Swimming Pool Blog
- 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
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
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 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
Saturday, November 16, 2013 9:16 AM
- Above Ground Pool Safety Fencing
About pool safety. A big part of it is keeping people out of the pool. One of the best ways to restrict access is with a pool fence. Check your local governmental website for pool fence information, and if you don't find it, you can call the building and zoning commission, and ask to speak to someone about pool fencing requirements for aboveground pools in your area. All cities and states have slightly different pool fence laws, so it's best to find out for yourself.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 1:27 PM
- Pool Parts - Save Money on Your Pool
Swimming pool parts, how to buy them cheaply. Rob explains how poolcenter's new design and our pricing models make poolcenter pool parts the cheapest pool parts available. Common pool equipment repairs are also listed, with some tips on how to use our pool parts to make your own DIY repairs to your pool equipment.
Friday, November 08, 2013 8:41 AM
- Tile Mosaic Art: World's Most Beautiful Tiled Pools
I love tiled swimming pools. Here's a fun little pictorial on what some great artists have done using tile as the pool surface for walls, floors and benches. Check out the Partridge Family pool.
Monday, November 04, 2013 5:37 AM
- The Partial Pool Closing
The partial pool winterization - for a sunbelt pool that plans to very much not use the pool during Dec-Feb, and would like to take the winter off - no pool responsibilities, and no worries, mate! Close the sunbelt pool in three steps, with no cover, and sleep peacefully all winter long.
Friday, November 01, 2013 4:03 PM
- Top Ten Hayward Pool Cleaner Parts
Top pool cleaner parts for Hayward cleaners - they come from 3 different cleaners - Phantom, Navigator, Tiger Shark.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 6:01 PM