Swimming Pool Blog

2017
  • 5 Non-Stabilized Chlorine Options
    Rob Cox
    3 types of "unstabilized chlorine" or chlorine without cyanuric acid, and 2 alternative practices that can be used to help the problem with cyanuric acid build-up in pools. Non-stabilized chlorine tablets and other options to using stabilized pool tablets

    Friday, December 15, 2017 3:36 PM
  • Vintage Motel Pool Postcards
    Rob Cox
     Vintage postcards featuring swimming pools, a dozen old postcards for hotels and resorts, from the 50's 60's and 70's. 
    Thursday, November 30, 2017 3:56 PM
  • How to Clean Anything Around A Pool
    Mark Garcia
     For pool owners - how to clean any surface around the pool, and remove smudges and stains from ladders, rails, caulk and furniture, and on the pool too.
    Wednesday, November 15, 2017 4:27 PM
  • Common Questions about Water Testing
    Rob Cox
    Taylor Complete Water Test Kits, like t he K2005 and K2006 come with a great little booklet, called the Pool & Spa Water Chemistry Testing and Treatment Guide. Here is an excerpt from the Taylor Guide 2004B, Chapter 7: Common Questions about Water Testing.
    Monday, October 30, 2017 1:36 PM
  • Noisy Pool Pump Solutions
    Noisy pool pumps can destroy your peaceful pool ambiance, or wreck your relationship with neighbors. Noisy pump solutions - fix your loud pool pump noise for good with these noise abatement solutions for pool pumps.
    Monday, October 09, 2017 7:01 AM
  • Kreepy Krauly Performance Tune-Up
    Rob Cox
    Kreepy Krauly how to optimize operation for best cleaning - we start with a brief company history, and then dive head first into a FAQ about Kreepy Krauly pool cleaners, and finish with a recommendation on which is the best Kreepy pool cleaner.
    Wednesday, August 09, 2017 1:48 PM
  • A Saltwater Pool IS a Chlorine Pool!
    Mark Garcia
    Today's short post is a rant about people thinking that a Saltwater pool is somehow not a Chlorine pool. And I believe it comes from pool builders, who present it as a choice of saltwater or chlorine, without offering much explanation between the two differences.
    Monday, July 24, 2017 1:33 PM
  • Chlorine Shock Vs. Non-Chlorine Shock
    Rob Cox
    What's best? Non-chlorine shock or Chlorine shock (for pools or spas). Simple question, but complicated answer. Both are oxidizers, but only one is a disinfectant. But they both have valid uses - especially now that they both cost nearly the same price.
    Monday, July 10, 2017 11:05 AM
  • Why is my Pool Still Green?
    Mark Garcia
    Help! Why is my pool still green? I've tried everything! What to do when your pool stays green, or cloudy, for longer than seems reasonable.
    Thursday, June 29, 2017 1:24 PM
  • Correcting Drainage Problems around Pools
    Rob Cox
    Whether your pool floods on a regular basis, or only occasionally does planter dirt and mulch enter the pool, it's a problem. Find out the most common causes of rain water flowing into pool. Here is information on how to correct drainage issues around a swimming pool, and how to treat a pool that has had contamination from muddy and mulchy water entering the pool.
    Monday, June 19, 2017 10:27 AM
  • Aboveground Gas Pool Heaters
    Rob Cox
    Gas aboveground pool heaters by Hayward, Raypak and Pentair. New models are ultra compact, ultra lightweight and in a price range that is finally affordable.
    Friday, May 19, 2017 10:45 AM