Swimming Pool Blog

May (7)
  • Proper Adult Supervision: How to Guard the Pool
    Rob Cox
    Active adult supervision means maintaining eye contact with your swimmers at all times. It should also mean getting in the pool with your swimmers, especially when they are young swimmers.
    Thursday, May 30, 2013 11:15 AM
  • Using a Vacuum to Install a Vinyl Liner
    Rob Cox
    How to use a vacuum to suction or set a pool liner during installation, to work out wrinkles and achieve a better fit. Discussion of the types of vacs used, how to set one up for use, and some information on pool liner wrinkles, and how to use the vacuum to assist in removing them.
    Friday, May 24, 2013 3:43 PM
  • Pool Party Safety
    Rob Cox
    Pool Party season is upon us, and this being National Water Safety Month, it's a great time to review some pool safety information - in particular, how to host a safe pool party.

    Each year, hundreds of emergency room visits are made for near-drownings or diving injuries. In most cases, a lifeguard was not designated.
    Tuesday, May 21, 2013 2:10 PM
  • Opening a Pool Neglected for YEARS
    Rob Cox
    How to renovate a neglected, abandoned pool. To drain the pool or not to drain? We cover both schools of thought, and discuss the advantages of each, as well as the risks of each. When faced with cleaning up a neglected pool, these tips are meant to make it easier - hopefully!
    Friday, May 17, 2013 2:20 PM
  • Pump & Filter Reassembly & Lubrication
    Rob Cox
    Lubrication of your pool pump and filter, how and what to lube. What lubricant to use on pool o-rings? Use Teflon lube exclusively. This post hosts a video showing Rob Cox using Magic Lube on the inground pool pumps and DE filter - and other things, at Joe Coxes house in Chevy Chase, Md.
    Tuesday, May 14, 2013 5:45 PM
  • May is Pool Safety Month!
    Rob Cox
    The most important thing you can do this month is to review pool safety tips and create a solid set of Pool Rules, and make every effort to make your pool as physically safe as possible, with as many Layers of Protection as you can make practical.

    Tuesday, May 07, 2013 1:47 PM
  • Pool Plumbing: Jandy Valves Replacement
    Rob Cox
    yo boy!How do you like the plumbing job featured left? It's the worst bit of pool plumbing I've ever seen! And to top it off - this was the finished pool pipe rehab! This DIY pool plumber has made a real mess of the pool plumbing, with unnecessary turns and twists, fittings and unions. And, what bothers me the most, is that he left the old brass ball valves on the return lines. Ugh.
    Friday, May 03, 2013 5:16 PM