Swimming Pool Blog

February (8)
  • Ozone + Minerals: The One-Two Punch
    Rob Cox
    How to operate your pool without using chlorine. Use minerals and ozone, along with MPS and good filtration, and you can say goodbye to buying shock and tablets. Really!
    Friday, February 28, 2014 4:19 PM
  • 5 Myths about Solar Pool Heating
    5 myths about solar pool heating - DEBUNKED! If you've been a reader of this blog for some time, you know that we are partial to solar pool heaters. I have installed many pool solar heaters over the years, in all places both north and south. There are a few misconceptions about solar pool heaters, mostly discussed by people that have never installed or even seen a solar pool heater in action.
    Tuesday, February 25, 2014 3:37 PM
  • How to Replace a Filter Backwash Valve
    Rob Cox
    Should you rebuild your replace your pool filter valve, aka slide valve or multiport valve? Here's some tips on finding the correct replacement valves, and avoiding problems during installation of a new backwash valve.
    Friday, February 21, 2014 2:58 PM
  • Recycling Your Old Pool Equipment
    Recycle your old pool equipment by repurposing it into another use - or recycle it at the landfill that is equipped to handle the equipment material you are replacing. Here's some ideas for putting less old pool equipment into landfills.
    Tuesday, February 18, 2014 12:40 PM
  • Swimming Pool Parts Abbreviations and Terminology
    Rob Cox
    Pool parts lingo and lexicon, the language of pool parts, with descriptions of common abbreviations and terms used for swimming pool parts.
    Saturday, February 15, 2014 10:26 AM
  • Pool Pump Parts: All You Need to Know
    Pool pump parts - anyone can understand how a pump works, the most important thing is that it must be water tight and air tight. And, of course, it does need water too!
    Tuesday, February 11, 2014 5:42 PM
  • Photos of Inground Pool Construction
    Rob Cox
    Pool construction photo gallery - a pictorial from start to finish - 12 photos of an inground pool being built in austin, texas.
    Friday, February 07, 2014 1:35 PM
  • Intermatic Pool Timer Troubleshooting Tips
    ha ha ok, this intermatic timer clock - real reliable and durable, but sometimes they get ornry. here's some tips on troubleshooting an intermatic time clock, to determine what sort of repair you need to make.
    Tuesday, February 04, 2014 4:10 PM