Swimming Pool Blog

2017
  • 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
  • Pool Cleaner Not... Moving, Cleaning, Climbing
    Mark Garcia
    Yes, pool cleaners are great, but when the pool sweep isn't sweeping, ain't nobody happy. This post is for all those "My pool cleaner is not _____." You can fill in the blank, because no matter if you have a suction, pressure or robot pool cleaner, at one point you will have one of these issues - details below.
    Tuesday, May 09, 2017 9:52 AM
  • National Pool Opening Day is April 30
    Rob Cox
    National pool opening day is April 30th this year, and other years it's on the last Saturday in April. It's a real US national holiday - so here's to opening the pool, and giving summer a head start!
    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 1:17 PM
  • Earth Day Friendly Pool Equipment & Chemicals
    Mark Garcia
    Earth Day Friendly pool equipment that can reduce your reliance on chlorine, eco-friendly pool heating, and natural chemicals by Natural Chemistry and SeaKlear.
    Wednesday, April 12, 2017 1:45 PM
  • How to Pressure Test Pool Lines
    Rob Cox
    How to use a pressure testing stick to pressure test pool plumbing lines. In a previous post (5 years ago!), I showed you how to build a pressure testing rig for your pool lines, and at the end I promised a follow-up post on how to use the pressure testing tool. Well, here it is, better late than never! :-)
    Tuesday, April 04, 2017 3:04 PM
  • Pool Water Testing Blunders
    Rob Cox
    If you want to really geek out on your pool chemistry - here's how to do it. 9 water testing errors to avoid, and a list of common pool testing problems or interference from other chemical levels affecting test results, with false high or low readings.
    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 2:49 PM