Swimming Pool Blog

  • Mid-Winter Swimming Pool Check-Up
    Rob Cox
    What to check on your swimming pool during winter. Tips on what to look for, and how to inspect an inground swimming pool during winter
    Friday, December 27, 2013 4:04 PM
  • The Poolman's Toolbox - Pool Tools & Supplies
    Joe Pool Tool BoxThe poolman's toolbox. What are those tools that a pool and spa repair man needs to have on hand. What about supplies and equipment, chemicals and other stuf and gear that a poolman, who visits dozens of pools a week, may need to have on board?
    Friday, December 20, 2013 5:47 PM
  • 10 Most Common Pool Equipment Repairs
    Rob Cox
    Here's a quick rundown of some of the more common inground pool repairs that we see on a continual basis here in the pool community. I'll name some causes for each of these problems, and some possible solutions.
    Tuesday, December 17, 2013 3:54 PM
  • How to Replace an Underwater Pool Light
    Informational guidelines for replacing an underwater pool light. Here's how to switch to LED lighting, or replace a very old pool light. Use caution, this electrical equipment replacment, or process should be handled by a qualified, and / or licensed person.
    Friday, December 13, 2013 10:31 PM
  • Gadgets for your Swimming Pool
    Rob Cox
    Ten, oops, I mean six cool pool gadgets. Here's some unique items for the pool. Great for gifts or just as fun conversation starters around the pool. If you have more fun gadget ideas for the pool - leave a comment!
    Wednesday, December 11, 2013 8:27 AM
  • Hot Water Chemistry: Spa Chemical Care
    How to achieve perfect spa water balance, easily and consistently? I've got a system of my own, that has served me well for a number of years, and I'm proud to say that I've never had an algae outbreak, nor have any of my friends and family reported a strange rash!
    Friday, December 06, 2013 4:47 PM
  • Salt Systems and Winter Weather
    Rob Cox
    Salt cells don't work well during winter - Specifically, at water temperatures below 60 degrees, conductivity of the salt is severely hampered. This causes the salt cell to work much harder to produce chlorine, which can shorten the lifespan of your salt cell.
    Tuesday, December 03, 2013 2:17 PM
  • Pool Cover Pump Care & Maintenance
    How to maintain your pool cover pump for the longest life. Submersible pumps will last much longer if you follow these simple tips. Mark also gives some recommendations (personal opinions) on which pumps are best, and briefly discusses parts for pool cover pumps.
    Friday, November 29, 2013 2:28 PM
  • Best Gifts for a Pool Owner or Swimmer
    Rob Cox
    Holiday gifts for swimmers and pool owners. just when you were stumped on what to buy as a gift - give the gift of pool! Here's 5 categories of gifts that are sure to bring a smile to whoever receives them - even if pool season is a long ways off - what a fun gift to get, and to give.
    Tuesday, November 26, 2013 4:29 PM
  • Winter Pool Safety Practices
    winter pool safetyWinter pool safety during the holidays. Ways to keep your pool safe, or keep your family safe while traveling to homes with open pools. Northerners can put on a safety cover, but here in the south, and most parts of the sunbelt, winter pools are wide open, and widely ignored. Be vigilant this holiday season, to keep your pool safe!
    Friday, November 22, 2013 2:42 PM
  • Alternative Sanitizers for Pools
    Rob Cox
    Alternative pool sanitizers, there is really only one complete system that replaces chlorine - completely, that is Biguanides. But, you can use two other alternate purifying technologies to reduce reliance on chlorine, reducing the amount of chlorine you use, or that you need to produce with a salt chlorinator. Helper Sanitizers, I'm calling them.
    Saturday, November 16, 2013 9:16 AM