Swimming Pool Blog

November (7)
  • Gift Guide for Cool Pool People
    Rob Cox
    If you're reading this, you probably know someone with a pool, or you yourself have a pool in your backyard. Everyone likes to get a new pool accessory as a gift - even if they can't use it now, they'll thank you for it next season! Gifts for pool owners of all ages - that's how I've categorized by gift list below. Give the pool owners on your list something they'll really use!
    Friday, November 30, 2012 8:14 AM
  • Easy Energy-Saving Tips for Your Pool and Hot Tub
    Rob Cox
    While pool and hot tub ownership will invariably come with their share of expenses, there are some easy ways that you can shave some money off those utility bills, cut down on water and energy usage, and limit the environmental impact of your pool and/or hot tub. When you’re running your equipment at peak efficiency, you can feel better about your investment and enjoy your pool or hot tub to the fullest.
    Wednesday, November 28, 2012 2:53 PM
  • Swimming Pool Fun & Games for Children under 5
    Rob Cox
    Swimmers under 5 years old really enjoy swimming pool games, of course. They are also helpful for adults to keep a group of young swimmers contained and entertained with an adult swimmer - who is standing in the water during the games. Being in the water is important, to be safely at hand.
    Sunday, November 25, 2012 12:16 PM
  • Luxury Interior Surfaces for Swimming Pools
    Rob Cox
    In the 80's, colored plaster was being used around the country, and in the 90's, pebble surfaces and colored quartz additives improved the durability and appearance of pool plaster.Then came Hydrazzo, and Durazzo, which are buffed or polished plaster mix, taking their name from Terazzo floors. Aside from pool plaster or plaster modified with additives or aggregates, what else is available for pool interior surfaces?

    Sunday, November 18, 2012 8:55 PM
  • Inground Pool Skimmer Plumbing Diagrams
    rob cox

    Skimmer plumbing can be confusing underground. Here's five common scenarios for inground pool skimmer plumbing. If your main drain is connected into the skimmer, or if you have an older sylvan or anthony pool, these diagrams of skimmer plumbing should help you with a mental picture of how the pipes are connected underground. </p> <p>Skimmers that are combination skimmers, tying the main drain into the skimmer make use of a diverter or flow valve to control the amount of water coming from the drain.</p>
    Wednesday, November 14, 2012 4:36 PM
  • Eco Friendly Swimming Pool Decking
    Rob Cox
    For swimming pool decks, the available materials are endless, but most will fall into two main categories. Concrete or Wood. Within each main category we have several types of materials that are used for pool decks. The goal of this article is to discuss these materials to help you evaluate their relative impact on the environment.
    Sunday, November 11, 2012 6:41 AM
  • Winter Pool Safety Tips
    Rob Cox
    Winter Pool Safety: It's easy to be less aware of the pool and the danger it presents during winter. Accidental submersion by the very young or very old, or falling on the pool cover, with only an inch of water on it, can be lethal. Here's some tips for pool safety during the winter, whether or not you winterize your pool .
    Monday, November 05, 2012 4:41 PM