Swimming Pool Blog

January (8)
  • Pool Stabilizer and Chlorine Kill Rates
    Rob Cox
    Your Test Kit has been Lying to you. Cyanuric acid, aka pool conditioner or stabilizer, slows down the kill rate, or activity of chlorine in your pool....Anyway - if you really want a sanitary pool, this new data suggests that stabilized pools begin using a lot more chlorine than in the past.
    Saturday, February 01, 2014 12:54 PM
  • In Floor Pool Cleaners vs. Automatic Pool Cleaners
    It seems appropriate that they should be brought together in the forum - a cage match between two old rivals. Toe to toe, mano a mano - let's welcome the two challengers! In-Floor Pool Cleaners and On-Floor Pool Cleaners!

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014 1:18 PM
  • Aladdin Go-Kits for Pool Equipment Repairs
    Rob Cox
    aladdin go-kitsAladdin Go-Kits can help you keep all of the important o-rings, seals, clips and pins needed for a particular piece of pool equipment. Made for pumps, filters, valves and chlorinators, a Go-Kit may be just what the doctor ordered, for a quick and correct pool equipment repair.
    Friday, January 24, 2014 1:21 PM
  • Pool Slide Maintenance & Repair
    Remember that pool slides have a weight limit of 200-275 lbs. Exceed this limit and the slide could become damaged, or the slider could become injured. For more on safe and intended use of your pool slide, please see the owner's manual.
    Tuesday, January 21, 2014 3:50 PM
  • Swimming Pool Filter Safety
    Rob Cox
    Swimming pool filters can be dangerous, especially older filters installed in the 80's and 90's. The filter lid can blow off, due either to operator error or equipment failure - and has killed several people and injured hundreds of other pool owners. Be careful! How to identify an unsafe filter, and safety tips for operating pool filters.
    Thursday, January 16, 2014 11:37 AM
  • Swimming Pool Shock User Guide
    Swimming Pool Shock - what, when and why? In this article, Mark reports on the three reasons to shock a pool, and makes real world suggestions for the amount of chlorine shock to use for these different reasons. It may be more than you think.
    Friday, January 10, 2014 4:11 PM
  • Winter Pool Shocking Controversy
    Rob Cox
    winter pool shockShould you shock the pool during winter? Or is it not needed? It may not be needed, except in these cases or situations. Shocking your pool in winter has some peculiarities as well - it's a bit different than pool shocking during summer. Really!
    Tuesday, January 07, 2014 2:03 PM
  • Swimming Pool Covers: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
    Pool covers - they come in good, bad and ugly forms. A pictorial or photo essay of pretty pool covers, messy pool covers, and downright rotten pool covers. Tips on how to keep your pool cover from becoming ugly and bad~!
    Friday, January 03, 2014 12:11 PM