Swimming Pool Blog
- Eco Friendly Swimming Pool Decking
For swimming pool decks, the available materials are endless, but most will fall into two main categories. Concrete or Wood. Within each main category we have several types of materials that are used for pool decks. The goal of this article is to discuss these materials to help you evaluate their relative impact on the environment.
Sunday, November 11, 2012 6:41 AM
- Winter Pool Safety Tips
Winter Pool Safety: It's easy to be less aware of the pool and the danger it presents during winter. Accidental submersion by the very young or very old, or falling on the pool cover, with only an inch of water on it, can be lethal. Here's some tips for pool safety during the winter, whether or not you winterize your pool .
Monday, November 05, 2012 4:41 PM
- How to Freeze Protect your Pool this Winter
Forecasters are predicting a colder than usual winter this year, with more than usual amounts of snow and ice - even in mid-south and southern regions of the United States. For pool owners who don't winterize, the possibility of freeze damage is very real, if certain precautions are not taken.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 6:14 PM
- Aqua Yoga - 8 Pool Yoga Exercises
Aqua Yoga or yoga water workouts are a new way to enjoy your pool. Pool yoga is easy to do, by yourself or with a group of friends. Get more use out of your pool - and more fitness too! Aqua yoga works on core strength, breathing, flexibility, relaxation - same as regular yoga! Crank up the heater and try some hot pool yoga!
Sunday, October 28, 2012 7:52 PM
- Sunbelt Pool Winterization
How to winterize a pool in the sunbelt? How to protect a southern pool from freeze damage, Partial closing of the southern swimming pool is easy when you know how. Rob shares tips on how to partially winterize a pool in the sunbelt, to protect it from freezing.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 11:39 AM
- Cyanuric Acid: aka Conditioner or Stabilizer
Cyanuric acid, also known as stabilizer or conditioner. FAQ style Q&A about America's favorite (and only) chlorine stabilizer. Extend your chlorine properly, with managed Cyanuric acid levels. All you need to know, and some extra stuff you may not care about - about cyanuric acid. Too much information about cyanuric acid - enjoy!
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 12:36 PM
- Leaves in the Pool: How to Deal
Leaves in the Pool - how to deal with them, and effectively manage large volumes of leaves. How to keep leaves out of the pool and how to remove leaves from your swimming pool. If your pool is full of leaves or pool leaf removal is taking up too much of your time, this blog post is for you.
Saturday, October 13, 2012 5:08 PM
- How Glass Pool Fencing Can Make Your Pool Safer
For many owners, however, the biggest challenge is how to maintain their safety barriers in a manner that is durable and aesthetically pleasing to the eyes. In order to achieve this, most recreational safety specialists will recommend installing glass pool fencing that is both effective in securing the pool while at the same time keeps it looking classy and neat.
Monday, October 08, 2012 9:11 AM
- The Most Common Pool Leak
My cousin Joe Cox sent me an email with the subject line: The Pool is Leaking. Knowing his pool the way I do, I immediately emailed him back a response. Lay on the deck and lean over to look inside the skimmer. Look for any cracks at the point where the plastic skimmer meets the white plaster. If you see any debris sucked into these cracks or voids, a pool putty repair is indicated." I love trying to sound like a doctor! Joe found the cracks and the debris, cleaned it up a bit and made a pool putty repair (described below).
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 1:49 PM
- Illegal Pool Water Discharge
Rob CoxFollowing up on an earlier post on 5 Ways to Save Pool Water, this post focuses on restrictions being imposed on discharges made from your pool. Draining the pool for cleaning or repair, lowering water level for winterizations and even backwashing the filter may be regulated in your area.
Sunday, September 30, 2012 7:05 PM
- 5 Ways to Save Pool Water
2012 will go down as one of the driest years in recent history. Drought conditions struck throughout the United States this year, prompting city and country officials to enact water restrictions and conservation efforts. Here's some tips on how to save water - before the water police come peeking over your fence!
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 12:46 PM