Swimming Pool Blog

2014
  • Understanding Pool Pump Motor Types
    Mark Garcia
    In swimming pool motors, there are several different types of motors, and several different frame types, not to mention voltage, horsepower, hertz... Here's a few ways to discern between different pool pump motor types, and find the motor you need to make a quick replacement - before the water turns green!
    Friday, October 31, 2014 2:42 PM
  • 5 ways to Protect a Spa Cover
    Rob Cox
    Taking care of your spa cover means blocking moisture from the underside and rain and weather from the top side. Help protect your spa cover with these heat trapping, moisture blocking products.
    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 2:47 PM
  • Pool Party Cakes - Swimming Pool Cakes
    Lots of swimming pool cake ideas! Next time you need a cake, for a birthday, retirement or any occassion  - how about a swimming pool cake? Here's 20 pool cake designs.
    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 3:52 PM
  • The Commercial Pool Whitecoat Experiment
    Rob Cox
    The Experiment - why can't large commercial pools make their pool plaster last longer? They can - if they do a few things differently! I call it "Spend $1000 on chemicals and cleaning and save $10000 on plaster costs"
    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 2:36 PM
  • How to Patch a Safety Pool Cover
    How to patch a safety pool cover, using the Loop-Loc pool cover patches. Pictures and tips on how to successfully use these patches - and a few tips on how NOT to patch your pool cover!
    Thursday, October 09, 2014 12:48 PM
  • Poolman's Tool Box: Top 3 Winter Pool Cover Tools
    Rob Cox
    Neat winter pool cover tools that you might find on a pool service truck or in a poolman's toolbox! My top 3 favorite items for safety covers, solid covers, and aboveground pool covers.
    Tuesday, October 07, 2014 6:44 AM
  • National Ask a Stupid Question Day
    Tomorrow is National Ask a Stupid Question Day! Go ahead ask any old question - we've  heard them all!
    Here's 15 not-stupid questions that you may have wondered about yourself!
     
    Monday, September 29, 2014 12:38 PM
  • Installing an HPI Deck Lock Pool Cover
    Rob Cox
    How to install a safety cover - pictures of an HPI Deck Lock solid safety cover installation that I did this weekend. Tips and tricks with buckles and springs. Some good pics!
    Saturday, September 20, 2014 6:24 PM
  • Pool Skimmer Winter Protection
    How to winterize any pool skimmer type, inground or aboveground, dedicated or combination - with pictures! Ermagerd! 
    Friday, September 12, 2014 1:14 PM
  • How to Use Swimming Pool Antifreeze
    Here's the rules and regulations for using non-toxic pool antifreeze in a swimming pool. An FAQ for the use of pool antifreeze to winterize a swimming pool. What to do, and what not to do...
    Tuesday, September 09, 2014 3:45 PM
  • Clogged Pool Pump Impeller
    A clogged pool pump impeller will reduce your water flow by 50-80%, and needs to be fixed quickly, before your water quality suffers. Here's How to Identify, Correct and Prevent clogged impellers.
    Friday, September 05, 2014 10:22 AM