Swimming Pool Blog

2018
  • Types of Inground Swimming Pools
    Joyce Lau
    inground swimming pool What type of inground swimming pool should you get? There are three main types of inground pools - vinyl liner, fiberglass and concrete. What's the difference and which one is the best one? We'll explain the construction of each one and their advantages and disadvantages.
    Wednesday, July 18, 2018 3:45 PM
  • What Can You Learn From a Pool Water Test?
    Alicia Harris
    Swimming pool test kits and test strips are essential for maintaining balanced, sanitary water in your pool. But what can you learn from a pool water test, and what should you look for when purchasing a test kit? Which factors should you pay closest attention to in your water? And more importantly, what does ideal water chemistry look like? Not to worry...we’re here to help!
    Monday, July 02, 2018 12:38 PM
  • How to Choose an Above Ground Pool Cleaner
    Joyce Lau
     Whether you are a pool owner buying your first above ground pool cleaner or simply upgrading to the next best thing, we understand that finding the perfect cleaner can be a time-consuming process. After all, there are so many options to choose from!
    Friday, June 01, 2018 3:14 PM
  • World's First Airplane with a Swimming Pool
    rob cox
    World's first swimming pool on an airplane. Mind blowing pictures of the Airbus A385 triple decker floating palace in the sky. Not a real airplane, this fantasy was invented by Emirates for April Fool's Day, 2017.
    Friday, March 23, 2018 2:06 PM
  • So Long, Lithium Pool Shock!
    Mark Garcia
     Where can you buy Lithium Hypochlorite? You can't - at an affordable price anyway. Due to price increases on the raw material Lithium, it's become No Longer Available, or Discontinued. Instead of Lithium pool shock, you can use these other products with the same benefits. 
    Monday, March 12, 2018 4:57 PM
  • Optimizing Variable Speed Pump Savings
    rob cox
    Variable speed pumps save money, but can they really save 90% over a single speed pump? We follow the trials of one pool owner "Jim", as he chases the elusive 90% energy savings goal with a new Variable Speed Pump.
    Wednesday, March 07, 2018 9:29 AM
  • Vermiculite Pool Bottoms for Aboveground Pools
    Vermiculite pool bottom is1 bag of portland cement mixed with 2 bags of Palmetto C-3 medium Vermiculite. Trowel in place for a hard yet flexible pool base for any aboveground pool. We show you how, in todays blog post!
    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 1:28 PM
  • California Pool Laws: Vol 1 - Pool Safety
    Rob Cox
    Essentially, if you are planning to sell your home, or do any extensive pool renovations that require a permit, you will need at least two of the pool safety devices mentioned above. And of course, all new pool construction must display two approved safety devices, or risk failing the final pool inspection.
    Wednesday, February 07, 2018 10:14 AM
  • Pool Auto-Fill Care & Repair
    Mark Garcia
    Auto-Fill devices for pools, discussion of the types of pool water levelers available, and some basic maintenance tasks to do regularly. Also addressed is replacement of pool auto fillers, or are the new style and old style interchangeable? Pool Auto-Fill Repair and Care, that's what it's all about!
     
     
    Friday, January 19, 2018 9:40 AM
  • Southern Pools Freeze Over
    Mark Garcia
    An arctic blast swept through the sunbelt, freezing pools in place. FAQ on the most common questions we have heard over the years regarding swimming pools and freezing temperatures.What to do with a frozen pool? 

     
    Monday, January 08, 2018 10:33 AM
  • National Pool Opening Day is April 28
    Rob Cox
    National pool opening day is April 28 this year, and every year, 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