Swimming Pool Blog

  • Ten Steps to Closing your swimming pool
    Winterizing your own swimming pool, or thinking about it? Sure, you can hire a local company to button things up for the season, or you can close the pool yourself. Pool closings are done in a specific order. Follow the guidelines below, and if you have specific questions, send an email to the author at the top of this page. We want to make it easy for you to close your own swimming pool this winter!
    Monday, September 05, 2011 6:48 PM
  • Dual Fences around swimming pools make safety sense!
    Your backyard oasis may not lend itself so cleanly as this pool to a secondary internal fence, but do give it some thought. Even a partial fence, limiting access to the pool from other parts of the yard, can bring greater security to wandering children. Retaining walls, hedges, and structures can break up the appearance of a continuous fence, while bringing much the same benefit.
    Wednesday, August 31, 2011 6:57 PM
  • All about In Ground Pool Liners
    How to take care of an inground pool liner, and how to measure and install an in ground pool liner yourself.
    Saturday, August 27, 2011 7:11 PM
  • All About Above Ground Pool Liners
    If you have a vinyl pool liner, you know - that there's a lot to know. Taking care of your vinyl liner is important to prevent bleaching, staining and tearing of your pool surfaces. Replacing your vinyl liner is inevitable. I have seen them last 20 years, but more and more, liners are less durable than they used to be. This may be due to more restrictions on their manufacture. Less plasticizers and resins in modern, domestic vinyl causes them to break down in a shorter time period.
    Wednesday, August 17, 2011 4:51 PM
  • Momma, Don't let your Babies grow-up to be Non-Swimmers!
    With babies and toddlers, learning to swim is not a 3 week course. First comes acclimation and enjoyment. Safety and Security for the child (and parent). After that, specific skills of floating, kicking and jumping will get you closer to actually learning to swim.
    Saturday, August 13, 2011 12:18 PM
  • The many uses of Pool Putty
    Easy to use, just mix the two part epoxy together, equal parts of resin and hardener, and an exothermic chemical reaction begins immediately. Knead the two parts together by hand (a little pool water helps), and you have a waterproof, moldable substance that can be used to patch, seal or repair many items around the pool. Here's some ideas for using pool putty around your pool.
    Wednesday, August 10, 2011 7:53 AM
  • Save Energy and Money with Pool Pump Energy Utility Rebates
    Many states are not only offering rebates, but have mandated requirements that all new or replacement pumps be Energy Efficient. States like California and Arizona, with rolling blackouts have been forced to look at all sources of demand on the grid, and make some smart choices to keep the cost of electricity down for everyone.
    Saturday, August 06, 2011 4:46 PM
  • Extreme Pool Renovations
    I was at a pool board meeting tonight for my community pool, and the topic came up of capital improvements. A motion was made to expand the current olympic sized rectangle into the shape of an "L", while moving the baby pool from it's present location to another. Major Renovation. I'm also currently house hunting for a home with a pool, and several are in need of ~ a major renovation. This has me thinking, what are the major types of major pool renovations?
    Sunday, July 31, 2011 9:41 PM
  • How to Clear Up Cloudy Pool Water
    Cloudy pool water can cause quite a stir. Last month in Boston (June 26, 2011), a young woman laid at the bottom of the a Boston swimming pool for two days, until some late night fence-jumping teenagers discovered her body floating in the pool. 
    Thursday, July 28, 2011 11:16 PM
  • How to Repair Swimming Pool Tile in 5 Easy Steps
    Sooner or later, the tile in your inground gunite pool will begin to loosen and fall off one by one. Every 20 years or so, a complete re-tile of the pool may be necessary. In between, you can do simple, quick repairs to re-affix tiles that have fallen off. With the use of some simple tools, and some simple cementitious product, small tile repair jobs can be done in a short amount of time.

    Friday, July 22, 2011 8:01 AM
  • The truth about Salt Water Chlorine Generators
    Rob Cox
    There are a number of misconceptions about Salt Water Generators. Allow me to clear the air on a few of the Myths & Facts about Salt Water Chlorine Generators.
    Monday, July 18, 2011 11:08 PM