Swimming Pool Blog

January (6)
  • Install an Ozonator, Save the Ozone Layer
    Rob Cox
    Did you know that the hole in the Ozone layer has been shrinking? Yes! But! Since 2000, the Ozone layer has been slowly filling back in. Chlorinators caused the hole in the ozone layer, and ozonators are fixing it! Isn't that wonderful?

    Thursday, January 31, 2013 8:19 PM
  • ADA Pool Lift Deadline is Fast Approaching
    One Year is up in One Week! All commercial pools (and spas) in operation during this time of year - must provide at least one means of entry for individuals with disabilities. This can be either a pool lift or a sloped entry, for use with an aquatic wheelchair.
    Thursday, January 24, 2013 12:29 PM
  • Pool Borax - How to Use Borates in Pools
    Rob Cox
    There are two ways to use borax in your pool, you can buy a product like Proteam Supreme, Bioguard Optimizer or Natural Chemistry's Foundation. If you are using one of the boric acid products or your own borax pool treatment, you can test the levels of borates in your pool by using the AquaChek Borate Test Kit.
    Sunday, January 20, 2013 6:43 PM
  • Hot New Pool Toys for 2013
    Rob Cox
    New Pool Toys for 2013 - top pool toys for today's pool owners. Fun new inflatables and pool noodle varieties you may have never seen!
    Monday, January 14, 2013 12:28 PM
  • Converting a Pool Heater from Propane to Natural Gas
    Rob Cox
     Converting your gas pool heater from propane gas (LPG) to natural gas - or the other way around, is not so complicated. Pool heaters can operate on either fuel - but you can't just switch gas - without changes to the orifice sizes.
    Tuesday, January 08, 2013 3:43 PM
  • 2013 Drowning Statistics

    Will the toll of drownings in 2013 be less than 2012? We can hope that the trend continues - 2012 saw a decrease in the number of child drownings for the first time in several years. Nonetheless, drowning remains to be the leading cause of unintentional death for children ages 1-4, so there is more work to be done.
    Friday, January 04, 2013 3:29 PM