Swimming Pool Blog

2016
  • 5 Pool Service Scams & Flim Flams
    Rob Cox
    5 ways that pool service or pool management companies can make some extra money, at your expense! 99% of pool companies don't pull these shenigans, but arm yourself with the knowledge to protect yourself.
    Tuesday, December 27, 2016 2:08 PM
  • Christmas Pool Party Decoration Ideas
    Rob Cox
    Christmas pool party decoration ideas, or how to decorate a backyard swimming pool for the holidays. Safety tips for Christmas pool party decorating and 10 pictures to inspire you!
    Wednesday, December 14, 2016 8:23 AM
  • Relocating Pool Equipment
    Rob Cox
    Ever want to move that noisy pool pump and big ugly filter? Here's a post about relocating pool equipment, moving the pump and filter to a new location in the backyard. Or you could just build a small wall...
    Monday, December 05, 2016 2:43 PM
  • My D.E. Filter Keeps Clogging Up!
    Rob Cox
    How to correct an ailing DE pool filter. If your DE pool filter clogs up in hours, or days instead of weeks or months, here's what to do....
    Tuesday, November 22, 2016 4:40 PM
  • Gas Pool Heater Cage Match: Raypak vs. Hayward vs. Jandy
    Mark Garcia
    Pool Heaters: Jandy vs. Hayward vs. Raypak. Which pool heater is best? We compare top pool heater brands with reviews, ratings and rants.
    Wednesday, November 09, 2016 10:24 AM
  • How to Keep the Pool Open All Winter
    Rob Cox
    Can you leave the pool open all winter? Do you have to close or winterize a pool? For most people in cold regions of the US, the answer is Yes. But hold on a minute, if you really want to keep the pool open, you can - here's how to keep the pool open all winter.
    Friday, October 28, 2016 9:52 AM
  • Can I Keep my Pool Uncovered all Winter?
    Rob Cox
    Do you have to cover a pool during winter? Can a pool be left uncovered all winter long? It's recommended to cover your pool, but if you can't stand to look at a pool cover all winter long, here's the story of one customer that we set up a winter service plan for, so she wouldn't have to cover the pool during winter.
    Thursday, October 13, 2016 1:30 PM
  • 3 Ways to Heat a Pool
    Mark Garcia
    There are 3 types of pool heaters available for your pool, gas, electric or solar. Here's the pros and cons of each
    Monday, October 03, 2016 7:26 AM
  • How To Replace Pool Cover Anchors II
    Rob Cox
    STICKERS are those pool cover anchors that won't turn up, and/or won't turn down. The cause can be pressure around the top few threads, when an anchor is pounded into a hole that is just millimeters too small. They can also fail when the hex hole becomes rounded, or stripped on the inside. Another cause is that sandy grit gets stuck in the threads, but who has time to rinse them out and lubricate every year? For stuck pool cover anchor removal however, a little lubrication helps a lot.
    Sunday, September 18, 2016 3:04 PM
  • Electric Pool Heater for Small Pools?
    Rob Cox
    Electric pool heater? Yes and No - electric resistance heaters, those that use an immersion element, are not good pool heaters, even for small pools. Pool heat pumps however, are an efficient and affordable way to use an electric pool heater.
    Wednesday, September 07, 2016 7:50 AM
  • Pool Safety Nets Vs. Pool Safety Fences
    Mark Garcia
    Pool safety net covers vs pool safety mesh fences - which is better? My cousin maddy had the decision to make, and she asked me to help her sort through the difference s between pool safety fence and pool safety nets.
    Tuesday, August 23, 2016 9:22 AM