Swimming Pool Blog

- Pool Cleaning
  • How to Clean a Salt Cell
    how to clean salt cellThe key to keeping a salt chlorinator working efficiently is to give it some regular TLC as part of your pool maintenance regimen. A clean salt cell not only works better, but it also lasts longer than salt cells that haven’t been properly maintained.
    Monday, November 05, 2018 4:35 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
  • Old Pool Water in Drought Conditions
    Mark Garcia
    How high TDS, High CYA, High CH and high DBP's are making your pool cloudy, unhealthy and unmanageable. What to do in a drought - water restrictions when you can't change the pool water.
    Tuesday, February 07, 2017 1:54 PM
  • Swimming Pool Leaf Removal Tools
    Rob Cox
    How do you clean a pool when it's really full of leaves? Break out the Pool Leaf Rakes. Clean-Up short-uts for when a Leaf Disaster strikes your pool!
     
     
     
    Wednesday, November 11, 2015 4:41 PM
  • How to Clean Your Pool - Like a Pro
    Rob Cox
    How to clean your pool like a pro - what's a pro got that you don't have? Probably more patience, but besides that - he's got process and good pool cleaning equipment.
    Tuesday, December 09, 2014 3:23 PM
  • Vacuuming to Waste: A How-To
    Mark Garcia
    How to vacuum a pool to waste, even if you don't have a multiport valve on your filter! Vacuuming a swimming pool to waste, why and when , and what and how!
     
    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 3:01 PM
  • Pool Rust Stain Removal - 5 Methods
    Mark Garcia
    Removing rust stains from pool surfaces can be difficult - unless you know a few things about the stain, and your pool surface. Here's 5 Methods to remove rust stains (and other stains) from your pool surfaces ~

    Friday, July 18, 2014 11:01 AM
  • Neglected Swimming Pools & Mosquito Control
    Rob Cox
    West Nile Virus is a serious concern nationwide, don't let your pool or a neighbor's pool become a breeding ground for a disease which has been documented in over 40,000 cases, involving 1668 fatalities in the last 14 years.

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014 10:18 AM
  • Cool Pool Cleaning Equipment and Accessories
    Rob Cox
    Cleaning your pool should be easy - here's some unique tools to help you in that task. Some are new, and some are old - even though you may not have seen many of these pool cleaning tools to help you clean a pool more efficiently and effectively.
    Tuesday, June 03, 2014 5:05 PM
  • Leaf Rake Pool Cleaning Techniques
    Rob Cox
     A pool leaf rake can be a pool owner's BFF and the most used tool in a poolmans truck. For leaves on the surface, laying on the floor, or floating somewhere in between, a leaf rake can be used quickly to skim the surface and dredge the floor.
     
    Friday, March 21, 2014 3:39 PM
  • Pool Pathogens: Bacteria in Pool & Spa Water
    Rob Cox
    Bacteria and viruses can easily find a home in swimming pool water. I'm not speaking about algae, which is not a pathogen (disease causing organism), but smaller, invisible creatures that can live in your pool or spa.
    Tuesday, March 19, 2013 12:24 PM