Swimming Pool Blog


  • Springtime Swimming Pool Start Up Tips
    Springtime, and it’s time to start up the swimming pool. If you invested in a good mesh safety cover, then it will be that much easier. Just brush off any debris with your tele pole and pool brush, disconnect the springs from the anchors and accordion fold the cover and store it.  Screw the anchors down first before folding. You can clean the mesh cover as you fold it, with an air blower or a garden hose.
    Monday, May 18, 2009 9:05 AM
  • Minor Heater Repairs and Major Headaches
    Many pool-owners hold their breath as they start up the pool heater for the first time, crossing their fingers awaiting the “whoosh” sound of the gas valve opening and the burner tray catching flame. Pool heaters can certainly be the most temperamental piece of pool equipment, and many minor pool heater repairs can become major pool heater headaches!

    Thursday, May 14, 2009 10:43 AM
  • Green Heat: Green Ways to Heat Your Pool and $ave Green
    heat pumpsWith a growing trend of eco-friendly products on the market, most people are trying to do their part to save our planet. A lot of these folks are trying cutting back on power consumption and the use of fossil fuels. What many swimming pool owners do not know that swimming pools can be green too (I am not talking about algae in the water).
    Tuesday, May 12, 2009 12:41 PM
  • Major Pool Heater Repair
    Minor heater repairs can sometimes become somewhat complex. Diagnosing the problem can become its own problem lf and major repairs can become lengthy and involved. When working on any type of heater you are dealing with an appliance that involves electric, gas/oil, and water. These components are designed to remain separate and should remain so to avoid personal and/or property damage.
    Thursday, May 07, 2009 5:35 PM
  • Virginia Graeme Baker Act: Deadline Looms Near
    With the swim season gearing up in the United States, more pools are finding out very late that they must comply with the new federal law. A lot of swimming pools are facing budget cuts in this economy and many are finding out that they do not have the money to make the upgrades to comply with the law.
    Tuesday, May 05, 2009 5:11 PM
  • Pool Safety: Diving Rules and Diving Board Safety
    pool diving signDiving boards are fun. And rarely dangerous. There must be over a million dives performed every year. High dives, cannonballs, belly flops; too many to keep track of! We can keep track of diving and diving board accidents, however. According to a USA Today report, 6500 children and teens have to visit hospital emergency rooms each year because of swimming pool diving injuries. 

    Saturday, May 02, 2009 11:38 AM
  • Chemical Safety: Chlorine bombs and Algaecide Detonators
    Thursday, April 30, 2009 8:56 AM
  • May is Pool & Spa Safety Month ~ Let's Get Safe!
    May is Pool Safety Month. If you hang around POOLCENTER.com long enough, you know that we are very vocal on pool safety Issues. Here are some facts and tips for making your pool a safer place to be.
    Sunday, April 26, 2009 6:00 PM
  • Be a Conservative Pool Owner - save Money & Energy!
    In honor of Earth Day 2009, here's a post on how you can save money on your money pit! Let's face it - pool's use energy and they can waste energy too! Here's four areas to look at ~ to try to keep your pool from draining...your wallet and heating up our planet! We look at solar pool heating, use of a solar blanket, energy efficient pumps and motors and ways that you can conserve water in your pool.
    Wednesday, April 22, 2009 11:09 AM
  • Virginia Graeme Baker: Sending ripples across the pool industry
    Virginia Graeme Baker (VGB) was lovingly known to her friends and family as Graeme (pronounced Graham). The granddaughter of former Secretary of State James Baker, Graeme went with her mother, Nancy, and four sisters to a family friend’s home for a graduation party on June 15, 2002. The focal point of the party was the swimming pool and hot tub.
    Saturday, April 18, 2009 2:30 PM
  • Swimming Pool pH and Total Alkalinity ~ Kissing Cousins!
    Total Alkalinity and pH ~ close cousins I always say. Kissing Cousins. They are both measures of the relative acidity or basicity of your pool water. Keeping these cousins in line is important for bather skin and eye comfort, as well as for the care of your pool surfaces. Good levels also help keep your chlorine working most effectively. At higher levels, chlorine becomes very sluggish.
    Tuesday, April 14, 2009 4:23 PM