Swimming Pool Blog

April 2011 (7)
  • How to Install a Pool Skimmer Weir
    Rob Cox
    Check your skimmer weirs today, making sure they are not broken, missing parts or becoming stuck on the sidewalls of the skimmer. For such situations, replacement is in order. Buy the skimmer weir that matches the width of your skimmer, as measured across the front of the plastic skimmer opening, where it meets the wall of the pool. Here's a video to show how easy it is to install your own pool skimmer weirs.
    Friday, April 29, 2011 9:21 AM
  • How to Replace Pool Motor Bearings
    how to replace motor bearingsPool pump motor bearings - 10 steps to replacing worn, noisy motor bearings on your pool pump. If your neighbors are asking you to do something about your pool pump under their window, consider replacement of your pump bearings to quiet everything down.
    Tuesday, April 26, 2011 2:40 PM
  • My DIY Solar Pool Heater Project in 5 Steps
    5 steps on how to create your own DIY solar pool heater for above ground pools
    Wednesday, April 20, 2011 8:13 AM
  • Organize a Pool Safety event in your neighborhood
    pool safety monthPlan your own pool safety event fair. Partner up! Promote the event. 5 steps to planning your own water safety events to promote pool safety and swim instruction
    Tuesday, April 12, 2011 3:58 PM
  • Portable Pool Firefighting Pumps
    pool fire pumpsPopular in dry areas of the country, those prone to wildfires, swimming pool owners can easily take advantage of the thousands of gallons in their pool to protect their home. Wildfires spread fast - soaking the roof line and surrounding vegetation around your house can keep the flames at bay. Portable pool fire pumps have proven effective at saving millions of dollars in property damage. Maybe you should think about how your swimming pool could help out in a fire emergency - on your home, or the home of your neighbor,
    Wednesday, April 06, 2011 10:24 AM
  • The new Pool Lift law - ADA requirements
    New laws handed down by the Department of Justice are now in effect. The Standards for Accessible Design 2010 revision have been adopted by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The modified regulations to the 1990 ADA were published September 15, 2010 in the Federal Register. The ADA ensures Americans with disabilities will not be faced with discrimination, and certain public and semi-public swimming pools now need to provide a pool lift for every 300 sq. ft. of pool perimeter.
    Monday, April 04, 2011 3:41 PM