Swimming Pool Blog

  • 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
  • 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