Swimming Pool Blog

February 2012 (7)
  • Variable speed pool pumps - Who Cares?!?
    Imagine the gas consumption your car would have if, no matter what - your engine always ran at 3400 RPM. Standard pool pumps operate at 3400 rpm, all the time. No matter if they are pumping anything or not. Flip them on, and the capacitor quickly bumps it up to full, maximum speed. Variable speed motors, on the other hand, turn only as fast as they need to, to get the job done. Or, flow rates can be programmed.
    Wednesday, February 29, 2012 5:09 PM
  • How to easily replace DE filter grids
    Rob Cox
     So, you decided that you would buy the replacement set of universal DE filter grids, and make a DIY project out of it? Good for you. Replacing your DE grids is not heavy labor, any homeowner can do it. There are some tips and tricks however, that should make your grid replacement easy simpler.
    Monday, February 27, 2012 1:40 PM
  • Pool Apps for your Smartphone
    Rob Cox
    As a follow up to our post on swimming pool apps 15 months ago, we are happy to report an abundance of new apps available for iDevice or Droid phones. App Development has continued at breakneck speed, and many new apps are available for pool owners, operators, lifeguards, managers, service techs and even swimmers and coaches.
    Wednesday, February 22, 2012 9:28 PM
  • So you want a Chlorine-Free pool?
    Rob Cox
    If you want to operate your pool without chlorine, it needn't be green, you CAN maintain a pool without chlorine and keep it blue and clear. Despite what your pool store may tell you, this IS possible - but it's also may be a bit more work, or more expensive. If you want to operate your pool without chlorine, follow these recommendations to compensate for the lack of a halogen in the water.
    Monday, February 20, 2012 12:06 PM
  • Solar blanket pool covers: tips and tricks
    Some tips and tricks for installing, maintaining and storing solar blankets for pools. How to give a longer life to your solar cover, and keep it heating your pool for more seasons. Solar pool blanket troubleshooting tips.
    Saturday, February 18, 2012 10:11 AM
  • Swimming Pools – What Is Your Choice?

    So you want a pool and have made the sensible choice to buy one in winter when prices are low and supply is good, so what are you going to buy?Well these days you have a wide variety of choices when it comes to purchasing a swimming pool, with many do it yourself options available.
    Monday, February 13, 2012 9:22 AM