Swimming Pool Blog

January 2011 (5)
  • How's the pool water level - is your pool leaking?
    Rob Cox
    Any pool type leaking during winter should not be allowed to drain completely. This can cause havoc on vinyl or concrete pools. Add water to your pool if a leaking pool drops within 1 foot from the shallow end floor. Vinyl liners will relax and wrinkle, possibly cracking or "snapping", and concrete pools risk cracking, drying of plaster finish and popping out of the ground due to hydrostatic pressure.
    Thursday, January 27, 2011 10:10 AM
  • Sunbelt Pool Winter Pool Maintenance
    Rob Cox
    With so much snow covering the US this week, it's likely that your sunbelt pool may look like this one pictured. Snow covered southern states last week, bringing a chilly start to the new year. Last week, for a short time there was some snow in all 50 states. Unusual yes, but aside from keeping the pumps running, what other tips are good to know to maintain a sunbelt pool during the winter? 
    Sunday, January 16, 2011 1:57 PM
  • Shocking or Super-Chlorinating your swimming pool
    Rob Cox
    Shocking the pool - to many people this means to pour in their chlorine powder once per week - whether they need it or not. Although a healthy practice from a sanitation standpoint, regular and unnecessary shocking may lead to a buildup of chloramines and an unnecessary lightening of the wallet.
    Thursday, January 13, 2011 6:44 PM
  • Salt systems, what they are and how they work
    Hi, I’m changing from a chlorine, to a salt water pool, what do I need to do” This is a question I get a lot these days from folks trying to figure out exactly what they need for this technology to work.  A common misconception is that when switching to a salt generator, your pool will become a “salt water pool” or in other words would be like the ocean and kill bacteria based on the salinity instead of a sanitizer like chlorine. T
    Wednesday, January 12, 2011 7:34 PM
  • Trends in Swimming Pool Building
    Rob Cox
    Gone are the days perhaps, when you could get any pool you wanted, as long as it was a 20x40 rectangle, white plaster and coping stones, blue 6x6 tile. Nowadays the sky is the limit. Pool building has become a very specialized trade, if you want to be successful with today's educated and demanding pool owners. Add your favorite pool feature in the comments below!
    Saturday, January 08, 2011 11:40 AM