Swimming Pool Blog

  • Swimming Pool Pump Motors Deconstructed
    Mark Garcia
    How is a pool pump motor built? What makes up the different parts of a pool motor, and how does one read a motor label? Information on replacing a pool pump motor

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014 2:11 PM
  • How to Clean Your Pool - Like a Pro
    Rob Cox
    How to clean your pool like a pro - what's a pro got that you don't have? Probably more patience, but besides that - he's got process and good pool cleaning equipment.
    Tuesday, December 09, 2014 3:23 PM
  • Swimming Pool Myth Busters
    What are the misconceptions about swimming pools that would keep a person from considering buying a home with a pool, or building their own pool, aboveground or inground.
    Saturday, December 06, 2014 12:45 PM
  • Which Filter Cartridge Brand is Best?
    Rob Cox
    Which is best - Filbur, Pleatco or Unicel - History of cartridge filtration and Is the OEM filter really better - Filter carts to avoid and much more! ~~~~
    Tuesday, December 02, 2014 2:21 PM
  • Poison Pool Heaters - The Silent Killer?
    Mark Garcia
    Poison pool heater kills 3 in Boone, NC hotel - should gas pool heaters be banned? Should stricter laws be in place to inspect more diligently the installation and replacement of gas appliances in homes and hotels? Should  CO detectors be mandated? 
    Friday, November 21, 2014 3:43 PM
  • Pool Fence Buyer's Guide
    Mark Garcia
    pool fences for safety - meeting the requirements of your local pool fence or barrier laws. Ideas for pool fencing.
    Tuesday, November 18, 2014 2:30 PM
  • Removing a Pool Pump for Winter Storage
    Rob Cox
    Is it worth it to remove pumps or more specifically, pump motors, from the equipment pad during winterizaton. Pump motors can develop rust in the tiny air space between the stator and rotor, deep inside the motor, which can freeze up a motor when you try to start it in springtime.
    Friday, November 07, 2014 9:19 AM
  • Temporary and Removable Swimming Pool Fencing
    Rob Cox
    Temporary pool fences the many uses of removable pool fences for increased safety around the pool. I'll bet you didn't know there was so many  uses for temporary pool barriers!
    Thursday, November 06, 2014 6:18 PM
  • 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