Swimming Pool Blog

2014
  • Guide to Swimming Pool Safety
    Pool safety - here's some thoughts from a parent (and pool owner) on how to make your pool safer. Also, introducing the Australian Kids Alive - Do the Five campaign.
    Friday, April 18, 2014 9:33 PM
  • Solar Blanket Covers - Use & Care Guidelines
    solar blanketsSOLAR BLANKETS - do you have a Love-Hate relationship with them? Here's how to destroy your relationship with your solar cover, and start a-new!
    Friday, April 11, 2014 7:29 AM
  • Removing, Cleaning & Folding a Pool Cover
    Rob Cox
    How to remove, clean, fold and store a winter pool cover - it may seem simple, but there are some tricks to working with your pool cover, to keep it from becoming damaged while removing it from the pool.
    Wednesday, April 09, 2014 3:04 PM
  • Pool Caulking Damage - Repair or Replace?
    Rob Cox
    Some of the pool caulk ripping or deteriorating? Repair or Replace the caulk around the pool, and secondly, Do It Yourself, or hire a caulking professional? Two important questions answered on poolcenter.com blog!
    Tuesday, April 08, 2014 11:04 AM
  • Install LED Pool Lights This Weekend!
    What was a new idea over 20 years ago has come of age; LED pool lights are burning brighter than ever. Now in the fifth generation, manufacturers now use ultra efficient LED's to shine brighter while consuming less energy than their predecessors.
    Wednesday, April 02, 2014 3:37 PM
  • New! AFD-3000 Pool Diagnostic Scanner
    Rob Cox
    AFD-3000 control panelHappy April Fools' Day! The AFD-3000 is a patented electronic diagnosis tool for swimming pool and spa systems. With the handheld, weather proof-shock proof control panel, you can quickly access real time status on chemical levels, flow dynamics, pressure differential and heater combustion.Also acts as a pool alarm, and provides main drain safety.

    Monday, March 31, 2014 9:03 PM
  • Swimming Pool Alarms Buyer's Guide
    Pool alarms will not keep your pool safe. They are a poor substitute for a 4-sded fence or safety cover, and must be combined with constant supervision, swim lessons, and strong pool rules - and it can lead to a false sense of security.Nonetheless, they are an important Layer of Protections.

    Friday, March 28, 2014 4:14 PM
  • Silly Swimming Pool Products

    In the product category of chemicals and cleaners especially - there have been some fun examples of pool products that remind me of some of the earliest attempt at creating a flying machine.

     
    Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:38 PM
  • Leaf Rake Pool Cleaning Techniques
    Rob Cox
     A pool leaf rake can be a pool owner's BFF and the most used tool in a poolmans truck. For leaves on the surface, laying on the floor, or floating somewhere in between, a leaf rake can be used quickly to skim the surface and dredge the floor.
    Friday, March 21, 2014 3:39 PM
  • Pool Filter Parts: All You Need to Know
    Swimming Pool Filter Parts - All you Need to Know, is a quick guide of how pool filter parts interconnect, and how they can become damaged, along with a troubleshooting guide to help you spot problems, before even going inside the tank!
    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 2:20 PM
  • Swimming Pool Valve Replacements
    Some tips on when to consider re-valving your suction and return valves, and a few tips on actually doing it. This was one of my favorite jobs to do.
    Tuesday, March 11, 2014 3:26 PM