Swimming Pool Blog

November 2010 (7)
  • Car Crashes into Swimming Pool
    Rob Cox
    Not such a rare occurance, people driving their cars into their swimming pools. A real mess to clean up, but usually the driver and occupants escaped unharmed. Not so in the case of the driver in the video shown above. Not all those who drive their cars in swimming pools are so lucky to get out alive. Here's a recount of some candidates for a driving improvement clinic.
    Tuesday, November 30, 2010 1:02 PM
  • Environmentally Friendly Pool Decking
    Rob Cox
    Many pool owners are replacing wood decks with composite decks, covering spalled and cracked concrete with it, or adding an environmentally friendly pool deck to their above ground pool.  So, if you are considering adding or replacing your pool deck, give some thought to using some post-consumer materials for a durable and attractive pool deck. A pool deck is a large investment, so use a material that will last, while doing something good for the planet.
    Wednesday, November 24, 2010 9:17 AM
  • Pool Cleaner Tune-Up - Robotic Pool Cleaner repair
    Rob Cox
     

    robot pool cleaner repairsRobotic pool cleaners aren't really ROBOTS - but they are computer controlled and more importantly - independent of the pool pump and filter system. This independence allows robotic cleaners to operate at peak efficiency, even when the pump or filter is dirty or off. Usually reliable, robot pool cleaners will from time to time refuse to move, or turn on, or clean the entire pool upon demand. Here's some tips on what to check when your robotic pool cleaner takes a day off.
    Monday, November 22, 2010 8:30 PM
  • Pool Cleaner Tune-Up - Kreepy Type Pool Cleaner repair
    Rob Cox
     

    suction side pool cleaner repair, tune ups and troubleshootingCommon suction side cleaners include Pentair Kreepy Krauly (pictured), Zodiac Baracuda, Hayward Navigator and Pool Vac, Polaris 340 or ATV pool cleaners and GLI Dirt Devil pool cleaners. Tuning up a suction side pool cleaner is a fairly easy affair. Here's our tips on what to look for.
    Thursday, November 18, 2010 3:43 PM
  • Pool Cleaner Tune-Up - Polaris Type Pool Cleaner repair
    Rob Cox
     

    polaris pool cleaner tune upsPressure type pool cleaners are those that operate from water being pushed to the cleaner, usually from a booster pump. Mostly used on in ground pools, pressure pool cleaners include Polaris 180 / 280 / 380 / 480 and Letro JetVac, Legend and Platinum Cleaners. Hayward Turbo, Viio and Phantom cleaners are also pressure cleaners that operate with a 3/4 hp booster pump to power the hydraulic power train.
    Tuesday, November 16, 2010 1:34 PM
  • Swimming Pool Alarm Laws and Legislation
    Rob Cox
    cpsc logo small, pool safety lawsMore states are adding new pool and spa safety laws, regulating residential pools, both in ground and above ground. Often the new pool safety laws are the result of tragic local drownings in all types of pools and bodies of water, not just in ground pools. You can count on this trend for new pool safety legislation to continue. And you can count on poolcenter.com to monitor the situation and keep our readers alerted to new proposed legislation and new state and federal residential pool safety requirements.
    Thursday, November 11, 2010 3:19 PM
  • Swimming Pool Chemical Safety
    Rob Cox
    chlorine and pool chemical safetyWhen I was running pool service routes, I would never leave chlorine on site. I had the obsessive fear that a bucket of chlorine tablets would be left with the lid loose, which would allow rain and moisture to get into the chlorine bucket. This creates a great deal of fumes, which can overpower even a big guy like me. But that was not my fear - my concern was...
    Sunday, November 07, 2010 7:04 PM