Swimming Pool Blog

September 2012 (7)
  • Illegal Pool Water Discharge
    Rob Cox
    Following up on an earlier post on 5 Ways to Save Pool Water, this post focuses on restrictions being imposed on discharges made from your pool. Draining the pool for cleaning or repair, lowering water level for winterizations and even backwashing the filter may be regulated in your area.

    Sunday, September 30, 2012 7:05 PM
  • 5 Ways to Save Pool Water
    Rob Cox
    2012 will go down as one of the driest years in recent history. Drought conditions struck throughout the United States this year, prompting city and country officials to enact water restrictions and conservation efforts. Here's some tips on how to save water - before the water police come peeking over your fence!
    Wednesday, September 26, 2012 12:46 PM
  • Doggy Day Swim
    Rob Cox
    Who let the dogs out! Who - Who - Who..In September of each year, the dog finally has his day. Many community pools have a post labor day Saturday set aside for the dogs of the members to enjoy a refreshing swim. No humans allowed on Doggy Swim Day! The dogs have the pool all to themselves. These dogs break all the rules - they're running on the deck, diving in the shallow end, and dunking each other. 
    Wednesday, September 19, 2012 2:18 PM
  • Annual D.E. Filter Cleaning & Inspection
    Rob Cox

    Autumn is here, and this weekend will note the first day of fall. Time for the annual chore of cleaning and inspecting your D.E. pool filter. If you are a snowbelter, and are winterizing your pool, cleaning and inspecting your diatomaceous earth filter grid assembly is part of any well-done pool closing.
    Wednesday, September 19, 2012 2:11 PM

  • Pool Safety For Pets
    Reports of children drowning in backyard pools seem to dominate the news during the summer. What you may not hear about as often are the thousands of stories of dogs that drown in swimming pools. You already take several steps to keep your dog safe and healthy. You feed him good food, give him clean water, administer preventive pet meds to keep him free of pests, and of course, love him.
    Saturday, September 15, 2012 10:51 AM
  • Drowning Factors
    Rob Cox
    What factors influence drowning in America? Rob Cox lays out 6 causes or factors influencing drowning in the US, and follows up with 5 Key takeaways for reducing the risk of drowning in your pool or in your family.
    Monday, September 10, 2012 4:56 PM
  • Problems with Pool Plaster
    Rob Cox
    More has been revealed about the likely causes of pool plaster problems. It seems that it's not always something that the contractor has no control over. Certain "Defects in Materials or Workmanship" can cause plaster discoloration, cracking, etching and delamination.
    Thursday, September 06, 2012 5:37 PM