Swimming Pool Blog

March (7)
  • How to Test a Pool Pump Capacitor
    Rob Cox
    test a pool pump capacitor
    If your pool pump is not starting, but instead gives a 'hum' or a 'nnngh!' type of sound, you may have a capacitor problem. This sound will usually continue until the circuit breaker trips. The capacitor is kind of like a battery to start the pump motor, but what it really does is put the power out of phase on the stator thus "shading" the motor windings, causing the motor to begin to turn.

    Wednesday, March 27, 2013 6:25 AM
  • Pool Pumps Earn ENERGY STAR Certification
    Rob Cox
    On February 15, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its first ENERGY STAR specification for pool pumps. Expanding into this new product category is part of the ENERGY STAR program’s overall commitment to help prevent climate change by encouraging superior energy efficiency.

    Friday, March 22, 2013 11:18 AM
  • Early Spring Pool Checkup – Preparing for Opening.
    Rob Cox
    Spring is almost upon us! While it may not be quite time to open your pool, there are 3 steps you can take to make your pool opening easier and quicker. Following these simple tips will help ensure that your pool opening will be trouble free, whether it's one or two months away from now.

    Friday, March 22, 2013 10:39 AM
  • Pool Pathogens: Bacteria in Pool & Spa Water
    Rob Cox
    Bacteria and viruses can easily find a home in swimming pool water. I'm not speaking about algae, which is not a pathogen (disease causing organism), but smaller, invisible creatures that can live in your pool or spa.
    Tuesday, March 19, 2013 12:24 PM
  • CPR - Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
    Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, better known as CPR, can be a life saver if/or when an accident happens around the pool area. Knowing what to do and going into action fast can be the difference between life and death for the victim. First, perform an ABC, then CPR if need be.
    Friday, March 15, 2013 9:42 AM
  • Awesome Pool Fence Design Ideas
    Rob Cox
    photo gallery of pool fence ideas and pool fence design. Ultra modern or traditional, pool fences look best when they are planned. Use these tips in 5 areas to design a cool pool fence around your pool.
    Saturday, March 09, 2013 1:08 PM
  • Chlorine Buyer's Guide
    Choosing the best chlorine for your pool depends on factors such as pool type, size and location of the pool. The best chlorine to buy may be the most convenient source for you, from a dealer with a good price and good service.
    Friday, March 08, 2013 12:02 PM
  • Save Money at the Pool Pump
    A pool pump is the heart of your swimming pool. It keeps the pool water circulating so that the filter can clean and to spread chemicals around the pool. It is also one of the most costly in terms of your utility bill. It is not uncommon for a pool pump to account for up to 20% of a household utility bill. That is a great deal of money to spend circulating your pool water, but don't worry, there are steps you can take that will save your hard earned money.
    Monday, March 04, 2013 5:25 PM