Swimming Pool Blog

July 2011 (7)
  • Extreme Pool Renovations
    I was at a pool board meeting tonight for my community pool, and the topic came up of capital improvements. A motion was made to expand the current olympic sized rectangle into the shape of an "L", while moving the baby pool from it's present location to another. Major Renovation. I'm also currently house hunting for a home with a pool, and several are in need of ~ a major renovation. This has me thinking, what are the major types of major pool renovations?
    Sunday, July 31, 2011 9:41 PM
  • How to Clear Up Cloudy Pool Water
    Cloudy pool water can cause quite a stir. Last month in Boston (June 26, 2011), a young woman laid at the bottom of the a Boston swimming pool for two days, until some late night fence-jumping teenagers discovered her body floating in the pool. 
    Thursday, July 28, 2011 11:16 PM
  • How to Repair Swimming Pool Tile in 5 Easy Steps
    Sooner or later, the tile in your inground gunite pool will begin to loosen and fall off one by one. Every 20 years or so, a complete re-tile of the pool may be necessary. In between, you can do simple, quick repairs to re-affix tiles that have fallen off. With the use of some simple tools, and some simple cementitious product, small tile repair jobs can be done in a short amount of time.

    Friday, July 22, 2011 8:01 AM
  • The truth about Salt Water Chlorine Generators
    Rob Cox
    There are a number of misconceptions about Salt Water Generators. Allow me to clear the air on a few of the Myths & Facts about Salt Water Chlorine Generators.
    Monday, July 18, 2011 11:08 PM
  • Pool Safety: Barriers for Swimming Pools
    Rob Cox

    How accessible is your swimming pool? Are your gates self-closing and self-latching? Looks like the gate in the picture to the left is not. This small wood fence shown is also rather climbable, and may not meet code in many jurisdictions. One of the best Layers of Protection around your pool is a good barrier. Barriers can be a fence, with visibility through the fence to the pool, from the house.
    Saturday, July 16, 2011 3:44 PM

  • Jandy Valves - Deconstructed
    Rob Cox
    Over the years, I have found that many pool owners, having never looked inside of a Jandy Valve, have trouble understanding how they work. Jandy Valves are quite simple, as I hope this blog post will demonstrate.
    Monday, July 11, 2011 10:28 AM
  • Adult-Swim: It's never too late to Learn to Swim
    Rob Cox
    Millions of Americans - by some estimates over 30 Million adults, cannot swim. Many of these non-swimmers were raised by non-swimming parents who passed on their fears or ignorance to their children. Some had a near drowning experience, and since that time, kept a safe distance from the water. For many, economic disadvantage prevented them from enjoying the sport of swimming.
    Thursday, July 07, 2011 4:53 PM