Swimming Pool Blog
- CPSC issues recall on Pool & Spa drain covers
The CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) has issued a recall of drain covers manufacturered after the Virginia Graeme Baker act required a redesign in 2008. The below listed pool drain covers manufacturerd after December 19, 2008 have been determined to have been incorrectly rated for protection against body entrapment.
Saturday, May 28, 2011 1:50 PM
- Heat Pumps: Green Heat for your swimming pool
If you are looking for a way to heat your swimming pool that is eco-nomical and eco-friendly, and have no place to install racks of solar panels, look at our selection of pool heat pumps from 10 manufacturers. Dominant in Florida as the number one pool heating option, pool heat pumps operate effectively in all 50 states, install easily and operate at very low cost.
Friday, May 27, 2011 10:56 AM
- How to teach your kids to swim
With early swimmers, comfort in the water is the main goal. We don't try to learn to swim specific strokes at this stage. The most important thing at this stage is swimmer comfort. Fear is a natural reaction to a large body of water, pay attention to signs that your young swimmer is fearful. If so, pull back a bit, sit on the edge and kick for a few minutes. Don't rush things,
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 6:36 AM
- Pool Skimmer Care & Repair
Pool skimmers come in many types and sizes. Some are free floating in the pool, but most pool skimmers are attached to the wall of the pool. Water passes a free-floating weir, which accelerates flow into the skimmer, and keeps it trapped when the pump shuts off. Your pump pulls the surface water of your pool into the skimmer basket, accessed through a top lid.
Sunday, May 22, 2011 2:49 PM
- Is your pool main drain unsafe?
Entrapment injuries in pools and spas have become a hot topic in the last few years. With the passage of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act in 2007, commercial pool operators were forced to upgrade their pool and spa drains. Single main drains can be hazardous when connected to a large pump. Many drownings, injuries and even bowel evisceration have occured in hundreds of cases in the U.S. in the last 10 years.
Friday, May 20, 2011 8:24 AM
- Help! My Swimming Pool is a green algae pool!
Algae Pool ~ This time of year the complaint is common for pools left untended or sitting all winter. Even with a good winter pool cover, pools with insufficient algaecide levels or with high debris loads can allow algae to bloom easily. Following are some tips you can use to fight Algae Pool and restore your green pool to clean and clear pool water.
Monday, May 16, 2011 10:34 AM
- This is why your pool service company sucks!
Pool Service companies range from one man and a truck to large companies with fleets of trucks. Good pool service firms are becoming harder and harder to come by. What follows is a short list of the horror stories we have heard over the years, from customers fed up with sloppy service; forced to become their own DIY pool men and women.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 11:29 PM
- Spring Pool Opening - Start-Up Tips & Tricks
Well, it's that time of year again, time to uncover the pool, and hope nothing broke duing winter. I've opened 1000's of different pools over the years, and have some tips and tricks to share in the 4 main areas of a swimming pool opening. These areas are Cover, Cleaning, Chemicals and Start-Up of the pump and filter system.
Thursday, May 05, 2011 1:06 PM
- How to easily Change your Pool Filter Sand
How to easily remove and replace your pool filter sand. How to access the sand, remove it from the tank, add new sand and start it up. Video included on how to change sand in a Pentair Triton sand filter.
Monday, May 02, 2011 12:13 AM
- How to Install a Pool Skimmer Weir
Check your skimmer weirs today, making sure they are not broken, missing parts or becoming stuck on the sidewalls of the skimmer. For such situations, replacement is in order. Buy the skimmer weir that matches the width of your skimmer, as measured across the front of the plastic skimmer opening, where it meets the wall of the pool. Here's a video to show how easy it is to install your own pool skimmer weirs.
Friday, April 29, 2011 9:21 AM
- How to Replace Pool Motor Bearings
Pool pump motor bearings - 10 steps to replacing worn, noisy motor bearings on your pool pump. If your neighbors are asking you to do something about your pool pump under their window, consider replacement of your pump bearings to quiet everything down.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 2:40 PM