Swimming Pool Blog

May 2012 (7)
  • Salt Chlorine System Maintenance
    Salt Chlorine Generators. Just add salt and all of your pool care maintenance issues disappear! Don't believe the hype - pool salt systems will remove the "drudgery" of having to buy, transport, store and handle chlorine. This also makes your pool more eco-friendly. But salt pool systems do require some maintenance to keep them operating properly and to prevent having to replace expensive components like the salt cell, flow sensors and control boards.
    Wednesday, May 30, 2012 7:53 AM
  • Anthony Pools Bronze Pump motor replacement
    Rob Cox
    To Rebuild or Replace the pump motor? That is the question - of this blog post. If you have a few hand tools, a motor and a shaft seal, you can replace your own Anthony pool pump motor. Don't just throw out the old bronze pump, just because it's old - the Anthony bronze pump is a workhorse and will never crack or split, like plastic pumps.
    Saturday, May 26, 2012 7:09 AM
  • Green Pool Opening
    Rob Cox
    Could have been that the water wasn't quite clean and clear before closing. Perhaps the closing chemicals weren't strong enough or just ... enough. Maybe phosphates have contaminated the pool, providing a rich food source for algae to grow fat and happy.

    Monday, May 21, 2012 4:38 PM
  • Gas Pool Heater Replacement
    Rob Cox
    What follows is our story of replacing an old pool heater. We detached plumbing, gas and electric, moved the old heater aside - and made new connections to our replacement heater. Gas, Electric and Plumbing work can be dangerous in the wrong hands. Please be sure to contract with licensed and insured companies to do this work.
    Thursday, May 17, 2012 6:46 PM
  • Pool Fence & Gate Inspection
    Rob Cox

    I was driving through my neighborhood yesterday, and I noticed a nice pool fence surrounding a blue pool. I could see that the pool gate was left standing wide open. Two hours later, on my return trip, this pool still had an open gate. Shut the *!%#@!* Gate! *
    Sunday, May 13, 2012 3:07 PM
  • Spa Wall Repair on a Pool / Spa Combo pool
    Rob Cox
    Attached spas are fun, even if they're not heated. Small children love their small size and when the kids are asleep, the adults can turn up the heater and enjoy a hot, bubbling spa after dark. But there is a dark side. Well, not so dark really. Many, if not most attached spas have no problems with the wall that separates the pool and spa - but some do.
    Tuesday, May 08, 2012 12:52 PM
  • Tips for building your swimming pool
    YOLO!So now that you’ve made the choice to buy a swimming pool, you’ve got to make sure that you get exactly what you want. After all, this is typically a once in a lifetime expense and you want to plan it properly. A lot of thoughts will be running through your head when planning the build, and to help you along the process, here are some top tips…
    Thursday, May 03, 2012 5:37 PM