Swimming Pool Blog

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  • New York State Pools ban Breath-Holding
    mark garcia
    Shallow water blackout - what is it and how to prevent it? Shallow-water blackout occurs when a person tries to swim underwater for an extraordinarily long time, typically to build endurance. Swimmers often start by taking multiple deep breaths to go a longer distance underwater, causing their blood levels of carbon dioxide to plunge. Once underwater, carbon dioxide levels fail to rise quickly enough to signal the brain to breathe, oxygen levels fall rapidly, and the swimmer faints underwater and drowns.
    Friday, May 29, 2015 10:40 PM
  • Priming a Pool Pump
    Rob Cox
    How to prime up an inground pool pump, and bleed the air out of the skimmer and main drain pipes. With video ~
    Friday, May 22, 2015 1:22 PM
  • Pool Leak Detection Tools
    mark garcia
    Today's post Gets Geeky on Leak Detection equipment used by professional leak detection companies. Products featured by Anderson Mfg. Co., maker of test equipment and repair supplies for leak detection
    Tuesday, May 19, 2015 11:02 AM
  • DIY Pool Openings: A First Timer's Guide
    Rob Cox
    Time to Open the Pool, Yeah! If you've never done it before, don't worry, we put all the important stuff in this First Timer's Guide to pool opening. DIY Pool Openings: A First Timer's Guide 
    Wednesday, May 13, 2015 10:21 AM
  • Sylvan Pool Flex Pipe Skimmer Repair
    Rob Cox
    Sylvan Pools from '75 to '95 were built using flexpipe to connect the skimmer pipes, under the pool deck. This will fail eventually - here's how to make your own Sylvan Skimmer Flex Pipe Repair.
    Friday, May 08, 2015 2:52 PM
  • Pool Filter Pressure Problems
    mark garcia
    All about pool filter pressure gauges - pressure too high? too low? Pressure gauge not working? How do you know if it's working? These questions and more answered ~
    Wednesday, May 06, 2015 11:09 AM