Swimming Pool Blog

August 2012 (8)
  • Vinyl liner Pool Construction Phases
    Rob Cox
    Following up to our blog post last week on Gunite pool construction phases, we wanted to take a look at how inground vinyl liner pools are built. The process for building a vinyl liner pool is very similar to a gunite pool, but is simplified by the fact that several specialized trades are eliminated. We won't need to set-up work from a gunite crew, a tile and coping crew, nor a plastering crew.
    Monday, August 13, 2012 1:50 PM
  • Gunite Pool Construction Phases
    Rob Cox
    There are several phases of building an inground gunite pool, and each phase is built upon the previous phase accomplishments. In most cases, each of these phases will be performed by a different crew or group of guys. You can plan on having a lot of visits by different trade contractors, starting with Graders and Excavators. Then comes the Steel and Plumbing guys, followed by Electricians. A Gunite crew will come in to "shoot" the pool before the Tile & Coping crew does their work. Finally, a plaster crew will come in to finish things up inside the pool.
    Saturday, August 11, 2012 11:26 AM
  • Cullen Jones is my Hero
    Rob Cox
    Cullen Jones is my Hero. Holder of several world records - countless Gold & Silver medals and tireless advocate for minority kids learning to swim. His success as a swimmer is near legendary, but what is more impressive is the time and effort he devotes to motivating minority kids to get in the water, and learn to swim. It is estimated that 60% of black kids cannot swim effectively and have a 300% greater risk of drowning than white kids.
    Friday, August 10, 2012 10:22 AM
  • Multiport Filter Valve Repairs
    Problems and solutions for multiport pool filter valves, used on pool filters. How to diagnose and repair multiport pool valve problems.
    Sunday, August 05, 2012 7:30 PM
  • Mesh or Solid Safety Pool Covers: Which is Better?
    Rob Cox
    So now, we have 3 choices available: Mesh safety covers, Solid safety covers with drain panel and Solid safety covers with cover pump. Which is better? I have listed the advantages of each below.
    Sunday, August 05, 2012 4:46 PM
  • The Many Kinds of Pool Plugs
    Rob Cox
    Swimming pool plugs come in all shapes, sizes and colors, and are used for many different purposes around the pool and for the pool equipment. This simple blog post is a discussion on the various types of plugs used on swimming pools. Many you will be familiar with; others perhaps not. Let's look at the many types of plugs and some of the uses of them.
    Sunday, August 05, 2012 2:08 PM
  • Solar Pool Heaters - Pros & Cons
    Rob Cox
    Solar pool heating is such a simple set-up, I often wonder why more people don't make the move to solar heaters. Long gone are the days of expensive solar pool panels, made of glass and copper, requiring professional installation. Solar pool heaters can be installed in 1 day, and begin heating your pool immediately.
    Friday, August 03, 2012 11:51 AM
  • How to Put a Beaded Liner Back in the Track
    Rob Cox
    Why did your beaded pool liner decide to pop out of it's track? Your pool liner may have been a bit loose in that area, a bit long for the wall length. The track could be broken (hopefully not). Or, it could be the warm temps and bright sun shining on the waterline area of the liner. It could be the work of water gremlins, and no, I don't mean your kids. ;-)
    Thursday, August 02, 2012 6:30 PM