Swimming Pool Blog

November (8)
  • Pool Cover Pump Care & Maintenance
    How to maintain your pool cover pump for the longest life. Submersible pumps will last much longer if you follow these simple tips. Mark also gives some recommendations (personal opinions) on which pumps are best, and briefly discusses parts for pool cover pumps.
    Friday, November 29, 2013 2:28 PM
  • Best Gifts for a Pool Owner or Swimmer
    Rob Cox
    Holiday gifts for swimmers and pool owners. just when you were stumped on what to buy as a gift - give the gift of pool! Here's 5 categories of gifts that are sure to bring a smile to whoever receives them - even if pool season is a long ways off - what a fun gift to get, and to give.
    Tuesday, November 26, 2013 4:29 PM
  • Winter Pool Safety Practices
    winter pool safetyWinter pool safety during the holidays. Ways to keep your pool safe, or keep your family safe while traveling to homes with open pools. Northerners can put on a safety cover, but here in the south, and most parts of the sunbelt, winter pools are wide open, and widely ignored. Be vigilant this holiday season, to keep your pool safe!
    Friday, November 22, 2013 2:42 PM
  • Alternative Sanitizers for Pools
    Rob Cox
    Alternative pool sanitizers, there is really only one complete system that replaces chlorine - completely, that is Biguanides. But, you can use two other alternate purifying technologies to reduce reliance on chlorine, reducing the amount of chlorine you use, or that you need to produce with a salt chlorinator. Helper Sanitizers, I'm calling them.
    Saturday, November 16, 2013 9:16 AM
  • Above Ground Pool Safety Fencing
    About pool safety. A big part of it is keeping people out of the pool. One of the best ways to restrict access is with a pool fence. Check your local governmental website for pool fence information, and if you don't find it, you can call the building and zoning commission, and ask to speak to someone about pool fencing requirements for aboveground pools in your area. All cities and states have slightly different pool fence laws, so it's best to find out for yourself.
    Tuesday, November 12, 2013 1:27 PM
  • Pool Parts - Save Money on Your Pool
    Rob Cox
    Swimming pool parts, how to buy them cheaply. Rob explains how poolcenter's new design and our pricing models make poolcenter pool parts the cheapest pool parts available. Common pool equipment repairs are also listed, with some tips on how to use our pool parts to make your own DIY repairs to your pool equipment.
    Friday, November 08, 2013 8:41 AM
  • Tile Mosaic Art: World's Most Beautiful Tiled Pools
    I love tiled swimming pools. Here's a fun little pictorial on what some great artists have done using tile as the pool surface for walls, floors and benches. Check out the Partridge Family pool.
    Monday, November 04, 2013 5:37 AM
  • The Partial Pool Closing
    Rob Cox
    The partial pool winterization - for a sunbelt pool that plans to very much not use the pool during Dec-Feb, and would like to take the winter off - no pool responsibilities, and no worries, mate! Close the sunbelt pool in three steps, with no cover, and sleep peacefully all winter long.
    Friday, November 01, 2013 4:03 PM