Swimming Pool Blog

July (8)
  • Baby & Toddler Swim Lessons - In Your Own Pool
    Mark Garcia
    Teaching babies, or toddlers how to swim in your own pool is simple. You don't need to sign up for "Mommy & Me" classes at an indoor pool, with a professional teacher - you and your baby, and some other Moms can create your own 6 week course - starting now! Each summer, take the opportunity to give formal swim lessons to all children, age 0 - ?
    Saturday, July 27, 2013 8:21 AM
  • Reviews of Kids & Babies Pool Floats
    Rob Cox
    Baby pool floats and toddler swim helpers floatation devices. Which ones are the best? Reviews of baby floats and kids swim vests. Reviews from staff, friends and relatives with young swimmers under 5 years old that they know. Many of these were also tested at our staff picnic pool party this year.
    Tuesday, July 23, 2013 2:39 PM
  • Pool Deck Painting: A How-To
    Mark Garcia
    How to paint your pool deck. Color choice advice, Preparation and Painting procedures. We like to call them pool deck 'coatings', but they are really close to underwater pool paint. And, so is the process - very similar to painting a pool. The secret, as with most things, is in the prep - make sure the pool deck is very, very clean before you apply.
    Friday, July 19, 2013 4:54 PM
  • How to Fix Swimming Pool Cracks
    Rob Cox
    Here's how to repair cracks in an inground pool, in 3 ways - the easy way, moderately difficult, and extreme crack repair. The level of difficulty for pool crack repair also tends to match the level of permanence. The more work you put into repairing a pool crack tends to correspond to the longevity and permanence of the repair.
    Tuesday, July 16, 2013 4:59 PM
  • Poolscaping - Planting a Poolside Garden
    Poolscaping, or landscaping around the pool - requires some thought to plants that do well in your growing zone, but also plants that don't shed a lot of litter, attract bugs or bees, require too much maintenance, or have expansive root systems. Guest blogger Brent Pittman offers some suggestions for plantings around a swimming pool - PoolScaping!
    Thursday, July 11, 2013 4:36 PM
  • Algae Battles - Wage War!
    Mark Garcia
    How to plan a counter-insurgency attack on a well organized algae army. Fight the good fight, and never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the algae enemy - you can restore peace to your backyard, and regain blue and clear water.
    Tuesday, July 09, 2013 4:59 PM
  • How to Size a Pool Pump
    Rob Cox
    How to properly size a replacement pool pump. You could either a). replace with the same pump model and size, or b). install a variable speed pump (which doesn't need sizing), or c). do a little mathematics with three pieces of information. (pool gallonage, desired flow rate, and total resistance in your pool system). Wahoo!
    Friday, July 05, 2013 5:36 PM
  • Jandy Energy Filter Repair
    Mark Garcia
    Repairs to the Jandy Energy Filter Top, stripped, cracked or broken threads, causing the energy filter to leak water. Here's how to fix a leaking and broken Jandy Energy Filter system, instead of replacing it.
    Tuesday, July 02, 2013 2:25 PM