwimming pool filters don't often come to mind when thinking of more eco friendly methods of pool operation. Pool filters do however, make quite an impact on your swimming pool's carbon footprint. In this article, we will cover the features and benefits of each filter type in this regard, but also discuss how filter size can be an important factor, discussing how bigger filters have less of an impact on the environment than small, undersized pool filters.
    Friday, October 22, 2010 1:55 PM
  • Leaves in the Pool ~ Heavy Duty leaf removal
    Rob Cox
    leaves in the pool
    We have shown up to customer's pools many times to find over a foot thick carpet of leaves on the bottom, and a thick layer still floating on top. And with this many leaves, the water begins to resemble ice tea, making the cleaning effort more difficult.
    In this article, we discuss ways to prevent leaves from entering the pool to begin with, methods to get them off the surface quickly before they sink, and best practices for dredging leaves from the bottom of the pool.

    Sunday, October 17, 2010 3:03 PM
  • Solar Pool Heater FAQ
    Rob Cox
    Solar pool heaters are more popular than ever these days, with the rising costs of gas and electricity. Solar heat also gives the pool owner the added benefit of being "green" in the operation of their pool. Definite conversation starter. We've had a lot of questions over the years related to the purchase, installation, use, care and repair of solar pool heater panels. We've put together a bit of a summary below, in old school Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) format.
    Sunday, October 10, 2010 11:41 AM
  • Swimming Babies, Concerned Parents
    Rob Cox
    Before introducing you child to a pool, please make sure your baby is over 6 months old. Before 6 months of age, the fear is that your babies immunitie levels are not high enough to handle the illnesses that can be spread while swimming. The wait should be even longer if you are considering introducing them to a lake or an ocean - around a year or more.
    Friday, October 01, 2010 9:46 AM