Swimming Pool Blog

June (8)
  • 10 Benefits to Swimming
    Rob Cox
    pool workouts Every summer, once the water is warm, I start an exercise program in my pool. I swim. 1000 yds / 3-4 times per week. I started early this year, June 7th. I'm always amazed at how quickly swimming restores my muscle tone, and although I've not stepped on a scale, I've slimmed down by at least 5 lbs. After just a few weeks of swimming, I get very visible results. Slimmer, Tanner. :-)
    Saturday, June 29, 2013 8:36 AM
  • 5 ways to Have More Fun in Your Backyard Pool
    Rob Cox
    5 ways to get more fun out of your pool this summer - take underwater photos, play volleyball, light up the night, update the pool furniture, and yes - even race micro RC boats in the pool. Have a great summer!
    Sunday, June 23, 2013 5:03 PM
  • Pool Lift Care & Maintenance
    Mark Garcia
    pool lift maintenance scheduleHow to maintain and care for your expensive swimming pool lift chair. Follow our regular maintainance schedule, to keep your pool lift running smooth and looking like new. Welcome to our new blogger - Mark Garcia!
    Tuesday, June 18, 2013 4:41 PM
  • DIY Swimming Pool Toys
    How about some old fashioned fun? Making paper boats, and racing them across the pool can be great fun. A great idea for a group of youngsters, use wood scraps, or a table of many different items, and have a sailboat derby, with prizes for different awards (fastest, most creative, most unsinkable).
    Friday, June 14, 2013 2:11 PM
  • Polaris 280 Pool Cleaner Tune-Up or Rebuild
    Rob Cox
    polaris 280 rebuild instructionsPolaris pool cleaners, the 280 and the 380 are marvelous inventions. Powered by their own booster pump and timeclock, they are the most independent and thorough cleaning pool cleaners available. They do have a downside - there are quite a few moving parts and bits that wear down or wear out. But! With a little bit of annual maintenance, and occasional adjustments, your Polaris pool cleaner can always run like new!
    Tuesday, June 11, 2013 2:22 PM
  • How to Size a Pool Filter
    Rob Cox
    sand filters for poolsI've never understood why people buy the biggest pump they can afford, and then go small on the pool filter. I call it the "V-8 mentality." Instead of the bigger engine, opt for a larger filter. To save you time in your valuable day, I'll give you the moral of the story upfront. The main point of this post is to "GO BIG."
    Friday, June 07, 2013 3:05 PM
  • Reduce Consumption: The Environmentally Responsible Pool
    Rob Cox
    Swimming pools can consume a lot of energy in circulating, heating and lighting. They can waste a lot of water through evaporation, leaks and backwashing the filters. Waste water could be toxic to the local watershed, if discharged improperly. However - with proper methods and modern pool technology, you can reduce your swimming pool's impact on the environment.
    Tuesday, June 04, 2013 11:07 AM