Swimming Pool Blog

2018
  • National Pool Closing Day 2018
    Pool Center
     National Pool Closing Day for 2018 is on Thursday, September 13th. Closing a pool isn't difficult. In fact, many pool owners refer to Pool Center for tips and guidelines on how to close a pool. We've been providing expert pool advice to our online audience since 1996.
    Tuesday, September 11, 2018 10:34 AM
  • An In-Depth Look at Pool Heat Pumps
    Unlike natural gas or propane pool heaters, a pool heat pump can't generate its own heat. This might sound strange at first. How else is a heat pump supposed to warm up your pool water?! Let's take a closer look, shall we?
    Wednesday, September 05, 2018 1:34 PM
  • Top Pool Closing Supplies for 2018
    top winter pool closing productsPool closing season is almost upon us, and it’s time to start stocking up on supplies! Winterizing a pool isn’t too challenging, but it’s a lot easier when you have the right chemicals, tools and equipment. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of the most popular pool closing products for 2018.
    Friday, August 10, 2018 10:04 AM
  • Simple Ways to Extend Your Pool Season
    child playing by the pool
    Who wouldn't want to enjoy more time in the pool if they could! When the outside temperature begins to cool, you can count on these simple ways to warm up your pool water and extend the pool season. 
     
    Thursday, August 02, 2018 3:39 PM
  • 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