Swimming Pool Blog

2009

  • The Dangers of Underwater Pool Lighting
    swimming pool electrical hazardsWith endless possibilities and technological advances in pool lighting, more and more pools are being equipped with numerous lighting techniques. Not only does backyard and pool lighting add to the beauty of your backyard, it also helps create a safe environment.
    Monday, November 16, 2009 3:52 PM
  • Your Pool, the Cold, and How to Protect it
    freeze sensors and freeze damageIce and plumbing don’t mix. Most plumbing on pools now a days is made of PVC plastic and is subject to cracking as the water expands as it turns to ice. This can cause major damage in the lines for the returns and suction side of your system. Most inground pool plumbing is under ground and the depth it is buried depends on the frost line in your area (see chart below) .
    Tuesday, November 10, 2009 5:24 PM
  • Ozone & UV pool and spa water treatment
    The goal of every pool owner is to have the cleanest water available free of all contaminants. With modern technology we can virtually turn your swimming pool water into potable drinking water. With technology used by water treatment plants and the bottle water industry we can save money on chemicals, have optimal pool water, and help our planet by limiting chemical use and reducing our carbon footprint.
    Saturday, November 07, 2009 10:05 AM
  • Swimming Pool Owner Demographics
    swimming pool owner demographicsSwimming Pool Owner Demographics ~ after trolling through site search terms, I was amazed at the number of searches conducted using keywords like "Pool Owner Demo" and "Demographics of Pool Owners". Now, these searches may have been conducted by our affiliates or industry folks, but nonetheless, there seems to be a demand for this type of information.
    Monday, November 02, 2009 9:39 AM
  • Fall is here and the leaves are falling!
    autumn leaves - in your pool? This post is kind of late, unless your in the Mid-Atlantic, where the leaves are just beginning to drop. But if you are lucky enough to have trees around or near your pool, this post is for you. Trees can certainly increase your cleaning and maintenance time when it comes to having a clean swimmable Pool. The good news is there are a lot of products out there designed to make life easier any time of year.
    Saturday, October 31, 2009 7:19 PM
  • Bacteria in Pools & Spas ~ There's a Fungus Amongus!
    bacteriaThe Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) documents thousands of cases of disease outbreak in pools and spas every year. Bacterial, viral, and Parasites can lead to hospitalization and in rare cases can cause death.
    Friday, October 30, 2009 4:35 PM
  • Ways to Save on your Pool Heating Cost
    save some bucks
    It is that time of year again to begin worrying about having to keep your swimming pool heated.  The current state of the economy is making us all "tighten our belts" a little bit, and normally, the first thing to get trimmed are the luxury items; such as, your backyard swimming pool.  It is then very important to keep those operating costs for continued swimming pool enjoyment to a minimum.
    Friday, October 23, 2009 4:24 PM
  • Swimming Pool Fencing
    Adding that extra layer of protection use to mean calling in a professional to install fencing. Removable fencing nowadays is simplistic and can be installed by the average homeowner using a rotary hammer drill. The first step in setting up your pool fencing is to decide what size panels will be needed to comply with regulation and deciding what manufacturer to go with.  

    Wednesday, October 21, 2009 1:22 PM
  • Saving money around the pool
    testMoney is tight all around the country, and around the world for that matter. Time for a little belt-cinching perhaps? There are several things you can do in your daily, weekly and monthly pool chores to reduce the cost of pool ownership. And, because all of these methods reduce demand on the energy grid, or on production or transportation of goods to market ~ you can feel good about helping the environment, and your pocketbook at the same time.
    Sunday, October 18, 2009 7:49 AM
  • Pool Heaters & Gas Pressure
    All pool heaters have problems and need service and troubleshooting at some point. Usually, these problems have nothing to do with the heater at all. The number one cause of heater failure is water flow or pressure. If a pool heater is not getting enough water, the pressure switch will shut it down, to prevent overheating.
    Thursday, October 15, 2009 9:02 AM
  • Slip & Fall Hazards around the Pool
    Accidents occur wherever we go. We are human and mistakes happen but to limit dangers and hazards we need to pay attention to detail and do our part to prevent injuries. A swimming pool in the backyard is a place of relaxation and recreation but also has the ingredients to become a safety hazard. Unforgiving concrete decks combined with water can create a danger.
    Monday, October 12, 2009 5:37 PM